New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

January 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Below the belt

January 19, 2017
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2017
413 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone's stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who'd like to get Stone in his corner. He's charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation"--Back cover

Napoleon's last island

January 19, 2017
Keneally, Thomas, author.
©2015
685 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all."--Provided by publisher.

In the shadow of Denali

January 19, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2017
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Large print edition.
Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. While John will be expedition and wilderness exploration guide for the wealthy tourists, Cassidy has signed on as a cook's assistant. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the president of the United States on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad. Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice of a seasoned Alaska mountain guide. Ever since his father's death climbing Mt. McKinley, he's worked to earn enough money to make the trek to the Alaska territory himself. His father's partner blames their guide for the death of his father, but Allan wants to find the truth for himself. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.

My valentine

January 19, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©1997
523 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Large print edition.
"Includes bonus story of Little shoes and mistletoe by Sally Laity."
When Pierce and Darlene meet in her father's tailor shop, their lives are on very different paths. But neither can forget the other.

The Hawaiian quilt

January 19, 2017
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
©2016
469 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Large print edition.
Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home?

Curtain of death

January 19, 2017
Griffin, W. E. B., author.
©2016
595 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The incident, however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise.

The altogether unexpected disappearance of Atticus Craftsman

January 19, 2017
Sánchez, Mamen, 1971- author.
©2015
1 volume (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Originally published in Spanish as La felicidad es un te contigo in 2013 in Spain by Espasa." -- Title page verso.
The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman follows an uptight Englishman who is sent to Madrid to close a literary magazine and the five fiery, close-knit Spanish women who must devise a plan in order to keep the jobs they love. Atticus Craftsman never travels without a supply of Earl Grey, an electric kettle, and a teacup--so he makes sure he has packed all three after his father, distinguished publisher of Craftsman & Co., sends him to Madrid to shut down a failing literary magazine, Librarte. But when nobody has heard from him in three months, his father knows something must be very wrong. Fortunately, Inspector Manchego is on the case. Manchego gets to work unraveling the mystery of the Englishman's disappearance, but there to block him at every turn are the five fiery and close-knit Spanish women who run Librarte and who will do anything to keep their jobs. From a kidnapping to the "discovery" of the long-lost poems of Federico García Lorca, Manchego and Atticus are taken on a madcap journey through the narrow streets of Madrid and down to the bohemian heart of Andalucía.

The midnight bell

January 19, 2017
Higgins, Jack, 1929- author.
©2016
397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman--she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the "Prime Minister's private army" defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. But though AQ may be weakened and facing competition from other terrorist upstarts, it is far from dead--and it intends to prove it. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, not only in Washington but around the world. Everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives--and the midnight bell will toll"--Provided by publisher.

The old man

January 19, 2017
Perry, Thomas, 1947- author.
©2017
543 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.

The sixth idea

January 19, 2017
Tracy, P. J., author.
©2016
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The peaceful Christmas season in Minneapolis is shattered when two friends, Chuck Spencer and Wally Luntz, scheduled to meet in person for the first time, are murdered on the same night, two hours and several miles apart, dramatically concluding winter vacation for homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth. An hour north of Minneapolis, Lydia Ascher comes home to find two dead men in her basement. When Leo and Gino discover her connection to their current cases, they suspect that she is a target, too. The same day, an elderly, terminally ill man is kidnapped from his home, an Alzheimer's patient goes missing from his care facility, and a baffling link among all the crimes emerges. This series of inexplicable events sends the detectives sixty years into the past to search for answers--and straight to Grace MacBride's Monkeewrench, a group of eccentric computer geniuses who devote their time and resources to helping the cops solve the unsolvable. What they find is an unimaginable horror--a dormant Armageddon that might be activated at any moment unless Grace and her partners Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson, along with Leo and Gino, can find a way to stop it."--Provided by publisher.

A deadly affection

January 19, 2017
Overholt, Cuyler, author.
©2016
715 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes reading group guide and a conversation with the author.

Buffalo jump blues : a Sean Stranahan mystery

January 19, 2017
McCafferty, Keith, author.
©2016
505 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Collecting the dead

January 19, 2017
Kope, Spencer, author.
©2016
451 (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Magnus 'Steps' Craig is part of the FBI's elite three-man Special Tracking Unit. Dubbed 'The Human Bloodhound,' he's renowned for his ability to find and follow trails over any surface. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a kind of synesthesia which enables him to see the essence of a person, what he calls 'shine,' on everything they've touched. When the remains of a woman are found, Steps recognizes the shine left by the murderer from another crime scene. And he uncovers a signature at both scenes -- the mark of a sad face." -- Back cover.

Dead cold brew

January 19, 2017
Coyle, Cleo, author.
©2016
597 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear..." After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare s finger, Clare s eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived. First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to Clare s daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed Clare s ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York s most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing fresh corpses. With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew coffee at home.

Saving Cecil : [a Cleo Cooper mystery]

January 19, 2017
Mims, Lee, 1948- author.
©2016
463 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.

The secrets of wishtide : [a Laetitia Rodd mystery]

January 19, 2017
Saunders, Kate, 1960- author.
©2016
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. Bentley, who once let rooms to John Keats, Laetitia makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of Highgate with his wife and ten children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence, her iron discretion, and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When Frederick brings to her attention a case involving the son of the well-respected, highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire to take up a position as the family's new governess--quickly making herself indispensable.But the seemingly simple case--looking into young Charles Calderstone's "inappropriate" love interest--soon takes a rather unpleasant turn. And as the family's secrets begin to unfold, Laetitia discovers the Calderstones have more to hide than most. Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible new detective, the first book in the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series will enthrall and delight.

Crash and burn

January 19, 2017
Michaels, Fern, author.
©2016
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The women of the Sisterhood are united by their mission to help those unable to help themselves. But now they've encountered opponents who share a unique bond of their own. The law firm of Queen, King, Bishop & Rook - the Chessmen - has been a formidable force in Washington, D.C., for decades. And Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn's new case has made her their prime target. Nikki has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her domineering, greedy husband, Wilson "Buzz" Lambert. Buzz, currently Speaker of the House, fears the scandal will scupper his presidential plans, and intends to make life extremely difficult for Livinia - with the Chessmen's help. The Chessmen may play dirty, but the Sisterhood play smart. For too long, the Chessmen have believed themselves above the law they pretend to serve, but there's no statute of limitations on the Sisterhood's particular brand of justice - or their loyalty ...

The mistletoe secret

January 19, 2017
Evans, Richard Paul, author.
©2016
336 pages ; 23 cm
Includes a recipe.
"Two people brave loneliness and loss to find love when Alex travels from Daytona Beach, Florida, to the small town of Midway, Utah, to find a blogger who calls herself LBH whose feelings mirror his own"--Provided by publisher.

A voice in the night

January 19, 2017
Camilleri, Andrea, author.
©2016
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company. Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in Giovanni Strangio's apartment--Giovanni has a flawless alibi, and it's no coincidence that Michele Strangio, president of the province, is his father. Weaving together these two crimes, Montalbano realizes that he's in a difficult spot where political power is enmeshed with the mafia underworld."-- Provided by publisher.

Murder most howl

January 19, 2017
Davis, Krista, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2015.
Includes recipes.
"Holly Miller is delighted that her grandmother has finally left the Sugar Maple Inn to take a well-deserved vacation. It means Holly is in charge, but running the inn might be more challenging than she realized. Wagtail is throwing a weekend-long murder mystery game to draw in tourists during the slow season, the inn has a full house, and a blizzard is on the way. Trouble is unleashed the night the game begins, when the storm blows in and the lights go out. It gets worse the following morning when Holly's Jack Russell terrier, Trixie, discovers a body--one that's actually dead. Now Holly, her calico kitten, Twinkletoes, and Trixie must play by the rules and find one dirty dog."--Provided by publisher.

Reading the sweet oak

January 19, 2017
Stites, Jan, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Amazon Publishing, 2015.
Includes reader's guide.
"Along the banks of the Sweet Oak River, deep in the heart of the Ozarks, a book club takes five women on stunning journeys of self-discovery as they embark on an exploration of modern-day love guided by written tales of romance"-- Provided by publisher.

Journey's end

January 19, 2017
Ryan, Renee, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Amazon Publishing, 2016.
"Having grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth-century London, Caroline St. James is used to fighting to survive. So when her beloved mother suddenly dies, the scrappy twenty-two-year-old sails to New York to settle the family score with her grandfather who had turned a cold shoulder to her mother's suffering"-- Provided by publisher.

A portrait of Emily Price

January 19, 2017
Reay, Katherine, 1970- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
408 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
Includes reader's guide.
"Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can't fix--until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. When Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family, however, is another matter"-- Provided by publisher.

Deep shadows

January 19, 2017
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
512 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Eugene Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, 2016.
"The Remnant series, book one"--Cover
"When a solar flare wipes out modern technology, Shelby Sparks becomes solely focused on providing for her diabetic son. Medication becomes a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare"-- Provided by publisher.

The other side of the world

January 19, 2017
Bishop, Stephanie, 1979- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
"Cambridge, 1963. Charlotte is struggling. With motherhood, with the changes marriage and parenthood bring, with losing the time and energy to paint. Her husband, Henry, cannot face the thought of another English winter. A brochure slipped through the mailbox gives him the answer: “Australia brings out the best in you.” Charlotte is too worn out to resist, and before she knows it they are travelling to the other side of the world. But upon their arrival in Perth, the southern sun shines a harsh light on the couple and slowly reveals that their new life is not the answer either was hoping for. Charlotte barely recognizes herself in this place where she is no longer a promising young artist, but instead a lonely housewife, venturing into the murky waters of infidelity. Henry, an Anglo-Indian, is slowly ostracized at the university where he teaches poetry. Subtle at first, it soon invades his entire sense of identity. Trapped by nostalgia, Charlotte and Henry are both left wondering if there is anywhere in this world they truly belong. Which of them will make the attempt to find out? Who will succeed?"--Provided by publisher.

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