New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

August 24, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

August 23, 2016
Hinton, Lynne, author.
©2016
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

When the music's over

August 19, 2016
Robinson, Peter, 1950- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
692 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Two women. Two crimes. The first is a poet claiming she was assaulted decades earlier by a man now regarded as one of the country's national treasures. The second is a girl found on a remote roadside, her body broken, her life snuffed out. For Alan Banks, newly promoted to Detective Superintendent, the first case rips a tunnel into long-ago days of innocence and discovery, of music and light. And in the victim, he sees an opportunity for magic recaptured--if he can bring her assailant to justice. For Detective Inspector Annie Cabot, the lifeless young woman poses a baffling mystery--a mystery that will lead her into the unlikeliest of places, interviewing the unlikeliest of suspects."--Syndetics

First star I see tonight

August 18, 2016
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth, author.
©2016
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Discovered by the former quarterback she was hired to tail, detective Piper Dove pretends to be the athlete's stalker and is subsequently hired as his bodyguard, an arrangement threatened by their growing chemistry.

Sting

August 18, 2016
Brown, Sandra, 1948- author.
New York : Grand Central Pub, 2016.
598 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is ... and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her. As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother's ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.

Dead to the last drop

August 10, 2016
Coyle, Cleo, author.
©2015
699 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes recipes and tips (pages 617-695).
"After the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi to consult on the coffee service for a Rose Garden Wedding, she discovers a historic pot was used as a CIA "dead drop" decades before. Now long-simmering secrets boil over, scalding Clare and the people around her... Includes great American recipes!-- Provided by publisher.

Die like an eagle : a Meg Langslow mystery

August 10, 2016
Andrews, Donna, author.
©2016
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Despite tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head, Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. On opening day Biff's lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field. It would be easy to blame Biff, but he has an alibi, and Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim.

Fatal pursuit

August 10, 2016
Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23- author.
©2015
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A pair of murders, a little romance, and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value--Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne."--Provided by publisher.

Murder on a summer's day : a Kate Shackleton mystery

August 10, 2016
Brody, Frances, author.
©2013
537 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When the India Office seek help in finding Maharajah Narayan, last seen hunting on the Bolton Abbey estate, they call upon the expertise of renowned amateur detective Kate Shackleton to investigate. But soon a missing persons case turns to murder. Shot through the heart, Narayan's body has obviously not been in the woods overnight. Who brought it here, and from where? And what has happened to the hugely valuable diamond that was in the Maharajah's possession? An inexplicable murder ... As Kate digs deeper, she soon discovers that vengeance takes many forms."--Provided by publisher.

Design for murder

August 10, 2016
Bain, Donald, 1935- author.
©2016
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Based on the Universal Television series created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link."
"Jessica is in Manhattan to attend the debut of a new designer. Formerly Sandy Black of Cabot Cove, the young man has reinvented himself as Xandr Ebon, and is introducing his evening wear collection to the public and--more important--to the industry's powers-that-be: the stylists, the magazine editors, the buyers, and the wealthy clientele who can make or break him. At the show, the glitz and glamour are dazzling until a young model--a novice, taking her first walk down the runway--shockingly collapses and dies. Natural causes? Perhaps. But when another model is found dead, a famous cover girl and darling of the paparazzi, the fashion world gets nervous. Two models. Two deaths. Their only connection? Xandr Ebon. Jessica's crime-solving instincts are put to the test as she sorts through the egos, the conflicts of interest, the spiteful accusations, and the secrets, all the while keeping an amorous detective at arm's length. But she'll have to dig deep to uncover a killer. A designer's career is on the line. And another model could perish in a New York minute"--Provided by publisher.

The man on the washing machine : a Theo Bogart mystery

August 10, 2016
Cox, Susan R., author.
©2015
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When former party girl and society photographer Theophania Bogart flees to San Francisco to escape a high-profile family tragedy, a series of murders drags her unwillingly out of hiding. In no time at all she discovers she's been providing cover for a sophisticated smuggling operation, she starts to fall for an untrustworthy stranger, and she's knocked out, tied up and imprisoned. The police are sure she's lying. The smugglers are sure she knows too much. Her friends? They aren't sure what to believe. The body count is rising and Theo struggles to find the killer before she's the next victim or her new life is exposed as an elaborate fraud. But the more deeply entangled she becomes, the more her investigation is complicated by her best friend, who is one of her prime suspects; her young protege, who may or may not have a juvie record; her stern and unyielding grandfather, who exposes an unexpected soft center; and the man on her washing machine, who isn't quite what he appears, either."-- Provided by publisher.

Night and day

August 8, 2016
Johansen, Iris, author.
©2016
529 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Smooth operator : a Teddy Fay novel featuring Stone Barrington

August 8, 2016
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2016
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"From #1 bestselling author Stuart Woods comes an extraordinary new series starring an old fan favorite: Teddy Fay. When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide. and he knows just the right man for the job. Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice"-- Provided by publisher.

The girls in the garden

August 8, 2016
Jewell, Lisa, author.
©2016
453 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The innocents

August 8, 2016
Atkins, Ace, author.
©2016
487 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The woman in cabin 10

August 8, 2016
Ware, Ruth, author.
©2016
517 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

All is not forgotten

August 8, 2016
Walker, Wendy, 1967- author.
©2016
459 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

City of the lost

August 8, 2016
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
©2016
609 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a domestic violence support town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you're accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. As a murderer, Casey isn't a good candidate, but she has something they want; she's a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn't the only secret Rockton is hiding - in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives."--Provided by publisher.

Death by tiara

August 4, 2016
Levine, Laura, 1943- author.
©2015
328 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Kensington Books, 2015.
"When she is hired to write lyrics for a contestant in the talent competition for the Miss Teen Queen America pageant, freelance writer Jaine Austen is plunged into a glittering nightmare of vicious stage moms, exacting judges and trash-talking teens after a catfight turns deadly"-- Provided by publisher.

Bone to be wild

August 4, 2016
Haines, Carolyn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
414 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
"Sarah Booth Delaney helps her old flame Scott Hampton investigate a mysterious message threatening him and his bandmates. The threat becomes reality when the bartender from Scott's club is gunned down in a drive-by and Sarah Booth is caught in a race against the clock as she tries to stop a killer from striking again"-- Provided by publisher.

The lake house

July 29, 2016
Morton, Kate, 1976- author.
©2015
679 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Selwa Anthony Pty Ltd., 2015.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Living on her family's gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. One midsummer's eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart, leaving their estate as empty as their broken hearts. Nearly sixty years later, having enjoyed a long, successful career as an author, Alice is now eighty years old and living in London. Theo's case has never been solved, though Alice still harbors a suspicion as to the culprit. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather's house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old estate. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together."--Provided by publisher.

The dogs of Littlefield

July 29, 2016
Berne, Suzanne, author.
©2013
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A satirical social commentary with an element of suspense that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of suburban America. Littlefield, Massachusetts is named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, but someone is poisoning the town's dogs"--Provided by publisher.

Cold as ice

July 29, 2016
Gilroy, M. K., author.
©2015
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"While on vacation, police detective Kristen Conner witnesses a murder in New York's Central Park which puts her on the Russian Red Mafyia's hit list. Returning to Chicago, she actively investigates a homicide in her neighborhood because when the Red Mafyia wants you dead, there is no place to hide"--Provided by publisher.

Thin ice

July 29, 2016
Hannon, Irene, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
486 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to the case when Christy Reed receives mail claiming her sister is still alive. She believed Ginny died in a house fire, so if she is still alive, who is the woman buried in her grave and is Christy a pawn or a target?"--Provided by publisher.

The big chili

July 26, 2016
Buckley, Julia, 1964- author.
©2015
397 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The candy cane cupcake killer : a fresh-baked mystery

July 26, 2016
Washburn, L. J., author.
©2015
377 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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