New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

January 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Below the belt

January 19, 2017
Woods, Stuart, author.
413 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone's stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who'd like to get Stone in his corner. He's charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation"--Back cover

The sixth idea

January 19, 2017
Tracy, P. J., author.
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The peaceful Christmas season in Minneapolis is shattered when two friends, Chuck Spencer and Wally Luntz, scheduled to meet in person for the first time, are murdered on the same night, two hours and several miles apart, dramatically concluding winter vacation for homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth. An hour north of Minneapolis, Lydia Ascher comes home to find two dead men in her basement. When Leo and Gino discover her connection to their current cases, they suspect that she is a target, too. The same day, an elderly, terminally ill man is kidnapped from his home, an Alzheimer's patient goes missing from his care facility, and a baffling link among all the crimes emerges. This series of inexplicable events sends the detectives sixty years into the past to search for answers--and straight to Grace MacBride's Monkeewrench, a group of eccentric computer geniuses who devote their time and resources to helping the cops solve the unsolvable. What they find is an unimaginable horror--a dormant Armageddon that might be activated at any moment unless Grace and her partners Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson, along with Leo and Gino, can find a way to stop it."--Provided by publisher.

A deadly affection

January 19, 2017
Overholt, Cuyler, author.
715 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes reading group guide and a conversation with the author.

Buffalo jump blues : a Sean Stranahan mystery

January 19, 2017
McCafferty, Keith, author.
505 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Collecting the dead

January 19, 2017
Kope, Spencer, author.
451 (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Magnus 'Steps' Craig is part of the FBI's elite three-man Special Tracking Unit. Dubbed 'The Human Bloodhound,' he's renowned for his ability to find and follow trails over any surface. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a kind of synesthesia which enables him to see the essence of a person, what he calls 'shine,' on everything they've touched. When the remains of a woman are found, Steps recognizes the shine left by the murderer from another crime scene. And he uncovers a signature at both scenes -- the mark of a sad face." -- Back cover.

Dead cold brew

January 19, 2017
Coyle, Cleo, author.
597 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear..." After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare s finger, Clare s eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived. First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to Clare s daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed Clare s ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York s most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing fresh corpses. With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew coffee at home.

Saving Cecil : [a Cleo Cooper mystery]

January 19, 2017
Mims, Lee, 1948- author.
463 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.

The secrets of wishtide : [a Laetitia Rodd mystery]

January 19, 2017
Saunders, Kate, 1960- author.
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. Bentley, who once let rooms to John Keats, Laetitia makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of Highgate with his wife and ten children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence, her iron discretion, and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When Frederick brings to her attention a case involving the son of the well-respected, highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire to take up a position as the family's new governess--quickly making herself indispensable.But the seemingly simple case--looking into young Charles Calderstone's "inappropriate" love interest--soon takes a rather unpleasant turn. And as the family's secrets begin to unfold, Laetitia discovers the Calderstones have more to hide than most. Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible new detective, the first book in the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series will enthrall and delight.

A voice in the night

January 19, 2017
Camilleri, Andrea, author.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company. Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in Giovanni Strangio's apartment--Giovanni has a flawless alibi, and it's no coincidence that Michele Strangio, president of the province, is his father. Weaving together these two crimes, Montalbano realizes that he's in a difficult spot where political power is enmeshed with the mafia underworld."-- Provided by publisher.

Murder most howl

January 19, 2017
Davis, Krista, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2015.
Includes recipes.
"Holly Miller is delighted that her grandmother has finally left the Sugar Maple Inn to take a well-deserved vacation. It means Holly is in charge, but running the inn might be more challenging than she realized. Wagtail is throwing a weekend-long murder mystery game to draw in tourists during the slow season, the inn has a full house, and a blizzard is on the way. Trouble is unleashed the night the game begins, when the storm blows in and the lights go out. It gets worse the following morning when Holly's Jack Russell terrier, Trixie, discovers a body--one that's actually dead. Now Holly, her calico kitten, Twinkletoes, and Trixie must play by the rules and find one dirty dog."--Provided by publisher.

A deadly thaw

January 18, 2017
Ward, Sarah (British author), author.
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Lena Fisher is found guilty of murdering her husband, who was found smothered in their bed. She offers no defense, and serves fourteen long years in prison. But within months of her release nearly two decades later, his body is found in a disused morgue, recently killed. Who was the man she killed before, and why did she lie about his identity? Detective Inspector Francis Sadler and his Derbyshire team set out to discover how such a well-orchestrated deception could have occurred. But before Lena can be questioned further, she vanishes." -- Back cover.

A study in scarlet women

January 18, 2017
Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.), author.
499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She'll have help from friends new and old--a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her. But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society's expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind" --Provided by publisher.

Sorrow Road

January 18, 2017
Keller, Julia, author.
549 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Last ragged breath.
"From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them--like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins's former law school classmate--suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past. During a winter of record snow and cold, Bell and the people of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, face isolation and hardship--and the threat from a killer who preys upon the old and the sick and the helpless"-- Provided by publisher.

A terrible beauty : a Lady Emily mystery

January 18, 2017
Alexander, Tasha, 1969- author.
459 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm.
"On a quest to distract her lifelong friend Jeremy from his recent heartbreak, Lady Emily organizes a holiday in Greece, enjoying ancient ruins, lively debates with Margaret, and more scandalous endeavors with her dashing husband, Colin. But the pleasantries end when a man long believed dead arrives: Lord Philip Ashton, Colin's best friend and Emily's first husband."--Provided by publisher.

Among the wicked

January 18, 2017
Castillo, Linda, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
"Chief of Police Kate Burkholder goes undercover as a widow in a reclusive Amish settlement in upstate New York to investigate the death of a young girl. As she unearths a world built on secrets and a series of shocking crimes, Kate finds herself trapped and fighting for her life"-- Provided by publisher.

Battered justice

January 18, 2017
White, Linda J., 1949- author.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A sequel to Bloody point"--Cover.
"FBI Special Agent Jake Tucker and his partner Cass McKenna investigate a shadowy trail of drugs and criminal conduct connected with a casino"-- Provided by publisher.


January 18, 2017
Goodman, Lee, author.
462 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A legal mystery and courtroom drama that inhabits the blurry boundary between guilt and innocence when a murder sends one family's life into a tailspin"-- Provided by publisher.

Ink and bone

January 18, 2017
Unger, Lisa, 1970- author.
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A young woman's mysterious gift forces her into the middle of a dangerous investigation of a little girl's disappearance in The Hollows, New York"-- Provided by publisher.


January 18, 2017
Doiron, Paul, author.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"After a mysterious woman gives Mike Bowditch disturbing news, the game warden goes looking for a family secret in a Maine ski town and discovers a vigilante who seems to be targeting sex offenders"-- Provided by publisher.

Never never

January 12, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
446 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Detective Harriet Blue of the Sydney Police Department prides herself on an uncanny ability to catch the most deviant of criminals. So when her brother is charged with a brutal string of murders, it rocks her world. Shocked, in denial, and facing uncomfortable questions about how much she knew, Harry is transferred to avoid the media circus. Investigating the disappearance of a worker in an isolated mine deep inside the desolate Australian outback--the never never--she uncovers an insular society that has sprung up around the mine. It's a world full of easy money, plenty of immoral ways to spend it, and no shortage of suspects. Still reeling from her investigative failures back home, Harry must get to the bottom of the mine's mysteries before she vanishes into the wilds of the never never for good.

No one to trust

January 3, 2017
Carlson, Melody, author.
289 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In a deserted area of a beach town, Leah Hampton is helpless against the stranger trying to drag her away at gunpoint. But a handsome man comes to her rescue, risking his life for her. Suddenly, she and Jon Wilson are being hunted by very powerful, dangerous people. Why? Could she have been a target for the human trafficking ring that Jon's mother suspects is taking over the tiny town? Leah and the brave, love-shy man who saved her are now being framed for their pursuer's crimes. Hiding out among the fog-shrouded dunes, Leah and Jon must outsmart the ringleader before they're silenced forever." -- Page [4] cover.

The raven : a Coffey & Hill novel

January 3, 2017
Nappa, Mike, 1963- author.
589 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Geared for the grave

January 3, 2017
Brown, Duffy, author.
385 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it's up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss's father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie's good turn only leads to more trouble After Evie's arrival, wealthy resident Bunny Harrington dies in what looks like a freak bike accident. Upon closer inspection, Bunny's brakes were tampered with, and now the prime suspect in her murder is also Bunny's number one enemy: Rudy. So if Evie hopes to stay on her boss's good side, she'll need to steer Rudy clear of jail. Now she must quickly solve this mystery so she can put the brakes on the real killer s plan.

No cats allowed

January 3, 2017
James, Miranda, author.
391 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
It's spring in Mississippi and Oscar Reilly, the new library director, is determined to cut costs. This raises everyone's hackles--including those of Charlie Harris's friend Melba, whom Reilly wants to replace with someone younger--so when Reilly is discovered dead, the suspect list is long. Charlie and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, have their work cut out for them trying to make sure Melba isn't shelved under "G" for guilty.

Reading up a storm : a lighthouse library mystery

January 3, 2017
Gates, Eva, 1951- author.
393 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
"After a successful party at Bodie Island's Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast. The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal--but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six the deceased. And this time, she has a sinking feeling that finding the real killer won't be so easy..."


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