New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

September 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


August 31, 2015
Grafton, Sue.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
649 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

Plagued by quilt : a haunted yarn shop mystery

August 26, 2015
MacRae, Molly.
465 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dog crazy

August 25, 2015
Donohue, Meg, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan spends her days helping patients come to terms with losing their four-legged friends, but she's struggling with major problems of her own and can't seem to take her own advice. When she meets a woman who claims her dog is not dead, but missing, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that will force her to face her biggest fear--and maybe just find new love along the way. A bighearted story and compelling mystery about the power of love, loss, and the dogs who save us"-- Provided by publisher.

The case of the Sin City sister : a Divine Private Detective Agency mystery

August 24, 2015
Hinton, J. Lynne.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
427 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Book 2"--T.p.

The big finish : a novel

August 20, 2015
Hall, James W. (James Wilson), 1947- author.
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Backcover: Center Point Large Print Edition Mystery.
"A year ago Thorn's son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help, Thorn jumps into action, setting off for North Carolina. But before Thorn arrives, he's intercepted by a federal agent who informs him he's too late--Flynn had been acting as an informant for the FBI, and when his traitorous acts were discovered, he was summarily executed. The agent proposes a scheme to catch Flynn's killer using Thorn as bait."-- Provided by publisher.

Murder at Marble House : a gilded Newport mystery

August 20, 2015
Maxwell, Alyssa, author.
422 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Backcover: center Point Large Print Edition Mystery
"With the dawn of the twentieth century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder and a disappearance"-- Provided by publisher.

The color of justice

August 20, 2015
Collins, Ace, author.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
1964--Justice, Mississippi, is a town divided. White and black. Rich and poor. Rule makers and rule breakers. Right or wrong, everyone assumes their place behind a fragile façade that is about to crumble. When attorney Coop Lindsay agrees to defend a black man accused of murdering a white teenager, the bribes and death threats don't intimidate him. As he prepares for the case of a lifetime, the young lawyer knows it's the verdict that poses the real threat--innocent or guilty, because of his stand Coop is no longer welcome in Justice. As he follows his conscience, he wonders just how far some people will go to make sure he doesn't finish his job? 2014--To some, the result of the trial still feels like a fresh wound even fifty years later, when Coop's grandson arrives in Justice seeking answers to the questions unresolved by the trial that changed his family's legacy. When a new case is presented, again pitting white against black, this third generation Lindsay may have the opportunity he needs to right the wrongs of the past. But hate destroys everything it touches, and the Lindsay family will not escape unscathed.--Publisher's description.

Murder tightly knit

August 20, 2015
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
447 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
"When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion. Two amateur sleuths--one Amish, one English-- will have to work quickly to keep fear from dividing their community"-- Provided by publisher.

The naked eye : a novel

August 17, 2015
Johansen, Iris, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
446 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"How can you catch a killer when everyone thinks he's dead? Kendra Michaels was instrumental in bringing serial killer Eric Colby to justice. And yet, despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive. The problem is that she can't prove it. Even her razor-sharp powers of observation-developed to an amazing capacity during the twenty years she spent blind and now in constant demand by law enforcement agencies-have gotten her nowhere. But then a reporter who very publicly humiliated Kendra is murdered. Visiting the crime scene in search of anything that might link the brutal homicide to Colby, Kendra instead finds evidence that points to her. Finally Colby's master plan becomes clear to her: he is framing Kendra for murder.Suspicions mount and Kendra is thrust into deadly pursuit to clear her name and catch the killer no one believes exists anymore. A killer who is always nearby, watching, waiting to make his next move, even as everyone believes him to be dead. A killer whose trail of destruction is invisible to the naked eye, despite the carnage he leaves in his wake. It will take everything Kendra has to find and stop Colby-and save her own life one more time"-- Provided by publisher.

The murderer's daughter : a novel

August 11, 2015
Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
416 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Grace Blades is a master psychologist, respected by her peers and adored by her patients. She is hardworking and highly competent, a model of self-control. But in private, Grace indulges a secret thrill-seeking darkness, pursuing danger as an escape from the regimented life she's established. Closing her eyes as she flies down the Los Angeles freeway or targeting a stranger in a hotel bar for an anonymous moment of passion, Grace craves the rush. Order by day, danger by night - the double life helps her cope with memories of a traumatic childhood, in which Grace saw her mother stab her abusive father before turning the knife on herself. But her two worlds collide when a new patient turns out to be her random conquest from the night before. He pleads for her to take him on anyway, claiming a unique connection with the foster father who raised her. She refuses. The next day, his body is found by police with only her business card to identify him. Suddenly, Grace is plunged into a web of danger and deceit that will draw her back into the dark past she fought so hard to leave behind"-- Provided by publisher.

Brush back

August 11, 2015
Paretsky, Sara. author.
683 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
"A V.I. Warshawski novel"--Cover.
Reluctantly agreeing to help when an old boyfriend asks her to exonerate his mother for the murder of his sister, V. I. Warshawski is forced to confront ugly politics and violent elements in her hometown.

The forgotten

August 11, 2015
Graham, Heather. author.
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A woman named Maria Gomez is murdered in Miami, apparently by her husband--who'd been presumed dead, slain by a crime boss. FBI agent Brett Cody can't believe it; dead or alive, the man had loved his wife. Brett also can't help feeling guilty, since he was responsible for protecting Miguel and Maria Gomez. A few miles away, Lara Mayhew has just begun working at a dolphin research facility. She loves her new job--until a dolphin brings her something unexpected from the deep: a human hand. More body parts show up, and when Brett looks into the situation, he discovers that the dismembered corpse is Miguel's.

Naked greed

August 11, 2015
Woods, Stuart. author.
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Cover.
Rescuing a prominent brewery owner from an attack by two rogue policemen, Stone Barrington is catapulted into the turbulent, high-stakes world of beer-making and distribution. In the ruthless corporate world, no good deed goes unpunished, and Stone soon finds himself the target of a ragtag group of criminal toughs who don't appreciate his interference in their dealings. From the isolated landscape of Maine to the white sand beaches of Key West, the trail of deception, theft, and murder will lead to a perilous confrontation.

Silent Creed

August 11, 2015
Kava, Alex.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
"A Ryder Creed novel"--Cover.

The redeemers

August 11, 2015
Atkins, Ace.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
555 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.

The third wife

August 11, 2015
Jewell, Lisa, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
"In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife's death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface"

A good killing

August 11, 2015
Leotta, Allison.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Cover.

The evidence room

August 11, 2015
Harvey, Cameron, 1977-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Kill 'em with cayenne

August 11, 2015
Oust, Gail, 1943-
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A spice shop mystery"--Cover.

Lord of the wings

August 11, 2015
Andrews, Donna.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Reluctantly volunteering her home after a haunted house exhibit burns down during her town's over-the-top Halloween festival activities, Meg Langslow is challenged to save the day upon discovering a real murder victim among the creepy displays.

Deadly assets

August 10, 2015
Griffin, W. E. B., author.
537 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In Philadelphia--suffering among the country's highest murder rates--the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings--especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the 'Wyatt Earp of the Main Line'--and then the committee's combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house."-- Provided by publisher.

The harvest man : a novel of Scotland Yard's murder squad

August 10, 2015
Grecian, Alex.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
With Jack the Ripper on the loose and the emergence of a new serial killer called the Harvest Man, who carves people's faces off their skulls, Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop them.

Killer in the kitchen : a Murder, she wrote mystery

August 10, 2015
Bain, Donald, 1935- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
373 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Based on the Universal Television series created by Peter S. Fischer,Richard Levinson, & William Link."
"Jessica may not know everything about food, but she knows what she likes--and she definitely likes the Leg & Claw restaurant. Opened last summer by young couple Brad and Marcie, the Leg & Claw is their dream come true, combining Marcie's sunny personality with Brad's deft hand in the kitchen. But now their dream is turning into a nightmare. Gérard "Pepe" Leboeuf is a renowned New York City restaurateur who has a summer home in Cabot Cove. And now he's decided to open two new restaurants there--in an old warehouse right next to the Leg & Claw. As Leboeuf and his crew renovate the warehouse, the people of Cabot Cove slowly come to the realization that the town's newest celebrity may be more trouble than he's worth. His "assistants" are little more than thugs, and the haughty Leboeuf is nowhere near as charming as he seems--leading to a nasty confrontation with Brad. So when Leboeuf is found dead with a knife planted in his chest, Brad naturally becomes suspect number one. But plenty of others had a motive to kill Pepe, and it's up to Jessica to uncover who really added murder to the menu"-- Provided by publisher.

Come to harm

August 10, 2015
McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
For Keiko Nishisato, leaving Tokyo is a rare adventure, but it's living in the quiet little town of Painchton, Scotland, that shows her how far she is from home. For such a settled place, a lot of young women seem to leave. But the more Keiko discovers the less she believes, until she can't tell where her fears end and the real nightmares begin.

Poison ivy : a Martha's Vineyard mystery

August 10, 2015
Riggs, Cynthia.
427 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"On her first day as adjunct professor at Ivy Green College, Victoria Trumbull recognizes the stench emanating from her classroom as more than just dead mice. Brownie, the groundskeeper's mangy mutt, soon discovers a second body hiding beneath a cluster of poison ivy. The stakes have never been higher for Ivy Green, which is on the brink of losing already-lukewarm support from its accredited partner, Cape Cod University. Thackery Wilson, the founder of Ivy Green, worries that the bad publicity from the murders will obliterate the financial and academic support the tiny college and its dependent students desperately need. As the bodies continue to pile up, all tenure committee members, Victoria and Brownie find themselves hunting a serial killer and trying to save the college. This charming 11th entry in the Martha's Vineyard mystery series brings the island to life with a cast of eccentric characters led by a unique and endearing sleuth"-- Provided by publisher.


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