New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

September 14, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bringing Maggie home

September 13, 2017
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
©2017
565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes readers guide.
"Ten-year-old Hazel takes her three-year-old sister to pick berries in a blackberry thicket in 1943, and only one of them comes home again. Young Hazel's world crumbles, the weight of the guilt from that colors every relationship in her life for the next seventy years. But now Hazel's granddaughter Meghan is a cold case agent and has an opportunity to investigate this very personal family mystery. What she uncovers could provide healing for three generations of women"-- Provided by publisher.

Cold hearted river

September 13, 2017
McCafferty, Keith, author.
©2017
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Sheriff Martha Ettinger reunites with once-again lover and sometime private detective Sean Stranahan to investigate the death of a woman who was stranded in a spring snowstorm. When a fly wallet is found in a pannier on the saddle of the woman's horse, the leather engraved with the initials EH, Stranahan shows the wallet to Patrick Willoughby, the president of the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club. Only a few days before, Willoughby was approached by a man selling fishing gear that had belonged to a famous outdoorsman and writer. All the clues point to an obsession with Ernest Hemingway, and Sean soon finds himself on the trail of a missing steamer trunk rumored to contain not only the writer's valuable fly fishing gear, but perhaps even priceless samples of his unpublished work"--Provided by publisher.

Glass houses

September 13, 2017
Penny, Louise, author.
©2017
657 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment" -- provided by publisher.

Gone to dust

September 13, 2017
Goldman, Matt, 1962- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Investigating a murder complicated by the killer's strategic approaches to confounding all possible DNA evidence, private detective Nils Shapiro is forced by FBI interference to secretly uncover the potentially shattering identity of a mysterious woman.

Murder in Saint-Germain

September 13, 2017
Black, Cara, 1951- author.
©2017
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimee Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she's being stalked by a ghost--a Serbian warlord her team took down.

Storm cell

September 13, 2017
DuBois, Brendan, author.
©2016
449 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Felix is being charged for the brutal murder of a local businessman--witnesses place him at the location; the recovered murder weapon belonged to Felix; and his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. It seems to be the proverbial open-and-shut case, but Lewis refuses to believe his friend--even though Felix is a former enforcer for the Boston mob--was responsible As he engages in his one-man attempt to free his friend, two FBI agents come to him with disturbing news: they have word that unless Felix is freed from prison in just three days, he will be murdered while in custody. With time running out, the FBI nipping at his heels, and with Felix's own lawyer refusing to help, Lewis is on his own as he desperately tries to clear his friend's name before Felix departs prison . . . as a dead man.

The western star

September 13, 2017
Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.
©2017
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge"-- Provided by publisher.

Haunted

September 12, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2017.
366 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. Turns out the vacation brochures don't tell the full story-the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up.A young, hardscrabble, and forgotten girl is haunted by a traumatic history. Homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?

Lie to me

September 8, 2017
Ellison, J. T., author.
©2017
609 pages (large print) ; 23cm.
"Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her"--provided by publisher.

Y is for yesterday

September 8, 2017
Grafton, Sue, author.
©2017
711 pages (large print) : 23 cm.
"In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate--and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents--until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help."--Provided by publisher.

Emma in the night

September 8, 2017
Walker, Wendy, 1967- author.
©2017
441 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

September 8, 2017
Sullivan, Matthew, 1970- author.
©2017
443 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Lydia Smith is a clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs--the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore's upper room, Lydia's life comes unglued. Always Joey's favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message." --Back cover.

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's sonnet

September 8, 2017
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author.
©2017
511 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Exposed

September 8, 2017
Scottoline, Lisa, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Pub Inc., 2017.
515 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues--ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend."-- Provided by publisher.

Secrets in death

September 8, 2017
Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
©2017
547 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people's secrets is silenced. The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally--with a knife to the brachial artery. Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know..."-- Provided by publisher.

What's become of her

September 8, 2017
Caletti, Deb, author.
©2017
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Isabelle Austen returns to her hometown on a small, isolated Pacific Northwest island to take over the family tourism business after the death of her mother, a disapproving parent and a hard woman to love. Feeling lost, Isabelle is also struggling with a recent divorce and wondering if she'll ever come into her own. Then her life takes a surprising turn: The mysterious Henry North arrives on Parrish Island, steps off a seaplane, and changes Isabelle's world forever. From the beginning, their relationship is heady and intense--then Isabelle learns of Henry's disturbing past, involving the death of a fiancee and the disappearance of a wife. Suddenly Isabelle is caught between love and suspicion, paranoia and passion, as she searches for the truth she may not want to find--and is swept into a dangerous game she may not survive.

Grace to the finish

September 7, 2017
Hyzy, Julie A., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
366 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Now that Grace Wheaton has officially been named heir to Bennett Marshfield's fortune, her usually busy schedule has become a juggling act. In addition to her duties at Marshfield Manor, she's bankrolling her roommates' refurbished wine shop. Grace is excited to check out the rustic space with Bruce and Scott. but that excitement turns to dismay when they stumble upon the body of the banker involved with the sale."--Provided by publisher.

Death comes to Kurland Hall

September 7, 2017
Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author.
©2015
392 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Returning to Kurland St. Mary to help with a friend's wedding, Lucy Harrington is dismayed at the presence of Major Robert Kurland, but calls a truce with him when Mrs. Chingford, a meddling widow who had set her sights on Lucy's father, is found dead at the bottom of a staircase."--Provided by publisher.

The separatists

September 7, 2017
Wiehl, Lis W., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
413 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Journalist and newscaster Erica Sparks is only planning to report on an explosive story--until she gets caught in the middle of it."--Provided by publisher.

The tell-tale tarte

August 24, 2017
Corrigan, Maya, author.
©2017
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Swiss vendetta : Agnes Lüthi mysteries

August 23, 2017
De Hahn, Tracee, author.
©2017
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Four furlongs

August 23, 2017
Wright Crigger, Carol, author.
©2016
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"The China Bohannon series"--T.p.

The final vow

August 23, 2017
Flower, Amanda, author.
©2017
389 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm

Gone with the twins

August 23, 2017
Logan, Kylie, author.
©2017
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A muddied murder

August 23, 2017
Tyson, Wendy, 1969- author.
©2016
445 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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