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The "White House Chef" series by Julie Hyzy

October 31, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on October 30th, 2014, 18 of us enjoyed discussing the series of 7 volumes in Julie Hyzy's popular "White House Chef" mystery series featuring Olivia Paras.

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book 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.

What do you think of the "White House Chef" series by Julie Hyzy?

We're now on our year-end "hiatus". Join us for our next physical meeting on January 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library, for our final in-person meeting of 2014. We'll be discussing the first seven volumes in the White House Chef mysterie series, starting with State of the Onion; these books are written by Julie Hyzy!

We hope to see you then!


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September Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts Members

September 29, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the Just Desserts meeting on September 25th, 2014, 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 last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES NON-MYSTERIES So, what mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?


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Laura Lippman's "After I'm Gone"

September 29, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on September 25th, 2014, 19 of us enjoyed discussing Laura Lippman's After I'm Gone, a new stand-alone book by the author of the popular Tess Monaghan series.

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book 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.

What do you think of After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman?

Join us next on October 30th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library, for our final in-person meeting of 2014. We'll be discussing the first seven volumes in the White House Chef mysterie series, starting with State of the Onion; these books are written by Julie Hyzy!

We hope to see you then!


Tagged in: Just Desserts, book group, book discussion, mystery, thriller, Laura Lippman, After I'm Gone,
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Hank Phillippi Ryan's "The Other Woman"

September 14, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on August 28th, 2014, 17 of us enjoyed discussing Hank Phillippi Ryan's The Other Woman, the first book in that author's brand new Jane Ryland/Jake Brogan series. Due to a faulty air conditioner at our normal location -- South Branch -- we temporarily relocated to Walt Branch for this one meeting. [ Check out our Jane Ryland/Jake Brogan series handout ]

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book 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.

What do you think of The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan?

Join us next on September 25th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library. We'll be discussing After I'm Gone, a mystery/thriller by Laura Lippman!

We hope to see you then!


Tagged in: Just Desserts, book club, book group, book discussion, mystery, thriller, Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Other Woman,
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August Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members

September 14, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the Just Desserts meeting on August 28th (held at Walt Branch Library instead of our regular haunts at South Branch), 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 last month (*) with this mystery-savvy crowd:

 

MYSTERIES NON-MYSTERIES So, what mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

(* - Several group members shared the same exact titles as they had during our July meeting. These titles have been left out of the August list -- Here is a link to the July round-robin list.)


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July Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts Members

September 11, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the July 31st 2014 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 the novels that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

 MYSTERIES NON-MYSTERIES So, what mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?


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Stuart Woods' "Doing Hard Time"

August 02, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on July 31st, 2014, 17 of us enjoyed discussing Stuart Woods' Doing Hard Time, the 27th volume in that author's hugely successful Stone Barrington series. [ Click here to see our Stuart Woods booklist handout ]

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book 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.

What do you think of Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods?

Join us next on August 28th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library. We'll be discussing The Other Woman, first novel in a new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan!

We hope to see you then!


Tagged in: Just Desserts, book club, book group, book discussion, mystery, thriller, Stuart Woods, Doing Hard Time, Stone Barrington,
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Recommended Reading in June 2014 from Just Desserts

July 07, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the June 2014 Just Desserts meeting on 6/26, 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 books that were hot in June 2014 with this mystery-savvy crowd:

MYSTERIES

NON-MYSTERIES

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?


Tagged in: Just Desserts, mysteries, book group, book club, discussion group, book discussions, recommendations, reading list,
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Linda Fairstein's "Death Angel"

June 27, 2014 by sdc
When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on June 26th, 2014, 17 of us enjoyed discussing Linda Fairstein's Death Angel, the fifteenth volume in that author's popular Alexandra "Alex" Cooper series.

Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book 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.

What do you think of Death Angel by Linda Fairstein?

Join us next on July 31st, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library. We'll be discussing Doing Hard Time, a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods!

We hope to see you then!


Tagged in: Just Desserts, book group, book discussion group, mystery, mysteries,
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Results of May 20014 Series Share gathering

June 01, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? The May 2014 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting was our annual "Series Share" night. Group members did not all read the same book, but instead were encouraged to read the first or second volume in ANY new mystery/thriller/suspense series that had begun in the past 3 to 4 years. All attendees had a chance, then, to describe whatever series they had chosen, and to offer up their opinions about the characters, writing style, etc.

Here’s a list of the novels Just Desserts members enjoyed for the "Series Share": And here's a few older titles and non-mysteries were also brought up at the latest meeting: So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?


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