New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

September 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The gates of Evangeline

September 2, 2015
Young, Hester, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
407 pages ; 24 cm
"When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte "Charlie" Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children--visions of injured children, dead children--she's sure that she's lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them. After a little boy in a boat appears in Charlie's dreams asking for her help, Charlie finds herself entangled in a thirty-year-old missing-child case that has never ceased to haunt Louisiana's prestigious Deveau family. Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family's sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance bring healing. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust--and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could've imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

Is fat Bob dead yet? : a novel

September 2, 2015
Dobyns, Stephen, 1941- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2015]
351 pages ; 24 cm
Witnessing a gruesome motorcycle accident in the seaport city of New London, Connecticut, newcomer Connor Raposo sees a strangely familiar man with an Elvis haircut at the scene and is embroiled in a small-time con operation.

Hollow man

September 2, 2015
Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.
Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015.
271 pages ; 21 cm
Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. He's also a psychopath.

Secrets of blood and bone : a novel

September 2, 2015
Alexander, Rebecca, 1960- author.
378 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in hardcover in the United KIngdom by Del Ray in 2014.
Venice, 16th Century. Having undertaken a mission of the upmost discretion, occultist and scholar Edward Kelley finds the answers he seeks are more perilous than can be believed, and his ultimate salvation means confronting the darkest deeds of his past. England, 21st Century. Running from her past and hiding from her future, Jackdaw Hammond buys a new home in the middle of nowhere. But her fresh start is threatened by a wild magic similar to her own. The legacy of Edward Kelley remains, and with their fates inexorably entwined, the battle for Jackdaw's soul has just begun. A stunning follow up to 'The secrets of life and death', Rebecca Alexander has created a gripping supernatural thriller that bridges time, legend and the power of blood.

A beam of light

September 2, 2015
Camilleri, Andrea.
New York City : Penguin Books, 2015.
274 pages ; 20 cm
"An Inspector Montalbano mystery"--Cover.
When Inspector Montalbano falls under the charms of beautiful gallery owner Marian, his longtime relationship with Livia comes under threat. Meanwhile, he is also troubled by a strange dream as three crimes demand his attention: the assault and robbery of a wealthy merchant's young wife, shady art deals, and a search for arms traffickers that leads him deep into the countryside, where the investigation takes a tragic turn.

Make me : a Jack Reacher novel

September 1, 2015
Child, Lee, author.
402 pages ; 24 cm
"Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat ... but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people"

The axeman : a novel

September 1, 2015
Celestin, Ray.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
xv, 428 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Originally published as The Axeman's Jazz in 2014 in the United Kingdom by Mantle, an imprint of Macmillan."
In a town jammed with voodoo and gangsters, a sense of intoxicating mystery often beckons from the back alleys. But when a real serial killer roams the sultry nights, even the corrupt cops can't see the clues. That is, until a letter from the Axeman himself is published in the newspaper, proclaiming that any home playing jazz music will be spared in his next attack.


August 31, 2015
Kaufman, Andrew E., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Thomas & Mercer, [2015]
321 pages ; 21 cm
Dr. Christopher Kellan spends his days at Loveland Psychiatric Hospital, overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable. His newest patient, Donny Ray Smith, is accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear. But during his first encounter with Donny, Christopher finds something else unsettling: the man looks familiar.


August 31, 2015
Gruber, Andreas, 1968- author.
München [Munich, Germany] : Goldmann, 2015. © 2015.
574 pages ; 20 cm
"In Wien verschwindet die zehnjährige Clara. Ein Jahr später taucht sie völlig verstört am nahen Waldrand wieder auf. Ihr gesamter Rücken ist mit Motiven aus Dantes "Inferno" tätowiert und sie spricht kein Wort. Indessen nimmt der niederländische Profiler Maarten S. Sneijder an der Akademie des BKA für hochbegabten Nachwuchs mit seinen Studenten ungelöste Mordfälle durch. Seine beste Schülerin Sabine Nemez entdeckt einen Zusammenhang zwischen mehreren Fällen aber das Werk des raffinierten Killers ist noch lange nicht beendet. Seine Spur führt nach Wien wo Clara die einzige ist, die den Mörder je zu Gesicht bekommen hat..."--publisher's website.

Rostro de sangre

August 31, 2015
Pobi, Robert, author.
Barcelona : B, Grupo Zeta, 2013
409 p. ; 23 cm.


August 28, 2015
Kirby, William S., 1964-
New York : Forge, 2015.
318 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"It started as nothing more than a one-night stand. Justine is an A-list fashion model on a photo shoot in Europe. Adored by half the world, she can have whomever she wants, but she's never met anyone like the strange English girl whose bed she wakes up in one morning. Vienna is an autistic savant, adrift in a world of overwhelming patterns and connections only she can see. Socially awkward and inexperienced, she's never been with anyone before, let alone a glamorous supermodel enmeshed in a web of secrets and intrigue. When Justine's current beau is murdered in the bathroom of her hotel room, she suddenly finds herself thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy focusing on a set of antique wooden mannikins-the same ones that are the centerpieces of the photo shoot. What secret do the mannikins hide, and why is it worth killing over? Drawn together by an attraction neither of them can explain, Justine and Vienna are pursued across Europe by paparazzi, tabloid headlines. and the mystery of Vienna's own shadowy past, which holds the key to everything. Inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes story, William S. Kirby's Vienna reimagines Holmes and Watson for the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.

Adão no Éden

August 28, 2015
Fuentes, Carlos.
Portugal : Porto Editora, 2012.
168 p. ; 24 cm.

The girl without a name

August 27, 2015
Block, Sandra, 1970-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
359 pages ; 21 cm
"From Sandra Block, another gripping page-turner featuring Zoe Goldman, the protagonist from Little Black Lies!"-- Provided by publisher.

House of thieves : a novel

August 26, 2015
Belfoure, Charles, 1954-
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
412 pages ; 24 cm
When his son racks up an impossible gambling debt to a notorious gang in nineteenth-century New York, John Cross uses his inside knowledge of high-society mansions and museums to craft a perfect heist.

The real Justine

August 26, 2015
Amidon, Stephen, author.
New York : Pegasus Books 2015.
242 pages ; 24 cm
"A brief love affair turns into an overwhelming obsession in a new novel that brings the talents of a superb literary stylist to a work of suspense, with thrilling results. The beautiful younger woman who appeared so unexpectedly, so gloriously, in Michael Coolidge's life one night--a seemingly chance pick-up at a quiet neighborhood bar--vanished just as suddenly a few days later, leaving him dazed and bewildered. Months later he chances upon Justine on a village street, locked in a violent quarrel with a menacing stranger--a day later, that man is found dead in a seedy motel and Justine has disappeared again, leaving behind only a hasty plea for help. Michael's efforts to locate her, or to find out something more about her elusive past, yield only further mystery, a confusing web of lies, manipulations and false leads. Who is the real Justine? Downtown art world sophisticate, or small town innocent? Victim or predator? Someone he can trust, or someone he should actually fear? This spellbinding psychological thriller confounds the reader at every turn, constantly causing us to revise our assumptions. It's a fascinating study in character and a relentless, ingeniously head-spinning story?all deliciously unresolved until the very last page"--Jacket.

Iron wolf

August 25, 2015
Brown, Dale, 1956- author.
xxiv, 480 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president. But her leadership is about to be severely tested: Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Troops, disguised as pro-Russian activists, into Ukraine and Moldova. Though NATO is outraged, its response is tepid. Refusing to let Russian aggression go unpunished, former U.S. president Kevin Martindale approaches Polish president Peter Wilk with a radical solution: a counterattack using a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID): manned robots. Underwritten by the wealthy Wilk, Operation Iron Wolf is launched -- without the knowledge of the Americans or its NATO partners.

The solomon curse

August 25, 2015
Cussler, Clive, author.
392 pages ; 24 cm.
The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times⁰?????³bestselling author. There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous⁰?????⁴and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Undercover : a novel

August 25, 2015
Steel, Danielle, author.
320 pages ; 25 cm
Marshall Everett has traveled a twisting, perilous road from the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris. As an undercover DEA agent, Marshall penetrated a powerful cartel and became the trusted right-hand man of a ruthless drug lord. The price he paid was devastating, costing him everything--and everyone--he loved. Back in the U.S., on temporary assignment to the Secret Service, on the presidential detail, Marshall performs an act of heroism that changes his course forever. Arian Gregory has her whole future ahead of her, with an exciting life in Manhattan and a coveted job at an online fashion magazine. But when her father, recently widowed, is appointed U.S. ambassador to Argentina, she reluctantly agrees to accompany him to Buenos Aires. Then an unthinkable act of violence shatters her world.

Keeper's Reach

August 25, 2015
Neggers, Carla, author.
313 pages ; 24 cm.
"Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI's most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment--their wedding--when Colin's brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharpe and Donovan home turf on the Maine coast. Now private security contractors, they want to meet with Mike. One of them, an FBI agent named Kavanagh, is supposed to be on leave. What is he investigating--or does he have his own agenda? Mike zeroes in on Naomi MacBride, a freelance civilian intelligence analyst who, aside from a few hot nights, has never brought him anything but trouble. Newly returned from England, Naomi clearly isn't telling Mike everything about why she's snooping around his hometown, but he has no choice but to work with her if he wants to uncover what's really going on. But the case soon takes a drastic turn--Emma is targeted, and a connection surfaces between Naomi and Kavanagh and a recently solved international art theft case. Not every connection is a conspiracy, but as the tangled web of secrets unravels, Emma and Colin face their greatest danger yet. With everyone they know involved, they must decide who they can trust...or lose everything for good" -- provided by publisher.

The drowning ground : [a novel]

August 25, 2015
Marrison, James.
New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2015.
370 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"First published in Great Britain by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title-page verso.
"Chief Inspector Guillermo Downes is a long way from his native home of Argentina, heading up the police department in the English Cotswolds. But he isn't far enough to escape the memories of his past, or to lose the baggage he carries from the loss of someone close to him. So when a young girl, Gail, disappears--the second girl in the span of two weeks to go missing-- Downes makes a promise to the child's mother to find her no matter what it takes. Ten years later, that promise remains unfulfilled. And though the girls are never far from his thoughts, the job goes on. The body of a local man, Frank Hurst, has just been found dead, sprawled on a hill in town. Frank Hurst also had a past. His second wife drowned in their swimming pool and his daughter, Rebecca, left home soon after. Downes remembers the case well. And although many in the town think Frank murdered his wife, his alibi was confirmed. Still, it now seems that there might be a connection between Frank and the missing girls, which might give Chief Inspector Downes another chance to make good on the promise he made all those years ago. With the kind of insights into life in a seemingly peaceful village that made Broadchurch so powerful, James Marrison's The Vanishing Land introduces a terrific new voice in crime fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Woman of the dead : a novel

August 25, 2015
Aichner, Bernhard, 1972- author.
New York, NY : Scribner, 2015.
279 pages ; 24 cm.
A grieving widow and professional mortician discovers there was more to the hit-and-run accident that took her husband's life than she originally thought, and vows to find out and get revenge on those responsible.

Running wild

August 25, 2015
Andersen, Susan, 1950- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN, [2015]
346 pages ; 17 cm
"Magdalene Deluca isn't the damsel-in-distress type. But if she has to involve a stranger in a dangerous chase through South America, she's glad Finn Kavanagh's the guy she sucked into her problems. Very glad. The man oozes sex and magnetic confidence. And since their connection is steamier than the sultry rain forest, why waste time resisting him? Finn's peaceful vacation is blown to bits the second Mags strides into view. For years he's ignored his family's pleas to settle down. Now he's falling hard for a blonde force of nature who's allergic to commitment. First he has to keep Mags safe as they search for her missing parents. Then they can determine if it's time to stop running--and take a chance on the wildest thrill he's ever known" -- provided by publisher.


August 25, 2015
Lutz, John, 1939- author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
402 pages ; 19 cm.


August 25, 2015
Fox, Candice, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
343 pages ; 21 cm
"Most homicide detective teams run on trust, loyalty, and the shared desire to put killers behind bars. Frank Bennett's partner, Eden Archer, thrives on darkness and danger. She has a rare talent for catching killers - but her idea of justice has little to do with courtrooms. Now three girls are missing, and Eden is going undercover to a remote farm where the troubled go to hide and blood falls more often than rain. Frank’s job is to keep an eye on his partner while she's there - but is it for Eden's protection, or to protect others from her?"--Provided by publisher.

Cold hearts

August 25, 2015
Sala, Sharon, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA Books, [2015]
329 pages ; 17 cm
"Secrets and lies"--Cover.
"If only it had been something else that brought Lissa Sherman and Mack Jackson back in touch after so many years. Something--anything--other than the murder of Mack's father. Even worse, Lissa's car had been used as the murder weapon. Thirty-five years ago, four friends went out joyriding and ended up in a terrible accident that left one dead and the others with no memory of that awful night. Now two more people, including Mack's father, have been murdered, and if the lone survivor knows why they're being targeted, she's not talking. Even as Lissa and Mack find themselves drawn together in the midst of tragedy, the mystery deepens when someone comes after Lissa, too. Is the danger to her tied to the other deaths, or are two killers at work in town? Now Mack has to fight an unknown attacker as well as his feelings for Lissa, but it may be that he can't win either battle" -- provided by publisher.

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