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Just Desserts Mystery Book Group

Hosted by Sarah Brown

Hosted by Sarah Brown

The Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of the month, November-June.  Each month we will discuss a particular mystery author, series, or theme.  Desserts are potluck-style so you are welcome to bring something to share.

2014/2015 Reading List

November 4: Clare Fergusson series by Julia Spencer-Fleming

December 2: Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George

January 6: Gideon Oliver series by Aaron Elkins

February 3: Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman

March 3: Murder by the Book: read any mystery with a bookstore setting

  • Booktown series by Lorna Barrett
  • Bibliophile series by Kate Carlisle
  • Cliff Janeway series by John Dunning
  • Death on Demand series by Carolyn Hart
  • Claire Malloy series by Joan Hess
  • Raven’s Nest Bookstore series by Allison Kingsley
  • Black Cat Bookshop series by Diane Stuckart

April 7: Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes

May 5: Monkeewrench series by P.J. Tracy

June 2: Yashim Togalu by Jason Goodwin


2013/14 Reading List

November 5: Katherine Hall Page: Faith Fairchild series

December 3: Michael Connelly: Harry Bosch series

January 7: Donna Leon: Commissario Guido Brunetti series

February 4: Jacqueline Winspear: Maisie Dobbs series

March 4: Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody series

April 1: Lisa Lutz: Spellman series

May 6: George Pelecanos

June 3: Tony Hillerman: Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn series


2012/13 Reading List

November 6: John D. MacDonald: Travis McGee series

December 4: Crafty Crime and Cozy Trends: Maggie Sefton and Sally Goldenbaum

January 8: The Year’s Best Crime Novels, Booklist magazine

February 5: Medical Examiners: Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell

March 5: J.A. Jance: Joanna Brady series and JP Beaumont series

April 2: Ellis Peters: Brother Cadfael series

May 7: Hardboiled Heroines: Sue Grafton: Kinsey Milhone series and Sara Paretsky: VI Warshawski series

June 4: English Police Procedurals: Val McDermid: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series and Martin Edwards: DCI Hannah Scarlett Lake District series


2011/2012 Reading List

November 1: Mysterious Maine: Try any mysteries by Maine authors Lea Wait, Vicki Doudera, Sarah Graves, Julia Spencer-Flemming, Paul Doiron, Kate Flora, James Hayman, Gerry Boyle, Kaitlyn Dunnett, or Barbara Ross.

December 6: Cooking Up Murder: Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke

January 3: Humorous Mysteries: Janet Evanovich and Donna Andrews

February 7: Canadian Crime: Louise Penny

March 6: The Popularity of Poirot: Agatha Christie

April 3: Scandinavian Crime: Stieg Larsson

May 1: Hardboiled Heroes: Robert Parker

June 5: Murder in the Great Outdoors: Nevada Barr

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