New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

July 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A finely knit murder

July 28, 2015
Goldenbaum, Sally, author.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2015.
495 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The other side of midnight

July 28, 2015
St. James, Simone.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2015.
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Reykjavik nights

July 23, 2015
Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
©2012
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Murder in the mystery suite

July 20, 2015
Adams, Ellery, author.
©2014
439 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her bookings, resort manager Jane Steward is hosting a Murder and Mayhem week so that mystery fans can gather for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize has gone missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer.

Well read, then dead

July 20, 2015
Moran, Terrie Farley, author.
©2014
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sassy Cabot and Bridget Mayfield's Read 'Em and Eat bookstore café is known for its delicious treats and colorful clientele. While Miss Augusta Maddox lectures tourists on rumors of sunken treasure off Florida's Gulf Coast, her shy friend Delia Batson is at the Emily Dickinson table. Shocked by news of Delia's murder, Augusta is distraught and Sassy wants to help. But Augusta doesn't want sympathy. She wants the killer found. Now Sassy is on the case.

The melody lingers on

July 17, 2015
Clark, Mary Higgins.
©2015
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike press large print basic"--Title page verso.
"A novel"--Cover.
A beloved aunt's agreement to help her niece with college essays reawakens past secrets about the night a grandparent was murdered, an event that compels the woman to investigate a treasured music box to uncover the truth.

The novel habits of happiness

July 17, 2015
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
353 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"The ever-delightful, insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth returns to take on a case unlike any she's had before--this one with paranormal implications--in the tenth installment of this beloved author's consistently best-selling series. From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivid recollections of a past life: a perfect description of an island off the coast of Scotland which he couldn't possibly know, and a house there, where he claims to have spent his former life. When the boy's mother asks Isabel to investigate his claims, she feels she must--of course!--help them learn the truth, and she and her husband, Jamie, set off for the island. But finding the house the boy described only leads to more complicated questions. And when she learns about the unusual story of the family who lived there, Isabel is suddenly faced with a situation of extraordinary delicacy that will require all of her skills both as sleuth and philosopher"-- Provided by publisher.

Death of a dishonorable gentleman

July 16, 2015
Arlen, Tessa.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Darned if you do

July 16, 2015
Ferris, Monica.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Murder on the Champ de Mars

July 16, 2015
Black, Cara, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The alpine zen

July 16, 2015
Daheim, Mary, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The curse of the House of Foskett

July 16, 2015
Kasasian, M. R. C. (Martin R. C.)
©2014
647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Razing the dead

July 16, 2015
Connolly, Sheila, author.
©2014
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When a powerful developer approaches the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society to make sure the old dairy farm he wants to level isn't hiding any surprises that could derail his project, Nell Grant accompanies him to the site. On arriving, they're startled to discover a dead man floating in a pond who turns out to be an amateur history enthusiast. Now it's up to Nell and her beau, FBI agent James Morrison, to get to the bottom of this deadly development.

The book stops here

July 16, 2015
Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.
©2014
487 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A bookbinder is on the hit TV show "This old attic" as a rare-book expert. The owner of a rare book, "The secret garden", asks her to recondition it for resale. Then a man accosts Brooklyn, claiming he wants the book back or else. When Brooklyn visits Vera's shop, she discovers her dead.

Thread end

July 16, 2015
Lee, Amanda, 1967- author.
©2014
365 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer can't wait to see the new exhibit at the Tallulah Falls museum on antique tapestries and textiles, including beautiful kilim rugs. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to terror when, the day after the exhibition opens, she discovers a dead body behind her store, the Seven-Year Stitch, wrapped up in a most unusual fashion. The victim appears to be a visiting art professor in town for the exhibit. Did someone decide to teach the professor a lesson, then attempt to sweep the evidence under the rug?"--Page 4 of cover.

Bright hopes

July 16, 2015
Mahon, Annette, author.
©2014
463 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Loud explosions are ruining sleep for hundreds of Scottsdale residents in the hot July nights, including members of the St. Rose Quilting Bee. Then Maggie's police officer son is injured by one of the blasts, and a church member sleeping in a lounge chair dies when an explosion topples a roof onto him. Some Bee members blame bored teenagers, but Edie is thinking terrorists. The others scoff -- until a bomb at a power substation throws them into darkness.

Silence of the lamb's wool

July 16, 2015
Hechtman, Betty, 1947- author.
©2014
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Dessert chef Casey Feldstein is running a new retreat called "From Sheep to Shawl" at a resort on the Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl. Expert spinner Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. But when the teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, everyone's nerves are frayed.

Night of the living thread

July 16, 2015
Bolin, Janet, author.
©2014
485 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
It's early October, and hordes of visitors have descended on the tiny, celebrated village of Threadville, Pennsylvania, to attend a Halloween crafts fair, a zombie retreat, and the wedding of Edna Battersby. As a friendly prank for Edna's wedding, Willow and the gang have fashioned an overly extravagant hoopskirt, complete with lights and music. But in a bizarre turn of events, the garish gown is implicated in a mysterious lakeside murder.

Three may keep a secret : an endurance mystery

July 16, 2015
Van Kirk, Susan, 1946- author.
©2014
369 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Grace Kimball, a recently retired teacher in Endurance, Illinois, is haunted by a dark event from her past. Most days, however, Grace loves her life in the little town filled with friends and past students. Then local reporter Brenda Norris dies in a suspicious fire. And when newspaper editor Jeff Maitlin asks Grace to finish Brenda's research for the upcoming 175th centennial, neither realizes the town harbors people who will do anything to keep their secrets.

If catfish had nine lives

July 16, 2015
Shelton, Paige, author.
©2014
401 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Betts Winston inherited her Gram's ability to talk to ghosts of people that roamed the streets of Broken Rope, Missouri, in the days of the Old West. With their cooking school on spring break, Betts and Gram are at the cowboy poetry convention offering lessons on frying catfish over a campfire. But when a staged gunfight ends in real death and her brother Teddy becomes a prime suspect, Betts may be the one to jump from the frying pan into the fire.

Extra sensory deception

July 16, 2015
Kingsley, Allison.
©2014
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The rodeo is coming to town, and Clara Quinn's boyfriend, Rick Sanders, invites her to meet his high school buddy and expert calf roper Wes Carlton. Then she has a disturbing vision involving a rodeo clown, and a body is discovered behind the concert stage strangled by Wes's piggin' string. Rick is sure there's no way Wes could have murdered anyone, but he's going to need Clara's Quinn Sense to keep the authorities from roping the wrong suspect.

Murder by gravity : the coffin quilt

July 16, 2015
Graham, Barbara, 1948- author.
©2014
431 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A quilted mystery"--Title page.
Snow before Halloween shocks the residents of tiny Park County, Tennessee. Sheriff Tony Abernathy is dealing with a multitude of minor issues when a charter pilot claims his passenger jumped without a parachute. After riding mules into the wilderness to collect the body, Tony and his deputy must travel to North Carolina to notify the widow. As the sheriff, Tony hates Halloween. Even so he never expected a valuable coffin and the body inside to go missing.

The devil's workshop : a novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad

July 15, 2015
Grecian, Alex.
©2014
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"London, 1890. Four vicious murderers have escaped from prison, part of a plan gone terribly wrong, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith, and the rest of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad to hunt down the convicts before the men can resume their bloody spree. But they might already be too late. The killers have retribution in mind, and one of them is heading straight toward a member of the Murder Squad, and his family"-- Provided by publisher.

The edge of dreams

July 15, 2015
Bowen, Rhys.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2015.
499 pages (unpaged) ; 23 cm.

Pride v. prejudice

July 15, 2015
Hess, Joan.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2015.
431 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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