New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

January 23, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Death of a liar

January 22, 2015
Beaton, M. C.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2015]
361 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime"-- Provided by publisher.

Zarif's convenient queen

January 22, 2015
Graham, Lynne, 1956-
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, an imprint of Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2014.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Once, Ella Gilchrist had the gall to turn down playboy prince Zarif al Rastani's proposal. To ensure peace and stability to his country Zarif must now marry, so when Ella returns begging for his help, he'll give it, on one condition. Three years ago, Zarif needed only moments to ignite a passion in her that left her breathless, until his adamant declaration that he could never love her broke her heart. But if she is to rescue her family from imminent and permanent ruin, Ella must agree to a year of marriage, on his arm and in his bed!

The sacrifice

January 22, 2015
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
New York : HarperLuxe, 2015.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades.

The housekeeper's awakening

January 20, 2015
Kendrick, Sharon, author.
©2014
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2788 01.15"--Spine.

More precious than a crown

January 20, 2015
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2014.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.

A night in the prince's bed

January 20, 2015
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2015.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2791 01.15"--Spine.

The ultimate revenge

January 20, 2015
Parker, Victoria, author.
©2014
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2794 01.15"--Spine.

Interview with a tycoon

January 20, 2015
Colter, Cara, author.
©2014
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Standard print edition originally published: 2014.
"2795 01.15"--Spine.

Longbourn

January 20, 2015
Baker, Jo.
©2013
543 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The servants at Longbourn estate, only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic, take center stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel. Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world.

Private Vegas

January 15, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947-|4aut
New York : Little Brown & Co 2015.
479 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides--and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before.

Haunted

January 13, 2015
White, Randy Wayne, author.
©2014
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Hannah Smith novel"--Cover.
"When a wealthy Palm Beach widow hires Hannah Smith to prove that she was sold "stigmatized property" without full disclosure, Hannah realizes she can stop the historic, some say haunted, house from being replaced by condos while tracking her family history. Although she doesn't believe in ghosts, she will learn some things are more dangerous than ghosts"-- Provided by publisher.

Let sleeping dogs lie

January 13, 2015
Brown, Rita Mae, author.
©2014
383 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A century-old crime reawakens bad will--and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister Jane to the bone"-- Provided by publisher.

Painted horses

January 13, 2015
Brooks, Malcolm (Novelist)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
611 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Verso t.p.
In the mid-1950s, America was flush with prosperity and saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that time and untamed landscape in a tale of the modern and the ancient, of love and fate, and of heritage threatened by progress. Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana with a huge task before her--a canyon "as deep as the devil's own appetites." Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove that nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar--the vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in post-Blitz London where she cut her teeth. And then there's John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the US Army's last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than just the vanished past.

The Lewis man

January 13, 2015
May, Peter, 1951-
©2012
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: The Blackhouse.
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice"--Verso t.p.
Fin Macleod returns to the outer Hebridean island of his youth to make amends and restore his parents' cottage before investigating a death involving family secrets and a sinister adversary.

The murder man

January 13, 2015
Parsons, Tony, 1953-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
509 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Meet London police detective Max Wolfe. Insomniac. Dog lover. Coffee addict. Boxer. Single parent. And every murderer's worst nightmare. There's a serial killer on the loose. He cuts throats. And he is good at it. Twenty years ago seven students became best friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field, founded five hundred years ago by King Henry VIII. Suddenly they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable... Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of London all the way to the corner rooms in the corridors of power. At enormous personal cost, what Wolfe uncovers is a horrific secret that has been buried for two decades--and is now coming back to haunt all of those involved. With this stunning crime fiction debut, award-winning journalist and international bestselling author Tony Parsons is poised for breakout success in the US"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder at the Brightwell

January 13, 2015
Weaver, Ashley.
©2014
465 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance;, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband. Amory accompanies Gil to the luxurious Brightwell Hotel in an attempt to circumvent the marriage of his sister, Emmeline, to Rupert Howe, a disreputable ladies' man. Amory sees in the situation a grim reflection of her own floundering marriage. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime. Amory is determined to prove his innocence and find the real killer, despite attempted dissuasion from the disapproving police inspector on the case. Matters are further complicated by Milo's unexpected arrival, and the two form an uneasy alliance as Amory enlists his reluctant aid in clearing Gil's name. As the stakes grow higher and the line between friend and foe becomes less clear, Amory must decide where her heart lies and catch the killer before she, too, becomes a victim. Murder at the Brightwell is a delicious novel in which murder invades polite society and romance springs in unexpected places. Ashley Weaver's debut is a wonderful testament to the enduring delight of the traditional mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

Half in love with artful death

January 13, 2015
Crider, Bill, 1941-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
365 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The local community college and an antique dealer team up to have a workshop for artists. One local man, Burt Collins, isn't fond of the art, and he isn't fond of having the artists in town. Sheriff Dan Rhodes is called to the antique store because Collins has been accused of vandalizing some paintings. When Rhodes arrives, two men are restraining Collins. But before Rhodes can take Collins into custody, a near riot breaks out. Rhodes gets the situation under control with the help of college math instructor and wannabe cop Seepy Benton. Later that day Rhodes has to help the county animal control officer round up some runaway donkeys, and that evening there's a robbery at a local convenience store. After looking into the robbery, Rhodes goes by to see Collins and talk to him about the vandalism. Collins isn't talking because he's been killed, his head bashed in with a bust of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Rhodes is faced with other problems, too: a naked woman in a roadside park and a gang of meth-cookers. It seems as if a Sheriff's work is never done.Half in Love with Artful Death is the 21st book in this entertaining and original series. It's the perfect time for mystery fans to discover this Texan star of the genre, Bill Crider. "-- Provided by publisher.

The White Magic Five and Dime : a Tarot mystery

January 13, 2015
Hockensmith, Steve.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
469 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Much to Alanis McLachlan's surprise, her con-woman mother, Barbra, has left her an inheritance--The White Magic Five & Dime, a new-age shop in tiny Berdache, Arizona. Reluctantly traveling to Berdache to claim her new property, Alanis decides to stay and pick up her estranged mother's tarot reading business in an attempt to find out who killed her. With help from a hunky cop and her mother's live-in teenage apprentice, Alanis begins faking her way through bogus tarot readings in order to win the confidence of her mother's clients. But much to her surprise, the more she uses the tarot deck, the more Alanis begins to find real meaning in the cards

Fighting chance

January 13, 2015
Haddam, Jane, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When his best friend, parish priest Tibor Kasparian, is wrongly arrested for murder, a distraught Gregor Demarkian breaks his personal rules about consulting in his determination to uncover the truth.

Ghost wanted

January 13, 2015
Hart, Carolyn G.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Bailey Ruth's supervisor, Wiggins, is worried about a dear old friend. The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts Adelaide's college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone's making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle, and stealing a valuable book. Concerned with Lorraine's reputation among the living, Wiggins dispatches the irrepressible redhead Bailey Ruth to investigate. Soon after her arrival, trouble begins to stack up. A campus security guard is shot by an intruder, and Bailey Ruth uncovers a catalog of evidence blaming a student for the crimes. As a ghost, she may not be all there, but even Bailey Ruth can decipher that something isn't adding up. So with police preparing to make an arrest, the spirited detective must race against the clock to find the real culprit, because when justice is overdue, it takes more than death to stop Bailey Ruth Raeburn"--Provided by publisher.

Wait for signs : twelve Longmire stories

January 13, 2015
Johnson, Craig, 1961-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
265 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Old Indian trick -- Ministerial aid -- Slick-tongued devil -- Fire bird -- Unbalanced -- Several stations -- High holidays -- Toys for tots -- Divorce horse -- Thankstaking -- Messenger -- Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns.
"Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume-featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A & E's Longmire. Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick." This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson's bestselling, award-winning novels and the A & E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can't buy the stories in book form. Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories-and one entirely new story, "Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns"--For the very first time in a single volume. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in "Ministerial Aide," when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious "Messenger," where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming"--Provided by publisher.

Hush

January 12, 2015
Robards, Karen.
©2014
549 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

No fortunate son : a Pike Logan thriller

January 12, 2015
Taylor, Brad, 1965-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
679 pages (large print); 23 cm.

Eyes only

January 12, 2015
Michaels, Fern.
©2014
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Trust no one

January 12, 2015
Krentz, Jayne Ann.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--T.p. verso.

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