New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

July 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Deadfall

July 21, 2017
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
510 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm.
A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking drive-by murder of an important city employee someone Alex has worked with for years the trio must discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim. Investigations into the death provide more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From bribes to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to behind closed doors in government buildings, Alex will have her work cut out for her if she wants to uncover the truth and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

House of spies

July 21, 2017
Silva, Daniel, 1960- author.
©2017
665 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel's enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise, ignores the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel's skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.

Return of her Italian duke

July 21, 2017
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Duke she's never forgotten ... When Gemma Rizzo applied to become pastry chef at the gorgeous Italian castello where she grew up, she never expected to get the job. But neither did she expect to find that her new boss was silver-eyed billionaire Vincenzo Gagliardi - the man who left her broken-hearted! Her first instinct is to run, but when Vincenzo finally reveals the devastating truth of what caused him to flee eleven years before, Gemma must decide if she can trust the haunted man she never stopped loving ...

The innocent's secret baby

July 21, 2017
Marinelli, Carol, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A ruthless billionaire ... An innocent in peril ... A nine-month consequence! When Sicilian tycoon Raul Di Savo meets Lydia Hayward it's not only her cool elegance he desires - seducing Lydia will also deny his lifelong rival's bid for her body ... Desperate to escape being sold to a stranger, Lydia turns to Raul - he only promises her one night, but his expert touch awakens her to pleasure she cannot resist! Discovering she's a pawn in Raul's game of revenge, Lydia leaves ... and then she realises an unexpected consequence will bind her to Raul for ever!

A bride for the brooding boss

July 21, 2017
Bucannon, Bella, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Melting her boss's frozen heart ... Shy computer expert Lauren Taylor can handle any tech issue that comes her way - it's the clients she finds more challenging! Especially when she realizes her new boss, brooding tycoon Matt Dalton, is the first man she ever kissed ... Haunted by his parents' infidelities, Matt's mission was to save his ailing father's company, then leave. Except Lauren's compassion and sparkle has begun to melt his defences. He never planned on sticking around, but another earth-shattering kiss later, could Lauren give him a reason to stay?

A debt paid in the marriage bed

July 21, 2017
Hayward, Jennifer (Romantic fiction writer), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
The unwilling Ricci wife ... Angelina's world is shattered when Lorenzo Ricci walks through the door of her engagement party and demands she call off the wedding - because she's still married to him! She left the formidable Italian to save her heart, now with her family business at stake, Angelina must consider his terms ... In need of an heir, Lorenzo will use any means to reclaim his wayward wife and return her to their marriage bed. He'll make her debts disappear if she repays him ... in desire! The chemistry may be alive and well between them, but can they survive their tempestuous reunion unscathed?

Cocoa Beach

July 21, 2017
Williams, Beatriz, author.
©2017
599 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. Driving an ambulance for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets--secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she'd left behind. Five years later, in the early days of Prohibition, the newly widowed Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to settle her husband's estate. Simon's brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers surrounding Simon now threaten her and their daughter's life as well.

Domina

July 21, 2017
Hilton, L. S., 1974- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
448 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In this riveting sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Maestra, femme fatale Judith Rashleigh once again leads readers into the mesmerizing and dangerous underworld of Europe's glamorous elite. Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh--now Elisabeth Teerlinc--can finally stop running. She's got the paycheck, lifestyle, and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in Ibiza leads to a corpse that is, for once, not her own doing, she finds her life is back on the line--and she's more alone than ever. It seems Judith's become involved with more than just one stolen painting, and there is someone else willing to kill for what's theirs. From St. Moritz to Serbia, Judith again finds herself maneuvering the strange landscapes of wealth, but this time there's far more than her reputation at stake. How far will Rage take Judith? Far enough to escape death? The second installment in an unforgettable trilogy, Domina is the next sexy, ruthless, and decadent thriller from mastermind L.S. Hilton, and an adventure that will push Judith further than even she imagined she could go"-- Provided by publisher.

Pursued by the desert prince

July 20, 2017
Collins, Dani, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2017.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Draped in the Desert Prince's diamonds ... To ensure his sister's successful marriage, Kasim, Crown Prince of Zhamair, must stop Angelique Sauveterre's alleged affair with his future brother-in-law. But when Angelique denies any involvement, Kasim can't resist the chance to make the feisty beauty his! Angelique is tempted by Kasim's offer of a fling - always compared to her twin sister, she's never allowed to just be herself. They couldn't be from two more different worlds, yet Angelique blossoms under Kasim's touch, and surrenders to the desert Prince. But can he give her more than passion and precious jewels?

A distant view of everything

July 14, 2017
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
©2017
369 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie--but almost four-year-old son Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, he refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are the very qualities that bring Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Something of a matchmaker, Bea has introduced a wealthy female friend to a cosmetic surgeon at her most recent dinner party. Then new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Bea to doubt his motives and the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but as her inquiries take an unexpected turn, she starts to wonder whom exactly she should be investigating. As ever, Isabel's intelligence, quick wit, and deep empathy will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter: friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness, and the importance of perspective.

Secrets of the Tulip sisters

July 14, 2017
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2017
631 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing's prodigal son, who's set his sights on Kelly—and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone. But Olivia's return isn't as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She's determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now. While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters?" - Amazon.com.

Beach house for rent

July 14, 2017
Monroe, Mary Alice, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
549 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sequel to "The beach house."
"When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer, it's a win-win by any standard: Cara's generating income necessary to keep husband Brett's ecotourism boat business afloat, and anxiety-prone Heather, an young artist who's been given a commission to paint birds on postage stamps, has a quiet space in which to work and tend to her pet canaries uninterrupted.It isn't long, however, before both women's idyllic summers are altered irrevocably: the alluring shorebirds--and the man who rescues them--begin to draw Heather out of the shell she's cultivated toward a world of adventure, and maybe even love; at the same time, Cara's life reels with sudden tragedy, and she wishes only to return to the beach house that had once been her port amidst life's storms. When Heather refuses to budge from her newfound sanctuary, so begins the unlikeliest of rooming situations. While they start out as strangers, as everything around the women falls apart they learn that the only thing they can really rely on is each other. " - Amazon.com

The Barrowfields

July 14, 2017
Lewis, Phillip (Phillip E.), author.
©2017
571 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Change of heart

July 14, 2017
Good, Rachel J., author.
©2016
417 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Looking into you

July 14, 2017
Fabry, Chris, 1961- author.
©2017
363 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Every day, Paige Redwine is haunted by a choice she made when she was only seventeen. Now, just past forty, still single, she lives a tidy, controlled life as a well-respected English professor at a college in Nashville. Nothing could prepare her for the day Treha Langsam—the daughter she secretly placed for adoption—walks into her classroom as a student, unknowingly confronting Paige with both her greatest longing and her greatest fear. As Treha sets aside the search for her birth mother to concentrate on her education, Paige summons the courage to reach out to her daughter, never dreaming her actions will transform them both as she faces a past she thought she’d laid to rest.

Every last lie

July 14, 2017
Kubica, Mary, author.
©2017
515 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident...until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out--and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit. Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara's investigation and Nick's last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date--one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried." - Amazon.com

Buried in the country

July 14, 2017
Dunn, Carola, author.
©2016
459 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel. Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sargent Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security for the conference. Two African students, refugees from Ian Smith s Rhodesia, arrive for the conference, escorted by Megan s bete noire from Scotland Yard. They are followed by two mysterious and sinister Londoners, whose allegiances and connections to the conference and the missing solicitor are unclear. With a raging storm having trapped everyone in the hotel, the stage is set for murder, and it s up to Eleanor and Megan to uncover the truth before more lives are lost. "

Murder on the Quai

July 14, 2017
Black, Cara, 1951- author.
©2016
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The world knows Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a tres chic , no-nonsense detective--the toughest and most relentless in the City of Lights. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first came to inherit Leduc Detective . . . November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimee's life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is getting engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimee's father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimee to help out at the detective agency while he's gone--as if she doesn't already have enough to do. But the case Aimee finds herself investigating--a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II--has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all--maybe it's time to think harder about the family business.

The girl who was taken

July 14, 2017
Donlea, Charlie, author.
©2017
557 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

For love & honor

July 14, 2017
Hedlund, Jody, author.
©2017
347 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed? Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family's safety, what other choice does he have? As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

The silent corner : a novel of suspense

July 13, 2017
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
©2017
627 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When her successful husband inexplicably commits suicide, Jane Hawk searches for answers and discovers that a dangerous and powerful group is somehow forcing accomplished people to take their own lives.

Beautiful tempest

July 13, 2017
Lindsey, Johanna, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
501 pages ; 22 cm.
The tempestuous story of Jacqueline Malory, whose furious desire for revenge leads to a confrontation with the handsome pirate who abducted her--and sparks a much steamier kind of desire.

Lockdown : a novel of suspense

July 13, 2017
King, Laurie R., author.
©2017
591 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A school career day that is hosted by a range of presenters is thrown into turmoil by an anonymous enemy with a thirst for revenge in a stand-alone novel of psychological suspense.

The ultimatum

July 13, 2017
Robards, Karen, author.
©2017
497 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Following her swindler father's death on a mission, Bianca St. Ives starts a mostly-aboveboard security company but is drawn back into the world of deceit when her father's family is threatened by forces who believe he is still alive."--Novelist.

Use of force

July 13, 2017
Thor, Brad, author.
©2017
619 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the "spectacular attack" they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

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