New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The escape artist

February 23, 2018
Meltzer, Brad, author.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2018.
xii, 573 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the US Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini"-- Provided by publisher.

The atomic city girls

February 22, 2018
Beard, Janet, author.
New York, NY : Harperluxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
ix, 449 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months--a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders. The girls spend their evenings socializing and flirting with soldiers, scientists, and workmen at dances and movies, bowling alleys and canteens. June longs to know more about their top-secret assignment and begins an affair with Sam Cantor, the young Jewish physicist from New York who oversees the lab where she works and understands the end goal only too well, while her beautiful roommate Cici is on her own mission: to find a wealthy husband and escape her sharecropper roots. Across town, African-American construction worker Joe Brewer knows nothing of the government's plans, only that his new job pays enough to make it worth leaving his family behind, at least for now. But a breach in security will intertwine his fate with June's search for answers. When the bombing of Hiroshima brings the truth about Oak Ridge into devastating focus, June must confront her ideals about loyalty, patriotism, and war itself.

Blood sisters : a novel

February 22, 2018
Corry, Jane, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Title from web page.
Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Kitty lives in an institution. She can't speak, and has no memory of the accident that put her there, or her life before it. Nearby, Alison, a local artisan, struggles to make ends meet and to forget her past. When a job opens up in a prison as an art teacher, she takes it. Soon, though, she starts to receive alarming notes--followed by a frightening prisoner-on-prisoner assault while her back is turned. When an impressive new student arrives in Alison's class, things seem to settle down. But not for long. For someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who wants revenge for what happened that day. And only another life will do.

The deceivers

February 22, 2018
Berenson, Alex, author.
©2018
596 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Former CIA agent John Wells is sent to Colombia--an old asset there has information to share--and it will ultimately lead Wells to a Russian plot to take over the government of the United States.

The gate keeper

February 22, 2018
Todd, Charles, author.
©2018
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this twentieth installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. Hours after his sister's wedding, a restless Ian Rutledge drives aimlessly, haunted by the past, and narrowly misses a motorcar stopped in the middle of a desolate road. Standing beside the vehicle is a woman with blood on her hands and a dead man at her feet. She swears she didn't kill Stephen Wentworth. A stranger stepped out in front of their motorcar, and without warning, fired a single shot before vanishing into the night. But there is no trace of him. And the shaken woman insists it all happened so quickly, she never saw the man's face. Although he is a witness after the fact, Rutledge persuades the Yard to give him the inquiry, since he's on the scene. But is he seeking justice--or fleeing painful memories in London? Wentworth was well-liked, yet his bitter family paint a malevolent portrait, calling him a murderer. But who did Wentworth kill? Is his death retribution? Or has his companion lied? Wolf Pit, his village, has a notorious history: in Medieval times, the last wolf in England was killed there. When a second suspicious death occurs, the evidence suggests that a dangerous predator is on the loose, and that death is closer than Rutledge knows"-- Provided by publisher.

Into the black nowhere : an unsub novel

February 22, 2018
Gardiner, Meg, author.
©2018
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, an exhilarating thriller in which FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer In southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. One vanishes from a movie theater. Another is ripped from her car at a stoplight. Another vanishes from her home while checking on her baby. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin.Caitlin and the FBI's serial crime unit discover the first victim's body in the woods. She's laid out in a bloodstained, white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest's darkness. Both bodies are surrounded by Polaroid photos, stuck in the earth like headstones. Each photo pictures a woman in a white negligee, wrists slashed, suicide-style--posed like Snow White awaiting her prince's kiss. To track the UNSUB, Caitlin must get inside his mind. How is he selecting these women? Working with a legendary FBI profiler, Caitlin searches for a homology--that elusive point where character and action come together. She profiles a confident, meticulous killer who convinces his victims to lower their guard until he can overpower and take them in plain sight. He then reduces them to objects in a twisted fantasy--dolls for him to possess, control, and ultimately destroy. Caitlin's profile leads the FBI to focus on one man: a charismatic, successful professional who easily gains people's trust. But with only circumstantial evidence linking him to the murders, the police allow him to escape. As Saturday night approaches, Caitlin and the FBI enter a desperate game of cat and mouse, racing to capture the cunning predator before he claims more victims"-- Provided by publisher.

Only killers and thieves : a novel

February 22, 2018
Howarth, Paul.
©2018
524 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy.

The pope of Palm Beach

February 22, 2018
Dorsey, Tim, author.
©2018
479 pages : map ; 23 cm
Venturing into the cozy Riviera Beach of their youths on a frenzied literary pilgrimage, Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman, investigate the stories of a popular local surfer and an eccentric hermit before drawing the attention of a murderous band of villains.

White chrysanthemum

February 22, 2018
Bracht, Mary Lynn, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
460 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
". . . A sweeping historical debut for fans of Lilac Girls, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Kristin Hannah that brings to life the heartbreaking history of Korea through the deeply moving and redemptive story of two sisters separated by World War II" -- Provided by publisher.

Bound by the millionaire's ring

February 21, 2018
Collins, Dani, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The playboy's temporary fiancee. Millionaire racing driver Ramon Sauveterre is no stranger to fame, but he'll do just about anything to keep the spotlight off his family. Including faking a decidedly short-term engagement to his gorgeous head of PR, Isidora Garcia! Isidora cannot forgive Ramon for dragging her into this farce - just as she'll never forgive him for the indiscretion that broke her heart. But while their relationship might be fake, the burning longing his kisses spark is all too real - and resisting Ramon's heated touch until the end of their arrangement proves utterly impossible ... Book 3 in The Sauveterre Siblings quartet.

Buying his bride of convenience

February 21, 2018
Smart, Michelle, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Daniele Pellegrini must wed or lose his family inheritance! Eva Bergen is the perfect candidate for three reasons: Her body is pure temptation. She can't reject his outrageous charitable donation in exchange for their vows. Most importantly, she can't stand him - this hard-hearted tycoon WON'T risk his wife falling in love! When Eva's first youthful marriage ended in tragedy she buried any hope of loving again. She's certain she'll have no problem keeping her second marriage on purely convenient terms ... until her husband changes the rules with his expertly ruthless seduction! Book 3 in the Bound to a Billionaire trilogy.

Claimed for the Leonelli legacy

February 21, 2018
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
An innocent ... Tia Grayson has never known life outside the Brazilian convent she calls home. Until Max Leonelli arrives with the shocking news that she is heiress to an English fortune and ignites a burning need for his touch ... A billionaire ... Tia's grandfather expects a match between his protegee and his heir - but Max is not a marrying man. Until the sight of Tia's ravishing beauty has him reconsidering ... A baby? Max must escort Tia home, but desire soon overtakes them. After one incendiary night, the potential for consequences gives Max the perfect opportunity to claim Tia as his bride! Wedlocked! Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded!"

The Italian's pregnant prisoner

February 21, 2018
Yates, Maisey, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
282 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Pregnant... and at his mercy! Charlotte Adair has spent her life locked away in a tower. Her father's death frees her to find the one man she's ever loved... only to discover billionaire Rafe Costa is now blind, believes she betrayed him, and is bent on a vengeful seduction! Rafe is shocked to realise that Charlotte is a virgin, and then weeks after their scorching encounter he learns she's pregnant - with twins! To claim his heirs Rafe steals Charlotte away and takes her to his castle, but she is a far from biddable prisoner. She is irresistible, defiant - and Rafe must seduce her into compliance!

Whisked away by her Sicilian boss

February 21, 2018
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Princess and the billionaire. Princess Tuccianna Leonardi has fled from her arranged marriage and desperately needs a place to hide from her family. So when gorgeous Sicilian billionaire Cesare Donati offers her a job as his hotel's new pastry chef, it seems as if all Tuccia's prayers have been answered. They're working together morning, noon and night, and Cesare is soon falling for this raven-haired beauty. Romance might be simmering between them, but with Tuccia still on the run can Cesare keep his Princess safe AND promise her their happy-ever-after? The Billionaire's Club Trilogy!

The Armageddon file

February 21, 2018
Coonts, Stephen, 1946- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Regnery Publishing.
"After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election before Americans' full faith and credit in our democracy, sovereignty, and rule of law become completely undone"-- Provided by publisher.

Crazy like a fox

February 21, 2018
Brown, Rita Mae, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
399 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Ballantine Books.
"In this new foxhunting mystery, an investigation into a missing and very valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Sister Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth"-- Provided by publisher.

Sunburn : a novel

February 20, 2018
Lippman, Laura, 1959- author.
©2018
382 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"One is playing a long game. But which one? They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays—drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other—dangerous, even lethal, secrets. Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away—or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them? Something—or someone—has to give. Which one will it be?"--Inside dust jacket.

Poison

February 20, 2018
Lescroart, John T., author.
2018
507 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Thorndike Press large print core.
"Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can't stay away from the courtroom for long and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences. Grant Wagner, the vigorous patriarch of the Wagner family and its four-generations owned family business, has been murdered. His bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, whom Hardy had defended on a DUI charge eleven years prior, is the prime suspect after police discover she's been embezzling funds from the company--but she insists she did not kill her boss. As he prepares to defend her, Dismas investigates the Wagner clan and discovers the dark, twisted secrets within the family. It seems that Abby was not the only one who stood to profit from the company's $25 million dollar market value. From jealous children to gold-digging girlfriends, Dismas has his work cut out for him in sifting through mud flinging, backstabbing, and accusations of blackmail. But Dismas not only has to save his client's life but his own, as it soon becomes clear that someone has painted a target on his back, too."--Amazon.com.

Still me

February 20, 2018
Moyes, Jojo, 1969- author.
©2018
594 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world. Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets--not all her own--that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

Secrets of Cavendon

February 20, 2018
Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: St. Martin's Press.
"In the summer of 1949, a new generation is at the forefront of scandal and intrigue at Cavendon Hall. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted"-- Provided by publisher.

White houses : a novel

February 20, 2018
Bloom, Amy, 1953- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
302 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, "Hick," as she's known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have. She moves into the White House, where her status as "first friend" is an open secret, as are FDR's own lovers. After she takes a job in the Roosevelt administration, promoting and protecting both Roosevelts, she comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend, capable of changing lives even after his death. Through it all, even as Hick's bond with Eleanor is tested by forces both extraordinary and common, and as she grows as a woman and a writer, she never loses sight of the love of her life."-- From the publisher.

A death in Live Oak : a Jack Swyteck novel

February 20, 2018
Grippando, James, 1958- author.
2018
560 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River, his death sets off a firestorm. And when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime, the fire threatens to rage out of control. Contending with rising political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Towson's defense attorney, Jack Swyteck, knows that the stakes could not be higher--inside or outside the old Suwanee County Couthouse.

The masterpiece

February 16, 2018
Rivers, Francine, 1947- author.
©2018
691 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Struggling to make a home for herself and her five-month old son Samuel, Grace Moore accepts a position as a personal assistant to Roman Velasco, a temperamental successful artist.

The view from Rainshadow Bay

February 16, 2018
Coble, Colleen, author.
©2018
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Her photographs capture the beauty of Puget Sound. Do they also expose a darkness that someone would kill to keep buried?"--Provided by publisher.

Dead in the water

February 16, 2018
Swanson, Denise, author.
©2017
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder--oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover--especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. Did Zeke really die in the storm, or was he murdered? And could Wally be next on the criminal's hit list?

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