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Just Desserts: Join the Discussion of the “Risk Agent” series by Ridley Pearson

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group was unable to meet on March 26th, 2020, due to the libraries suspending all public meetings (starting March 20th) as a safety precaution during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the group was unable to discuss the four volumes in the Risk Agent series by thriller writer Ridley Pearson, starting with The Risk Agent. If you read any of the four volumes in this series, and would like to contribute your comments about it/them, 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 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 Ridley Pearson’s four-volume Risk Agent series, including the original The Risk Agent and would you read more of these?

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!

Join the Discussion of Tana French’s “The Witch Elm”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on July 25th, 2019, 15 group members discussed the 2018 psychological suspense novel The Witch Elm by Irish author Tana French. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Witch Elm and Tana French, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, 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! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance — currently through our May 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of Tana French, and her stand-alone novel The Witch Elm?

Join us again in August 2019 for a discussion of Robert Galbraith’s debut-novel  thriller The Cuckoo’s Calling, in the 4th floor auditorium at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St., in downtown Lincoln, on August 29th, 2019. [Galbraith is actually J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, but The Cuckoo’s Calling is her debut novel for adults in the mystery/thriller genre.]

Discussion of John Connolly’s “The Woman in the Woods”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on March 28th, 2019, 19 group members discussed the 2017 psychological suspense novel The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly, part of his popular “Charlie Parker” series. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about The Woman in the Woods and John Connolly, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, 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! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance — currently through our May 2019 meeting.

So…What do you think of John Connolly, and his “Charlie Parker” thriller The Woman in the Woods?

Join us again in April 2019 for a discussion of the entire “Tony Hill and Carol Jordan” police procedural series by Val McDermid, in the 4th floor auditorium at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St., in downtown Lincoln, on April 25th, 2019.

Discussion of Jane Harper’s “The Dry”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on September 27th, 2018, 25 group members discussed 2017 debut novel by Jane Harper, the first in an Australian series featuring Aaron Falk, The Dry. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Jane Harper and The Dry, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, 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! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance — currently through our final 2018 meeting in October.

So…What do you think of Jane Harper, her Aaron Falk series of novels, and 2017’s The Dry in specific?

Join us next month for a discussion of the entire classic mystery series by Rex Stout, featuring his corpulent sleuth Nero Wolfe, at South Branch on September 27th, 2018.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – June 2018

At the June 28th, 2018 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned topic of the month (James Lee Burke’s Robicheaux), we held our monthly round robin in which all 18 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 June 2018:

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

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