New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

July 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rivers of gold

July 22, 2016
Peterson, Tracie, author.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Killer look

July 21, 2016
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]
477 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the runway, where American haute couture continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage's death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion. . --Provided by publisher.

A forbidden temptation

July 19, 2016
Mather, Anne.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Still raw from the death of his wife, Jack Connolly's mood is dark and dangerous. He's not looking for a woman, until he meets buttoned-up but beautiful Grace Spencer, who stirs his senses back to life. Yet Jack cannot act on his feelings as Grace belongs to another! Trapped in a fake relationship to safeguard her family, Grace knows crossing the line with Jack would risk everything she holds dear. Beneath the hunger she sees in Jack's eyes is the promise of something more...but is it enough for her to surrender to a taste of the forbidden?"--Provided by publisher.

A vow to secure his legacy

July 19, 2016
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
After losing her mother, Imogen Holgate believes she's living on borrowed time with the same terminal illness. So the cautious accountant blows all her savings on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world, where she meets sexy Parisian Thierry Girard. But after two steamy weeks there are permanent consequences to their temporary affair… Now with more than herself to think about, Imogen turns to Thierry to help, but the last thing she expected was for him to imprison her with a gold ring!

Bound to the Tuscan billionaire

July 19, 2016
Stephens, Susan, 1949- author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"For gardener Cassandra Rich, working in the foothills of Tuscany is the perfect way to escape her past. Until the man of the manor graces the villa with his presence and Cassandra with his attention. Marco di Fivizzano can't take his eyes off the delectable Cass. So when he requires a plus one for a gala, Marco will uncover who this fiery blonde is -- over dinner, or in his bed! In Marco's arms, Cass blossoms, finding the freedom she's always craved…until she discovers she's pregnant and bound to the billionaire forever!"--Provided by publisher.

Required to wear the tycoon's ring

July 19, 2016
Cox, Maggie, author.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Seth Broden needs this last deal to achieve the success he's always desired -- but to close it, he must make the one acquisition he's never wanted: a wife! A chance meeting with pretty but penniless Imogen Hayes gives Seth the opportunity to propose a mutually beneficial arrangement... Jilted bride Imogen vowed to save herself for her wedding night -- but she never expected to be walking down the aisle to Seth! With the brooding tycoon waiting for her at the altar, will Imogen succumb to his charm and be his wife in more than name only?"--Back cover.

The Greek's ready-made wife

July 19, 2016
Faye, Jennifer.
London, England : Mills & Boon, 2016.
285 p. (large print) : 22 cm.
"When chambermaid Kyra Pappas enters the hotel suite, she's not expecting a marriage proposal! But tycoon Cristo Kiriakas believes she will make the perfect convenient bride to help secure a vital deal and in return, he'll help her find her long-lost family. Kyra is sure she can handle planning a wedding with no emotional entanglements but is soon fighting the temptation to kiss her gorgeous fake fiancé! Relationships have only ever meant heartache for these two lost hearts but together, can they make their fairy-tale ending finally come true…?"--Provided by publisher.

The island house

July 18, 2016
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
416 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
"Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. This summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants"-- Provided by publisher.

The revolving door of life

July 18, 2016
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
384 pages (large print) :billustrations ; 22 cm.
Previously published: New York : Anchor Books, 2016.
"Excitement abounds when the revolving door of life brings fresh faces and hilarious new developments to the residents of Edinburgh's fictitious 44 Scotland Street"-- Provided by publisher.

A certain age

July 18, 2016
Williams, Beatriz, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
520 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Falling in love with her paramour but unable to divorce because of societal conventions, married Jazz Age socialite Theresa Marshall tries to make the best of the situation but reconsiders her values when her lover falls for her soon-to-be sister-in-law.

Ghosts of war

July 18, 2016
Taylor, Brad, 1965- author.
548 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents. But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is far greater than a single attack. With Russia expanding its influence from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator. Meanwhile, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill travel to Poland, hired to verify artifacts hidden for decades in a fabled Nazi gold train, only to find themselves caught amid growing tensions between East and West. A Russian incursion into Belarus under the facade of self-defense is trumped by a horrific attack against the United States, driving NATO to mobilize even as it tries to determine who is behind the strike.


July 18, 2016
Fellowes, Julian, author.
593 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"On the evening 15 June 1815, the great and the good of British society have gathered in Brussels at what is to become one of the most tragic parties in history -- the Duchess of Richmond's ball. For this is the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, and many of the handsome young men attending the ball will find themselves, the very next day, on the battlefield. For Sophia Trenchard, the young and beautiful daughter of Wellington's chief supplier, this night will change everything. But it is only twenty-five years later, when the upwardly mobile Trenchards move into the fashionable new area of Belgravia, that the true repercussions of that moment will be felt. For in this new world, where the aristocracy rub shoulders with the emerging nouveau riche, there are those who would prefer the secrets of the past to remain buried."--Book jacket

The light of Paris

July 18, 2016
Brown, Eleanor, 1973- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
468 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The miraculous new novel from New York Times-bestselling author Eleanor Brown, whose debut, The Weird Sisters, was a sensation beloved by critics and readers alike. Madeleine is trapped--by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears--in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine's memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been--elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie's bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in cafes, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist. Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine's marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother's bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer--reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart. Margie and Madeleine's stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be"-- Provided by publisher.

Guilty minds

July 15, 2016
Finder, Joseph, author.
543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summoned to investigate potentially explosive charges of corruption levied by a gossip website against the chief justice of the Supreme Court, private intelligence operative Nick Heller is given forty-eight hours to prove that the story is baseless.

The fine art of murder

July 15, 2016
Barnes, Emily (Mystery author), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
326 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally Published: New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2016.
After decades of crime fighting in New Mexico, former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan is discovering that retirement can be just as deadly as being on the job. Returning to her hometown of Edina, Minnesota, her only thought was to comfort her recently divorced daughter. Then a woman is found murdered on the estate of the town's richest family. In order to track the killer, Sullivan must uncover generations of secrets that one person will kill to protect.

Chance developments

July 13, 2016
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
x, 238 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Sister Flora's first day of freedom -- Angels in Italy -- Dear ventriloquist -- The woman with the beautiful car -- He wanted to believe in tenderness.
While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith.

The magnolia duchess

July 12, 2016
White, Beth, 1957- author.
509 pages (large print) 22 cm.

Sit, stay, love

July 12, 2016
Mentink, Dana, author.
317 pages ; 22 cm.
"Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you're ready for a lesson in love...Tippy style. Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting service. Gina isn't thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can't abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy. As Gina travels through Cal's world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too.... Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together."-- Provided by publisher.

The black widow

July 11, 2016
Silva, Daniel, 1960-
New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
706 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin, is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

The doll-master and other tales of terror

July 11, 2016
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: New York : Mysterious Press, 2016.
The doll-master -- Soldier -- Gun accident: an investigation -- Equatorial -- Big momma -- Mystery, Inc.
"Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young boy plays with dolls instead of action figures. But as he grows older, his passion takes on a darker edge ... A white man shoots dead a black boy creating a media frenzy. But could it be that it was self-defense as he claims? A nervous woman tries to escape her husband. He says he loves her, but she's convinced he wants to kill her ... These quietly lethal stories reveal the horrors that dwell within us all."--Provided by publisher.

Someone always knows

July 11, 2016
Muller, Marcia, author.
397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Finally settled into their new home after losing their house in a fire, and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband Hy are starting to feel comfortable. That calm is shattered when Hy's former colleague Gage Renshaw--a shady troublemaker who they had presumed dead reappears, and it's unclear what he wants from his prosperous former associate. Meanwhile, Sharon has a new client with a desire to rid a derelict house he's just bought in the city's notorious Western Addition neighborhood from intruders, drug users, and thugs. However, the abandoned house holds its share of secrets, and soon Sharon is contending with more than a simple eyesore as she searches for the individual who is obsessed with destroying her life"-- Provided by publisher.

A front page affair : Kitty Weeks mystery

July 11, 2016
Vatsal, Radha, 1972- author.
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The mystery of the Venus Island fetish

July 11, 2016
Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- author.
pages cm.

Death descends on Saturn Villa : the Gower Street Detective

July 11, 2016
Kasasian, M. R. C. (Martin R. C.), author.
673 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The service of the dead

July 11, 2016
Robb, Candace M., author.
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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