Favorite Series / New Authors

FAVORITE SERIES & NEW AUTHORS
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** Challenge:   to read one book each month by an author you haven’t read before (one book each month for 12 months) and another by an author you’re familiar with – a series preferably.  (I don’t read a lot of series but what there are is noted.)

FINISHED!!!  (But nothing for July except 2 oldies in some months)

January – new
Rage Against the Dying
by BECKY MASTERSON
2013 / 320 pages
Read by Judy Kaye 11h 17m
rating A / crime (thriller)

old –

The Hidden Child
by Camilla Läckberg
2007 (2011 in English) / 400 pages
read by Simon Vance / 14h 58m
rating: B- / crime (police procedural)
(series)

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FEBRUARY:  – new
Involuntary Witness
by GIANRICO CAROFIGLIO   (Italian)
translated by Patrick Creagh
2002 /290 pages
read by Sean Barrett 7h 30m
rating:  B+ / crime –  legal thriller

old –

Faithful Place
by Tara French
2010/ 449 pages
read by Tim Gerard / 16h 17m
rating – C-
(series)

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March:  – new
My First Murder
by LEENA LEHOLAINEN (Finland – translated)
1993/ 2012 Eng. –  251 pages
read by Amy Ruminate 7h 23m
rating: B+ / crime –  police procedural/”who-done-it”
(both read and listened)

old –

Darned If You Do
by Monica Ferris
2015/ 308 pages
read by Susan Boyce 8h 25m
rating A / crime (traditional/cozy)
(Needlecraft series #18)

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April: – new
A  Beautiful Blue Death
by CHARLES FINCH
2007 / 336 pages
read by James Langton 8h 58m
rating: B+ / historical crime

old –

Her Enemy
by Leena Lehtolainen  (Finland)
1994 / 261 pages
read by Amy Ruminate 7h 51m
rating:  B+ / crime
(series)

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May: – new
Invasion of Privacy
by IAN SUTHERLAND
2014/ 472 pages
read by Matthew Lloyd Davies 16h 59m
rating: A + / cyber-crime

old –

Seveneves
by Neal Stephenson
2015 / 880 pages
read by Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron – 31h 55m
rating:  B / science fiction
(only a familiar author – not even a mystery)

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June: – new
The Lives of Others
by NEEL MUKHERJEE
2013/ 505 pages
rating:  8.75 / historical fiction

old –

The Fall
by John Lescroart
2015/ 320 pages
read by David Colacci 11h 11m
rating:  A /  crime (legal)
Dismas Hardy series – #16

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July: – new
Ceremony
by  LESLIE MARMON SILKO
1977 /  262  pages
rating: 8 / cont. fict. Native American (classic)

old –  no old authors/series unless “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee counts –

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August: – new
A Brief History of Seven Killings
by MARLON JAMES
2014/688 pages
Rating 9.5 / contemp. fiction –  literary crime/historical
Read by a “cast”  (I read and listened to this one)

old –

Long Way Down
by Michael Sears
2015/ (341 pages)
read by David Chandler 10h 35m
rating:  A / crime
(series)

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September: – new
Raven Black
(Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet)
by ANNE CHEEEVES
2008/ 384 pages
read by Gordon Griffin 11h 20m
rating – A-  / contemp detective

old –

California Fire and Life
by Don Winslow
1999 / 352 pages
read by Jon Lindstrom (2015) 12h 49m
rating B+
(non-series by an old author)

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October:  – new
The Case of the Late Pig
by Margery Allingham
1937 / 170 pages (Kindle – no pages)
#9 in the Albert Campion series
rating B-  / classic crime (amateur sleuth who-done-it)

old –

Career of Evil
by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
2015 / 512 pages
Read by Robert Glenister  17h 58m
Rating A-  / crime-detective
(3rd in Cormoran Strike series)

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November: – new
The Attorney
by Steven Martini
1999 / 448 pages
read by Eric Bergmann 11h 5m
rating B- / legal thriller

old –

The Crossing
by Michael Connelly
(series)

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December: – new
Down Among the Dead Men
by Peter Lovesy
2015 / 384 pages
read by Simon Prebble 10h 41m
rating:
(15th in the Peter Diamond series)

old –

Breathing Water
by Timothy Hallinan
2009 / 368 pages
read by Victor Bevine 11h 43m
Rating: A
(series)

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