New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

July 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Through the evil days

July 29, 2014
Spencer-Fleming, Julia.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
582 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire. The extent of the tragedy isn't known until the next day, when the charred remains of a man and woman are recovered-along with evidence showing they were shot execution style. The last thing Russ needs are two potential homicides. He's struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood, and his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: a week ice-fishing at a remote Adirondack lake. St. Alban's Church is still in turmoil over the Reverend Clare Fergusson's news that she's five and a half months pregnant-but only two and a half months married. Worried her post-deployment drinking and drug use may have damaged the baby, she awaits the outcome of the bishop's investigation into her "unpriestly" behavior: a scolding, censure, or permanent suspension. Officer Hadley Knox is having a miserable January as well. Her on-again, off-again lover, Kevin Flynn, has seven days to weigh an offer from the Syracuse Police Department that might take him half a state away. And her ex-husband's in town-threatening to take custody of their kids unless Hadley pays him off with money she doesn't have. When Hadley discovers that the dead couple fostered an eight-year-old girl who was a recent liver donee, the search for the killer takes on a new and terrible urgency. With no access to immunosuppressant drugs, transplant rejection will kill the girl in a matter of days. As a deadly ice storm downs power lines and immobilizes roads, Russ and Clare search desperately for the truth about the missing child, but the hunters will become the hunted when they are trapped in the cabin beside the frozen lake and stalked through the snowbound woods by a killer.

The lost island : a Gideon Crew novel

July 25, 2014
Preston, Douglas J., author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
497 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life. Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive."--Page 2 of cover.

Seed no evil : a flower shop mystery

July 22, 2014
Collins, Kate, 1951-
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Spinning in her grave : a haunted yarn shop mystery

July 22, 2014
MacRae, Molly.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, [2014].
441 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The Prime Minister's secret agent : a Maggie Hope mystery

July 22, 2014
MacNeal, Susan Elia, author.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

The devil walks in mattingly

July 18, 2014
Coffey, Billy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Don't ever look back

July 9, 2014
Friedman, Daniel, 1981-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Murder in Pigalle

July 9, 2014
Black, Cara, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
457 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The alpine yeoman

July 9, 2014
Daheim, Mary.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The detective

July 9, 2014
Hunt, James Patrick, 1964-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The devil's breath

July 9, 2014
Harris, Tessa.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The player

July 9, 2014
Parks, Brad, 1974-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A Ross Carter mystery"--Cover.

A circle of wives

July 8, 2014
LaPlante, Alice, 1958-
Waterville, Maine. : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The weight of blood

July 8, 2014
McHugh, Laura.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.

Murder in the ball park

July 8, 2014
Goldsborough, Robert.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Nero Wolfe mystery"--Title page.
"When a sniper kills a senator at ballgame, Nero Wolfe is called upon to solve the murder"-- Provided by publisher.


July 8, 2014
Viets, Elaine, 1950-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A husband and wife PI team investigates the world of show cats as they search for a murderer and a kidnapped show cat"-- Provided by publisher.

Terminal city

June 26, 2014
Fairstein, Linda A.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

Nine lives to die : a Mrs. Murphy Mystery

June 26, 2014
Brown, Rita Mae.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

That night

June 26, 2014
Stevens, Chevy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.
"Toni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is thirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy--not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who clearly doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life miserable in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name"-- Provided by publisher.

Out of circulation

June 26, 2014
James, Miranda.
Detroit, MI : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
379 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Ducote sisters are in a tiff with Vera Cassity over the location of this year's library fundraiser, and librarian Charlie Harris would rather stay out of the fray. Everyone -- even his housekeeper Azalea -- has it in for Vera. And at the gala, she gives them good reason with a public display of rancor. Then Charlie discovers Azalea standing over Vera's dead body, and it's up to him -- with a little help from his Maine coon cat, Diesel -- to clear Azalea's name.

Holiday Buzz

June 26, 2014
Coyle, Cleo.
Detroit : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
569 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When she stumbles upon the dead body of a hardworking baker's assistant during the Great New York Cookie Swap, coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi and her boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, spend their holiday poring over the clues to catch a killer.

To Brie or Not to Brie

June 26, 2014
Aames, Avery.
Detroit : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
463 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
While feeding the actors in her grandmother's production of Hamlet, Charlotte Bessette, the owner of The Cheese Shop, finds her world melting when a container of her signature ice cream is used as a murder weapon.

Braced for murder : introducing Calamity, Cruiser's canine partner in crime

June 26, 2014
Wright, Sue Owens, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale Cengage Learning, 2013.
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
After a reviled shelter manager is discovered euthanized, Beanie and Cruiser hit the crime trail once again. And the Tahoe Animal Impoundment Liberation Society (TAILS) is among the prime suspects. When Beanie and Cruiser attend the Basset Waddle seeking an adopter for foster basset Calamity (who has other ideas), Cruiser mysteriously vanishes and Beanie stumbles into a trap intended to put an end to the investigation -- along with her and Cruiser.

Cat trick : a magical cats mystery

June 26, 2014
Kelly, Sofie, 1958-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
413 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The businesses of Mayville Heights hope to convince Chicago-based Legacy Tours to sell a vacation package for the town. Legacy Tours partner Mike Glazer was a local boy, but even the town bootlegger has an issue with the bossy loudmouth Mike has become. When librarian Kathleen Paulson finds Mike's body on the boardwalk, she's determined -- with a little help from extraordinary cats Owen and Hercules -- to book a killer for an extended stay in prison.

A cookbook conspiracy : a bibliophile mystery

June 26, 2014
Carlisle, Kate, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013.
471 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright loves food, but it's her sister Savannah who became a chef. When Savannah's culinary superstar ex-boyfriend Baxter Cromwell invites her to his new restaurant's opening, she asks Brooklyn to restore a tattered cookbook as a present for him. Brooklyn thinks the book belongs in a museum. And shortly after receiving it, Baxter is found dead with Savannah is kneeling over him, bloody knife in hand.


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