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December books

One new author read last month with fourteen books total for the month.

Jeanne C. Stein has 4 books in her Anna Strong, Vampire series.
The Becoming, Blood Drive, The Watcher, Legacy Anna Strong is a bounty hunter whose latest prey changes his spots and becomes violent, leaving her for dead in a parking lot. She awakens in the hospital to find her life has changed. Even as she struggles to understand her new life as a Vampire she must find out who is behind the destruction of the life she knows when her home is burned to the ground and her business partner is kidnapped. The series continues quickly through the four books and I'm looking forward to the next one. I rate them an 8.

Mike Shepherd (local author!) I reread the 5th book in his Kris Longknife science fiction series last month when his latest book was released in Nov.
Kris Longknife: Audacious, Kris Longknife: Intrepid These continue the adventures of a planetary politician's daughter who follows in her great-grandfather's footsteps and joins the Space Force. Assassins are still dogging her footsteps and the pirates are venturing farther out into the Rim when Kris and her crew come across an intact planet of The Three (an extinct advanced alien culture) whose technology must not fall into the wrong hands. I rate them an 8.

Alex Archer I somehow missed the September release in his Rogue Angel fantasy series.
The Golden Elephant, The Swordman's Legacy Annja Creed, archeologist, holder of Joan of Arc's Sword, defender against evil, searches for more artifacts lost to time. I rate them a 10.

Donna Andrews The latest in her Meg Langslow mystery series is
Six Geese A-Slaying. Meg agreed to organize the Caerfilly Christmas parade and things were well in hand until Santa is murdered. This one's as humorous as the rest of her series. I rate it a 9.

Carolyn G. Hart has a new series out featuring Bailey Ruth Raeburn.
Ghost at Work Bailey Ruth's first assignment in Heaven's Department of Good Intentions is to help her old home town's pastor's wife. There's a dead man on his porch and he'll be the prime suspect if the body's discovered there. This one started slow for me. It's got its funny moments and I'll give the next one a try. I rate it a 7.

Marcia Muller
Burn Out is her latest Sharon McCone mystery. Sharon retreats to her husband's high desert ranch to regroup and reassess her life after she barely escaped death from last case. But she finds herself drawn in the troubles of the ranch foreman's neice when a body is found in her deserted home. I rate it a 9.

Tim Myers would be another new author for me except he also writes the Card-making series as Elizabeth Bright.
Innkeeping with Murder is the first Lighthouse Inn mystery. I'm going to give the next one a try but I found this one slower than I would have liked when I guessed who done did it a bit less than halfway through. I rate it a 6.
Terri Farley Snowfire is the latest Wild Horse Island book in this ya series.
Albert G. Miller I recently found this out of print book in Jack O'Brien's Silver Chief series that I read as a kid. Silver Chief's Big Game Trail

I'm also changing my rating system to 1-5 to match the internet book site I use, Goodreads.

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