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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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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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Your 2012 Just Desserts hiatus reading assignment!

November 01, 2012 by sdc
During the Nov/Dec 2012 hiatus between meetings of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, we encourage regular attendees to continue to participate as a group...but in a virtual way. While we may not have an actual meeting scheduled during these two months, this blog is available to keep everyone active with their mystery reading and discussions.

Our "hiatus author" for 2012 is John D. McDonald, creator of the classic mystery/suspense series featuring Travis McGee. McGee isn’t a typical P.I. or detective, but instead calls himself a “salvage consultant”, specializing in recovering lost or missing items. His standard fee is 50% of the value of the item recovered. McGee lives aboard a large houseboat called “The Busted Flush”, which he won in a poker game, and which is now docked at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. McGee appears in 21 novels, starting with The Deep Blue Goodbye in 1964 and ending in The Lonely Silver Rain in 1984. The Lincoln City Libraries have all but one of the 21 Travis McGee novels (we are missing #9).

We encourage Just Desserts participants to read any book in the Travis McGee series (click this link to jump to the library catalog), at some point in November or December 2012, then come back here and leave a comment about whatever you read or watched, as a response to this discussion topic.

As a bit of background, here are some links to MacDonald and Travis McGee information:

John D. MacDonald wrote much more than the Travis McGee series. In total, he wrote over 40 additional stand-alone novels, in both the mystery/thriller, general fiction and science fiction genres.

We look forward to seeing your comments here over the course of the next two months! So…here’s your question: Which of the Travis McGee novels did you read, and what was your opinion?

Scott C. - Just Desserts coordinator and host


Tagged in: Just Desserts, mystery, thriller, suspense, John D. MacDonald, Travis McGee, reading assignment, hiatus,
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Lee Child's "Worth Dying For"

April 17, 2011 by sdc
During our March 2011 meeting, the Just Desserts mystery fiction group discussed Lee Child's Reacher thriller, Worth Dying For, which was set in central Nebraska. 

This book was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on March 31st, 2011. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book (and series) in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

Join us next on April 28th, 2011, at South Branch Library (6:30 p.m.), as we discuss author Craig Johnson's Cold Dish, the first in a popular new series that's already seen six volumes released. Additional titles for upcoming months' discussions have also been posted to the Book Groups page on the libraries' BookGuide web site.

And, for additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings, 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!

What did you think of Worth Dying For?



Tagged in: Just Desserts, discussion group, mystery, thriller, Jack Reacher, Lee Child, Worth Dying For,
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