New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

October 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A little night murder : a Blackbird sisters mystery

October 2, 2015
Martin, Nancy, 1953- author.
494 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Nora has to deal with the bump-and-grind of her personal life and also bring the curtain down on a daring killer--before he forces her to exit stage left, permanently"-- Provided by publisher.

Lethal beauty : a Mia Quinn mystery

October 2, 2015
Wiehl, Lis W., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Mia Quinn discovers that a series of seemingly unrelated murders are linked. How far up are the strings being pulled--and what happens when one of her own is at risk?

Murder in the Queen's garden : an Elizabethan mystery

October 1, 2015
Carmack, Amanda, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The discovery of a skeleton in young Queen Elizabeth's garden casts suspicion on famed astrologer Dr. John Dee. When the doctor's pupil is the victim of a second murder, the concerned queen enlists her trusted Kate to clear prized astrologer of wrongdoing"-- Provided by publisher.

Shadow of the raven : a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery

October 1, 2015
Harris, Tessa, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
494 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Backcover: Center Point Large Print Edition Mystery.
"Ensconced in the woods of rural England, 1784, American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone hunts for justice amid a maelstrom of madness, murder, and social upheaval"-- Provided by publisher.

The regulator

September 23, 2015
Wolfe, Ethan J.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
341 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Murder with fried chicken and waffles

September 21, 2015
Herbert, A. L.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
405 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Drawing fire

September 21, 2015
Cantore, Janice.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The postman always purls twice

September 21, 2015
Canadeo, Anne, 1955-
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2015.
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The cat, the sneak and the secret : a cats in trouble mystery

September 18, 2015
Sweeney, Leann.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2015.
pages cm.

Deceptions : a Cainsville novel

September 14, 2015
Armstrong, Kelley.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing Large Print, 2015.
653 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Devoted in death

September 14, 2015
Robb, J. D., 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2015.
537 pages ; 23 cm.
"When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim's injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart--and initials inside reading E and D . . . Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don't ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo's got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else's. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone--an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they've landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve" -- provided by G.P. Putnam.

The hanging girl

September 14, 2015
Adler-Olsen, Jussi, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
797 pages ; 23 cm.
"New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Mørck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose. In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later, he receives some shocking news that leaves his headstrong assistant Rose more furious than usual. Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything--or anyone--get in the way"-- Provided by publisher.

Make me : a Jack Reacher novel

September 11, 2015
Child, Lee, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
560 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat ... but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people."

Devil's bridge : a novel

September 11, 2015
Fairstein, Linda A.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City's most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world's busiest span for motor vehicles. But in "Devil's Bridge," Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper. Coop's sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can. "--from publisher's description.

Robert B. Parker's the Devil wins : a Jesse Stone novel

September 11, 2015
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone's arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse's right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls' mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It's up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.

Long upon the land

September 11, 2015
Maron, Margaret.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
359 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder-and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case. Meanwhile, Deborah is given a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. The cryptic inscription inside rekindles Deborah's curiosity about her parents' past, and how they met. For years she has wondered how the daughter of a wealthy attorney could have married a widowed, semi-illiterate bootlegger, and this time she's determined to find the answer. But why are Deborah's brothers so reluctant to talk about the dead man? Is the murder linked to Kezzie's illegal whiskey business? And could his courtship of Deborah's mother have something to do with the bad blood between the two families? Despite Deborah's promise not to interfere in Dwight's work, she cannot stop herself from doing everything she can to help clear her brothers and her father from suspicion. "-- Provided by publisher.

The nature of the beast

September 11, 2015
Penny, Louise.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
681 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next"-- provided by publisher.

Little black lies

September 10, 2015
Bolton, Sharon.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
599 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.

Burnt river

September 10, 2015
Salvalaggio, Karin.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
511 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Whiskers of the lion : an Amish-country mystery

September 10, 2015
Gaus, Paul L.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
419 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Suspendered sentence

September 10, 2015
Bradford, Laura.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
379 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Murder with a twist

September 10, 2015
Kiely, Tracy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
339 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Grace takes off

September 8, 2015
Hyzy, Julie A.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A trip to Italy's Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, until her boss becomes the target of a murderer"-- Provided by publisher.

A deceptive homecoming

September 8, 2015
Loan-Wilsey, Anna.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A Hattie Davish mystery"--Cover.
"Traveling secretary Hattie Davish is returning to her once-quiet hometown, where a deluge of deadly secrets leaves her feeling anything but welcome"-- Provided by publisher.

Stirring the plot

September 4, 2015
Gerber, Daryl Wood, author.
449 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Jenna Hart has packed The Cookbook Nook chock-full of everything from ghostly texts to witchy potions in anticipation of the Winsome Witches' annual Halloween fundraiser luncheon. But there's one unexpected addition to the menu: murder. When their Head Priestess is found dead under mysterious circumstances, there's no logical answer and plenty of blame to go around. With her Aunt Vera unable to call on her ability to see the future, Jenna will need more than just sleight of hand and a few magic tricks to conjure up the truth.


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