New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

July 13, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

This fallen prey

July 12, 2018
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
©2018
599 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Casey Duncan first arrived at the off-the-grid town of Rockton, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect -- with no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to be the homicide detective on two cases, or to begin a romantic relationship with her boss. But the very last thing she expected was for the town council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned -- and to keep others safe.

Memento park

July 11, 2018
Sarvas, Mark, author.
©2018
403 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Death comes through the kitchen

July 10, 2018
Dovalpage, Teresa, 1966- author.
©2018
497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A Cuban mystery" --Cover.
Havana, Cuba, 2003: Matt, a San Diego journalist, arrives in Havana to marry his girlfriend, Yarmila, a 24-year-old Cuban woman whom he first connected with because of her food blog. But Yarmi isn't there to meet him at the airport. When he hitches a ride to her apartment, he finds her lying dead in the bathtub. Love-lorn Matt is immediately embroiled in a Cuban adventure he hadn't bargained for: the police and secret service have him down as their main suspect, and in an effort to clear his name, Matt must embark on his own investigation into what happened to Yarmila. The more Matt learns about his erstwhile fiancee, though, the more he realizes he had no idea who she was at all--but did anyone?"-- Provided by publisher.

In prior's wood

July 10, 2018
Malliet, G. M., 1951- author.
©2018
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When the lady of the local manor house is found dead among rumors of a suicide pact with her young lover, handsome vicar Max Tudor lends his MI5 expertise to the ensuing investigation, which is tied to the victim's far-from-bereaved husband.

Lies that comfort and betray

July 10, 2018
Simpson, Rosemary, 1942- author.
©2018
625 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Has the Ripper sailed across the Atlantic to find a new hunting ground? Is some disturbed soul copying his crimes? A former Pinkerton agent, Geoffrey intends to step in where the New York Metropolitan Police seem to be failing, and Prudence is just as determined to protect the poor, vulnerable females being targeted. But a killer with a disordered mind and an incomprehensible motive may prove too elusive for even this experienced pair to outwit"--provided by publisher.

Fade to black

July 9, 2018
Rosenfelt, David, author.
©2018
397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He's reunited with his fiance and started to get some of his memories back. He hopes he can continue to recover with the help of an amnesia support group and that the damage from his past isn't permanent. It isn't until fellow group member Sean Conner approaches him after a meeting that Doug realizes the trouble is just beginning.

The gone world

July 9, 2018
Sweterlitsch, Tom, author.
©2018
609 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
1997. Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Pennsylvania she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family and locate his vanished teenage daughter. The SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra-- a ship assumed lost to the currents of Deep Time. Moss believes the SEAL's experience with time travel, and his knowledge of the future, has triggered this violence. She travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, and discovers that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work: hurtling toward the present is the Terminus, the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

Murder in the locked library

July 9, 2018
Adams, Ellery, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
415 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
"Jane Steward manages Storyton Hall, a resort for book lovers located in Virginia. During excavation for the foundation of a new spa, a collection of unusual bones and the ragged remnants of a very old book are uncovered. Attendees are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery--until a visitor meets an untimely end"--Provided by publisher.

The cat of the baskervilles

July 9, 2018
Delany, Vicki, 1951- author.
©2018
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When Jayne Wilson's mother is accused of murder, Jayne and Gemma have to eliminate the impossible to reveal the true killer in this cozy mystery set in Cape Cod"--Provided by publisher.

Hold back the dark

July 3, 2018
Hooper, Kay, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Madness has taken ahold of Prosperity, North Carolina. Residents are killing one another, as if in a dream, and waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed--or why. As the death toll climbs, the local sheriff's department is further rocked by a murder carried out by one of their own. Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever monster is afoot is beyond her scope. It will take all the SCU's training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a dark pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents have to wonder if this is beyond their understanding.

The art of vanishing

June 26, 2018
Kuhn, Cynthia G., 1965- author.
©2017
357 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The secret of the india orchid

June 26, 2018
Allen, Nancy Campbell, 1969- author.
©2017
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Anthony Blake is in love with his best friends sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies-including his own has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy. Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn't as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned. She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun? "-- Provided by publisher.

The secret, book & scone society

June 26, 2018
Adams, Ellery, author.
©2017
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked 'comfort' scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent -- prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he's found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret -- the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman's demise, the women meet in Nora's cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge -- proving it's never too late to turn the page and start over..."--From publisher's description.

Baker's deadly dozen

June 26, 2018
Washburn, L. J., author.
©2017
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: The great chili kill-off.
"Going back to school can be a killer! Phyllis Newsom and Sam Fletcher come out of retirement to take substitute teacher jobs as a favor for some friends, but they soon realize that the more things change, the more they stay the same. That means getting up early, dealing with students and other teachers, and helping out with extracurricular activities. The problem is, for Phyllis, stumbling over dead bodies is an extracurricular activity! When murder strikes at the school's Friday the Thirteenth dance, it's unlucky not only for the victim but also for the student who's the prime suspect. Sam's granddaughter has a crush on the boy and can't believe he's a killer. Neither can Phyllis. The police are convinced, though, so the only way Phyllis can help him is to uncover the true identity of the killer stalking the halls of the high school before it's too late!"--Back cover.

A fatal collection

June 26, 2018
Hughes, Mary Ellen, 1941- author.
©2017
381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Callie Reed makes a long overdue visit to her aunt Melodie in quaint Keepsake Cove, home to a bevy of unique collectible shops on Maryland's Eastern Shore. When Callie discovers her aunt's body on the floor of her music box shop, she can't accept Melodie's death being called accidental. And why was she there in the middle of the night? Signs seem to come from her late aunt through a favorite music box, urging Callie on. Or are they warnings?

Crimson Lake

June 26, 2018
Fox, Candice, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published by: Tor-Forge Books.
"A contemporary crime novel set in Queensland, Australia, finds Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction. Maintaining his innocence, he agrees to help Amanda Pharrell, a convicted murderer turned private investigator, with a case full of deception and obsession"-- Provided by publisher.

Dark asylum

June 26, 2018
Thomson, E. S., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
456 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
When the principal physician for Angel Meadow Asylum is found brutally murdered, Jem Flockhart and Will Quatermain pursue the story through the darkest corners of London. From the depths of a notorious rookery, to brothels, gallows, graveyards and the convict fleet, Jem and Will find themselves caught up in a web of dark secrets and hidden identities.

Mephisto Waltz

June 26, 2018
Tallis, Frank, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When the body of a badly mutilated victim is discovered in an abandoned piano factory in 1904 Vienna, psychiatrist Max Lieberman assists Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt in an investigation that draws them into the shadowy and sexually unconventional world of fringe political activism.

Murder on Black Swan Lane

June 26, 2018
Penrose, Andrea, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In Regency London, an unconventional scientist and a fearless female artist form an unlikely alliance to expose unspeakable evil when a clergyman is found slain in a church "--Provided by publisher.

Not that I could tell

June 25, 2018
Strawser, Jessica, author.
©2018
551 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It's a rare kid-free night, and they're giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal. By Monday morning, one of them is gone. Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor's wife who didn't seem all that bothered by her impending divorce--and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she'd put behind her--and when she's unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhood's newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions--especially since she's dealing with a crisis of her own. As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine what's going on behind their own closed doors--and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.

The Shadow Killer

June 25, 2018
Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author.
©2018
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"First published in Iceland under the title Pýska húsid by Vaka-Helgafell."

Wedding cake crumble

June 25, 2018
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
©2018
359 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Close to home

June 25, 2018
Dugoni, Robert, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
511 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Amazon Publishing.
"While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy and the only people she can rely on to make it out alive might be those she can no longer trust"-- Provided by publisher.

When the bishop needs an alibi

June 25, 2018
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
496 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published by: Harvest House Publishers.
Includes discussion questions and recipes.
"Visiting Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Bishop Henry Lapp is called upon to use his ability to draw from memory in photographic detail to aid in an investigation when the body of a local waitress is found. Now the killer is trying to cover up the crime and Henry just might be in danger"-- Provided by publisher.

The Dante chamber

June 19, 2018
Pearl, Matthew, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
530 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The year is 1870. Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings disrupted Boston, a man is found murdered in the public gardens of London with an enormous stone around his neck etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When more mysterious murders erupt across the city, all in the style of the punishments Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her brother, the Dante-obsessed artist and writer Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim. Christina enlists poets Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and famous scholar Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, to assist in deciphering the literary clues. Together these unlikely investigators rush to unravel the secrets of Dante's verses in order to find Gabriel and stop the killings. Racing between the shimmering mansions of the elite and the dark corners of London's underworld, they descend further and further into the mystery. But when the true inspiration behind the gruesome murders is finally revealed, Christina realizes that the perpetrator has even bigger and more horrific plans than she had initially thought"-- Provided by publisher.

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