New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

July 26, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Game on

July 25, 2017
Duncan, Lillian (Novelist), author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
323 pages (large type) ; 23 cm.
"Politics is no game when a stalker nears and there's nowhere to hide. A run for the senate is just a step on the road to the White House for Congressman Lucas McMann. But his public profile has put him in the middle of a crazed gunman's twisted game of stalking. If he wants to win the election and reclaim his life, he will need the help of the one person who would rather leave their past behind them. Private Investigator Nikki Kent knows how to dig up secrets and discover those who exist in the shadows. She should since she is good at hiding secrets of her own. Can she risk her own discovery for someone so desperate for her help? For the first man who broke her heart? With new-found faith, she'll help Lucas search for the answers. But with the truth comes a danger they must face together" --Amazon.com

Kneaded to death

July 25, 2017
Archer, Winnie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Idaho

July 25, 2017
Ruskovich, Emily, author.
©2017
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Unsub

July 25, 2017
Gardiner, Meg, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
571 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Caitlin Hendrix, a detective with San Francisco's Narcotics Task Force, visits a crime scene in an Alameda County cornfield-a brutal double murder. The killer pounded nails into the chests of the two victims, forming the symbol for mercury, the hallmark of the notorious serial killer known as the Prophet who struck the Bay Area during the 1990s, then disappeared. The Prophet is no stranger to Caitlin: her father, Mack Hendrix, was the lead detective on the original case, which left him an emotional wreck and tore his family apart.

Bad to the bone

July 25, 2017
Johnston, Linda O., author.
©2017
403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When a VimPets employee who's set her sights on Jack Loroco ends up dead, bakery owner Carrie Kennersly must defend Jack and her friend Billi from murder accusations"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder in the secret garden

July 25, 2017
Adams, Ellery, author.
©2017
433 pages (large print) : map ; 21 cm.
There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward s book-themed resort a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane's current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. But when one of them turns up dead, Jane must discover whether a member of the group has come to Storyton Hall to celebrate their passion for plant lore or to implement a particularly cruel means for murder.

Prose and cons : a magical bookshop mystery

July 25, 2017
Flower, Amanda, author.
©2017
425 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting. October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe in the shop s back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees. Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead during the event.

Read to death

July 25, 2017
Moran, Terrie Farley, author.
©2016
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes recipes.
"With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day-trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who's known for his colorful stories and love of the café's Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history. After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff's deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don';t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library."--Page [4] of cover

The Bertie project

July 25, 2017
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Edinburgh : Polygon, 2016.
"Bertie's mother Irene returns from the Middle East to discover that, in her absence, her son has been exposed to the worst of evils--television shows, ice cream parlors, and even unsanctioned art at the National Portrait Gallery. Her wrath descends on Bertie's long-suffering father, Stuart. But Stuart seems to have a new spring in his step"-- Provided by publisher.

Dis mem ber : and other stories of mystery and suspense

July 24, 2017
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Mysterious Press, 2017.
Dis mem ber -- The crawl space -- Heartbreak -- The drowned girl -- The situations -- Great blue heron -- Welcome to the friendly skies!
"In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black sheep of the family. Without telling her parents Jill climbs into his sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, and unforgettable, fate. In 'The Drowned Girl,' a university transfer student becomes increasingly obsessed with the drowning/murder of another female student, as her own sense of self begins to deteriorate. In 'Great Blue Heron,' a recent widow grieves inside the confines of her lakefront home and fantasizes about transforming into that great flying predator-unerring and pitiless in the hunt. And in the final story, 'Welcome to Friendly Skies,' a trusting group of bird-watchers is borne to a remote part of the globe, to a harrowing fate. At the heart of this meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting collection are girls and women confronting the danger around them, and the danger hidden inside their turbulent selves"-- Inside jacket.

Deadfall

July 21, 2017
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
510 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm.
A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking drive-by murder of an important city employee someone Alex has worked with for years the trio must discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim. Investigations into the death provide more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From bribes to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to behind closed doors in government buildings, Alex will have her work cut out for her if she wants to uncover the truth and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

A distant view of everything

July 14, 2017
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
©2017
369 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie--but almost four-year-old son Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, he refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are the very qualities that bring Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Something of a matchmaker, Bea has introduced a wealthy female friend to a cosmetic surgeon at her most recent dinner party. Then new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Bea to doubt his motives and the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but as her inquiries take an unexpected turn, she starts to wonder whom exactly she should be investigating. As ever, Isabel's intelligence, quick wit, and deep empathy will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter: friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness, and the importance of perspective.

Buried in the country

July 14, 2017
Dunn, Carola, author.
©2016
459 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel. Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sargent Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a local solicitor when she is assigned to help provide security for the conference. Two African students, refugees from Ian Smith s Rhodesia, arrive for the conference, escorted by Megan s bete noire from Scotland Yard. They are followed by two mysterious and sinister Londoners, whose allegiances and connections to the conference and the missing solicitor are unclear. With a raging storm having trapped everyone in the hotel, the stage is set for murder, and it s up to Eleanor and Megan to uncover the truth before more lives are lost. "

Murder on the Quai

July 14, 2017
Black, Cara, 1951- author.
©2016
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The world knows Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a tres chic , no-nonsense detective--the toughest and most relentless in the City of Lights. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first came to inherit Leduc Detective . . . November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimee's life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is getting engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimee's father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimee to help out at the detective agency while he's gone--as if she doesn't already have enough to do. But the case Aimee finds herself investigating--a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II--has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all--maybe it's time to think harder about the family business.

The girl who was taken

July 14, 2017
Donlea, Charlie, author.
©2017
557 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Take out

July 13, 2017
Maron, Margaret, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
373 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The cutaway

July 12, 2017
Kovac, Christina, author.
©2017
509 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
When brilliant TV news producer Virginia Knightly receives a disturbing -MISSING- notice on her desk related to the disappearance of a beautiful young attorney, she can't seem to shake the image from her head. Despite skepticism from her colleagues, Knightly suspects this ambitious young lawyer may be at the heart of something far more sinister, especially since she was last seen leaving an upscale restaurant after a domestic dispute. Yet, as the only woman of power at her station, Knightly quickly finds herself investigating on her own.

Final girls

July 12, 2017
Sager, Riley, author.
©2017
557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
"Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to--a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Now, Quincy is doing well--maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep."--Provided by publisher.

The right side

July 12, 2017
Quinn, Spencer, author.
©2017
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone.

Himself

July 12, 2017
Kidd, Jess, author.
©2016
507 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother's disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened twenty-six years ago. "--Provided by publisher.

Elementary, she read

July 11, 2017
Delany, Vicki, 1951- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery --Cover.
When Gemma Doyle, owner of Cape Cod's Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Homes story hidden in her shop, she and her friend, Jayne, set off to find the owner, only to stumble upon a dead body.

Needle and dread

July 11, 2017
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, author.
©2016
336 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes sewing tips and a sewing pattern.
"...when a group arrives at SewTastic to work on a project, a loud and argumentative guest pushes everyone's buttons. And when she winds up dead in Rose's project room - strangled by a sewing machine power cord - it's up to Tori and the gang to stitch together the clues..." -- Back cover.

The late show

July 7, 2017
Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
533 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.

Two nights : a novel

July 7, 2017
Reichs, Kathy, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
450 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"A childhood spent in a dangerous cult left Sunday Night never with a bone-deep instinct for survival that's kept her alive into adulthood but left her mostly friendless. Forced into early retirement from the police force due to an injury, Sunnie retreats from an outside world she doesn't trust and sees little use for, until a wealthy woman contacts her with a plea: her teenage granddaughter has been missing since the day of a bombing near a Jewish school. Suspecting the work of religious extremists, she believes Sunnie's unique first-hand experience may make her the ideal woman to track down the girl and bring her captors to justice. As much as Sunnie would rather stay isolated, she won't turn her back on an innocent life in jeopardy -- not when her haunted past cries out for her to take action"-- Provided by publisher.

Hooking for trouble

June 29, 2017
Hechtman, Betty, 1947- author.
©2016
403 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
"The Tarzana Hookers' Yarn University has been a big success, and the classes have drawn in a slew of new crochet devotees. A less welcome arrival is the boxy monstrosity in the yard behind Molly's house. She hasn't met her new neighbors, but when she sees a couple struggling on the balcony and later spies what looks like someone lying on the ground, Molly wastes no time calling in her ex, homicide detective Barry Greenberg. To Molly's shock, Barry reports that nothing is amiss with her neighbors and asks her to lay off with the amateur detecting. Molly knows she wasn't just seeing things, but with no body to prove her case she'll have to unravel the evidence on her own--because someone in Tarzana is tangled up in murder." Provided by publisher.

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