New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

NYPD Red 4

February 5, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
379 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
"An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald--the woman who broke his heart at the police academy--are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer--before he strikes again."--Provided by publisher.

Miracle drug

February 4, 2016
Mabry, Richard L.
425 pages (large print) ; 23cm.
The infection wasn't supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn't. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why--his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal.

Rising darkness

February 4, 2016
Mehl, Nancy, author.
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Murder on the bucket list

February 4, 2016
Perona, Elizabeth, author.
439 pages ; 22 cm.
When the septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club gather in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list, a pungent smell emanating from the pool shed leads the jittery club members to a dead body.

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away

February 4, 2016
Brightwell, Emily, author.
399 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery clutching an old newspaper clipping, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. He'll need Mrs. Jeffries' help to revisit an old case that has haunted him for years.

Peril by ponytail : a bad hair day mystery

February 4, 2016
Cohen, Nancy J., 1948- author.
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Marla and Dalton's honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch veers from dangerous to downright deadly faster than a horse headed to the corral. With her husband's uncle -- the resort's owner -- on the suspect list for murder, Marla races to prove his innocence.

Bubba done it : a dreamwalker mystery

February 3, 2016
Toussaint, Maggie.
443 pages (large print): 22 cm.
When amateur sleuth and dream walker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case, she arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper "Bubba done it." Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Georgia, have close ties to the victim -- including her goofball brother-in-law.

The diva steals a chocolate kiss

February 3, 2016
Davis, Krista, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Delicious recipes and entertaining tips included!"--Cover
Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is running the show for Amore Chocolates fiftieth anniversary chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company's CEO, Joe Merano. It's a chocolate lover's dream -- until the body of a competing chocolatier is found in the guesthouse.

The guest room : a novel

February 1, 2016
Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016] ©2016
447 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host a bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She brings their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate moment in the guest room, and two women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night.

Breakdown : an Alex Delaware novel

January 29, 2016
Kellerman, Jonathan.
418 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"Psychologist sleuth Alex Delaware is surprised to get the call when well-known TV actress Zelda Chase turns up half-naked, half-mad in the LA's rural Westside. He has little connection to the starlet, save a psychiatric evaluation he performed on her adopted daughter several years ago, a child who has since vanished without a trace and whom Zelda refuses to talk about. When the actress turns up dead a few weeks later without a scratch on her, Delaware calls in police lieutenant Milo Sturgis to help him crack the case--or at least the wall of silence surrounding it. When the body of a second actress turns up with the same mysterious cause of death, Delaware and Sturgis start to wonder--is this a copycat case or a coincidence? When they uncover the death of another actress, a star from another era who vanished decades ago, never to be found, they realize they're facing one of the their most baffling, mind-bending cases yet"-- Provided by publisher.

Antiques swap

January 28, 2016
Allan, Barbara.
333 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
It happened at Serenity's swap meet, after Brandy Borne and her eccentric mother Vivian finished shooting the pilot for their TV show, Antiques Sleuths. Brandy lost her balance and fell . . . into the helpful arms of an old flame, tycoon Wesley Sinclair III. But did Brandy's innocent slip lead to the murder of Wesley's wife?

Scents and sensibility : a Chet and Bernie mystery

January 28, 2016
Quinn, Spencer. author
435 pages ; 22 cm.
"When his neighbor gets in trouble for cactus smuggling, Bernie Little, along with his dog, investigates and discovers dangerous goings-on in the desert that seem to be linked to a strange festival, a cult, and a long-ago kidnapping"--publisher.

Fool me once : a tarot mystery

January 28, 2016
Hockensmith, Steve, author.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Since taking over the White Magic Five and Dime, Alanis McLachlan has been tracking down old customers to make amends for her mother's con jobs. So when Marsha comes looking for a way out of her abusive marriage, Alanis does what she can to help. But lending a hand leads to unforeseen consequences -- including murder.

The beat goes on : the complete Rebus stories

January 28, 2016
Rankin, Ian. author.
877 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Dead and buried -- Playback -- The Dean curse -- Being Frank -- Concrete evidence -- Seeing things -- A good hanging -- Tit for tat -- Not Provan -- Sunday-- -- Auld lang syne -- The gentleman's club -- Monstrous trumpet -- My shopping day -- Talk show -- Trip trap -- Castle dangerous -- In the frame -- Facing the music -- Window of opportunity -- Death is not the end -- No sanity clause -- Tell me who to kill -- Saint Nicked -- Atonement -- Not just another Sunday -- Penalty Claus -- The passenger -- A three-pint problem -- The very last drop -- Cinders.
"Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus short stories for the first time, including two never-before published tales written specifically for this collection. From his beginnings as a young Detective Constable in "Dead and Buried," right up to his dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in "The Very Last Drop," Rebus shines in these stories, confirming his status as one of crime fiction's most compelling, brilliant, and unforgettable characters. In these gripping, fast-paced tales, the legendary Scottish detective investigates the sinister cases that are his specialty, including a gruesome student death, the brutal murder of a woman at the crux of a love triangle, an audacious jewel heist, suspicious happenings at a nursing home, and an ominous email that brings a family's darkest secrets to light" -- provided by publisher.

Skating on thin ice

January 27, 2016
Bain, Donald, 1935- author.
361 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Based on the Universal television series created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link."
Olympic pairs figure skating hopeful Christine Allen is training in Cabot Cove under the tutelage of former gold medalist Brian Devlin, partnered with Russian skater Alexei Olshansky. But when a series of "accidents" leads to the death of one of the skaters, Jessica Fletcher suspects cold-blooded murder.

The gates of Evangeline

January 27, 2016
Young, Hester.
627 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice."
"When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte "Charlie" Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children--visions of injured children, dead children--she's sure that she's lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them. After a little boy in a boat appears in Charlie's dreams asking for her help, Charlie finds herself entangled in a thirty-year-old missing-child case that has never ceased to haunt Louisiana's prestigious Deveau family. Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family's sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance bring healing. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust--and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could've imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

The drowning ground

January 25, 2016
Marrison, James.
515 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Forced to leave his native Argentina, Detective Chief Inspector Guillermo Downes sought tranquility in the English Cotswolds. But violence can strike anywhere. With the kind of insights into village life that made Broadchurch so powerful, The Drowning Ground introduces a terrific new voice in crime fiction.

The legend of Sleepy Harlow : a League of Literary Ladies mystery

January 21, 2016
Logan, Kylie, author.
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
For Halloween, the Literary Ladies are reading Washington Irving's classic tale of the headless horseman. But South Bass Island has its own headless legend -- of bootlegger Charlie "Sleepy" Harlow, decapitated by rival rumrunners. Harlow's ghost appears once a year to find his noggin, and the Elkhart Ghost Getters (EGG) have returned to get footage of the specter. But when the EGG leader turns up dead, Kate Wilder, whose winery they trashed last year, becomes the prime suspect. Now the League must scramble to crack the case.

All the president's menus

January 21, 2016
Hyzy, Julie A., author.
455 pages (telework) ; 22 cm.
White House executive chef Olivia Paras is delighted to hear that plans are still on to welcome a presidential candidate from the country of Saardisca and four of that nation's top chefs. But when a tour of the kitchen by the foreign chefs ends in murder, it's clear someone has infiltrated the White House.

As gouda as dead

January 21, 2016
Aames, Avery, author.
451 pages (pages) ; 22 cm.
Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine's Day with weeklong events including heart-shaped cheese baskets at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is celebrating by finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams, handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. When a beloved bar owner is found murdered on his farm, Jordan believes they should reschedule their wedding. This killer just crossed the wrong woman. No one is ruining her wedding plans!

Fat cat spreads out

January 21, 2016
Cantrell, Janet, author.
365 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity "Chase" Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has other plans for their delicious dessert bars. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy roams the fairgrounds in search of more delights. But what he finds is murder -- and Quincy's own veterinarian being led away by the police.

Mrs. Jeffries and the merry gentlemen

January 21, 2016
Brightwell, Emily, author.
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Orlando Edison is a stockbroker using London's infatuation with foreign mining ventures to make a fortune. He has curried favor with the nation's most respected aristocrats, even inviting three influential investors--known as the Merry Gentlemen--to be part of his latest enterprise. Edison is welcomed in the highest circles and moves with ease among the rich and powerful. But a few days before Christmas, he is found murdered. Inspector Witherspoon and his household are looking forward to the festive season. But they all know their duty, and led by the intrepid Mrs. Jeffries, they plan to see justice served for the holidays ..."--

Wicked stitch : an embroidery mystery

January 21, 2016
Lee, Amanda, 1967- author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2015.
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"For most small-business owners in Tallulah Falls, the upcoming Renaissance Faire is a wonderful way to promote their specialty shops. For Marcy's nemesis, Nellie, and her sister, Clara, it's an opportunity to finally put Marcy and her shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, out of business. Apparently the sisters like to make grudges a family affair and have set up competing booths right next to Marcy's at the Ren Faire. When Clara is discovered dead in her own booth--strangled by the scarf she had almost finished knitting--Marcy becomes the prime suspect. Now she has to do whatever it takes to keep her reputation from unraveling--and get to the bottom of a most deadly yarn ..."--

Seven threadly sins : a Threadville mystery

January 21, 2016
Bolin, Janet, author.
457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Although Willow Vanderling has never wanted to be a model, she's strutting her stuff in a runway show for the Threadville Academy of Design and Modeling scholarship fund. Then the academy's mean-spirited director plays a shocking prank on Willow and her friends, and mysteriously winds up dead ...

Welcome to Night Vale : a novel

January 21, 2016
Fink, Joseph (Fiction writer), author.
New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015].
514 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked "KING CITY" by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels. Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: "KING CITY". It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures...if they can ever find it."--provided by publisher.


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