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Tag Archives: suspense

Join the discussion of Chris Bohjalian’s “The Red Lotus”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group held its third monthly in-person meeting, following over a year on Zoom, on August 26th, 2021. Thirteen attendees discussed the stand-alone thriller The Red Lotus by author Chris Bohjalian. If you read The Red Lotus, and would like to contribute your comments about it, please do so as a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings (once they resume) and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, now that in-person meetings are possible again, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group!

So…What did you think of The Red Lotus? Have you read others by Chris Bohjalian?

The following handout was prepared for the members of Just Desserts: The Works of Chris Bohjalian.

Now that we’ve returned to in-person public meetings again, we hope to see you at future gatherings of the Just Desserts group. Watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates! In the meantime, we hope Just Desserters will join us on September 30th, 2021, for a discussion of the entire “Gaslight Mysteries” series by Victoria Thompson.

Join the discussion of Ruth Ware’s “One by One”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group held its second monthly in-person meeting, following over a year on Zoom, on July 29th, 2021. Twenty-one attendees discussed the stand-alone thriller One by One by author Ruth Ware. If you read One by One, and would like to contribute your comments about it, please do so as a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings (once they resume) and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, now that in-person meetings are possible again, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group!

So…What did you think of One by One? Have you read others by Ruth Ware?

The following handout was prepared for the members of Just Desserts: The Suspense Novels of Ruth Ware.

Now that we’ve returned to in-person public meetings again, we hope to see you at future gatherings of the Just Desserts group. Watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates! In the meantime, we hope Just Desserters will join us on August 26th, 2021, for a discussion of the suspense novel The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian.

Just Desserts – February 2021 – The thriller series of Melinda Leigh

During the February 25th, 2021 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group on Zoom, the assigned reading topic was the five different thriller series by author Melinda Leigh. Each participating group member was to have read ANY novel in ANY of the five series, and everyone was then given an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on whatever they had read.


Here’s the list of thrillers written by Melinda Leigh, discussed by Just Desserts members in February 2021:

See the Melinda Leigh Thrillers handout for all the books in all five series!

If you didn’t have a chance to join us for the February online meeting, but have read one or more Melinda Leigh novels, we’d love to know which ones you’ve read, and what you thought. Share your opinion as a comment on this post!

Join us for our March 2021 meeting on Zoom on 3/25/2021 at 6:30 p.m., when we’ll discuss Anthony Horowitz’ Magpie Murders!

Just Desserts: Join the discussion of Liane Moriarty’s “Nine Perfect Strangers”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met online using Zoom meeting software, on October 1st, 2020, due to the libraries suspending all public meetings (starting March 20th) as a safety precaution during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees discussed Nine Perfect Strangers, a stand-alone suspense novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty. If you read this book, and would like to contribute your comments about it, please do so as a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings (once they resume) and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, once in-person meetings are possible again, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group!

So…What did you think of Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers?

We hope to return to public meetings, including Just Desserts, by next Spring, although watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates! In the meantime, we hope Just Desserters will join us on Zoom on October 29th, for our final meeting of 2020 — a discussion of the body of works of classic suspense author Patricia Highsmith.

Just Desserts: Join the discussion of Robert Harris’ “The Second Sleep”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met online using Zoom meeting software, on June 25th, 2020, due to the libraries suspending all public meetings (starting March 20th) as a safety precaution during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees discussed The Second Sleep, a stand-alone mystery/suspense novel by Robert Harris. If you read this book, and would like to contribute your comments about it, please do so as a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings (once they resume) and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, once in-person meetings are possible again, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group!

So…What did you think of Robert Harris’ The Second Sleep?

We hope to return to public meetings, including Just Desserts, by this Fall, although watch the libraries’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest updates!