New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

September 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bones never lie : a novel

September 15, 2014
Reichs, Kathy.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2014]
480 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
"Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common--the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue--unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness" -- from publisher's web site.

Blood on the water : a William Monk novel

September 15, 2014
Perry, Anne. author.
513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is handed back to Monk, who must now rely on his own memory of the event to help piece together what really happened. His investigation leads him down a dangerous road, one in which wealthy and powerful men gamble for control of the Suez Canal, so crucial to the Empire's future. With his wife Hester and friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk soon reveals that the attack is not quite what it seems--but as he begins to unravel the motives behind it, he finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international political intrigue, where justice always comes with a price...and inadvertently makes himself the next target"-- Provided by publisher.

Robert B. Parker's Blind spot : a Jesse Stone novel

September 15, 2014
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times-bestselling series. It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and longer still since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly unrelated, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect. Sometimes, danger comes not from where you expect it-but from your blind spots"-- Provided by publisher.

Windingo Island

September 15, 2014
Krueger, William Kent.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The secret place

September 15, 2014
French, Tana.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
845 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Yarn over murder

September 15, 2014
Sefton, Maggie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
373 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A fountain filled with blood : a Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne novel

September 15, 2014
Spencer-Fleming, Julia.
593 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Shunned and dangerous

September 15, 2014
Bradford, Laura.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
365 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The day she died

September 15, 2014
McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The long way home

September 15, 2014
Penny, Louise.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
605 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind.

The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush

September 15, 2014
Albert, Susan Wittig.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
443 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Festive in death

September 15, 2014
Robb, J. D., 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Designated daughters

September 15, 2014
Maron, Margaret.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014].
413 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Going, going, ganache

September 12, 2014
McKinlay, Jenn.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
379 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
After a cupcake-flinging fiasco at a photo shoot for a local magazine, Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura agree to make amends by hosting a weeklong corporate boot camp at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. A team-building week of making cupcakes for charity is the brainchild of billionaire Ian Hannigan, new owner of the lifestyle magazine. But when the magazine's creative director is found murdered outside the bakery, Mel and Angie have a new team-building exercise.

Mayhem at the Orient Express

September 12, 2014
Logan, Kylie.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
355 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Most folks aren't forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, but that's just what happens to B and B proprietor and ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder after a small-town magistrate has had enough of their squabbling. South Bass, an island on Lake Erie, is home to an idyllic summer resort, but these three ladies keep disturbing the peace. The initial book choice is Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, and that sets their mouths to watering. The Orient Express is the island's newest Chinese restaurant. They might not agree about much, but the ladies all love the orange chicken on the menu. But their meal is spoiled when the restaurant's owner, Peter Chan, has the bad fortune of getting murdered, the ladies are inspired by Christie to cath a killer"--Publisher.

The diva frosts a cupcake

September 12, 2014
Davis, Krista.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
481 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes, a fundraising event for animal shelters. All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake war erupts between two bakeries. Tongues wag and tempers rise when a partner leaves Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets under way. Just as it seems nothing else can go wrong, Sugar Baby's sole remaining employee is found dead. Suspicion falls on the feuding owners, but the scrumptious new guy in town is also raising some eyebrows. Now Sophie and Nina have to sift through the clues and discover who isn't as sweet as they seem.

Thread and buried

September 10, 2014
Bolin, Janet, author.
Waterville, Maine Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Includes original embroidery project"--Cover.
Every town has a legend. For Threadville, it's the story of Snoozy Gallagher, the hotel owner who disappeared thirty years ago with a bag full of stolen jewelry, never to be heard from again. That is, until now, when Snoozy's loot is discovered buried behind Willow Vanderling's embroidery shop In Stitches. When villagers mysteriously become ill, and a body shrouded in materials from Threadville shops appears in the exact spot where the treasure was, along with two abandoned kittens, Willow needs answers.

Murder by sunlight : the charity quilt

September 10, 2014
Graham, Barbara, 1948-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A quilted mystery"--Title page.
Tennessee Sheriff Tony Abernathy and his small staff are hoping the upcoming celebration of the nation's birthday will be a quiet one. The quilters are hanging a show and antique cars promise to liven up the parade. Life is good. And then it's not. A man's body is found in a tree and suddenly the county's whole population seems embroiled in mischief, mayhem or murder. And blackmail, midnight memorials and a spy game complicate Tony's job.

Booty bones

September 10, 2014
Haines, Carolyn, author.
Thorndike, Maine Center Point Large Print, 2014.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sarah Booth Delaney's vacation on Dauphin Island goes disastrously awry when she's asked to solve the murder of a treasure-hunter.

Murder in Murray Hill

September 10, 2014
Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
384 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"When facing injustice, the residents of nineteenth-century New York City's tenements turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect their rights. Now the two must track down a cruel criminal preying on the hopes and dreams of innocent women"-- Provided by publisher.

The drop

September 4, 2014
Lehane, Dennis.
New York : Harper Luxe, 2014.
229 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Originally published in a slightly different form as Animal rescue in Boston Noir in 2009 by Akashic Books" --Title page verso.
"Larger print."
"Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back" -- from publisher's web site.

Mrs. Jeffries turns the tide

September 2, 2014
Brightwell, Emily.
Detroit : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning , 2014.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Beautiful and new in town, Ellen Langston-Jones doesn't have any enemies. So when she's found dead in the communal gardens, Inspector Witherspoon quickly narrows the field of suspects down to one: Lucius Montague, who was seen threatening Mrs. Langston-Jones. The Inspector and all of London are positive that he's the killer, but Mrs. Jeffries has doubts. Now, she must turn the tide of the investigation...

Oak and dagger

September 2, 2014
St. James, Dorothy.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Despite cooler fall temperatures in Washington, D.C., tempers flare at the White House when historical documents go missing from the curator's office and the gardeners are blamed. As if that isn't bad enough, Casey Calhoun has started receiving death threats, and the president's pooch is digging unsightly holes all over the South Lawn. Then the curator is found dead, with all evidence pointing to Gordon Sims, the chief gardener.

Faith on the rocks : a Daisy Arthur mystery

September 2, 2014
Malik, Liesa.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
427 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
When widow and retired special education teacher Daisy Arthur takes up romance writing with a quirky group of aspiring authors, she finds herself tangled in merry mayhem that suddenly turns quite deadly. Instead of pursuing her romantic interests she must go in search of a killer -- or risk becoming the next victim. Enter Gabe Caerphilly, father of one of her old students and a single police lieutenant with Littleton, Colorado's finest.

Personal : a Jack Reacher novel

August 25, 2014
Child, Lee.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2014]
528 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA when someone shots at the president of France, from sniper range, using an American bullet.


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