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May 2010 Mystery Recommendations from Just Desserts

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans….looking for something good to read?
 
At the May Just Desserts meeting, last week, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend. Here’s a list of the novels and DVD sets that were hot in May with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin (series previously used for Just Desserts discussion)
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
  • The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
  • Exposed by Alex Kava
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • The Broken Vase, a Tecumseh Fox novel by Rex Stout
  • A Twist of Orchids by Michelle Wan
  • Cursed by Carol Higgins Clark
  • Farrier’s Lane by Anne Perry
  • A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre (on CD)
  • Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown
  • The Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow (series previously used for Just Desserts discussion)

So…what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?

Mystery recommendations from April 2010 Just Desserts meeting

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans….looking for something good to read?
 
At the April 2010 Just Desserts meeting, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend. Here’s a list of the novels and DVD sets that were hot in April with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • The Calling by Inger Wolfe
  • A Twist of Orchids by Michelle Wan
  • Death of an Irish Sinner by Bartholomew Gill
  • The Kevin Kerney series by Michael McGarrity (previously used as a Just Desserts selection)
  • Aunt Dimity Down Under and others in the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton
  • The Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow (previously used as a Just Desserts selection)
  • The Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear (previously used as a Just Desserts selection)
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Helen Hath No Fury by Gillian Roberts
  • Bones: Season Three
  • Criminal Minds: The Second Season
  • Burn Notice: Season Two
  • Rosemary & Thyme
  • The Knitting Mystery series by Maggie Sefton
  • The Melanie Travis series by Laurien Berenson
  • The Lee Nez series by Aimee and David Thurlo
  • Dog On It and Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn

So…what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?

Recent Mystery Recommendations – March 2010

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans….looking for something good to read?
 
At the March Just Desserts meeting, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend. Here’s a list of the novels that were hot this month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Silent Spirit by Margaret Coel
  • The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
  • The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney
  • The Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd
  • The Scotland Yard series by Deborah Crombie (who will be Author Guest of Honor at the upcoming Mayhem in the Midlands mystery conference in Omaha, May 27-29, 2010)

So…what mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Recent mystery recommendations from Just Dessert members – February 2010

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans….looking for something good to read?

At the February 2010 Just Desserts meeting, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend. Here’s a list of what genre books were hot right now with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • Aunt Dimity Down Under  and others in the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton
  • Whisper in the Blood and other early volumes in the Kate Shugak series * by Dana Stabenow
  • The Lee McKinney mystery series by Joanna Carl
  • Key Lime Pie and others in the Hannah Swensen mystery series by Joanne Fluke
  • The Harper Connelly mystery series by Charlaine Harris
  • Cold Country by Sue Henry
  • The Kevin Kerney mystery series * by Michael McGarrity
  • Fire and Ice on CD, a Joanna Brady/J.P. Beaumont crossover * by J.A. Jance
  • The Return of Solar Pons by August Derleth
  • Watchlist – a collaborative serial thriller by Jeffery Deaver and 21 other thriller writers
  • Talking Detective Fiction by P.D. James
  • Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton
  • What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

And finally…one of our members said he’d read a review in the new issue of Cat Fancy magazine of Shades of Grey, the latest in the Dulcie Schwartz cat-themed mystery series by Clea Simon (not currently in the libraries’ collection)

So…what mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

(* – series that we’ve used for a past Just Desserts discussion)