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Join the discussion of John Le Carre’s “Silverview”

The Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group held its June 2022 meeting in person, this past Thursday evening. Twenty-one attendees discussed the 2021 stand-alone suspense novel Silverview by legendary espionage author John Le Carre. If you have read Silverview, 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 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 Silverview? Have you also read any of John Le Carre’s previous body of works?

On July 28th, the members of Just Desserts will be discussing Silva Moreno-Garcia’s contemporary noir-inspired novel Velvet Was the Night, at the downtown library. We hope to see some of you then!

What was your favorite Mystery/Suspense/Thriller read in 2021?

Hey, mystery fans and members of the libraries’ Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group…

We’re in the final week of 2021, and we’re curious — what was your favorite Mystery/Suspense/Thriller read in 2021?

It doesn’t have to have been a “new” release this year, it could just be an older comfort read. But what Mystery or Suspense or Thriller stood out the most for you among all the books you read (or listened to) this past year? Bonus points if it was one of our Just Desserts reading selections!

Leave a comment here, in response to this Just Desserts Blog post, with your favorite genre read in 2021…

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: 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!