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June 2010 mystery suggestions from Just Desserts members

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

At the June Just Desserts meeting last night, 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 in June with this mystery-savvy crowd:

  • The Sister Agatha series by Aimee and David Thurlo, specifically Bad Faith, and Thief in Retreat
  • Blood Memory by Greg Iles
  • Deception by Jonathan Kellerman
  • A Stranger in the Family by Robert Barnard
  • Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
  • The Lisbeth Salander trilogy by Stieg Larsson
  • The Jim West series by Bob Doerr (not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries)
  • The Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton
  • The Kevin Kerney series by Michael McGarrity (previously used for Just Desserts discussion)
  • The Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow (previously used for Just Desserts discussion)
  • The Book of Old Houses by Sarah Graves, part of the Home Repair is Homicide series
  • Ghost at Work by Carolyn G. Hart
  • The Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris

So…what mysteries have YOU been reading 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)