New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

May 21, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The ways of the world : a James Maxted thriller

May 20, 2015
Goddard, Robert, author.
New York : The Mysterious Press, [2013]
403 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Originally published: United Kingdom : Transworld, 2013.
"Four years of horrific fighting have finally ended on the battlefield, but in the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are still trying to hammer out the terms of peace. One such delegate is British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted, in charge of liaising with the Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having fallen from the roof. His sons Max and Ashley are sent to Paris to collect the body, and it quickly becomes clear that the theory the French police have put forward is flawed. But since the murder of a diplomat could be disastrous for the peace conference, no one is keen to ask questions--except Max"

Little black lies

May 19, 2015
Bolton, S. J., author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
365 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a Penguin Random House UK Company."
"In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely... When another child goes missing, and then a third, it's no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation. And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise. But three islanders--Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum--are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves. In Little Black Lies, her most shocking and engaging suspense novel to date, Sharon Bolton will keep the reader guessing until the very last page"-- Provided by publisher.

Consumed by fire

May 19, 2015
Stuart, Anne (Anne Kristine), author.
327 pages ; 21 cm
"The fire series"--Title page.
"Evangeline Morrissey remembers the last time she saw her husband: it was during their honeymoon, right before he stole her elderly aunt's earrings and abandoned her. Now, five years later, the enigmatic man who'd broken her heart and destroyed her trust is back. But she's not the same naive young woman who fell for him so easily. Marrying Evangeline and letting her think he was nothing but a common thief had been James Bishop's plan all along. As an assassin for the Committee, a covert agency dedicated to stamping out international crime, he had no business even thinking about marriage. But it was the only way to protect Evangeline after she'd unwittingly wandered into his operation against a group of human traffickers, placing herself in grave danger. And now that James's vigilant watch over Evangeline's life has revealed to his enemies that she's his one true weakness, he must set out to have, to hold, and -- above all -- to protect his bride" --

Mājharāte se yakhana ekā

May 19, 2015
Āsalāma, Sumanta, author.
79 pages ; 22 cm

Radiant angel

May 18, 2015
DeMille, Nelson, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
311 pages ; 24 cm
"A John Corey novel"--Jacket.
When Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U.N. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch's party in Southampton, it's up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why? Is there a possible nuclear threat, a so-called radiant angel? Will Corey find Petrov and put a stop to whatever he has planned before it's too late?


May 18, 2015
Cussler, Clive.
421 pages ; 24 cm.
During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon--but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move.

Flame out

May 18, 2015
Cooley, M. P., author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
294 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
After rescuing a badly burned woman from an abandoned factory building, Hopewell Falls, New York police officer June Lyons, while sifting through the factory's ruins, discovers the body of her partner's mother, which is linked to a cold case that will dangerously touch the lives of those closest to her.

Skies of ash

May 18, 2015
Hall, Rachel Howzell.
New York : Forge, 2015.
333 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A Detective Elouise Norton novel"--Cover.
"Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton and her partner, Colin Taggert, arrive at the scene of a tragic house fire. Juliet Chatman perished in the blaze, along with her two children. Left behind is grieving husband and father Christopher Chatman, hospitalized after trying to rescue his family. Chatman is devastated that he couldn't save them. Unless, of course, he's the one who killed them. Neighbors and family friends insist the Chatmans were living the dream. But Lou quickly discovers the reality was very different. The flames of adultery, jealousy, scandal, fraud, and disease had all but consumed the Chatmans' marriage before it went up in smoke. Lou's own marriage hangs by a thread. Soured by the men in her life, Lou is convinced that Chatman started the fire. Her colleagues worry that her personal issues are obscuring her judgment. With very little evidence regarding the fire--and rising doubts about her husband's commitment to monogamy--Lou feels played by all sides. Was the fire sparked by a serial arsonist known as The Burning Man? Or by the Chatmans' son, who regularly burned his father's property? Searching for justice through the ashes of a picture-perfect family, Lou doesn't know if she will catch an arsonist or be burned in the process. Skies of Ash is another thrilling read from author-to-watch Rachel Howzell Hall"-- Provided by publisher.

Sidney Chambers and the forgiveness of sins

May 18, 2015
Runcie, James, 1959- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
405 pages ; 21 cm.
"First published in Great Britain 2015. First U.S. edition published 2015" -- title page verso.
In a latest Grantchester mystery set in 1960s Cambridge, a man seeks sanctuary after killing his wife, a friend is pursued by a mysterious stranger, a man is accidentally crushed by a piano and Sydney is wrongly accused of theft.

Pinnacle event

May 18, 2015
Clarke, Richard A. (Richard Alan), 1951-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
293 pages ; 24 cm
"Against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election, five simultaneous murders on three continents leads a cyber sleuth to a thread revealing someone has just bought five nuclear weapons. But who and what is their target? American intelligence expert Ray Bowman is brought in to find out. With the help of a Mossad agent and a female South African intelligence officer, he races around the world to stop nuclear terror. Washington fears the bombs are intended for American cities, timed to explode before the election that is just weeks away. What Bowman discovers is that the people who control the bombs intend to do something so devastating that it will make nuking a few U.S. cities look like a mild attack. Richard A. Clarke's Pinnacle Event is a gripping international thriller written from the rare vantage point of a true Washington insider"-- Provided by publisher.

Six and a half deadly sins

May 18, 2015
Cotterill, Colin, author.
New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2015]
242 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"A Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery set in Laos"--Jacket.
"Laos, 1979. Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice-retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining?"

Into the fire : a novel

May 18, 2015
Couch, Dick, 1943- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
xii, 349 pages ; 21 cm.
"When a team of assassins murder a high-ranking North Korean general and his family in their sleep, making it look like a robbery, events are set in motion that could shake the balance of world powers. Meanwhile, a U.S. naval combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, is attacked by North Korean forces in the middle of a training exercise off the shore of South Korea, and Commander Kate Bigelow is forced to ground the ship to avoid being captured. The crew takes refuge on a tiny island, trapped dangerously between the grounded ship and a fleet of hostile North Korean soldiers. Op-Center intelligence discovers a secret alliance behind the attack--a pact between China and North Korea that guarantees China total control of a vast oil reserve found beneath the Yellow Sea. As both sides marshal their forces for a major confrontation at sea, Chase Williams and his Op-Center organization devise a plan to secretly spirit the American crew from the island and out from under North Korean control. But the North Koreans are not finished. In a desperate gamble, they unleash a terrorist cell on the American homeland. Only Op-Center can uncover their plan and stop it in time to prevent a major catastrophe that could lead to all-out war"-- Provided by publisher.


May 15, 2015
Knight, Renee, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2015]
336 pages ; 24 cm
Reading a mysterious novel that recounts in haunting detail the day she became the victim of a dark secret, documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft is forced to confront the past to prevent her world from falling apart.

The last four days of Paddy Buckley : a novel

May 13, 2015
Massey, Jeremy.
New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2015.
288 pages ; 22 cm
"A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob"-- Provided by publisher.

The fatal flame

May 13, 2015
Faye, Lyndsay, author.
463 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Reluctantly embroiled in a 1840s dispute between a corrupt Tammany Hall leader and an arsonist with an agenda, Copper Star Timothy Wilde finds his investigation challenged by his brother's decision to run for public office.

Life # 6 : a novel

May 13, 2015
Wagman, Diana.
292 pages ; 22 cm

Come to harm : a novel

May 13, 2015
McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2015]
ix, 343 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
For Keiko Nishisato, leaving Tokyo is a rare adventure, but it's living in the quiet little town of Painchton, Scotland, that shows her how far she is from home. For such a settled place, a lot of young women seem to leave. But the more Keiko discovers the less she believes, until she can't tell where her fears end and the real nightmares begin.

Shadow of a doubt

May 13, 2015
Snow, Tiffany.
Seattle : Montlake Romance, [2015]
309 pages ; 21 cm.
Ivy Mason's boyfriend, Devon, is part of an underground British agency called the Shadow. Devon knows that being with Ivy puts her at risk, but she is someone his heart can't resist. When an enemy from Devon's past returns, he and Ivy are thrown into an international conspiracy that has them running from the Missouri River bottoms to brothels in Amsterdam, and everyone Ivy loves is in danger.

Safe as houses

May 12, 2015
Vlugt, Simone van der, 1966- author.
262 pages ; 20 cm
Translation of: Blauw water.
A single mother stands in the garden of her isolated house, hanging out the washing, when suddenly a man appears. When he grabs at her, Lisa runs, but she is not quick enough. Suddenly Lisa and her young daughter find themselves held hostage in their own home.

A good killing : [a novel]

May 12, 2015
Leotta, Allison, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
306 pages ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach--a hometown hero--is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn't there to prosecute a crime: she's home to support her innocent sister Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of the coach's murder. But maybe Jody isn't so innocent after all?"-- Provided by publisher.

The ice twins

May 12, 2015
Tremayne, S. K., 1963- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Moving to a tiny Scottish island a year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah are shattered when their surviving daughter claims they have mistaken her identity and that she is actually the twin they believed dead.

I, Ripper : a novel

May 11, 2015
Hunter, Stephen, 1946- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
309 pages ; 25 cm
"The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time - Jack the Ripper"--Publisher.

Traitor's gate

May 11, 2015
Newton, Charlie.
575 pages : map ; 21 cm
"The drums of war beat amid global economic ruin. The skies, not the trenches, will decide the survivors. Rich men marshal their resources as all sides race to acquire 100-octane aviation gasoline, an unproven, unstable witches’ brew that could fuel the fastest attack aircraft. In a brutal maze of corporate treason, personal blackmail, and imperfect heroism, a young, brilliant petroleum engineer battling the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma may hold the key. Eight years ago in Jerusalem, schoolgirl Saba Hassouneh survived the murder of her family. Sentenced to the barbaric refugee camps, Saba is freed by a legendary Bedouin freedom-fighter. She embraces his life of a bandit/rebel, evolving into a fearsome Arab nationalist femme de guerre hunted by the colonial powers and religious mullahs. Saba has one mission: free her people. An epic historical thriller from acclaimed author Charlie Newton, Traitor’s Gate races toward the first shot of WWII. As the world’s true rulers vie for dominion, two unlikely lovers collide. Their attraction is immediate, their goals opposite"--Provided by publisher.

Make you mine

May 11, 2015
Ashenden, Jackie, author.
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2015.
370 pages ; 18 cm
"A nine circles novel"--Cover.
In the Nine Circles Club, one lucky man gets more than his share of money, power, and women--until he meets a beautiful opponent who plays in the name of Make You Mine by Jackie Ashenden. He's raising the stakes. International playboy Alex St. James always plays to win. Whether it's betting on a high-stakes card game or bedding a high-class socialite the gorgeous world-class gambler knows how to beat the odds using his brains, his body, and a whole lot of charm. But there's one woman who's immune to Alex's bag of tricks which makes her the perfect challenge...and the ultimate prize. She's going all in. Once a special operative in her native Russia, Katya Ivanov knows what kind of man Alex is. As his personal bodyguard, she's seen him seduce the richest women, place the riskiest bets, and break the hardest players. But to even a score from her past, she's willing to take a gamble on her reckless boss. Even if she has to pretend to be his lover. Even if he drives her mad with desire. Even if she never wants this dangerous game to end...

The enemy inside : a Paul Madriani novel

May 8, 2015
Martini, Steve, 1946- author.
374 pages ; 24 cm
"Defending an innocent young man, defense attorney Paul Madriani uncovers a morass of corruption and greed that leads to the highest levels of political power. One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients. After years of fierce combat in the political trenches, Serna knows all the dirty secrets, where the bodies are buried, and how deeply they are stacked. When she's killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of Southern California, powerful heads in Washington begin to panic, worried that their secrets may not be safe anymore. Alex Ives, a friend of Paul Madriani's daughter, is accused of vehicular manslaughter in Serna's death. Ives claims he had only one drink on the night of the accident, yet he can't remember anything between the time he left for a party north of San Diego and the moment he woke up in a hospital the next morning. He's still dazed and a little bruised, but also obviously very afraid. After all, a woman is dead, and he's sure he didn't kill her. To save an innocent young man's life, the brilliant defense attorney must uncover everything he can about Serna and her clients--no matter how unsavory--a search that will lead him into a vortex of corruption, and at its center, a devious killer poised to strike again" -- provided by publisher.

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