New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

May 26, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wait for dark

May 25, 2017
Hooper, Kay, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
368 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. Seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens in the small mountain town. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends: "Wait for dark."--Provided by publisher.

Sunset in Old Savannah

May 25, 2017
Ellis, Mary, 1951- author.
©2017
519 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When socialite Evelyn Doyle hires investigative partners and best friends Michael Preston and Elizabeth Kirby to do some routine surveillance on her wayward husband, the detective duo find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leaves them in this beautiful, historic city longer than they had expected.

The white feather murders

May 25, 2017
McMillan, Rachel, 1981- author.
©2017
365 pages (large print) 23 cm.
Toronto, 1914. Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts never could have imagined their crime-solving skills would set them up as emblems of female empowerment in a city preparing to enter World War I. Yet a war measure adopted by the mayor puts a target on Jem and her Italian husband, Ray DeLuca. In spite of these distractions, they join with other honorable and courageous cit leaders in the Cartier Club, which exists to aid newly arrived residents of Toronto. Then a club member turns up dead, bearing a slanderous white feather...

Custom baked murder

May 25, 2017
Mugavero, Liz, author.
©2017
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes gourmet pet food recipes.
"Summer is winding down in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, but Stan's love life and career are both heating up nicely. In between planning her new pet patisserie and café, Stan is settling into living-in-bliss with sexy pub owner Jake McGee. Love's on the menu for Stan's mom, Patricia, too, who's engaged to Frog Ledge's mayor, Tony Falco. Mayor Falco's dogged ambition isn't popular among locals, but it's his executive coach, Eleanor Chang, who's inspired a dangerous grudge. When Eleanor is found dead, there's a whole pack of suspects to choose from. Stan has first-hand experience of Eleanor's unsavory business tactics. But finding out who forced her to take a fatal plunge off the corporate ladder means unearthing some shady secrets ... and a killer who's too close for comfort"--Provided by publisher.

Miss Treadway and the field of stars

May 25, 2017
Emmerson, Miranda, author.
©2017
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
November 1965. American actress Iolanthe Green has become the toast of the West End, bringing a sprinkling of glamour to the scuffed boards of Soho's Galaxy Theatre. But one evening Iolanthe walks through the stage door, out into the cold London night, and vanishes. As the case grows colder, only Anna Treadway, Iolanthe's dresser at the Galaxy, still cares. A disparate band of London émigrés joins Anna in her quest, an odyssey that leads them into a netherworld of jazz clubs, backstreet doctors, police brutality, and seaside ghost towns.

Deadly dog days : a dog days mystery

May 25, 2017
Blair, Jamie M., author.
©2016
353 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"New to the historic town of Metamora, Indiana, Cameron Cripps-Hayman is looking to make friends with her neighbors. What she isn't looking for is one of their bodies floating in the canal. When she and her estranged husband, the town sheriff, are both suspected of murder, Cameron takes crime solving into her own hands, teaming up with her eccentric group of volunteers who dub themselves The Metamora Action Agency" --Back cover.

Grilling the subject

May 25, 2017
Gerber, Daryl Wood, author.
©2016
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip. But when the body of one of her father's neighbors is found the next morning smoldering in a bonfire, the rodeo revelry is extinguished. Sylvia Gump had acquired plenty of enemies with her practice of illegally encroaching on her neighbors' properties--including Jenna's dad, who was off fishing by himself and has no alibi for the murder. Now it's up to Cary Hart's dutiful daughter to clear his name before the real killer turns up the heat and rakes someone else over the coals."--Provided by publisher.

Telling tails : a second chance cat mystery

May 25, 2017
Ryan, Sofie, 1958- author.
©2017
369 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.

Digging up the dirt

May 24, 2017
James, Miranda.
©2016
403 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"An'gel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club s spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. The rest of the group is all a-flutter now that dashing and still-eligible Hadley Partridge is back to restore his family mansion. But the idle chatter soon turns deadly serious when a body turns up on the Partridge estate after a storm.... The remains might belong to Hadley s long-lost sister-in-law, Callie, who everyone thought ran off with Hadley years ago. And if it s not Callie, who could it be? As the Ducotes begin uncovering secrets, they discover that more than one person in Athena would kill to be Mrs. Partridge. Now An gel and Dickce will need to get their hands dirty if they hope to reveal a killer s deep-buried motives before someone else s name is mud...."--Google Books.

Burntown : a novel

May 19, 2017
McMahon, Jennifer, 1968- author.
©2017
422 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Ashford, Vermont, might look like your typical sleepy New England college town, but to the shadowy residents who live among the remains of its abandoned mills and factories, it's known as "Burntown." Eva Sandeski, known as "Necco" on the street, has been a part of this underworld for years, ever since the night her father Miles drowned in a flood that left her and her mother Lily homeless. A respected professor, Miles was also an inventor of fantastic machines, including one so secret that the plans were said to have been stolen from Thomas Edison's workshop. According to Lily, it's this machine that got Miles murdered. Necco has always written off this claim as the fevered imaginings of a woman consumed by grief. But when Lily dies under mysterious circumstances, and Necco's boyfriend is murdered, she's convinced her mother was telling the truth. Now, on the run from the man called "Snake Eyes," Necco must rely on other Burntown outsiders to survive."-- Provided by publisher.

The thirst

May 19, 2017
Nesbø, Jo, 1960- author.
©2017
769 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm.
Translated from the Norwegian.
Sequel to: Police.
Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

Threads of suspicion

May 17, 2017
Henderson, Dee, author.
©2017
611 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"An Evie Blackwell cold case".
In this follow-up to Traces of Guilt, detective Evie Blackwell returns with some familiar friends, this time working with a new task force dedicated to solving cold missing-persons cases. She and her new partner, David, have been assigned unrelated cases in Chicago, with Evie searching for a missing college student and David hunting a private investigator who disappeared. In the meantime, personal issues arise for both of them-David's famous longtime girlfriend may be connected to Evie's case, and Evie is starting to feel pressure to accept her boyfriend's marriage proposal. Henderson plays the faith card with subtlety, allowing the detectives to apply their beliefs to both their jobs and personal lives, and displays her usual keen understanding of the human psyche, delving into potential motives for murder as easily as she explores Evie's reluctance to commit.

A churn for the worse

May 17, 2017
Bradford, Laura, author.
©2016
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God's will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn't hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer's home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive--especially when another Amish family is victimized. Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish--his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she's earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot--straight into the path of a killer ...

Little deaths

May 17, 2017
Flint, Emma, author.
©2017
507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--cover.
A gripping suspense tale set in 1960s New York and inspired by true events follows the investigation of a cocktail waitress whose two young children have been brutally murdered and a rookie tabloid reporter who would uncover the truth.

Murder at an Irish wedding

May 17, 2017
O'Connor, Carlene, author.
©2017
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"An Irish village mystery"--T.p.
The O'Sullivan clan of County Cork, Ireland, are thrilled to be catering the matrimonial affairs of a celebrity couple, until a cunning killer turns an Irish wedding into an Irish wake.

The unseeing : [a novel]

May 17, 2017
Mazzola, Anna, author.
©2017
555 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Unabridged.
Includes Reading Group Guide (pages 541-543) and a conversation with the author (pages 545-549).
The Unseeing is a work of fiction, based on fact. All of the newspaper extracts used in [this book] are real, as are many of the details of the crime itself and the subsequent investigation and trial. However, at some points the truth is twisted and characters invented in order to make a better story. The murder of Hannah Brown became known as "The Edgeware Road Murder."

Walking on my grave

May 17, 2017
Hart, Carolyn G., author.
©2017
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Unabridged.
"Annie Darling's friend and fellow shop owner Ves Roundtree is a very wealthy woman. Her rich brother entrusted her with his estate, and upon her death, his fortune is to be divided. Several cash-strapped islanders are in line to collect life-changing inheritances. The problem is, Ves is very much alive. Ves hosts a dinner for the prospective beneficiaries and feels a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the wintry season. Not long after, she suffers a bad fall that was no accident. Everyone at the table had a motive but not a shred of evidence was left behind. When one of the suspects is found floating in the harbor and Ves disappears, Annie and her husband Max spring into action to catch a calculating killer before greed takes another life"--Page [4] of cover.

Fast and loose

May 15, 2017
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2017
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In the latest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington's newest foe has a short fuse . . . and it's just been lit. Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone s skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own. The acquaintance is fortuitous indeed, for as it turns out, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. He's the sort of man who prefers force to finesse, and who regards any professional defeat as a personal and intolerable insult. And when Stone s sly cunning collides with his adversary s hair-trigger-temper, the results are sure to be explosive. . . ."

Behind her eyes

May 15, 2017
Pinborough, Sarah, 1972- author.
©2017
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
British author Pinborough (Murder) effectively shifts perspectives between two complex characters in this twisty psychological thriller set in North London. Louise Barnsley is chagrined to learn that the hunky man who kissed her in a bar turns out to be her new, married boss, therapist David Martin. Louise and David agree that the flirtation would be just a onetime thing, but their interactions become more complicated when David's gorgeous wife, Adele, bumps into Louise and cultivates her friendship. Sections set in different time frames provide an ominous backdrop for the triangle, with references to dirt under fingernails and things having been done "that could not be undone." Despite her deepening bond with Adele, Louise is unable to successfully repress her attraction to David, even as he shows sides of his personality that disturb her. Pinborough will keep even veteran genre readers guessing about which members of the trio, if any, are providing trustworthy accounts of their pasts and presents.

Robert B. Parker's little white lies

May 15, 2017
Atkins, Ace, author.
©2017
399 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
Connie Kelly thought she'd found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the C.I.A. She fell so hard for M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment. But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser's card. A self-proclaimed military hotshot, Welles had been a frequent guest on national news shows speaking with authority about politics and world events. But when he disappears, he leaves not only a jilted lover but a growing list of angry investors, duped cops, and a team of paramilitary contractors looking for revenge. Enter Spenser, who quickly discovers that everything about Welles is phony. His name, his resume, and his client list are nothing but an elaborate fraud. But uncovering the truth won't be easy, as he'll have to keep the mystery man alive long enough to get back his client's money. As the trail winds from Boston to backroads Georgia, Spenser will need help from trusted allies Hawk and Teddy Sapp to make sure Welles's next con is his last.

Burning bright

May 15, 2017
Petrie, Nicholas, author.
©2017
637 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods in Northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, then he stumbles upon a hungry grizzly. Peter doesn't favor his odds in a fight of man against bear, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearly sapling. There, he finds something strange: a climbing rope, affixed to a distant branch above. It leads to another, and another, up through the giant tree canopy, ending at a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run. From below them come the sounds of men and gunshots.

The perfect stranger

May 15, 2017
Miranda, Megan, author.
©2017
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all. Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later. Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friend's life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all?"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl who knew too much

May 12, 2017
Quick, Amanda, author.
©2017
533 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool.The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist—especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago.With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under.

Plain missing

May 12, 2017
Miller, Emma, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
416 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"An Amish mystery"--Cover.
"Inn owner Rachel Mast is no longer a devout member of the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, but she still cares deeply for them. So she's staying at her family's farm to help her mother through an illness--and at the same time, trying to track down two missing people"-- Provided by publisher.

The curse of La Fontaine

May 12, 2017
Longworth, M. L. (Mary Lou), 1963- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Penguin Books, 2017.
"In the latest captivating installment of M.L. Longworth's acclaimed Verlaque & Bonnet Provencıal Mystery series, the newlywed investigators contend with their most sinister challenge yet: a centuries-old curse ... Chef Bear Valets has just opened his own restaurant, La Fontaine, in Aix-en-Provence. It's an immediate success--great reviews and a loyal clientele, including Verlaque and Bonnet. But when he decides to extend his restaurant's seating into an historic courtyard, some very powerful neighbors are against him. The historical society wants the courtyard, which had witnessed the 16th century hanging of an innocent man, and the murder of two resistant fighters in 1943 by the Gestapo, to remain untouched. Valets charges on, but has to temporarily close the restaurant when a skeleton is unearthed in the garden, buried in shallow ground next to an ancient stone fountain. La Fontaine reopens, only for more bad luck to hit. But when Valets begins receiving threatening letters, he becomes convinced that his life is in danger. And then the fountain, for only the third time in 352 years, stops running. By disturbing the garden, has Bear triggered the curse of la fontaine? And can newlyweds Verlaque and Bonnet solve the mystery before someone else ends up dead?"-- Provided by publisher.

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