New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

January 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Scorched eggs

January 27, 2015
Childs, Laura.
©2014
433 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

If bread could rise to the occasion

January 27, 2015
Shelton, Paige.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
389 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A fresh school year begins as Gram and Betts anxiously await the arrival of their new crop of students. But their enthusiasm is thwarted when a stranger named Freddie O'Bannon arrives and claims to have proof that he was accepted to the school despite what is in their files. And when the ghost of Cylas Gent, a young man who might have a romantic past with Gram, also appears, there are suddenly two mysteries demanding their attention. But just as Gram and Bretts start sifting through the past, one of their new students is murdered.

Fifty shades of greyhound

January 26, 2015
Abbey, Sparkle.
©2014
281 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Caro Lamont, Laguna Beach's favorite pet therapist, is thrilled to support the elite fundraising gala for Greys Matter, a SoCal greyhound rescue group. All the guests in the couture-attired crowd are clad in varying shades of grey, the champagne and donations are flowing, and there are fifty gorgeous greyhounds in attendance. But before the evening ends, a stranger in their midst is dead. Caro sets out to help the rescue group find the identity of the mystery guest but soon finds herself in the doghouse with homicide detective, Judd Malone and federal agent, John Milner. When there's a second death, Caro is convinced she's on the track of someone who wants a secret to stay buried, but it's a race to see whether Caro can uncover the truth before the killer decides she's next.

Gathering shadows

January 26, 2015
Mehl, Nancy.
©2014
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

A cry from the dust

January 26, 2015
Parks, Carrie Stuart.
©2014
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Yarn to go

January 26, 2015
Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When she inherits her aunt's yarn retreat business, dessert chef Casey Feldstein decides to host a scheduled retreat, even though she knows nothing about knitting, and she investigates when a retreat regular is murdered.

Cross-stitch before dying : an embroidery mystery

January 26, 2015
Lee, Amanda, 1967-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
345 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Marcy Singer's mom, costume designer for a lavish, Bollywood-style production, suggests Tallulah Falls as a great place to shoot part of the film. Everyone at the embroidery shop, and around town, is in a flutter that a glamorous movie production is taking place in their midst. But when the star of the film is found murdered, the police suspect Marcy's mom, who made it no secret she did not care for the diva's attitude regarding her wardrobe. To save her mom's career, Marcy and her friends will need ot stitch together the clues . . .

They danced by the light of the moon : an Andy Gammon mystery

January 26, 2015
Pagel, Tempa, author.
Farmington Hills, Michigan : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Former Detroit teacher Andy Gammon can't help getting involved when history meets mystery. Add in a couple of prime specimens of 19th-century New England architecture -- her other passion -- and Andy is exploring back hallways and underground tunnels to learn why a woman was killed at the Grand Hotel of the Atlantic on the night of the reopening gala, why another woman disappeared from that same room a century ago, and what connects the two.

The fatal funnel cake : a fresh-baked mystery

January 26, 2015
Washburn, L. J.
©2013
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Phyllis Newsom and friends Carolyn and Sam whip up their best dishes to win some ribbons at the Texas State Fair. And one of their favorite celebrity chefs, Joye Jameson, is broadcasting her TV show from the fair. Joye invites Phyllis and the other finalists for best funnel cake to prepare their recipes live on the air. But when Joye suffers a deadly allergic reaction from one bite of her funnel cake, Phyllis goes from top entry to top suspect.

The Breakfast Club murder

January 26, 2015
Crespi, Camilla T.
©2014
477 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When Lori's ex-husband remarries, she is dealing with an unhappy teen daughter, an invasive vegan mother, and a catering career to bring back to life. Then her ex's new wife is murdered, and she becomes the prime suspect. Now she must clear herself with some help from her breakfast club friends.

Death of a liar

January 22, 2015
Beaton, M. C.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2015]
361 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime"-- Provided by publisher.

Private Vegas

January 15, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947-|4aut
New York : Little Brown & Co 2015.
479 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides--and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before.

Haunted

January 13, 2015
White, Randy Wayne, author.
©2014
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Hannah Smith novel"--Cover.
"When a wealthy Palm Beach widow hires Hannah Smith to prove that she was sold "stigmatized property" without full disclosure, Hannah realizes she can stop the historic, some say haunted, house from being replaced by condos while tracking her family history. Although she doesn't believe in ghosts, she will learn some things are more dangerous than ghosts"-- Provided by publisher.

Let sleeping dogs lie

January 13, 2015
Brown, Rita Mae, author.
©2014
383 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A century-old crime reawakens bad will--and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister Jane to the bone"-- Provided by publisher.

The Lewis man

January 13, 2015
May, Peter, 1951-
©2012
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: The Blackhouse.
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Verso t.p.
Fin Macleod returns to the outer Hebridean island of his youth to make amends and restore his parents' cottage before investigating a death involving family secrets and a sinister adversary.

The murder man

January 13, 2015
Parsons, Tony, 1953-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
509 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Meet London police detective Max Wolfe. Insomniac. Dog lover. Coffee addict. Boxer. Single parent. And every murderer's worst nightmare. There's a serial killer on the loose. He cuts throats. And he is good at it. Twenty years ago seven students became best friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field, founded five hundred years ago by King Henry VIII. Suddenly they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable... Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of London all the way to the corner rooms in the corridors of power. At enormous personal cost, what Wolfe uncovers is a horrific secret that has been buried for two decades--and is now coming back to haunt all of those involved. With this stunning crime fiction debut, award-winning journalist and international bestselling author Tony Parsons is poised for breakout success in the US"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder at the Brightwell

January 13, 2015
Weaver, Ashley.
©2014
465 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance;, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband. Amory accompanies Gil to the luxurious Brightwell Hotel in an attempt to circumvent the marriage of his sister, Emmeline, to Rupert Howe, a disreputable ladies' man. Amory sees in the situation a grim reflection of her own floundering marriage. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime. Amory is determined to prove his innocence and find the real killer, despite attempted dissuasion from the disapproving police inspector on the case. Matters are further complicated by Milo's unexpected arrival, and the two form an uneasy alliance as Amory enlists his reluctant aid in clearing Gil's name. As the stakes grow higher and the line between friend and foe becomes less clear, Amory must decide where her heart lies and catch the killer before she, too, becomes a victim. Murder at the Brightwell is a delicious novel in which murder invades polite society and romance springs in unexpected places. Ashley Weaver's debut is a wonderful testament to the enduring delight of the traditional mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

Half in love with artful death

January 13, 2015
Crider, Bill, 1941-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
365 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The local community college and an antique dealer team up to have a workshop for artists. One local man, Burt Collins, isn't fond of the art, and he isn't fond of having the artists in town. Sheriff Dan Rhodes is called to the antique store because Collins has been accused of vandalizing some paintings. When Rhodes arrives, two men are restraining Collins. But before Rhodes can take Collins into custody, a near riot breaks out. Rhodes gets the situation under control with the help of college math instructor and wannabe cop Seepy Benton. Later that day Rhodes has to help the county animal control officer round up some runaway donkeys, and that evening there's a robbery at a local convenience store. After looking into the robbery, Rhodes goes by to see Collins and talk to him about the vandalism. Collins isn't talking because he's been killed, his head bashed in with a bust of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Rhodes is faced with other problems, too: a naked woman in a roadside park and a gang of meth-cookers. It seems as if a Sheriff's work is never done.Half in Love with Artful Death is the 21st book in this entertaining and original series. It's the perfect time for mystery fans to discover this Texan star of the genre, Bill Crider. "-- Provided by publisher.

The White Magic Five and Dime : a Tarot mystery

January 13, 2015
Hockensmith, Steve.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
469 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Much to Alanis McLachlan's surprise, her con-woman mother, Barbra, has left her an inheritance--The White Magic Five & Dime, a new-age shop in tiny Berdache, Arizona. Reluctantly traveling to Berdache to claim her new property, Alanis decides to stay and pick up her estranged mother's tarot reading business in an attempt to find out who killed her. With help from a hunky cop and her mother's live-in teenage apprentice, Alanis begins faking her way through bogus tarot readings in order to win the confidence of her mother's clients. But much to her surprise, the more she uses the tarot deck, the more Alanis begins to find real meaning in the cards

Fighting chance

January 13, 2015
Haddam, Jane, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When his best friend, parish priest Tibor Kasparian, is wrongly arrested for murder, a distraught Gregor Demarkian breaks his personal rules about consulting in his determination to uncover the truth.

Ghost wanted

January 13, 2015
Hart, Carolyn G.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Bailey Ruth's supervisor, Wiggins, is worried about a dear old friend. The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts Adelaide's college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone's making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle, and stealing a valuable book. Concerned with Lorraine's reputation among the living, Wiggins dispatches the irrepressible redhead Bailey Ruth to investigate. Soon after her arrival, trouble begins to stack up. A campus security guard is shot by an intruder, and Bailey Ruth uncovers a catalog of evidence blaming a student for the crimes. As a ghost, she may not be all there, but even Bailey Ruth can decipher that something isn't adding up. So with police preparing to make an arrest, the spirited detective must race against the clock to find the real culprit, because when justice is overdue, it takes more than death to stop Bailey Ruth Raeburn"--Provided by publisher.

Wait for signs : twelve Longmire stories

January 13, 2015
Johnson, Craig, 1961-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
265 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Old Indian trick -- Ministerial aid -- Slick-tongued devil -- Fire bird -- Unbalanced -- Several stations -- High holidays -- Toys for tots -- Divorce horse -- Thankstaking -- Messenger -- Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns.
"Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume-featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A & E's Longmire. Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick." This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson's bestselling, award-winning novels and the A & E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can't buy the stories in book form. Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories-and one entirely new story, "Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns"--For the very first time in a single volume. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in "Ministerial Aide," when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious "Messenger," where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming"--Provided by publisher.

Insatiable appetites

January 12, 2015
Woods, Stuart.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Stone Barrington novel."

A deadly measure of brimstone : a Dandy Gilver mystery

January 8, 2015
McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Dandy and the whole Gilver clan travel to a spa town for a weekend of relaxation which is quickly interrupted by a slew of mysterious-- and deadly--events"-- Provided by publisher.

Laws of murder : [a Charles Lenox mystery]

January 8, 2015
Finch, Charles (Charles B.)
©2014
366 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Subtitle from jacket.
"Charles Lenox is forced to take on a case of terrible personal consequence: the murder of a friend and colleague"-- Provided by publisher.

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