New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

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

By cook or by crook

February 23, 2015
Corrigan, Maya.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist, Val Deniston has traded in the chaos of New York City for a quieter life near the Chesapeake Bay. Living with her curmudgeonly grandfather in the tourist town of Bayport is hardly glamorous, but she enjoys working at the Cool Down Café at the local fitness club, and she finally has time to work on her long-planned cookbook. But when one of the club's patrons is found dead, she'll have to cook up a scheme to find the killer. As the number of suspects rises like crabs in a bucket, it's out of the pan and into the fire for Val. If she can't find the culprit soon, she might as well be chum in the water.

Death in an ivory tower : a Dotsy Lamb travel mystery

February 23, 2015
Hudgins, Maria.
©2014
369 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
It s a scholarly conference at Oxford and the subject is The Lingering Effects of the King Arthur Tales on Life in Elizabethan England, but two participants don t fit in. Dotsy Lamb, PhD candidate from Virginia, has inadvertently invited a couple of New Agers from Glastonbury. Their agenda is to prove to these arrogant academics that King Arthur and Guinevere were real people. As a big surprise, Bram Fitzwaring plans to produce their royal bones. Fitzwaring doesn t show up for his scheduled address because he s still in his room. Dead. An insulin-dependent diabetic, Fitzwaring appears to have died from hypoglycemia. But Dotsy, also diabetic, says his symptoms prior to his demise do not spell hypoglycemia. They spell murder.

Killer honeymoon

February 23, 2015
McKevett, G. A.
©2013
421 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

Death takes a ride

February 23, 2015
McCourtney, Lorena.
©2014
467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Hush, hush

February 18, 2015
Lippman, Laura, 1959- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
448 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A Tess Monaghan novel"--Cover.
On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. But now Melisandre has returned Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters and wants to film the reunion for a documentary. The problem is, she relinquished custody and her ex, now remarried, isn’t sure he approves. Now that’s she’s a mother herself—short on time, patience—Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray, Melisandre’s lawyer, has asked Tess and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, to assess Melisandre’s security needs. As a former reporter and private investigator, Tess tries to understand why other people break the rules and the law. Yet the imperious Melisandre is something far different from anyone she’s encountered. A decade ago, a judge ruled that Melisandre was beyond rational thought. But was she? Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident, manipulative Melisandre. But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder. Yet as her suspicions deepen, Tess realizes that just as she’s been scrutinizing Melisandre, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well.

Grace interrupted : [a Manor House mystery]

February 11, 2015
Hyzy, Julie A., author.
©2011
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
"Grace investigates the murder of a Civil War re-enactor and also rescues a stray cat on the grounds of Marshfield Manor"-- Provided by publisher.

Death comes to London

February 11, 2015
Lloyd, Catherine, 1963-
©2014
349 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary--until murder makes a debut"-- Provided by publisher.

Cold cold heart

February 9, 2015
Hoag, Tami.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing Large Print, 2015.
623 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects: She struggles to recognize family and childhood friends and begins experiencing dark flashbacks--but she's not sure if they're truly memories or side effects of her brain injury. Dana decides to use her investigative skills to piece together her past and learns of the event that made her become a reporter in the first place: the disappearance of her best friend, Casey Grant, the summer after high school graduation. Looking at her past and the unsolved mystery through the dark filter of PTSD, old friends seem to be suspects, authority figures part of a cover-up. Dana begins to question everything she knows. What is real? What is imagined? Are we defined by what happens to us? And is the truth really something too terrible to be believed?"--from author's web page.

Obsession in death

February 9, 2015
Robb, J. D., 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing Large Print, 2015.
573 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas must contend with an admirer who proves his devotion by killing repeatedly.

The body snatchers affair

February 9, 2015
Muller, Marcia.
©2014
325 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Conducting a dual investigation in the opium dens of San Francisco's Chinatown, Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon search for missing millionaires against a backdrop of a brewing Tong war.

Bloody politics

February 9, 2015
Sefton, Maggie.
©2014
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Hell on wheels : an Odelia Grey mystery

February 9, 2015
Jaffarian, Sue Ann, 1952-
©2014
403 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A demon summer : a Max Tudor novel

February 9, 2015
Malliet, G. M., 1951-
©2014
657 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The cat sitter's nine lives

February 9, 2015
Clement, Blaize.
©2014
409 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Dixie Hemingway is back in this ninth installment of Blaize Clement's beloved cozy mystery series, now written by her son John using Blaize's extensive notes and outlines for future books. This book starts off with a bang -- literally. Dixie is driving alongside the beachside road that runs through the center of her hometown when she's witness to a terrible head-on collision. Ever the hero, she springs into action and pulls one of the drivers from his car just before it explodes in flames. A little shaken but none the worse for wear, Dixie proceeds to her local bookstore where she meets Cosmo, a fluffy, orange tomcat, and Mr. Hoskins, the store's kind but strangely befuddled owner. The next day, the driver whose life she saved claims that he is Dixie's husband, both Cosmo and Mr. Hoskins disappear without a trace, and a mysterious phone call from a new client lures her to a crumbling, abandoned mansion on the outskirts of town. Soon Dixie finds herself locked in a riddle of deception, revenge, murder, and mystery"--Provided by publisher.

The chocolate clown corpse

February 9, 2015
Carl, JoAnna.
©2014
327 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose-and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier's most hated clown.... Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson's balloons. But it's been a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody's moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe's shuttered tourist trap, and it's giving her delicious ideas to expand. But over whose dead body? Moe's widow, Emma, and her two stepchildren list the property for sale, but when Lee tours the building, she finds Emma unconscious. Now Lee wonders whether Moe's real killer is still at large and is taking care of unfinished business. Unfortunately, since the town is celebrating Clown Week, there are so many potential suspects in grease paint and floppy shoes it's not even funny. For Lee, protecting Emma, freeing an innocent man, and rolling out hundreds of her clown-themed chocolates is a pretty tall order. But so is staying alive long enough to find out which one of her neighbors is a killer in disguise. Includes Tasty Chocolate Trivia!"--Provided by publisher.

Scorched eggs

January 27, 2015
Childs, Laura.
©2014
433 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

If bread could rise to the occasion

January 27, 2015
Shelton, Paige.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
389 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A fresh school year begins as Gram and Betts anxiously await the arrival of their new crop of students. But their enthusiasm is thwarted when a stranger named Freddie O'Bannon arrives and claims to have proof that he was accepted to the school despite what is in their files. And when the ghost of Cylas Gent, a young man who might have a romantic past with Gram, also appears, there are suddenly two mysteries demanding their attention. But just as Gram and Bretts start sifting through the past, one of their new students is murdered.

Fifty shades of greyhound

January 26, 2015
Abbey, Sparkle.
©2014
281 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Caro Lamont, Laguna Beach's favorite pet therapist, is thrilled to support the elite fundraising gala for Greys Matter, a SoCal greyhound rescue group. All the guests in the couture-attired crowd are clad in varying shades of grey, the champagne and donations are flowing, and there are fifty gorgeous greyhounds in attendance. But before the evening ends, a stranger in their midst is dead. Caro sets out to help the rescue group find the identity of the mystery guest but soon finds herself in the doghouse with homicide detective, Judd Malone and federal agent, John Milner. When there's a second death, Caro is convinced she's on the track of someone who wants a secret to stay buried, but it's a race to see whether Caro can uncover the truth before the killer decides she's next.

Gathering shadows

January 26, 2015
Mehl, Nancy.
©2014
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

A cry from the dust

January 26, 2015
Parks, Carrie Stuart.
©2014
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Yarn to go

January 26, 2015
Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When she inherits her aunt's yarn retreat business, dessert chef Casey Feldstein decides to host a scheduled retreat, even though she knows nothing about knitting, and she investigates when a retreat regular is murdered.

Cross-stitch before dying : an embroidery mystery

January 26, 2015
Lee, Amanda, 1967-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
345 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Marcy Singer's mom, costume designer for a lavish, Bollywood-style production, suggests Tallulah Falls as a great place to shoot part of the film. Everyone at the embroidery shop, and around town, is in a flutter that a glamorous movie production is taking place in their midst. But when the star of the film is found murdered, the police suspect Marcy's mom, who made it no secret she did not care for the diva's attitude regarding her wardrobe. To save her mom's career, Marcy and her friends will need ot stitch together the clues . . .

They danced by the light of the moon : an Andy Gammon mystery

January 26, 2015
Pagel, Tempa, author.
Farmington Hills, Michigan : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Former Detroit teacher Andy Gammon can't help getting involved when history meets mystery. Add in a couple of prime specimens of 19th-century New England architecture -- her other passion -- and Andy is exploring back hallways and underground tunnels to learn why a woman was killed at the Grand Hotel of the Atlantic on the night of the reopening gala, why another woman disappeared from that same room a century ago, and what connects the two.

The fatal funnel cake : a fresh-baked mystery

January 26, 2015
Washburn, L. J.
©2013
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Phyllis Newsom and friends Carolyn and Sam whip up their best dishes to win some ribbons at the Texas State Fair. And one of their favorite celebrity chefs, Joye Jameson, is broadcasting her TV show from the fair. Joye invites Phyllis and the other finalists for best funnel cake to prepare their recipes live on the air. But when Joye suffers a deadly allergic reaction from one bite of her funnel cake, Phyllis goes from top entry to top suspect.

The Breakfast Club murder

January 26, 2015
Crespi, Camilla T.
©2014
477 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When Lori's ex-husband remarries, she is dealing with an unhappy teen daughter, an invasive vegan mother, and a catering career to bring back to life. Then her ex's new wife is murdered, and she becomes the prime suspect. Now she must clear herself with some help from her breakfast club friends.

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