New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

July 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The big chili

July 26, 2016
Buckley, Julia, 1964- author.
©2015
397 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The candy cane cupcake killer : a fresh-baked mystery

July 26, 2016
Washburn, L. J., author.
©2015
377 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A gala event

July 26, 2016
Connolly, Sheila, author.
©2015
427 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Guilty as cinnamon

July 26, 2016
Budewitz, Leslie, author.
©2015
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Springtime in Seattle's Pike Place Market means tasty foods and wide-eyed tourists, and Pepper's Spice Shop is ready for the crowds. With flavorful combinations and a fresh approach, she's sure to win over the public. Even better, she's working with several local restaurants as their chief herb and spice supplier. Business is cooking, until one of Pepper's potential clients, a young chef named Tamara Langston, is found dead, her life extinguished by the dangerously hot ghost chili -- a spice Pepper carries in her shop. Now stuck in the middle of a heated police investigation, Pepper must use all her senses to find out who wanted to keep Tamara's new cafe from opening -- before someone else gets burned.

Skies of ash

July 25, 2016
Hall, Rachel Howzell, author.
©2015
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton and her partner, Colin Taggert, arrive at the scene of a tragic house fire. Juliet Chatman perished in the blaze, along with her two children. Left behind is grieving husband and father Christopher Chatman, hospitalized after trying to rescue his family. Chatman is devastated that he couldn't save them. Unless, of course, he's the one who killed them. Neighbors and family friends insist the Chatmans were living the dream. But Lou quickly discovers the reality was very different. The flames of adultery, jealousy, scandal, fraud, and disease had all but consumed the Chatmans' marriage before it went up in smoke. Lou's own marriage hangs by a thread. Soured by the men in her life, Lou is convinced that Chatman started the fire. Her colleagues worry that her personal issues are obscuring her judgment. With very little evidence regarding the fire--and rising doubts about her husband's commitment to monogamy--Lou feels played by all sides. Was the fire sparked by a serial arsonist known as The Burning Man? Or by the Chatmans' son, who regularly burned his father's property? Searching for justice through the ashes of a picture-perfect family, Lou doesn't know if she will catch an arsonist or be burned in the process. --Provided by publisher.

Anchor in the storm

July 25, 2016
Sundin, Sarah, author.
©2016
547 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Nothing slows Lillian Avery down -- not her personal challenges and certainly not America's entry into World War II. She finally has a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The demands of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg's attentions only annoy -- even if he is her brother's best friend. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves -- and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and see, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?" -- Back cover.

Burning proof

July 25, 2016
Cantore, Janice, author.
©2016
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After months of investigating the brutal homicide of a young girl, Detective Abby Hart finally has the evidence she needs. But when the arrest goes terribly wrong, Abby begins to doubt her future as a police officer. As she wrestles with conflicting emotions, old questions about the fire that took her parents' lives come back to haunt her. "There is proof." PI Luke Murphy can't stop thinking about what Abby's former partner, Asa Foster, mumbled just before he died. When he uncovers a clue to the murder of Abby's parents and his uncle, he's reluctant to tell Abby, despite his growing feelings for the beautiful detective. A decade-old abduction case brings Luke and Abby together, but will his secret tear them apart?

What happened on Beale Street

July 25, 2016
Ellis, Mary, 1951- author.
©2016
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Secrets of the South mysteries"--Cover.
A cryptic plea from a childhood friend sends Nate and Nicki Price from New Orleans to Memphis. They find signs of a struggle at Danny Andre's address-- and signs of a lifestyle not in keeping with the choirboy they fondly remember. Danny's sister, Isabelle, accepts their help reluctantly. Together they must rely on their faith-- and get beyond painful memories.

Speakers of the dead

July 25, 2016
Sanders, J. Aaron, author.
©2016
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Walt Whitman mystery"--Cover.

The infidel stain

July 25, 2016
Carter, Miranda, 1965- author.
©2016
625 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Fogged Inn

July 25, 2016
Ross, Barbara, 1953- author.
©2016
379 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The samaritan

July 25, 2016
Cross, Mason, author.
©2015
587 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The Samaritan" is a sadistic serial killer preying on lone female drivers whose cars have broken down-- and has been undetected for a decade. When Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services, and proves to have an uncanny ability to predict the Samaritan's next moves, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen and her colleagues are suspicious. But as the Samaritan takes his slaughter to the next level, Blake must find a way to stop him-- even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him.

Killer look

July 21, 2016
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]
477 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the runway, where American haute couture continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage's death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion. . --Provided by publisher.

Guilty minds

July 15, 2016
Finder, Joseph, author.
©2016
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summoned to investigate potentially explosive charges of corruption levied by a gossip website against the chief justice of the Supreme Court, private intelligence operative Nick Heller is given forty-eight hours to prove that the story is baseless.

The fine art of murder

July 15, 2016
Barnes, Emily (Mystery author), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
326 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally Published: New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2016.
After decades of crime fighting in New Mexico, former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan is discovering that retirement can be just as deadly as being on the job. Returning to her hometown of Edina, Minnesota, her only thought was to comfort her recently divorced daughter. Then a woman is found murdered on the estate of the town's richest family. In order to track the killer, Sullivan must uncover generations of secrets that one person will kill to protect.

Someone always knows

July 11, 2016
Muller, Marcia, author.
©2016
397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Finally settled into their new home after losing their house in a fire, and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband Hy are starting to feel comfortable. That calm is shattered when Hy's former colleague Gage Renshaw--a shady troublemaker who they had presumed dead reappears, and it's unclear what he wants from his prosperous former associate. Meanwhile, Sharon has a new client with a desire to rid a derelict house he's just bought in the city's notorious Western Addition neighborhood from intruders, drug users, and thugs. However, the abandoned house holds its share of secrets, and soon Sharon is contending with more than a simple eyesore as she searches for the individual who is obsessed with destroying her life"-- Provided by publisher.

A front page affair : Kitty Weeks mystery

July 11, 2016
Vatsal, Radha, 1972- author.
©2016
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The mystery of the Venus Island fetish

July 11, 2016
Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- author.
©2014
pages cm.

Death descends on Saturn Villa : the Gower Street Detective

July 11, 2016
Kasasian, M. R. C. (Martin R. C.), author.
©2015
673 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The service of the dead

July 11, 2016
Robb, Candace M., author.
©2016
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Shoot : a Valentino mystery

July 11, 2016
Estleman, Loren D., author.
©2016
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Jane Steele : a confession

July 11, 2016
Faye, Lyndsay, author.
©2016
657 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Provided by publisher.
"A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre “last confessions” of the recently hanged, Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement. Her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess. Burning to know whether she is in fact the rightful heir, Jane takes the position incognito, and learns that Highgate House is full of marvelously strange new residents--the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars, and the gracious Sikh butler Mr. Sardar Singh, whose history with Mr. Thornfield appears far deeper and darker than they pretend. As Jane catches ominous glimpses of the pair’s violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him--body, soul, and secrets--without revealing her own murderous past?"--Provided by publisher.

Between a book and a hard place

July 8, 2016
Swanson, Denise, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : New American Library, 2016.
"When five-and-dime store owner Devereaux "Dev" Sinclair's long-lost mother shows up in town and becomes the prime suspect in a murder, Dev is in a bind. Setting the record straight could prove her mother is a killer. But doing nothing might get her mother booked for a crime she didn't commit"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder in Morningside Heights : a gaslight mystery

July 8, 2016
Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
384 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
"Former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning which the police have declared the result of a random attack and refused to investigate further"-- Provided by publisher.

Field of graves

June 30, 2016
Ellison, J. T., author.
©2016
521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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