New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

February 11, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Coconut cowboy

February 10, 2016
Dorsey, Tim, author.
468 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Obsessed with the iconic sixties classic "Easy Rider," encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks. But the America he finds in the rural burgs dotting the neck of the peninsula is a little bit different. Expect nothing less than madness, mayhem, ingenious homicides, and mind-altering pharmaceuticals when Serge and Coleman's path intersects with the Sunshine State's hyper-dysfunctional rusticity.

A stitch in crime : a Hatti Lehtinen mystery

February 9, 2016
Yost, Ann, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
343 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Hoping to increase tourism, the residents of Red Jacket, Michigan, are gearing up for the St. Lucy's Day parade and the Pikkujoulu (Little Christmas) festival. When the coveted title of Saint Lucy goes to outsider Liisa Pelonen, folks in the town are riled. But no one anticipates violence, especially not temporary police chief Hatti Lehtinen, owner of the Bait & Stitch shop. So it is a distinct shock when Liisa's lifeless body turns up in the sauna of Arvo Maki's funeral home the evening before the festival.

Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator

February 9, 2016
Hickam, Homer H., 1943- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
520 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer. Unfulfilled as a miner's wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or that alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: Carry Albert home.

Recipes for love and murder : a Tannie Maria mystery

February 9, 2016
Andrew, Sally, author.
595 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes recipes.
"Originally published in United Kingdom by Canongate Books Ltd. in 2015" -- Title page verso.
"Tannie Maria (Tannie meaning Auntie, the respectful Afrikaans address for a woman older than you) is a middle-aged widow who likes to cook--and eat. She shares her culinary love as a recipe columnist for the local paper--until The Gazette decides its readers are hungrier for advice on matters of the heart rather than ideas for lunch and dinner. Tannie Maria doesn't like the change, but soon discovers she has a knack--and a passion--for helping people. Of course she shares her recipes and culinary advice whenever she can! Assisting other people with their problems, Tannie Maria is eventually forced to face her own issues, especially when the troubles of those she helps touch on the pain of her past, like a woman desperate to escape her abusive husband. When the woman is murdered, Tannie Maria becomes dangerously entwined in the investigation, despite the best efforts of one striking detective determined to keep her safe. Suddenly, this practical, down-to-earth woman is involved in something much more sinister than perfecting her chocolate cake recipe..." --


February 9, 2016
Bell, Ted, author.
777 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Warriors.
In corrupt Russia, an erratic Vladimir Putin is determined to forge his country into a formidable superpower once again. He intends to redraw the map of Europe, and will go to impossible extremes to realize his fantasies -- including shooting down a civilian airliner packed with tourists bound for China. Kremlin scientists have developed a radical new weapon that could forever alter modern warfare. NATO, locked in a tense standoff over Ukraine, Poland, and Estonia, knows Putin will not hesitate to use it. But there is one man who can bring the world back from the brink: Britain's foremost intelligence asset, Lord Alexander Hawke.

My American duchess

February 9, 2016
James, Eloisa, author.
New York, New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
536 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford -- an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.

Once upon a winter's heart

February 9, 2016
Carlson, Melody, author.
199 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Center Street, 2014.
Emma Burcelli has suffered over a decade of dating disasters. But she concludes that love is officially dead when her grandfather Poppi suddenly passes, leaving her grandmother Nona devastated. To help out, Emma works in the family bookstore, which Nona insists must be decked out in sweetheart décor as Poppi would have done for Valentine's Day. Although she feels like a V-Day Scrooge, Emma quickly learns to enjoy the task with the help of a handsome family friend, Lane Forester, who shows her that hanging hearts is much more fun when done to the tune of Dean Martin. As Emma and Lane share time and memories of Poppi, she reconsiders the notion that romance is alive. Just as Emma's heart begins to lift, however, she learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane. Emma's mother and sister insist Lane only sees her as a future sister-in-law, but she can't help wondering if it could be something more.

Lawyer for the dog

February 9, 2016
Robinson, Lee, 1948- author.
302 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
"When her ex-husband appoints Sally as Lawyer for the Dog in one of his divorce cases, she's forced into close quarters with him again. Juggling the needs of the dog, the angry owners, her amorous but uncommunicative ex-husband, her aging, Alzheimer's-ridden mother, and the expectations of the court is more than Sally could have imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

A respectable actress

February 9, 2016
Love, Dorothy, 1949- author.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2015.
Includes discussion questions, pages 420-421.
"When the illustrious actress India Hartley is accused of murder, she has to uncover the deceptions of others to save herself"-- Provided by publisher.

The Brontë plot : a novel

February 9, 2016
Reay, Katherine, 1970- author.
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Subtitle from book cover.
Includes discussion questions, pages 379-381.
"When a rare-books dealer goes to England, she discovers more than just the famous writing haunts--she discovers how to love and be loved in today's modern world"-- Provided by publisher.

Put a ring on it

February 9, 2016
Kendrick, Beth, author.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : New American Library, 2015.
Includes discussion questions.
"In the Delaware seashore town of Black Dog Bay, one woman learns to put passion before practicality"-- Provided by publisher.

Wedding cake and big mistakes : an Adams Grove novel

February 9, 2016
Naigle, Nancy, author.
336 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Las Vegas, NV : Montlake Romance, 2013.
"Carolanne Baxter returns to Adams Grove to reconcile with her father and celebrate her best friends' wedding. But when a dead body surfaces during the wedding reception and Carolanne's father becomes the prime suspect, the reconciliation may be over, as well as her budding romance with the best man"-- Provided by publisher.

A likely story

February 9, 2016
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2015.
Includes reader's guide and recipes.
"Small-town librarian Lindsey Norris must solve a murder and a missing person's case involving two reclusive brothers"-- Provided by publisher.

Threads of evidence

February 9, 2016
Wait, Lea, author.
366 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Kensington, 2015.
Includes recipes.
"When a Hollywood actress buys an old mansion in Haven Harbor, Maine, she hires Angie Curtis to appraise the estate's sizable collection of needlepoint pictures. But the more Angie examines the pieces, the more they seem to point toward a twenty-five- year-old murder--and the murderer"-- Provided by publisher.

NYPD Red 4

February 5, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
379 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
"An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald--the woman who broke his heart at the police academy--are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer--before he strikes again."--Provided by publisher.

A different kind of blues

February 4, 2016
Forster, Gwynne. author.
457 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
At thirty-six, Petra Fields gets a shock that causes her to take a look at her life, and she's not proud of what she sees. Her past is a catalog of secrets and lies.

The star side of Bird Hill

February 4, 2016
Jackson, Naomi A.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When their mother can no longer care for them, two sisters are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to live with their grandmother, Hyacinth, in Barbados. This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on their unforgettable matriarchal family in Bird Hill.

Tuscan heat

February 4, 2016
Mello, Deborah Fletcher.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The Boudreaux family"--Cover.
A coveted teaching invitation takes Donovan Boudreaux out of his New Orleans comfort zone to meet his secret email pen pal -- world-renowned author Gianna Martelli. But when he arrives at the Martelli wine chateau in Tuscany, he discovers he's been deceived. His misgivings dwindle as Gianna introduces him to the hidden pleasures of Italy, determined to make amends for her matchmaking twin's clandestine correspondence. And Gianna soon realizes that she and the charming professor share a bond that can't be found in books . . .

Bathsheba : reluctant beauty

February 4, 2016
Hunt, Angela Elwell, 1957-
519 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints an eye-opening portrait of the beautiful and misunderstood woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment on a king with a divided heart.

The golden braid

February 4, 2016
Dickerson, Melanie, author.
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In medieval Hagenheim, Germany, seventeen-year-old Rapunzel asks God for guidance as she tries to dutifully serve and obey her unpredictable mother, yet fulfill her dream of learning to read and marrying.

Miracle drug

February 4, 2016
Mabry, Richard L.
425 pages (large print) ; 23cm.
The infection wasn't supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn't. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why--his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal.

Rising darkness

February 4, 2016
Mehl, Nancy, author.
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Bittersweet creek

February 4, 2016
Kilpatrick, Sally.
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
From the author of The Happy Hour Choir comes a Romeo and Juliet story transplanted to Tennessee -- witty, warm, and as complex and heart-wrenching as only love and family can be.

A wedding for the Greek tycoon

February 4, 2016
Winters, Rebecca, 1940-
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
285p. (large print) ; 21cm.
The tycoon's new hire Zoe owes her life to the Giannopolous Foundation. Now she wants to pay them back by working for them! She hasn't bargained on millionaire Vasso Giannopolous offering her a job. Soon she's smitten not just with the beautiful Greek island she's working on, but also the gorgeous tycoon who inhabits it... Vasso has kept his heart on lockdown after suffering the ultimate betrayal. But beautiful, courageous Zoe reminds him that some things are worth risking everything for...especially walking down the aisle!

Her nine month confession

February 4, 2016
Lawrence, Kim.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2016.
284p. (large print) ; 21cm.
One night... The merest glimpse of handsome, sophisticated Benedict Warrender was enough to make wallflower Lily Gray blush. But since a twist of fate allowed her to enter his orbit, it's been the memories of their life-altering night together that make her cheeks burn. One secret that will change everything... When one night...leads to pregnancy!

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