New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

April 11, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The bone tree

April 10, 2015
Iles, Greg.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, [2015]
1401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
A follow-up to Natchez Burning finds Southern lawyer Penn Cage desperately struggling to protect his father from false charges and corrupt officers by confronting the puppet master behind the Double Eagles terrorist group.

Bad country

April 8, 2015
McKenzie, C. B.
©2014
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border just south of the Hole, but is instead a member of one of the local Indian tribes. Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piece-work as a private investigator, Rodeo doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she seems strangely uninterested in the results. Her indifference seems heartless, but as Rodeo pursues his case he learns that it's nothing compared to true hatred. And he's about to realize just how far hate can go."-- Provided by publisher.

Blood rubies

April 8, 2015
Cleland, Jane K.
©2015
515 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Catwalk

April 8, 2015
Boneham, Sheila Webster, 1952-
©2014
441 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Murder, she wrote : close-up on murder : a murder, she wrote mystery

April 8, 2015
Bain, Donald, 1935-
©2013
353 pages ; 23 cm.
"Based on the Universal Television series created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link."

Once upon a grind

April 8, 2015
Coyle, Cleo.
©2014
631 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The bishop's wife

April 8, 2015
Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970-
©2014
539 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Verso t.p.
"In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well as a grim and cunningly twisted mystery. Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and her days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward. One cold winter morning, a neighbor, Jared Helm, appears on the Wallheims' doorstep with his 5-year-old daughter, claiming that his wife, Carrie, disappeared in the middle of the night, leaving behind everything she owns. The circumstances surrounding Carrie's disappearance become more suspicious the more Linda learns about them, and she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as an abandoned husband. Kurt asks Linda not to get involved in the unfolding family saga, but she has become obsessed with Carrie's fate, and with the well-being of her vulnerable young daughter. She cannot let the matter rest until she finds out the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, when her inner convictions are so strong?"-- Provided by publisher.

The Wolfe widow : a book collector mystery

April 8, 2015
Abbott, Victoria.
©2014
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Shortly after Muriel Delgado makes an uninvited appearance at Vera Van Alst's home, Jordan Bingham is fired as Vera's assistant. When Jordan discovers a deadly connection between Muriel and the Van Alst family, it's up to her to put the house in order and stop a killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Hot pursuit

April 7, 2015
Woods, Stuart.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Cover.

Descent

April 7, 2015
Johnston, Tim, 1962-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
625 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Miss Julia lays down the law

April 7, 2015
Ross, Ann B.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
485 pages (large type) ; 23 cm.

The angel court affair

March 31, 2015
Perry, Anne.
©2015
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic series."
"When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process. Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. With his career on the line, he races to unravel the truth behind Sofia's disappearance, enlisting the help of his beloved wife Charlotte and his old friend Victor Narraway. And he soon realizes that if he cannot find Sofia before it's too late, the consequences could destroy not only his reputation, but the British empire itself"-- Provided by publisher.

Someone is watching

March 30, 2015
Fielding, Joy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
597 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Gone and done it : a dreamwalker mystery

March 23, 2015
Toussaint, Maggie.
©2014
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
While planting a cherry tree, landscaper Baxley Powell discovers a human skull buried in the sand. After calling the sheriff, Baxley uses her dreamwalking abilities to get a jump-start on identifying the victim. Then deputies arrive, and, believing she's tampering with evidence, taser her. Emotions flare, but the sheriff agrees to hire her as a consultant. With a daughter to support and bills she can't pay, Baxley is motivated to succeed. Things get dicey when she unearths a murder victim on the same jobsite, planting Baxley in the suspect pool. For calling unwanted attention to her private retreat, Baxley's landscaping client fires her, stiffing her for the plants and labor. Meanwhile, her father retires as county dreamwalker, passing the community service responsibility along to her. Baxley's dreamwalking sideline competes for her time with her day jobs of landscaping and pet-sitting. Folks show up on her doorstep at all hours to pass messages to the departed. Though her money problems persist, food randomly appears at her door, and her hair develops a telltale white streak in the forelock overnight. Just what every young woman wants, a permanent bad hair day. Threats to her safety mount as Baxley delves into the victim's life--in both worlds. With a killer dogging her heels and spirits nipping at her mind, Baxley follows her dreams to find the truth.

Petticoat detective

March 23, 2015
Brownley, Margaret.
©2014
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Pinkerton detective Jennifer Layne is working undercover as a parlor girl named Amy on a high profile case when a girl who is central to her investigation turns up dead, and handsome Tom Colton is a prime suspect.

Sister Eve, private eye

March 23, 2015
Hinton, J. Lynne.
©2014
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. Shes' seen her fair share of crime--and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest case"--Page 4 of cover.

The convert's song

March 23, 2015
Rotella, Sebastian.
©2014
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A global manhunt sweeps up a former federal agent when his childhood friend becomes the chief suspect in a terrorist rampage. His hazardous stint in U.S. law enforcement behind him, Valentine Pescatore has started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires. Then he runs into a long-lost friend: Raymond Mercer, a charismatic, troubled singer who has converted to Islam. After a terrorist attack kills hundreds, suspicion falls on Raymond--and Pescatore. Angry and bewildered, Pescatore joins forces with Fatima Belhaj, an alluring French agent. They pursue the enigmatic Raymond into a global labyrinth of intrigue. Is he a terrorist, a gangster, a spy? Is his loyalty to Pescatore genuine, or just another lethal scam? From the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris to the battlegrounds of Baghdad, THE CONVERT'S SONG leads Pescatore on a race to stop a high-stakes campaign of terror. "-- Provided by publisher.

Cold betrayal : an Ali Reynolds novel

March 20, 2015
Jance, Judith A.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Golden malicious : an Orchard mystery

March 17, 2015
Connolly, Sheila.
©2013
401 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes recipes.
While orchard owner Meg Corey dreads the labor of manual irrigation to stave off a drought, her boyfriend, Seth, couldn't be more excited about doing historic renovation on one of Granford's oldest houses. Tagging along as he picks up supplies is supposed to give Meg a much-needed break, but the trip turns rotten when she almost trips over a dead body at an old saw mill's forest reserve. But the body isn't the only frightening discovery she makes. A mysterious insect infestation seems to have migrated to the area, one that could bring serious harm to local woodlands. And it's up to Meg to find out what's behind this sudden swarm of trouble.

Home of the braised

March 17, 2015
Hyzy, Julie A.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Tensions run high as executive chef Olivia Paras and the White House staff prepare for a high-stakes state dinner. But as the date approaches, the secretary of defense is found dead in his home, seemingly killed during a break-in. And Olivia's fiancé is looking into the mysterious murder of an old friend. Is there a connection? Then Ollie learns the president is in imminent danger at the dinner and must do everything in her power to get to him. . . (Bestseller)

Billionaire blend : a Coffeehouse mystery

March 17, 2015
Coyle, Cleo.
©2013
573 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When a car bomb goes off outside the landmark Village Blend coffeehouse, single mom and manager Clare Cosi comes to the aid of a customer who turns out to be billionaire tech whiz Eric Thorner. In gratitude, Eric hires Clare to create the most expensive coffee blend on the planet. But as Clare is pulled deeper into Eric's world, she begins to wonder: Is this charming young CEO marked for termination? Or is he the one making a killing?

A tale of two biddies : a league of Literary Ladies mystery

March 17, 2015
Logan, Kylie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
363 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The League of Literary Ladies must solve a real-life mystery when their reading of the Charles Dickens classic A Tale of Two Cities during the Bastille Day celebration results in murder.

Fleur de lies

March 17, 2015
Hunter, Maddy, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
405 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
On holiday with seniors in France, travel agent Emily Andrew must investigate when someone turns up dead along Normandy's Alabaster coast, a crime that has its roots in lies that began on the eve of the D-Day invasion.

Sugar and iced

March 17, 2015
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
371 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel's mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the 75th annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can't say no. Plus, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity. But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mel's kitchen, and a judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angie's cupcake display ...

The marriage at the Rue Morgue : a Rue and Lakeland mystery

March 17, 2015
Powell, Jessie Bishop, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When the search for an abandoned orangutan leads to the death of their best man, primatologists Noel Rue and Lance Lakeland find themselves in a quandary. Police suspect the ape, but Noel and Lance know better. Now they must juggle their search for the killer with last-minute details like convincing half the family the wedding isn't cursed by being held in a former funeral home. As the clock ticks down, they realize that their best man was keeping secrets . . .

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