New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

November 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Homicide for the holidays

November 22, 2017
Honigford, Cheryl, author.
©2017
513 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Purring aroung the Christmas tree

November 22, 2017
Mugavero, Liz, author.
©2017
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

November 22, 2017
Stewart, Amy, author.
©2017
553 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"New Jersey Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail or sent to the state-run reformatory over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. But such were the laws and morals of 1916. So she uses -- and occasionally exceeds -- her authority to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who puts Constance's beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn't behave." -- From publisher's description.

A purely private matter

November 22, 2017
Wilde, Darcie, author.
©2017
569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Rosalind Thorne mystery" --Cover`
"Rosalind Thorne has slowly but assuredly gained a reputation as "a useful woman"--By helping respectable women out of some less-than-respectable predicaments. Her latest endeavor is a tragedy waiting to happen. Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child--and her husband is receiving poisoned pen letters that imply that her condition is the result of an affair with the notorious actor Fletcher Cavendish. Margaretta asks Rosalind to find out who is behind the scurrilous letters. But before she can make any progress, Cavendish is found dead, stabbed through the heart. Suddenly, Rosalind is plunged into the middle of one of the most sensational murder trials London has ever seen, and her client's husband is the prime suspect."--Provided by publisher.

Even if it kills her

November 20, 2017
White, Kate, 1950- author.
©2017
528 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Larger print.
"Regretting that she has not kept more in touch with a college roommate whose family was brutally murdered years earlier, journalist-turned-sleuth Bailey Weggins helps investigate when the man convicted of the crime is exonerated and secrets from her roommate's past begin to surface." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Two kinds of truth

November 14, 2017
Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
©2017
513 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.--Amazon.com.

How the finch stole Christmas!

November 10, 2017
Andrews, Donna, author.
©2017
435 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery" -- cover.
When her husband organizes a full-scale production of A Christmas Carol with a famous veteran actor in the starring role, Meg Langslow finds herself navigating unexpected challenges in the star's baggage and enemies.

Arrowood

November 10, 2017
Finlay, Mick, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
499 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Dark Saturday

November 10, 2017
French, Nicci, author.
©2016
565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Originally published as 'Saturday Requiem' in the UK in 2016" -- title page verso.
Hannah Docherty, convicted as a teen 13 years earlier for the slaughter of her family, seems likely to challenge the verdict now that irregularities have been discovered in another, related murder probe. Appalled by the condition in which she discovers a clearly brutalized Hannah at the notorious Chelsworth forensic facility, Frieda does a bit of digging-and starts to suspect the young woman was framed. That suspicion becomes a virtual certainty when a key source is killed.

Ten dead comedians

November 10, 2017
Van Lente, Fred, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2017.
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Nine comedians of various acclaim arrive on the deserted island retreat of a legendary Hollywood funnyman, where they discover that they are marooned without cell phones or wifi and that someone in the group is killing the others.

A talent for murder

November 10, 2017
Wilson, Andrew, 1967- author.
©2017
461 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Murder in the Bowery

November 10, 2017
Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Berkley Publishing Group, 2017.

Sticks and bones

November 10, 2017
Haines, Carolyn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
430 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: St. Martin's Press, 2017.
"Southern belle turned private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney digs into a cold case when a film crew comes to Zinnia, Mississippi, and hires her to discover the absolute truth about the death of a prominent family's son five years earlier. She soon realizes someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden"-- Provided by publisher.

Dangerous illusions

November 10, 2017
Hannon, Irene, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Revell, 2017.
"Detective Colin Flynn investigates a tragic death that's been linked to a grieving woman with apparent memory loss, but it quickly becomes clear there's more to the case--and the woman--than meets the eye"-- Provided by publisher.

Count to ten

November 9, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2017.
550 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
Originally published by Century in the United Kingdom in 2016 as Private Delhi.
"Large print"--Cover.
Summoned to join a new office in Delhi, former Private India head Santosh Wagh struggles to set aside his personal demons before tackling a case involving murderously corrupt authorities and human remains found at a government site.

The usual Santas : a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers

November 8, 2017
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
599 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A reissue of the edition published by Soho Crime (New York, 2016).
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged" -- Verso title page.
Jane and the Midnight Clear / by Stephanie Barron -- Red Christmas / by James R. Benn -- Cabaret aux Assassins / by Cara Black -- Bo Sau (Vengeance) / by Henry Chang -- The Prince (of Peace) / by Gary Corby -- There's Only One Father Christmas, Right? / by Colin Cotterill -- The Cuban Marquise's Jewels / by Teresa Dovalpage -- Blue Memories Start Calling / by Tod Goldbe -- A Mother's Curse / by Mette Ivie Harrison -- The Usual Santas / by.Mick Herron -- When the Time Came / by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis ; English translation by Mark Kline. -- Martin / Ed Lin -- PX Christmas / Martin Limon -- Supper with Miss Shivers / by Peter Lovesey -- Hairpin Holiday / by Sujata Massey -- Queen of the Hill / by Stuart Neville -- An Elderly Lady Seeks Peace at Christmastime / Helene Tursten. ; English translation by Marlaine Delargy.

The midnight line

November 7, 2017
Child, Lee, author.
©2017
518 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
The desire to return a lost ring takes Reacher through the upper Midwest. But the ring is just a small link in a far darker chain, and soon Reacher learns of a vast criminal enterprise.

Every breath you take

November 7, 2017
Clark, Mary Higgins, author.
©2017
427 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Laurie Moran's professional life is a success--her television show Under Suspicion is a hit, both in the ratings and its record of solving cold cases. But her romantic break from former host Alex Buckley has left her with on-air talent she can't stand--Ryan Nichols--and a sense of loneliness, despite her loving family. Now Ryan has suggested a new case. Three years ago, Virginia Wakeling, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found dead in the snow after being thrown from the museum's roof on the night of its most celebrated fundraiser, the Met Gala. The leading suspect then and now is her much younger boyfriend and personal trainer, Ivan Gray. As the Under Suspicion crew pries into the lives of a super wealthy real estate family with secrets to hide, danger mounts for several witnesses--and for Laurie."--Back cover.

Mind game

November 7, 2017
Johansen, Iris, author.
©2017
601 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Scotland holds a treasure that Jane MacGuire has been chasing for years. But now she's being plagued by dreams of a girl in danger. Who is this girl, and what is she trying to tell Jane? And will Jane figure it out before it's too late -- for her and the mysterious young woman? Things are further complicated when Seth Caleb comes back into Jane's life. This time he's the one in trouble, and Jane will find herself pulled unexpectedly into his world as she fights to save him. With the adventure, intrigue, and explosive energy that Iris Johansen fans love, Mind Game is a high-octane thriller. --Back cover.

Pulse

November 7, 2017
Francis, Felix, author.
©2017
523 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body. Doctor Chris Rankin, a specialist who treated the deceased—and who struggles with mental health issues—is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including an attempted murder. But when no one will believe that someone tried to kill Chris, the doctor is left with no option but to discover who the nameless man was and why he died...preferably before following him into an early grave.

The house of unexpected sisters

November 7, 2017
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
©2017
345 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose"--Provided by publisher.

Down a dark road

November 1, 2017
Castillo, Linda, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. A "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper, King has escaped, and is headed for Painters Mill. When King shows up and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle's house, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder know he is armed and desperate with nothing left to lose. Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate is led into an ambush, but King releases her unharmed and asks her to prove his innocence. Kate embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

Better off thread : an embroidery mystery

October 31, 2017
Lee, Amanda, 1967- author.
©2016
361 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
Unabridged.
Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can't refuse-- especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer-- until the hospital's administrator is found murdered. Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it's up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe's name-- before someone else winds up crossed off Santa's list for good.

Mrs. Jeffries rights a wrong

October 31, 2017
Brightwell, Emily, author.
©2017
409 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
Unabridged.
Thomas Mundy checks in to London's Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. The maid finds him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent-- an unlikely victim for such a violent crime. But Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less an amiable businessman and more a duplicitous con man with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic. Now Witherspoon and his staff must determine who on their lengthy list of suspects had the motive to put Mundy in the red.

Murder at the male revue

October 31, 2017
Perona, Elizabeth, author.
©2017
449 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
The Skinny-Dipping Grandmas enjoy a male stripper show . . . until it gets too hot to handle and nearly goes up in flames When Mary Ruth's company is hired to cater a fundraiser fea- turing the Royal Buckingham Male Dance Revue, the ladies see the chance to cross another item off their bucket list: helping divorcee Joy McQueen get over her decades-old fear of men in the buff. But when fundraiser sponsor Camille Ledfelter is stabbed to death, the women must uncover the naked truth about who wanted her dead. Proving who did it, however, will require dodging a persistent stripper-for-hire, surviving the American Legion Bingo, drinking high-end cognac, searching for a certain 3-D printer, and laying bare the motives of a dangerous killer.

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