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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – April 2019

At the April 25th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Val McDermid’s “Tony Hill & Carol Jordan” series), we held our monthly round robin in which all 14 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in April 2019:

  • Memory Man and The Last Mile by David Baldacci – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • The Witch Elm by Tana French – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich – past author selection for Just Desserts (multiple readers)
  • Maisie Dobbs (and others in that series, including A Lesson in Secrets) by Victoria Winspear – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Glad One: Crazy is a Relative Term (and others in the Val Fremden humorous mystery books series by Margaret Lashley (not in the libraries’ collection)
  • The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Wolf Pack by C.J. Box – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Only to Sleep (a Philip Marlowe novel) by Lawrence Osborne
  • Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves (and the Vera Stanhope DVDs) – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Nightblind by Ragnar Jonassen
  • The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (as an audiobook)

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in April 2019:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – February 2019

At the February 28th, 2019 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window), we held our monthly round robin in which all attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in February 2019:

  • The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • A new annotated edition of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler – past author selection for Just Desserts (libraries do not own this new edition — but we have plenty of older editions)
  • The Whistler by John Grisham
  • Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • The Fish Out of Water Series by Amy Lane (libraries own all 4 but only as e-books)
  • The Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly (as a book-on-cd) – past author selection for Just Desserts
  • (someone mentioned something about sometime titles Murder at the Luau but I was unable to get author information and can’t find anything about this title online)

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in February 2019:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – September 2018

At the September 27th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Jane Harper’s The Dry), we held our monthly round robin in which all 25 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, both mystery and non-mystery.

Here are the mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in September 2018:

Here are the non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in September 2018:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – August 2018

At the August 30th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (James Grippando’s Most Dangerous Place), we held our monthly round robin in which all 25 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, both mystery and non-mystery.

Here are the mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in August 2018:

Here are the non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in August 2018:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – July 2018

At the July 26th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (Shannon Baker’s Dark Signal), we held our monthly round robin in which all 21 attendees were able to share a few recommendations of what other books they’ve been reading recently, both mystery and non-mystery.

Here are the mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in July 2018:

Here are the non-mystery titles recommended by Just Desserts members in July 2018:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?