New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

December 11, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


December 10, 2014
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Virgil Flowers novel"--Cover.
"In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier--a team of dognappers supplying medical labs--when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found--and the victim is a local reporter"-- Provided by publisher.

Proof positive : a Joe Gunther novel

December 9, 2014
Mayor, Archer.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
443 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

French pastry murder

December 9, 2014
Meier, Leslie, author.
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class. . . Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but with Chef Larry on death's doorstep and Lucy and her friends detained for questioning, she's worried she'll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the bastille. If she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name. Lucy's search for the truth takes her from the towers of Notre Dame to the gardens of Versailles and a dozen charming bistros in between. But will she be able to track down a killer more elusive than the perfect macaron?"-- p. [4] cover.

Spirit of steamboat

December 9, 2014
Johnson, Craig, 1961-
205 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Dead heading : a Sloan and Crosby mystery

December 9, 2014
Aird, Catherine.
349 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Basil instinct

December 9, 2014
Costa, Shelley.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
395pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Of merlot and murder : a Tangled Vines mystery

December 9, 2014
Folger, Joni.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The counterfeit heiress : a Lady Emily mystery

December 8, 2014
Alexander, Tasha, 1969-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
451 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Betrayed : a Rosato & Associates novel

December 5, 2014
Scottoline, Lisa.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
509 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The women of Rosato & Associates return, after the relaunch of the series that started with Accused. This second entry, Betrayed, stars Judy Carrier, who has had the starring role in only one previous Rosato book. When Betrayed opens, Judy Carrier finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her best friend, Mary DiNunzio, has just become partner and is about to become a bride, leaving Judy vaguely out of sorts. She's not jealous, but she's not happy either and she's wondering where her own career and love life are going. To make matters worse, she is rocked to her emotional foundations when she learns that her beloved Aunt Vicky has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She races to her aunt's side, and so does Judy's mother, only to find that her aunt is dealing with the sudden death of a friend who had been helping her through chemo. The friend, Emelia Juarez, was an undocumented worker at a local farm, but her death doesn't look natural at all, to Judy. Judy begins to investigate, following a path that leads her into an underground world far more dangerous than she ever imagined. Judy has to dig to uncover what happened to Emelia, and at the same time unearth the secrets in her own family"-- Provided by publisher.

The Cinderella murder : an under suspicion novel

December 5, 2014
Clark, Mary Higgins.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
465 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.

Dear daughter

December 5, 2014
Little, Elizabeth, 1981-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
"Former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the killer she's looking for. Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town's wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues--an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary--and begins to piece together her mother's seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie's own past surfaces, she's forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined. As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets--and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs" -- From publisher's web site.


December 4, 2014
Dunnett, Kaitlyn.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"When a series of "accidents" strikes the Christmas tree farm where Liss and her husband are staying, she'll have to spring into action to find the killer who's been lurking among the pines--before she ends up in a pine box herself"-- Provided by publisher.

On borrowed time

December 4, 2014
McKinlay, Jenn.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When her brother, Jack, a world-traveling consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris gets mixed up in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an exotic woman.

Monument to the dead

December 4, 2014
Connolly, Sheila.
413 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When the philanthropists of Philadelphia start dying of mysterious causes, Nell wonders who could have a grudge against such kind, elderly people. Tracing the connections between the victims, Nell attempts to uncover the motive and murderer before another do-gooder is done in.

Final catcall : a magical cats mystery

December 4, 2014
Kelly, Sofie, 1958-
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
385 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
With her sort-of boyfriend Marcus calling it quits and her ex-boyfriend Andrew showing up out of the blue, small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson plenty of drama to deal with-- and that's before a local theatre festival relocates to Mayville Heights. Now the town is buzzing with theatre folk, many with their own private dramas. When the director, Hugh Davis, is found shot to death near the marina, it's up to Kathleen to play detective-- with a little help from her extraordinary feline friends Owen and Hercules.

Trouble vision

December 1, 2014
Kingsley, Allison.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
329 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The mayor of Finn's Harbor calls a press conference about the controversial hotel resort being built on the edge of the city so residents can express their concerns. When the debate turns into a fight, Clara Quinn has a troubling premonition. Her cousin Stephanie is enthralled, but Clara wants the vision to go away. But a customer in the Raven's Nest Bookstore tells them of a fatal fall at the hotel's construction site, and Clara knows better than to ignore her Quinn Sense."

A basket of trouble : a Claire Hanover mystery

December 1, 2014
Groundwater, Beth.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Wheeler Publishing, a part pf Gale. Cengage Learning, 2014.
401 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"When gift basket designer Claire Hanover saddles up for the opening event at her brother Charley's new riding stable, the last thing she expects is for stable hand Kyle Mendoza to be found dead. Everyone assumes a horse trampled him, but someone murdered Kyle before dragging him into a stall. Charley's troubles worsen when Kyle's family decides to sue him for negligence. Claire is determined to corral the killer and save her brother's business."

Stone cold

December 1, 2014
Box, C. J.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man's wealth comes from killing people. Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he'd bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new--but Joe knows him all too well. The first man doesn't frighten Joe. The second is another story entirely.

Once upon a lie

December 1, 2014
Barbieri, Maggie.
367 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Woman with a gun : a novel

November 28, 2014
Margolin, Phillip, author.
379 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Gossamer ghost

November 26, 2014
Childs, Laura.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2014.
445 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.


November 25, 2014
Collins, Brandilyn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
427 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The confession

November 25, 2014
Whitlow, Robert, 1954-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
605 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The accidental apprentice

November 25, 2014
Swarup, Vikas.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
581 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Hope to die : the return of Alex Cross

November 14, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
479 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Subtitle from jacket.
"The return of Alex Cross"--Jacket.
"Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?" -- from publisher's web site.


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