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Goal: Find 12 "new to me" authors I enjoy reading

I'm not sure if this is ambitious or not! But I'd like to branch out a bit more and see if I can't find a few more must-buy authors/series, and this seems like a good way to do it.

In the process, I'll try to keep better track of all books read (or reread) than I usually do. I'm also going to aim for a maximum $30 month book habit--preferably less--which means I need to take better advantage of Kindle's Prime Lending Library, my public library, and the Deals threads where possible.

We'll see how close I get!

New-to-me authors:
Spoiler:

1. Darynda Jones (urban fantasy/paranormal)
2. Ashley Gardner (historical mystery, Regency)
3. Pat McIntosh (historical mystery)
4. Sarah Woodbury (historical mystery, medieval Wales)
5. Emma Jane Holloway (historical steampunk mystery, Sherlock Holmes offshoot)
6. P.B. Ryan (historical mystery)
7. Alan Bradley (historical mystery)


First time reads:
Spoiler:

Death of a Maid, M.C. Beaton (Hamish MacBeth series)
Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper series novella)
First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson series)
Second Grave on the Left, Darynda Jones
Third Grave Dead Ahead, Darynda Jones
Murder in Ancient China, Robert van Gulik (2 Judge Dee short stories)
The Hanover Square Affair, Ashley Gardner (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)
A Regimental Murder, Ashley Gardner
The Glass House, Ashley Gardner
The Sudbury School Murders, Ashley Gardner
The Necklace Affair, Ashley Gardner (novella)
A Body in Berkeley Square, Ashley Gardner
A Covent Garden Mystery, Ashley Gardner
A Gift of Music, Sharon Lee (short story standalone)
A Disappearance in Drury Lane, Ashley Gardner
The Red Thumb Mark, R. Austin Freeman (Dr. Thorndyke mysteries)
The King's Corrodian, Pat McIntosh (Gil Cunningham mysteries)
The Harper's Quine, Pat McIntosh
The Good Knight, Sarah Woodbury (A Gareth & Gwen mystery)
The Univited Guest, Sarah Woodbury
The Fourth Horseman, Sarah Woodbury
The Fallen Princess, Sarah Woodbury
The Adventure of the Wollaston Ritual, Emma Jane Holloway (novella)
Still Life with Murder, P.B. Ryan (Nell Sweeney mysteries)
Murder in a Mill Town, P.B. Ryan
Death on Beacon Hill, P.B. Ryan
Murder on Black Friday, P.B. Ryan
The Nicholas Feast, Pat McIntosh
The Merchant's Mark, Pat McIntosh
St. Mungo's Robin, Pat McIntosh
Concealed in Death, J.D. Robb
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
The Unlikely Spy, Sarah Woodbury
Shattered, Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronices, #7)
Total: 34


Re-reads:
Spoiler:

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams
Clouds of Witness, Dorothy Sayers
The Convivial Codfish, Charlotte MacLeod
Unnatural Death, Dorothy Sayers
Hemlock at Vespers, Peter Tremayne (Sister Fidelma mysteries)
Whispers of the Dead, Peter Tremayne
Dead Man's Ransom, Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael mysteries)
The Raven in the Foregate, Ellis Peters
The Silver Ghost, Charlotte MacLeod
Whose Body?, Dorothy Sayers
...lost track between March & June! Probably a half dozen or so in that period, not going to worry about tracking these for now.


Audiobooks:
Spoiler:

Death Warmed Over, Kevin Anderson (Dan Shamble, zombie PI series)

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