New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

October 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise

October 17, 2014
Stuart, Julia.
Waterville, Me. : Wheeler, c2010.
421 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published as Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo by HarperPress (London) in 2010.

Vertigo 42 : a Richard Jury mystery

October 16, 2014
Grimes, Martha. author.
©2014.
561 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
"At Vertigo 42, a bar high above London's financial district, Richard Jury meets Tom Williamson - a friend of a friend who is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered 17 years ago. Tess's death was ruled accidental - a fall caused by vertigo - but Jury agrees to re-examine the case. A young girl's fatal fall at a children's party 22 years ago at Tom and Tess's home may be connected. After an elegantly dressed woman falls from a tower near a pub that Jury and his cronies frequent, and her estranged husband is later found dead, Jury begins to suspect that the now grown "children" from Tess's ill-fated party are the key to solving these interwoven mysteries"-- Provided by publisher.

No safe house

October 16, 2014
Barclay, Linwood.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
669 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
"Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection. Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder of two elderly locals. But when Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. For there, they will be reconnected with the man who saved their lives seven years ago, but who still remains a ruthless, unrepentant criminal. They will encounter killers for hire working all sides. And they will learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get it. Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he still doesn't fully comprehend. All he knows is that to live, he may have to do the unthinkable..."-- Provided by publisher.

One of us

October 16, 2014
O'Dell, Tawni.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
"Dr. Sheridan Doyle--a fastidiously groomed and TV-friendly forensic psychologist--is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office whenever a twisted killer's mind eludes other experts. But beneath his Armani pinstripes, he's still Danny Doyle, the awkward, terrified, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother years ago. Danny returns home to Lost Creek, a town grappling with its own ghosts, and comes face-to-face with the town's legacy of violence--when a dead body is discovered at the famous gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was executed 100 years ago. The body also has an eerie connection to the wealthy mining family behind the miners' deaths. When he teams up with a veteran detective and father figure to get to the bottom of these heinous crimes, Danny realizes that he's dangerously close to uncovering haunting secrets from his own past"-- Provided by publisher.

Land of love and drowning

October 16, 2014
Yanique, Tiphanie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
579 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
" A major debut from an award-winning writer-an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the author's own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer"-- Provided by publisher.

Dick Francis's Damage : a novel of suspense

October 16, 2014
Francis, Felix, author.
©2014.
535 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place--the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator . . . but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail."-- Provided by publisher.

Full measure

October 16, 2014
Parker, T. Jefferson. author.
©2014.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer--excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin. Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril. Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family's home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted's plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice. Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers"-- Provided by publisher.

Bone dust white

October 16, 2014
Salvalaggio, Karin.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

To darkness and to death

October 16, 2014
Spencer-Fleming, Julia.
©2005
617 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Elizabeth is missing

October 16, 2014
Healey, Emma, 1985-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Title page verso.

The stories we tell

October 16, 2014
Henry, Patti Callahan.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Eve and Teddy Morrison are Savannah's power couple. They're on every artistic board and involved deeply in the community. And they have the wealth and name that comes from being part of an old Savannah family. But things aren't as good as they look: Eve and Teddy are fighting about her work, their marriage, and their daughter most of all"-- Provided by publisher.

A dark and twisted tide

October 16, 2014
Bolton, Sharon.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
689 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Now living in a houseboat on the River Thames, Lacey Flint is becoming a part of London's weird and wonderful riverboat community. But at dawn one hot summer morning, Lacey finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the river. She assumes it was chance--after all she's recently joined the marine policing unit--but further investigation leads her team to suspect it was deliberately left for her to find. She is no longer a detective, but as she begins to suspect someone is watching her very closely, she can't help but be drawn into the investigation. Award-winning author Sharon Bolton has once again crafted a tightly-plotted, utterly unpredicatable thriller around one of the most compelling characters in crime fiction today, enigmatic London police officer Lacey Flint"-- Provided by publisher.

The lobster kings

October 16, 2014
Zentner, Alexi.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
553 pages (large print); 23 cm
The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years, blessed with the bounty of the sea. But for the Kings, this blessing comes with a curse: the loss of every firstborn son. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the island’s lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woody’s three daughters, stands to inherit the crown. To do so, however, she must defend her island from meth dealers from the mainland while navigating sibling rivalry and the vulnerable nature of her own heart when she falls in love with her sternman. Inspired by King Lear, The Lobster Kings is the story of Cordelia’s struggle to maintain her island’s way of life in the face of danger from offshore and the rich, looming, mythical legacy of her family’s namesake.

Hopeful

October 16, 2014
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
294 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer who comes in, deep down, Miriam knows something's missing... a family of her own. Miriam has never felt particularly beautiful, especially because she's always been a bit heavier than other girls her age. When the man she's pined after all her life suddenly seeks her out, she's thrilled to be noticed...until she realizes he's only asking for her help to get the attention of her neighbor, Mary Kathryn Hershberger. If Miriam helps Junior court Mary Kathryn, she'll get to spend a lot of time with him, but she may also lose him in the process. Are these few stolen moments worth the sacrifice? Is Miriam right to even hope for the life she dreams of?"-- Provided by publisher.

It had to be you

October 16, 2014
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen's cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits - and starting to fear she doesn't have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen. Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior - on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he's getting from Eden Christiansen isn't making things any easier. But when Owen's carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.

The headmaster's wife

October 16, 2014
Greene, Thomas Christopher, 1968-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
263 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Found wandering naked and mentally traumatized in Central Park, the headmaster of an elite boarding school imparts a story that is shaped by complicated memories, the evolution of a loving relationship, and a tragedy he cannot comprehend.

The truth about the Harry Quebert affair

October 15, 2014
Dicker, Joël, 1985-
©2012.
897 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published by Éditions de Fallois, Paris, ©2012.
"Thorndike large print basic"--Verso t.p.
Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country's most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms. But Marcus's plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan.

The lost key

October 15, 2014
Coulter, Catherine. author.
©2014.
615 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
"Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words-"The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen"-- Provided by publisher.

The Golem of Hollywood

October 15, 2014
Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
©2014
737 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.
The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages: a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer.... Detective Jacob Lev as been assigned to a Special Projects squad he didn't even know existed, and sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the Hebrew for justice.

Paris match : a Stone Barrington novel

October 15, 2014
Woods, Stuart. author.
©2014.
363 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike large print basic series"--Verso t.p.
"Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the astonishing new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the United States, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the nation. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, never before has he faced threats from so many directions at once"-- Provided by publisher.

The promise

October 15, 2014
Wiseman, Beth, 1962-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
379 pages ; 23 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.

Five days left

October 15, 2014
Timmer, Julie Lawson. author.
©2014.
561 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Mara Nichols, a terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother, and Scott Coffman, a middle-school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his former inmate mother, traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones.

Euphoria

October 15, 2014
King, Lily.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
357 pages (large print); 23 cm.
"English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control" -- from publisher's web site.

The silent sister

October 15, 2014
Chamberlain, Diane, 1950- author.
©2014.
595 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality"-- Provided by publisher.

The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery

October 15, 2014
Beaton, M. C., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
315 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Agatha Raisin's 25th adventure"--Cover.

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