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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – October 2016

Just Desserts Logo 225At the October 27th, 2016 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which all 23 attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in October 2016:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members recommended in October 2016:

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

Mystery recommendations from Just Desserts members – July 2012

Just Desserts Logo 225Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting on July 26th, after our book discussion, we spent time doing a round robin at the table, giving all attendees an opportunity to share what they’ve been reading lately. Here’s what was popular in July 2012 with this mystery-savvy group:


  • The Return of the Dancing Master by Henning Mankell
  • The works of John Sandford
  • The works of Tom Clancy, particularly The Sum of All Fears
  • Cold Harbor by Jack Higgins
  • Free Fire and Bloodhunt by C.J. Box
  • Point of Impact and others by Stephen Hunter
  • Knit One Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
  • Spin a Wicked Web by Cricket McRae
  • Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag
  • Dragonwell Dead by Laura Childs
  • Dead Men Can’t Crochet by Betty Hechtman
  • I Am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
  • The Last Days by Joel Rosenberg
  • Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper, part of her Bishop/Special Crimes series
  • Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
  • Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • Gun Games by Faye Kellerman
  • Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton
  • Snagged by Carol Higgins Clark
  • Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
  • Sleeping Beauty by Ross MacDonald
  • The Lew Archer series by Ross MacDonald
  • The Shane Scully series by Stephen J. Cannell
  • The Jesse Stone, and Sunny Randall series by Robert B. Parker
  • Stay Close by Harlan Coben
  • The Cinnamon Roll Murders by Joanne Fluke
  • The Bad Hair Day series by Nancy J. Cohen
  • Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman
  • The Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt
  • The works of Margaret Coel
  • The works of C.J. Box
  • The works of Emily Brightwell
  • The works of J.A. Jance
  • The Magic Bullet by Larry Millett
  • Sea Change by Karen White
  • The works of Suzanne Arruda
  • The works of Val McDermid
  • The works of Donna Leon
  • The works of Deborah Crombie


  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • The works of Stephen King
  • The Submission by Laura Waldman, one of the One Book – One Lincoln finalists
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, one of the past One Book – One Lincoln selections
  • Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, one of the One Book – One Lincoln finalists
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you would recommend?