New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

November 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


November 24, 2015
Dhyani, Girvani, author.
Noida, India : Harpercollins India, 2014.
181 pages ; 20 cm
Tara Bakshi is a young lawyer with a difficult boss. No Matter how hard she works, how many al-nighters she pulls, he is never satisfied. When she starts work on the top-secret assignment, Project Emerald, Tara discovers that someone had been tampering with the files and her boss ask sher to find the culprit. As time ticks and Tara uncovers one evidence after another, someone starts stalking her every move. He shadows her on the street, in the parking lot, in her own bedroom; nowhere is she safe from his prying gaze.The only clue she has to his identity is a Zippo lighter with a serpent carved on it. As events turn darker with back-to-back murders, Tara teeters on the verge of a collapse. What does the killer want from her? Is he hiding behind a familiar face?Even as her life turns into a whirling nightmare that pulls her into its web, Tara must discover the truth before he strikes again ... A riveting thriller that will keep you guessing till theend.

All the beautiful brides : Graveyard Falls

November 24, 2015
Herron, Rita B., author.
295 pages ; 21 cm
"A young woman lies dead at the bottom of a waterfall, dressed in a wedding gown with a rose stem jammed down her throat. And in the small town of Graveyard Falls, the horrifying vision stirs a long-ago nightmare back to life... FBI Special Agent Cal Coulter gets called in to investigate the murder, which bears a terrifying resemblance to a series of killings committed thirty years ago: three teenage girls were found dead at the waterfall's base, all bearing rose stems in their throats. But the high school football star was convicted and imprisoned for those murders, leading Cal to suspect that the killer is still out there. Now, the body count is rising again. The monster's sights are set on counselor Mona Monroe, Cal's best friend's widow...and the woman he's always loved. Can Cal stop the killer before Mona becomes the next victim?,"--page [4] of cover.

The someday file

November 24, 2015
Heller, Jean, author.
[North Charleston, South Carolina] : [CreateSpace], 2015.
357 pages ; 22 cm
"Deuce Mora series ; volume 1"--Title page.
What happens when the profession you've known all your adult life threatens to kill you, yet suffocating guilt and insatiable curiosity won't let you walk away? That's pretty much what happens to Deuce Mora, a columnist for the Chicago Journal, a big-city newspaper struggling to stay solvent in a world that seems to have outgrown newspapers and left them in ruin. What Deuce digs out of her "ideas" file is something that should be, at best, a human-interest story. The tale of an aging, low-level Chicago mobster living on beer, bourbon, and regret for the one mistake in his life that cost him everything. Deuce finds him in a Cicero bar late one afternoon, already drunk and resolute in his determination not to talk to her. Afraid for his safety in the boozy world he inhabits, Deuce gives him a ride home and thus seals his brutal fate. She is left with more guilt than she can shoulder, more curiosity than she can ignore, and in more danger than she can imagine. The mobster's final words to her shove her into a world of political and criminal intrigue and confront her with a horrific crime more than 50 years old that she will either solve or die in the trying.

The hidden man

November 20, 2015
Cumming, Charles, 1971- author.
358 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"Christopher Keen, once a master spy, is murdered in cold blood. His sons Mark and Benjamin, though they hadn't seen their father for over twenty years, are now drawn into the legacy of his life as a spy as they set out to discover the truth and avenge their father's death. But as their search proceeds, more questions arise--is Christopher's death connected to his past life in MI6? Was his eldest son involved in a conspiracy that links him to Moscow, Afghanistan, and the Russian mafia? [The] author ... delivers a thriller that delves into the complicated double lives of spies, and what happens when their half-told secrets die with them"-- Provided by publisher.

Sidney Sheldon's Reckless : a Tracy Whitney novel

November 18, 2015
Bagshawe, Tilly, author.
387 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: Sidney Sheldon's Chasing tomorrow.
Tracy Whitney was one of the best thieves in the business until she settled down, had a baby, and planned to spend the rest of her days quietly. When tragic news forces Tracy to face her greatest nightmare, she's more dangerous than ever. A group of global hackers are intent on the collapse of capitalism and private wealth and the creation of a new world order. When this group turn to violence, with deadly effect, the mysterious woman pulling their strings becomes the CIA's public enemy number one. Tracy is intent on tracking down the terrorist, but hampered by corruption and enemies masked as allies, she must face her darkest demons.


November 18, 2015
Olson, Karen E., author.
Sutton, England : Severn House Publishers, 2015.
220 pages ; 23 cm.
This tense and twisting novel of identity and suspense marks an intriguing new departure for cozy mystery writer Karen E. Olson. Nicole Jones - if that is her real name - lives off the grid. She doesn't have a licence, passport or bank account. She definitely doesn't own a computer. She hasn't left her refuge, Block Island, in fifteen years. She's hidden from the world and she likes it that way. Nicole doesn't use a computer, not because she's afraid of it, but because she's afraid of what she - a badass hacker in her past life - would do with it. When the last person Nicole wants to see suddenly reappears, using a name he knows will draw her out, Nicole realizes that her time hidden is now ending. Her past secrets tumbling into the open and her carefully-constructed new life set to fall apart, Nicole must re-hone her long-suppressed computer skills in order to escape from an island that is no longer a haven, but suddenly a prison.

The lost codex

November 18, 2015
Jacobson, Alan, 1961- author.
New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., 2015.
418 pages ; 21 cm
"An OPSIG Team Black novel"
"In 930 CE, a revered group of scholars pen the first sanctioned Bible, planting the seed from which other major religions will grow. But in 1953, half the manuscript goes missing while being transported from Syria. Around the same time, in the foothills of the Dead Sea, an ancient scroll is discovered--and promptly stolen. Six decades later, both parchments stand at the heart of a geopolitical battle between foreign governments and radical extremists, threatening the lives of millions."

The great forgetting

November 17, 2015
Renner, James, 1978- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
342 pages ; 24 cm
"Sarah Crichton Books."
Jack Felter, a history teacher, returns home to bucolic Franklin Mills, Ohio, to care for his father, a retired pilot who suffers from dementia and is quickly losing his memory. Jack would love to forget about Franklin Mills, and about Sam, the girl he fell in love with, who ran off with his best friend, Tony. Except Tony has gone missing. Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony's last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole. Jack must team up with Cole to follow Tony's trail-and maybe save the world. Their journey will lead them to Manhattan and secret facilities buried under the Catskills, and eventually to a forgotten island in the Pacific-the final destination of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. When Jack learns the details about the program known as the Great Forgetting, he's faced with the timeless question: Is it better to forget our greatest mistake or to remember, so it's never repeated?

The pharaoh's secret : a novel from the Numa files

November 12, 2015
Cussler, Clive.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
422 pages ; 24 cm

All dressed in white : an under suspicion novel

November 12, 2015
Clark, Mary Higgins.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
271 pages ; 24 cm.
"The second thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative television series, Under Suspicion. She and her team set out to recreate the night of the disappearance at the Florida resort with Amanda's friends and family in attendance, hoping to shed new light on the mystery as the series has done in past episodes. With a jealous sister, playboy groomsmen, Amanda's former fiance; now married to a bridesmaid, and rumors about the "beloved" bride herself, Laurie and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley quickly realize everyone has a theory about why Amanda vanished into thin air. One thing is certain: whoever was behind Amanda's disappearance plans to keep the truth hidden "until death do they part..." The bestselling Under Suspicion series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke offers "plenty of intrigue and excitement" (Publishers Weekly, on The Cinderella Murder). Featuring the chilling suspense and elegant settings readers have come to love, All Dressed in White is not to be missed"-- Provided by publisher.

Tricky twenty-two : a Stephanie Plum novel

November 12, 2015
Evanovich, Janet.
New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
292 pages ; 25 cm.
"Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute. Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't adding up, and Stephanie can't shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college--and it's not just Zeta fraternity pranks. As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it's good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken's killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve"-- Provided by publisher.

Dangerous lies

November 12, 2015
Fitzpatrick, Becca.
384 pages ; 22 cm
After witnessing a murder, high school senior Stella Gordon is sent to Nebraska for her own safety where she chafes at her protection, but when she meets Chet Falconer it becomes harder for her to keep her guard up, and soon she has to deal with the real threat to her life as her enemies are actually closer than she thinks.

No good deed

November 12, 2015
Brennan, Allison, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2015.
474 pages ; 17 cm
Includes an excerpt from Poisonous.
"Lucy Kincaid understands the dangers of corruption. As an FBI agent, she has witnessed some very bad deeds committed by seemingly good people. That's why she's glad to see corrupt DEA Agent Nicole Rollins behind bars for murder, conspiracy, and gunrunning. But when Rollins makes a daring escape--jeopardizing a busload of children and killing five officers--Lucy becomes the key to the biggest manhunt in Texas history--and the target of a brilliant killer"--Page 4 of cover.

This is the night : a novel

November 12, 2015
Sirott, Jonah C, author.
New York : Little A, [2015]
349 pages ; 22 cm
"In a world at war, four youths try to determine what's really worth fighting for. Jonah C. Sirott's breathtaking debut is about hope, survival, and the challenge of pushing past the limits our world draws around us."--Provided by publisher.

Hostage : a novel

November 12, 2015
Ohlsson, Kristina, 1979-
New York : Emily Bestler Books : Washington Square Press, [2015]
387 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published as Paradisoffer (Stockholm : Piratförlaget, 2012).
"Marlaine Delargy has translated works by many writers" -- Verso title page.
"Shortly after a crowded New York-bound Boeing 747 takes off from Stockholm, a bomb threat is found in one of the aircraft's lavatories. The demands are directed at both the Swedish and US governments. Police Superintendent Alex Recht teams up with the energetic -- and often abrasive -- Eden Lundell from the security service's counter-terrorism unit to deal with the hijacking. Fredrika Bergman, who is currently working at the Justice Department, returns to the police force to act as a liaison between the government and the police. The investigation team soon realizes that the plot behind the hijacking is far more complex than they initially thought. As the hours pass, Fredrika, Alex and Eden are running out of possibilities to save the plane and its passengers. The race against time also becomes a battle against the US government's fear of a new terrorist attack. And the plane is running out of fuel" -- Provided by publisher.

The guilty

November 10, 2015
Baldacci, David, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
420 pages ; 24 cm.
When his father is charged with murder and refuses to do anything to prove his innocence, Will Robie returns as an outsider to his hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi--where is he is met with distrust--to conduct his own investigation.

The bazaar of bad dreams

November 10, 2015
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
ix, 495 pages ; 25 cm
Mile 81 -- Premium harmony -- Batman and Robin have an altercation -- The dune -- Bad little kid -- A death -- The bone church -- Morality -- Afterlife -- Ur -- Herman Wouk is still alive -- Under the weather -- Blockade Billy -- Mister Yummy -- Tommy -- The little green god of agony -- That bus is another world -- Obits -- Drunken fireworks -- Summer thunder.
"From a master of the short story, a collection that includes stories never before in print, never published in America, never collected and brand new- with the magnificent bones of interstitial autobiographical comments on when, why and how Stephen King came to write each story"-- Provided by publisher.

The shock of night

November 10, 2015
Carr, Patrick W.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
459 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"In a troubled realm, city watchman Willet Dunham begins to investigate a mysterious murder, and after a powerful encounter with a dying priest, he leaves with few answers but a rare gift"-- Provided by publisher.

The improbability of love

November 10, 2015
Rothschild, Hannah, 1962-
New York : Knopf, 2015.
407 pages ; 24 cm
"Annie McMorrow, 31 and not recovered from the end of her long-term relationship, is an assistant to film producer Carlo Spinetti and then to his chilling wife Rebecca Winkleman Spinetti whose father started Winkleman Fine Art in Curzon St. Annie has spent her meager savings on a dusty painting from a junk shop to give to her new, unsuitable, boyfriend who never shows up for his birthday dinner. The painting now hers, talks, but only to us. Shrewd, spoiled, charming, world weary and cynical, he comments perceptively on Annie, and the modern world and tells tales about his previous owners: Louis XV, Voltaire, Catherine the Great among others."-- Provided by publisher.

The grownup

November 9, 2015
Flynn, Gillian, 1971- author.
63 pages ; 19 cm
"Originally published in the anthology Rogues [as 'What do you do?'] ... by Bantam Books ... in 2014"--Title page verso.
"A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the 'psychic' visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan's terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore"--Dust jacket flap.

Cam girl

November 9, 2015
Raeder, Leah.
New York : Atria Paperback , 2015.
422 pages ; 21 cm
"From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Unteachable and Black Iris comes a new, sexy romantic suspense novel about two best friends who are torn apart by a life-shattering accident and the secrets left behind. Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she's got the two things she loves most: her art, and her best friend and soulmate, Ellis Carraway. Elle and Vada have a friendship so consuming it's hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It's intense. It's a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart. Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything. Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone. She's got nothing left to lose. So when she meets a smooth-talking lothario who offers to set her up as a cam girl, she can't say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night taking off her clothes on webcam, and the "tips" come pouring in. It's all just kinky fun till a client gets serious. "Blue" is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada's life than her body. Online, they open up to each other intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. She agrees, because she's starting to fall for him. And when he asks to meet, she says yes. Because she's dying to know the real man behind the keyboard. Even if one of his conditions is to bring Ellis. The girl who wants nothing to do with her anymore. Now Vada must confront the past she's been running from. A past full of devastating secrets--those of others, and those she's been keeping from herself."-- Provided by publisher.

One man's flag

November 9, 2015
Downing, David, 1946-
xii, 368 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel of espionage during the First World War"--Cover.
"Spring 1915. As the Great War burns its way across Europe, Jack McColl, a spy for His Majesty's Navy, is stationed in India, charged with defending the Empire against Bengali terrorists and their German allies. In England, meanwhile, suffragette journalist Caitlin Hanley begins the business of rebuilding her life after the execution of her brother, an Irish republican sympathizer whose plot Jack McColl--Caitlin's ex-lover--had foiled. The war is changing everything, and giving fresh impulse to those causes--feminism, socialism and Irish independence--which she as a journalist has long supported. The threat of a Rising in Dublin alarms McColl's bosses as much as it dazzles Caitlin. It was one Irish plot which came between Jack and Caitlin in 1914, and it will take another to bring them back together, as both enemies and lovers"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl with the wrong name

November 9, 2015
Miller, Barnabas.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2015]
259 pages ; 22 cm
With no memory of a long ago traumatic night, a seventeen-year-old aspiring documentary maker uses her camera to keep the world at a safe distance, but her latest subject, a forlorn and mysterious boy, sends her into a perilous, mind-bending journey.

Into the dark

November 9, 2015
Patti, Caroline T., author.
255 pages ; 22 cm.
"Stuck in her best friend's body, only one can survive"--Cover.
A girl's sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. She's wearing her best friend Lyla's clothes and the doctor arrives to tell her that it's she who lies in the hospital bed waiting to die. A trip to the bathroom confirms Mercy's fears, as Lyla's face stares back at her and Lyla's curvy figure pokes through her tight clothes. But finding out what's really going on won't be easy; if Mercy wants her body back, it might just cost her Lyla's life.

The British lion

November 6, 2015
Schumacher, Tony, 1967-
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
450 pages ; 24 cm
In an alternative history thriller set in the years after World War II, London detective John Rossett joins forces with his Nazi boss to save the commander's kidnapped daughter as the Germans race to make the first atomic bomb.

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