New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

June 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shelter in place

June 15, 2018
Roberts, Nora, author.
©2018
673 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the videogame store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait--and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide"-- Provided by publisher.

Probable claws

June 15, 2018
Brown, Rita Mae, author.
©2018
493 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor Sneaky Pie Brown return to Albemarle County, Virgina, as tangled mysteries past and present converge in the bestselling Mrs. Murphy series. As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown." The New York Times Book Review. With the New Year just around the corner, winter has transformed the cozy Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia, into a living snow globe. It's the perfect setting for Mary Minor Harry Haristeen to build a new work shed designed by her dear friend local architect Gary Gardner. But the natural serenity is shattered when out of the blue, right in front of Harry and Deputy Cynthia Cooper, and in broad daylight, Gary is shot to death by a masked motorcyclist. Outraged by the brazen murder, Harry begins to burrow into her friend's past--and unearths a pattern of destructive greed reaching far back into Virginia's post-Revolutionary history. When Harry finds incriminating evidence, the killer strikes again. Heedless of her own safety and survival, Harry follows a trail of clues to a construction site in Richmond, where the discovery of ancient remains has recently halted work. Aided as always by her loyal if opinionated companions--crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the Corgi--Harry hunts for a link between the centuries-old dead and the recently, violently deceased. And while other deaths are narrowly averted in a flurry of fur and limbs, the killer remains at large--ever more desperate and dangerous. The deep-rooted legacy of corruption that's been exposed can never be buried again. But if Harry keeps pursuing the terrible truth, she may be digging her own grave"-- Provided by publisher.

The gray ghost

June 15, 2018
Cussler, Clive, author.
©2018
579 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence. But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it--and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too"-- Provided by publisher.

This I know

June 15, 2018
Edwards, Eldonna. author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The innkeeper's daughter

June 15, 2018
Griep, Michelle, author.
©2018
611 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Island of the Mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

June 15, 2018
King, Laurie R., author.
©2018
499 pages (large print) : illustration ; 22 cm.
" Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in this chilling novel from New York Times bestselling Laurie R. King. "[The Mary Russell series is] the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." Lee Child. With Mrs Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she's now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital. better known as Bedlam. Mary wants nothing to do with the case--but she can't say no. And at least it will get her away from the challenges of housework and back to the familiar business of investigation. To track down the vanished woman, she brings her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge to the fore--and of course, enlists her husband's legendary prowess. Together, she and Holmes travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the winding canals and sun-drenched Lido cabarets of Venice--only to find the foreboding shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege. "-- Provided by publisher.

Scot free : the lighter side of the Dark Underbelly of the California Dream

June 15, 2018
McPherson, Catriona, 1965- author.
©2018
413 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Turbulence

June 15, 2018
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2018
387 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Shoot first (think later).
Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone's doorstep. Though they part ways before long, Stone soon learns that he hasn't seen the last of his new acquaintance. It turns out that this official has some shady associates who may have destructive plans afoot, and Stone needs an entrance to the inside to figure out their scheme. With the fate of nations at stake, Stone must summon all of his fearless daring to put an end to the audacious plot ... but this time he may be in over his head.

Murder, interrupted : true crime thrillers

June 15, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2018
359 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he's willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes, to the tune of $750,000. When his bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives.

A place for us

June 15, 2018
Mirza, Fatima Farheen, 1991- author.
©2018
655 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity and belonging A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from. In a narrative that spans decades and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family's past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that pull them apart. And as siblings Hadia, Huda, and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent's faith, to tread a path between the old world and the new, and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest of betrayals. A deeply affecting and resonant story, A Place for Us is truly a book for our times: a moving portrait of what it means to be an American family today, a novel of love, identity and belonging that eloquently examines what it means to be both American and Muslim -- and announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent. "-- Provided by publisher.

Shot in the dark

June 15, 2018
Coyle, Cleo, author.
©2018
583 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
A new smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hot spot, until one dark night, when a gunshot leaves a dead body behind and the landmark coffeehouse becomes the center of a whole new scene--a crime scene.

The summer I met Jack

June 15, 2018
Gable, Michelle, author.
©2018
737 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is dazzled by the large, charismatic family -- in particular the oldest son, Jack, a rising politician. The pair is soon engaged, but Jack's father forbids the marriage. The Summer I Met Jack is based on the real life of Alicia Corning Clark, who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet about her romance with JFK and a baby they may have had together.

Beach house reunion

June 15, 2018
Monroe, Mary Alice, author.
©2018
505 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future. Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn't know where her life will take her, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt's beach house. On the island, she is part of the freer, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original "turtle lady," Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition. In this heartwarming novel, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion."-- Provided by publisher.

Don't skip out on me

June 14, 2018
Vlautin, Willy, author.
©2018
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Horace Hopper is ashamed of his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage. He's spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch after the Reeses took him in. They've treated him like a son, intending to leave the ranch in his hands. Determined to prove his worth as a championship boxer, Horaces changes the way he eats, trains, and thinks. Reinventing himself as Hector Hildago, a scrappy Mexican boxer, he heads to Tucson and begins training and entering fights. But he can't change who he is... or outrun his destiny.

Green sun

June 14, 2018
Anderson, Kent, 1945- author.
©2018
507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
An Oakland, California police officer is torn between his duties and his friendships after an off-duty shooting.

My heart belongs in San Francisco, California : Abby's prospects

June 14, 2018
Thompson, Janice A., author.
©2018
425 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Journey now to San Francisco, California, of 1853 where... An English socialite finds more treasure than expected on her trip to the American West. When Abby Effingham becomes stranded in the middle of the California gold rush, her money depletes quickly even while her prospects for marriage increase daily. But Abby is on a mission to find her mother--not romance. Will a ridiculous scandal keep her from traveling on, or will it wake up an aloof innkeeper to the treasure right under his roof? Samuel Harris runs a moderately priced hotel where Abby and her family's elderly butler find shelter. He is looking forward to when she--and her parade of suitors--move on, though he concedes to let her work in his restaurant. When the sassy socialite is in trouble, will Samuel come to her rescue or find himself alone?"-- Provided by publisher.

Room on the porch swing

June 14, 2018
Clipston, Amy, author.
©2017
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother's death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imagined—plus a baby to care for on his own. When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. She'd do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friend's memory. Rudy, Laura’s boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become. As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turn—and she discovers an attraction she’s never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a family's strength—and advice from a new friend—may help Laura find God's direction."

The uninvited corpse

June 14, 2018
Sennefelder, Debra, author.
©2018
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes recipes from Hope's kitchen!
Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer... Hope's schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention—it's the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy... One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon—who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister's innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style...

A Nantucket wedding : a novel

June 13, 2018
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Ballantine Books.
"While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters, hoping to give the siblings a chance to reconnect and to get to know David's grown children. Revelations, intrigue, and resentments will make this a wedding to remember"-- Provided by publisher.

This could hurt

June 13, 2018
Medoff, Jillian, author.
©2018
597 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

A different kind of evil

June 13, 2018
Wilson, Andrew, 1967- author.
©2018
499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Agatha Christie--the Queen of Crime--travels to the breathtaking Canary Islands to investigate the mysterious death of a British agent in this riveting twisty thriller.

The last equation of Isaac Severy : a novel in clues

June 13, 2018
Jacobs, Nova, author.
©2018
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden.

Upstate

June 13, 2018
Wood, James, 1965- author.
©2018
333 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"New Yorker book critic and award-winning author James Wood delivers a novel of a family struggling to connect with one another and find meaning in their own lives. In the years since his daughter Vanessa moved to America to become a professor of philosophy, Alan Querry has never been to visit. He has been too busy at home in northern England, holding together his business as a successful property developer. His younger daughter, Helen?a music executive in London?hasn't gone, either, and the two sisters, close but competitive, have never quite recovered from their parents' bitter divorce and the early death of their mother. But when Vanessa's new boyfriend sends word that she has fallen into a severe depression and that he's worried for her safety, Alan and Helen fly to New York and take the train to Saratoga Springs. Over the course of six wintry days in upstate New York, the Querry family begins to struggle with the questions that animate this profound and searching novel: Why do some people find living so much harder than others? Is happiness a skill that might be learned or a cruel accident of birth? Is reflection conducive to happiness or an obstacle to it? If, as a favorite philosopher of Helen's puts it, "the only serious enterprise is living," how should we live? Rich in subtle human insight, full of poignant and often funny portraits, and vivid with a sense of place, James Wood's Upstate is a powerful, intense, beautiful novel"-- Provided by publisher.

Buried secrets

June 12, 2018
Cameron, Barbara, 1949- author.
©2018
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"After Rose's husband dies, she longs to be near her family, especially her twin sister, Lillian, so she packs up her young son and leaves her life in Ohio to move back to Paradise, Pennsylvania. Luke Miller is new to Paradise and is enjoying getting to know Rose, the quiet, reserved widow. Then he notices that her son looks an awful lot like his cousin. and Rose gets prickly when he mentions it. Is there something Rose isn't telling him? Luke wants a future with Rose, but can he really trust her with his love and life if she is keeping secrets from him?"-- Provided by publisher.

The 49th Mystic

June 12, 2018
Dekker, Ted, 1962- author.
©2018
709 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong. When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle's sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality. Who is a simple blind girl to have such strange and fantastic dreams? She's the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals--in both worlds--before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness. So begins a two-volume saga of high stakes and a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward. Ready? Set? Dream. "-- Provided by publisher.

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