New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

March 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Gone and done it : a dreamwalker mystery

March 23, 2015
Toussaint, Maggie.
©2014
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
While planting a cherry tree, landscaper Baxley Powell discovers a human skull buried in the sand. After calling the sheriff, Baxley uses her dreamwalking abilities to get a jump-start on identifying the victim. Then deputies arrive, and, believing she's tampering with evidence, taser her. Emotions flare, but the sheriff agrees to hire her as a consultant. With a daughter to support and bills she can't pay, Baxley is motivated to succeed. Things get dicey when she unearths a murder victim on the same jobsite, planting Baxley in the suspect pool. For calling unwanted attention to her private retreat, Baxley's landscaping client fires her, stiffing her for the plants and labor. Meanwhile, her father retires as county dreamwalker, passing the community service responsibility along to her. Baxley's dreamwalking sideline competes for her time with her day jobs of landscaping and pet-sitting. Folks show up on her doorstep at all hours to pass messages to the departed. Though her money problems persist, food randomly appears at her door, and her hair develops a telltale white streak in the forelock overnight. Just what every young woman wants, a permanent bad hair day. Threats to her safety mount as Baxley delves into the victim's life--in both worlds. With a killer dogging her heels and spirits nipping at her mind, Baxley follows her dreams to find the truth.

Petticoat detective

March 23, 2015
Brownley, Margaret.
©2014
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Pinkerton detective Jennifer Layne is working undercover as a parlor girl named Amy on a high profile case when a girl who is central to her investigation turns up dead, and handsome Tom Colton is a prime suspect.

Sister Eve, private eye

March 23, 2015
Hinton, J. Lynne.
©2014
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. Shes' seen her fair share of crime--and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest case"--Page 4 of cover.

The convert's song

March 23, 2015
Rotella, Sebastian.
©2014
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A global manhunt sweeps up a former federal agent when his childhood friend becomes the chief suspect in a terrorist rampage. His hazardous stint in U.S. law enforcement behind him, Valentine Pescatore has started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires. Then he runs into a long-lost friend: Raymond Mercer, a charismatic, troubled singer who has converted to Islam. After a terrorist attack kills hundreds, suspicion falls on Raymond--and Pescatore. Angry and bewildered, Pescatore joins forces with Fatima Belhaj, an alluring French agent. They pursue the enigmatic Raymond into a global labyrinth of intrigue. Is he a terrorist, a gangster, a spy? Is his loyalty to Pescatore genuine, or just another lethal scam? From the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris to the battlegrounds of Baghdad, THE CONVERT'S SONG leads Pescatore on a race to stop a high-stakes campaign of terror. "-- Provided by publisher.

Cold betrayal : an Ali Reynolds novel

March 20, 2015
Jance, Judith A.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Golden malicious : an Orchard mystery

March 17, 2015
Connolly, Sheila.
©2013
401 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes recipes.
While orchard owner Meg Corey dreads the labor of manual irrigation to stave off a drought, her boyfriend, Seth, couldn't be more excited about doing historic renovation on one of Granford's oldest houses. Tagging along as he picks up supplies is supposed to give Meg a much-needed break, but the trip turns rotten when she almost trips over a dead body at an old saw mill's forest reserve. But the body isn't the only frightening discovery she makes. A mysterious insect infestation seems to have migrated to the area, one that could bring serious harm to local woodlands. And it's up to Meg to find out what's behind this sudden swarm of trouble.

Home of the braised

March 17, 2015
Hyzy, Julie A.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Tensions run high as executive chef Olivia Paras and the White House staff prepare for a high-stakes state dinner. But as the date approaches, the secretary of defense is found dead in his home, seemingly killed during a break-in. And Olivia's fiancé is looking into the mysterious murder of an old friend. Is there a connection? Then Ollie learns the president is in imminent danger at the dinner and must do everything in her power to get to him. . . (Bestseller)

Billionaire blend : a Coffeehouse mystery

March 17, 2015
Coyle, Cleo.
©2013
573 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When a car bomb goes off outside the landmark Village Blend coffeehouse, single mom and manager Clare Cosi comes to the aid of a customer who turns out to be billionaire tech whiz Eric Thorner. In gratitude, Eric hires Clare to create the most expensive coffee blend on the planet. But as Clare is pulled deeper into Eric's world, she begins to wonder: Is this charming young CEO marked for termination? Or is he the one making a killing?

A tale of two biddies : a league of Literary Ladies mystery

March 17, 2015
Logan, Kylie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
363 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The League of Literary Ladies must solve a real-life mystery when their reading of the Charles Dickens classic A Tale of Two Cities during the Bastille Day celebration results in murder.

Fleur de lies

March 17, 2015
Hunter, Maddy, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
405 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
On holiday with seniors in France, travel agent Emily Andrew must investigate when someone turns up dead along Normandy's Alabaster coast, a crime that has its roots in lies that began on the eve of the D-Day invasion.

Sugar and iced

March 17, 2015
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
371 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel's mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the 75th annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can't say no. Plus, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity. But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mel's kitchen, and a judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angie's cupcake display ...

The marriage at the Rue Morgue : a Rue and Lakeland mystery

March 17, 2015
Powell, Jessie Bishop, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When the search for an abandoned orangutan leads to the death of their best man, primatologists Noel Rue and Lance Lakeland find themselves in a quandary. Police suspect the ape, but Noel and Lance know better. Now they must juggle their search for the killer with last-minute details like convincing half the family the wedding isn't cursed by being held in a former funeral home. As the clock ticks down, they realize that their best man was keeping secrets . . .

Keeping mum : a Garden Society mystery

March 17, 2015
Carlson, Alyse, 1966- author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
441 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Chrysanthemums can kill..."-Cover.
Camellia Harris is planning a gala for a local candidate -- a murder mystery-themed silent auction. Coordinating a beautiful display of fall flowers and planning the perfect fake crime is hard enough, but with a guest list that is a "who's who" of the Roanoke, Virginia, elite, Cam has her hands full. Then financial tycoon Derrick Windermere's body is found next to a shattered pot of chrysanthemums, and the night of fun and games turns deadly serious.

Inherit the word

March 16, 2015
Gerber, Daryl Wood.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
467 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Cookbook Nook is hosting Crystal Cove's upcoming Grill Fest, which pits local amateur chefs against one another. This year's challenge: grilled cheese. But with chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than savoring the fare. When the eight-time champ is found murdered behind the café, and a local diner owner is suspected of bumping off the competition, Jenna Hart has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned.

Scandal in Skibbereen

March 16, 2015
Connolly, Sheila.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
435 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The new owner of Sullivan's Pub in County Cork, Bostonian Maura Donovan is beginning to feel settled in her new Irish home just in time for summer tourist season. But the first traveler to arrive wants more than a pint: Althea Melville is on the trail of a long-lost Van Dyck painting. Maura agrees to help her meet the residents at the local manor house. But when the manor's gardener is found murdered, Maura wonders what Althea's real motives are.

Death runs adrift : a Gray Whale Inn mystery

March 16, 2015
MacInerney, Karen, 1970- author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
371 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
With her wedding fast approaching and her mother-in-law dating an unexpected beau, the last thing Natalie Barnes needs is to find a young man shot dead in a dinghy. A note with the body suggests a secret rendezvous was planned with somebody on the island. But when suspicion is cast on a fisherman Natalie believes to be innocent, she begins to wonder if the murder was the result of a lover's quarrel...or a lobsterman's disagreement.

The silence of the library

March 16, 2015
James, Miranda, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When the arrival in their town of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright, the creator of a beloved girl detective series, results in murder, librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat Diesel investigate.

Teacup turbulence

March 16, 2015
Johnston, Linda O.
©2013
411 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Thanks to an ad campaign featuring teacup pups sporting HotPets Bling, small dog adoptions have skyrocketed. So when a Midwest shelter has more toy dogs than it can handle, LA shelter manager Lauren Vancouver sends a plane to bring the pups back. She didn't count on Teresa Kantrim, who'd been caring for the dogs and didn't trust anyone in La-La Land to take over the job, coming along. Or that she would turn up murdered . . .

Nursing homes are murder

March 16, 2015
Befeler, Mike, author.
Waterville, ME : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Jacobson becomes an undercover resident at a nursing home to help the Honolulu police track down a sexual assault perpetrator. The police gave Paul the names of three persons-of-interest, but none of the three appear suspicious. Things go downhill when the woman who had been assaulted is found murdered.

The begonia bribe

March 16, 2015
Carlson, Alyse, 1966-
©2013
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The Little Miss Begonia Pageant for little girls has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke, Virginia, park. Camellia Harris is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. Soon the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There's jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle -- which turns deadly when local newsman Telly Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant.

The whole cat and caboodle

March 16, 2015
Kelly, Sofie, 1958- author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sarah Grayson sells lovingly refurbished and repurposed items at Second Chance, her shop on the oceanfront in North Harbor, Maine. Her favorite project so far is a stray cat she's named Elvis. When a body is found in the garden of Sarah's friend Maddie, the kindly old lady becomes a prime suspect. Even Sarah's old high school flame, investigator Nick Elliot, seems convinced that Maddie was up to no good. So Sarah and Elvis set out to clear her friend's name.

The diva wraps it up

March 16, 2015
Davis, Krista, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A par of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
469 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The holidays are domestic diva Sophie Winston's favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophie's neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it's the cookie swap that really starts her wondering who's naughty or nice...Sophie arrives at the annual event with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that the recent string of events is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspects...and check it twice!"--back of cover.

Don't try to find me

March 13, 2015
Brown, Holly, 1974- author.
New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
viii, 512 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When their daughter Marley goes missing, Rachel and Paul, getting no help from the police, turn to Facebook and Twitter, but when Rachel blows a television interview and shocking secrets come to light, the blogosphere is convinced she is a suspect in Marley's disappearance.

Freezer I'll shoot

March 13, 2015
Hamilton, Victoria, 1957-
©2013
451 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Vintage kitchenware enthusiast and soon-to-be columnist Jaymie Leighton retreats to her family's Heartbreak Island cottage to escape her mother and write an article about the Ice House restaurant. Owned by good friends Ruby and Garnet Redmond, it's decorated with antique tools of the trade. One night, Jaymie overhears an argument and finds the body of Urban Dobrinskie, whose feud with the Redmonds is no secret. There's an ice pick through his heart.

The cakes of wrath

March 13, 2015
Brady, Jacklyn.
©2013
483 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes recipes.
Rita Lucero, owner of New Orleans cake shop Zydeco Cakes, can't seem to stop saying "yes." Even though things at the bakery are busy, Rita finds herself accepting a seat on the local small business alliance, a group full of colorful characters like Chopper Shop owner Moose Hazen and his wife, Destiny, whose personal life is messier than a cake someone left out in the rain. On the street following a heated alliance meeting, Moose pulls Rita out of the path of a speeding van. Shaken and bruised, Rita notices the next day that her prescribed pain killers are missing. When she discovers Destiny's body in the couple's shop, the stolen pill bottle in her lifeless hand only adds another layer to her mysterious death. But getting the frosty NOPD detective to stop focusing on Rita and look for Destiny's real killer will be anything but a cakewalk.

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