New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

February 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Death of a ghost

February 16, 2017
Beaton, M. C., author.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2017.
341 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Spending a night at the reputedly haunted Castle Drim, Hamish Macbeth and his partner, Charlie Carter, discover a dead body and a smuggler's drop and become determined to unravel the strange mystery before more bodies turn up.

In the blue hour

February 13, 2017
Hall, Elizabeth (Washington State based writer), author.
432 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes reader's guide.
"After her beloved husband dies in a car crash, Elise believes his spirit is following her in the form of a raven, trying to tell her something from beyond the grave. Embracing the Native American wisdom she grew up with and the psychic world, Elise embarks on a cross-country trek to discover her husband's message"--Provided by publisher.

Just fine with Caroline : a Cold River novel

February 13, 2017
Noblin, Annie England, author.
424 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Caroline O'Connor returns to Ozark Mountain town of Cold River, Missouri, to care for her mother who has Alzheimer's. She believes she knows everything about the Cold River and its people, but sometimes life's greatest surprises happen closest to home"--Provided by publisher.

Justice delayed

February 13, 2017
Bradley, Patricia (Educator), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Journalist Andi Hollister and Cold Case Detective Will Kincade are strangers with a common goal--to find the person who killed Andi's sister"--Provided by publisher.

Amish weddings

February 13, 2017
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
480 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Rose Lehman has always wanted to marry the bishop's son, Reuben Byler. But then Trevor, the handsome Army buddy of her future brother-in-law, visits Lancaster County, and Reuben seems dull by comparison. When the thrill of adventure begins to fade, will Rose find happiness--or ruin her best chance at love?"--Provided by publisher.

An Amish man of Ice Mountain

February 13, 2017
Long, Kelly, author.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Joseph King admits homeless waitress Priscilla Allen and her four-year-old daughter into his home, but wonders what will happen as their lives begin to intertwine"--Provided by publisher.

Barbecue and bad news

February 13, 2017
Naigle, Nancy, author.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Getting stopped for speeding, a slack tire, and a parade give Savannah the excuse she needs to miss her ex-husband's wedding. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove who pulled her over"--Provided by publisher.

Ill met by murder

February 13, 2017
Duncan, Elizabeth J., author.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax is enlisted by theater company supporter Paula Van Dusen to investigate the murder of a family friend who happens to be a business rival of her daughter's fiancé and throws herself into an investigation of shady business deals, a missing dog, and long buried family secrets"--Provided by publisher.

The mark of the king

February 13, 2017
Green, Jocelyn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
519 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Includes reader's guide.
"Unjustly imprisoned for the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier is exiled to the French colony of Louisiana in 1720. She marries a fellow convict in order to sail, but when tragedy strikes--and a mystery unfolds--Julianne must find her own way in this dangerous land while bearing the brand of a criminal"--Provided by publisher.

Finding Margo

February 13, 2017
Turano, Jen, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
360 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"International pop star, Margo Hartman is dead tired of touring and a needy entourage. Running away from it all seems like the perfect solution until someone wants her dead for real"--Provided by publisher.

Heartbreak Hotel : an Alex Delaware novel

February 10, 2017
Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
493 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions --about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room. When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence.

Humans, bow down

February 10, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
422 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm

Order to kill : a Mitch Rapp novel

February 10, 2017
Mills, Kyle, 1966- author.
494 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"CIA operative Mitch Rapp finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists"-- Provided by publisher.

The inheritance

February 10, 2017
Finch, Charles (Charles B.), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
"A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series whose last installment The New York Times called "a sterling addition to this well-polished series." Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh's way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case - but was never able to solve it. Now, years later, Leigh has been the recipient of a second, even more generous bequest. Is it from the same anonymous sponsor? Or is the money poisoned by ulterior motives? Leigh's disappearance suggests the latter, and as Lenox tries, desperately, to save his friend's life, he's forced into confrontations with both the most dangerous of east end gangs and the far more genteel denizens of the illustrious Royal Society. When someone close to the bequest dies, Lenox must finally delve deep into the past to uncover at last the identity of the person who is either his friend's savior - or his lethal enemy"-- Provided by publisher.

Clownfish blues : [a novel]

February 8, 2017
Dorsey, Tim, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2017].
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Sequel to: Coconut cowboy.
"Larger print"--back cover.
"If you're loud and proud Floridian Serge A. Storms, how do you follow up on your very own remake of Easy Rider? You shoot your own episodes of your favorite classic television show, Route 66! With Coleman riding shotgun, Serge is rolling down the highway of his dreams in a vintage silver Corvette. It doesn't matter that the actual Route 66 doesn't pass through Florida, for Serge discovers that a dozen episodes near the show's end were filmed (really!) in his beloved home state. So for Serge and the always toked and stoked Coleman, the Sunshine State is all the road you need to get your kicks. But their adventure traveling the byways of Florida's underbelly is about to take a detour. Someone is trying to tilt the odds in the state lottery amid a conga line of huge jackpots, resulting in more chaos than any hurricane season."--back cover.

Ring of fire

February 6, 2017
Taylor, Brad, 1965- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Learning of an imminent terrorist attack on the U.S., Pike Logan, Jennifer Cahill, and the Taskforce race against time to stop catastrophic events in multiple locations.

Duty to the crown

February 3, 2017
Runyan, Aimie K., author.
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In 1677, an invisible wall separates settlers in New France from their Huron neighbors. Yet every woman's fate depends on the man she marries. Set amid the promise and challenge of the first Canadian colonies, this vividly rendered novel provides a fascinating portrait of the women who would become the founding mothers of New France.

The baker's daughter

February 3, 2017
Stevenson, D. E. (Dorothy Emily), 1892-1973, author.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published in 1938.
Sue Pringle has never met anyone like John Darnay before. A painter who roams the countryside with brush in hand, Darnay is so absorbed in his art that he can barely remember to feed himself-a stark contrast to the practical shopkeepers and shepherds of her tiny village. Working as his housekeeper allows Sue to observe the eccentric Darnay unnoticed as he goes about his work translating the beautiful Scottish countryside onto canvas... and Sue soon realizes that not only has she been transfixed by his arresting artwork, she has fallen in love with Darnay himself. But will he ever look up from his paints long enough to love her back?

Too hot to Handel : another John Pickett mystery

February 3, 2017
South, Sheri Cobb, author.
337 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Bow Street Runner John Pickett is incognito as a gentleman at Drury Lane Theatre, where a rash of jewel thefts has taken place. Pickett's magistrate suggested an aristocratic female companion would prevent any glaring faux pas. The only lady of Pickett's acquaintance is Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, to whom he is accidentally married and with whom he is hopelessly in love. When a fire sends Pickett and Julia on a harrowing descent down a makeshift rope, he is struck in the head and rendered unconscious -- leaving the rest up to Julia." -- Back cover.

The imperial wife

February 3, 2017
Reyn, Irina, author.
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Tanya Kagan, a rising specialist in Russian art at a top New York auction house, is trying to entice Russia's wealthy oligarchs to bid on the biggest sale of her career, The Order of Saint Catherine, while making sense of the sudden and unexplained departure of her husband. As questions arise over the provenance of the Order and auction fever kicks in, Reyn takes us into the dazzling world of Catherine the Great, the infamous 18th-century empress, who may have owned the priceless artifact, and who, it turns out, faced many of the same issues Tanya wrestles with in her own life.

The white mirror

February 3, 2017
Hart, Elsa, author.
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Li Du, an imperial librarian and former exile in 18th-century China, is now an independent traveler. He is journeying with a trade caravan bound for Lhasa when a detour brings them to a wooden bridge, where a monk sits on the icy planks. Close inspection reveals that he is dead. His robes are rent, and a strange symbol is painted on his chest. When the caravan seeks hospitality from the local lord, Li Du learns the monk was a reclusive painter whose bizarre suicide is not surprising. But Li Du is convinced that all is not as it seems." -- Back cover.

Once upon a time in Camelot

February 3, 2017
Hunt, James Patrick, 1964- author.
425 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The title of this nail-biter is a deceiver. Yes, it's the Kennedys, here called the McCormacks, and, yes, it's the sixties, here called the seventies. An alternate universe like ours, but not. This president, aglow with Hollywood glamour, gets to live out two terms. His kid brother, the hard-edged one, gets a term of his own. The funhouse distortions continue. The Vietnam War, once popular and eagerly boosted by the brothers, is so out of favor it's threatening their survival. Now a once-loyal Pentagon analyst can prove the McCormacks have been lying about the war from the beginning, and the analyst is about to go public. (Remember Daniel Ellsberg?) The younger McCormack commissions a hit. He wants the analyst dead. The heft of the novel is the changing dynamic as killer and victim draw closer, and it's gripping, even in a time when people under 50 seem to think of Vietnam mainly as a tourist destination. When the expected violence happens, it's unusually moving because we've come to know both men well..." Booklist.

The Readaholics and the gothic gala : book club mystery

February 3, 2017
DiSilverio, Laura A. H., author.
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Reading the gothic classic Rebecca already has the Readaholics spooked, and the chills get worse when someone actually gives up the ghost at the town's Celebration of Gothic Novels costume party. With skeletons turning up in all of the suspects' closets, the Readaholics use their knowledge of gothic literature to find the killer lurking in the shadows.

Seeds of deception

February 3, 2017
Connolly, Sheila, author.
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
With the bushels of time spent organizing their wedding, Meg and Seth never planned a honeymoon. Now winter has arrived, and with their shared love of history and apples they head for Thomas Jefferson's orchards at Monticello. But as they're enjoying the sights, Meg's parents discover their handyman dead in the backyard.

Unlucky charms

February 3, 2017
Johnston, Linda O., author.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Rory Chasen, manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, California, hopes her new line of good-luck doggy toys will be a hit -- until several local shops are vandalized with spilled salt and other unlucky charms. Then disgruntled real estate agent Flora Curtival is found murdered with one of Rory's toys near the body. Now Rory needs all the luck she can get.

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