On a more positive note the 4 books I did read, I enjoyed.
Nick Spill - The Jaded Kiwi (2016) (4)
J. B. Kohl/Eric Beetner - Over Their Heads (2015) (4.5)
T. F. Muir - Blood Torment (2016) (5)
Larry D. Sweazy - See Also Deception (2016) (4)
Of the 4.......
4 were new-to-me authors (attributing 1pt each to Beetner and Kohl), Sweazy has been enjoyed before.
3 hail from the US, (or at least I think they do - again too lazy to double-check), 1 from Scotland, 1 from England,
1 hardback, 2 paperbacks and a Kindle read,
2 were series books, though undoubtedly could be read as standalones.
I've now read both Marjorie Trumaine books from Larry D. Sweazy.
Blood Torment from Frank Muir is the 6th in his DI Gilchrist series and my first taste. If time was infinite and money no object, I'd probably go back and read the previous 5.
Nothing vintage here - all 4 from this decade, 3 this year!
1 title was bought - actually in the same month, 2 copies came from publishers and 1 from the author himself.
No stinkers - 2 x 4 STAR reads, 1 x 4.5 and the most enjoyable read in the month and the 5 STAR pick.......
Blood Torment from T. F. Muir!
Favourite cover? the one most likely to give me pause and make me pick it up if I saw them all on a table......tough, as none are particularly striking in my opinion. By a short-head....
Kohl and Beetner's - Over Their Heads!
4 male authors, 1 female - J.B. Kohl
Would I read more from all the authors in the future? (Usually a benchmark for how much I've enjoyed a book.)
T. F. Muir - possibly yes, if I crossed paths with him.
Nick Spill - probably not - too many other authors on the piles
Eric Beetner - yes, stacks on the piles already.
J.B. Kohl - possibly, I may have other collaborative efforts with Beetner already waiting
Larry D. Sweazy - yes - A Thousand Falling Crows waits for me.