New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

November 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hope to die : the return of Alex Cross

November 14, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
479 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Subtitle from jacket.
"The return of Alex Cross"--Jacket.
"Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?" -- from publisher's web site.

A New York Christmas : a novel

November 14, 2014
Perry, Anne.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.
"December, 1904. Jemima Pitt, now twenty-two, agrees to act as a "suitable companion" to her friend Delphinia, who is traveling to New York to be married to Brent Albright, toast of New York high society. Jemima is excited about the prospect of a Christmas adventure in a strange big city, but little does she expect to be enlisted on a top secret mission by Brent's brother Harley, to track down Delphinia's estranged mother. After some detective work and a little luck, they manage to locate her lodgings--but to their horror, they find Maria dead. Truly her parents' daughter, Jemima is determined to unmask the killer, and enlists the aid of handsome young police officer Patrick Flannery to do it. And along the way she comes to learn an important lesson about staying true to oneself, no matter the cost."-- Provided by publisher.

Flesh and blood : a Scarpetta novel

November 14, 2014
Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
619 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.
"It's Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and she's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids' game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there's been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta's own flesh and blood"-- Provided by publisher.

Leaving time

November 14, 2014
Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
687 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.
" For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons--only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice's case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers. As Jenna's memories dovetail with the events in her mother's journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers" -- from Random House web site.

Lila

November 14, 2014
Robinson, Marilynne.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Verso t.p.
Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.

The stone wife : a Peter Diamond investigation

November 14, 2014
Lovesey, Peter.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
585 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A Crafty Christmas

November 11, 2014
Bryan, Mollie Cox, 1963-
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Sheila wins a free scrapbooking cruise, but her dream vacation turns disastrous when she trips over a dead body on deck"-- Provided by publisher.

A lack of temperance : a Hattie Davish mystery

November 11, 2014
Loan-Wilsey, Anna.
©2012
358 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"On the eve of the presidential election of 1892, Miss Hattie Davish, a traveling secretary, arrives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to discover her new employer, the leader of a temperance group, has been murdered. As she follows a trail of cryptic death threats, she'll come face to face with a killer far more dangerous than the Demon Rum"-- Provided by publisher.

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

November 10, 2014
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
371 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get--even if it comes from a completely unexpected source"-- Provided by publisher.

Hounded

November 10, 2014
Rosenfelt, David.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
423 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Queen of hearts

November 10, 2014
Bowen, Rhys.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Summer of the dead

November 10, 2014
Keller, Julia.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The nightingale before Christmas : a Meg Langslow mystery

November 10, 2014
Andrews, Donna.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house--each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different decorator for the public to tour. Of course, Mother insists that Meg pitch in with the organization, and she finds herself surrounded by flamboyant personalities with massive egos clashing and feeling their professional reputations are at stake. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead--making Mother a prime suspect. Can Meg catch the real killer in time to save Mother the indignity of arrest? The brilliantly funny and talented Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. Cozies make excellent stocking-stuffers, and Nightingale Before Christmas is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays for the legions of fans hungry for another Christmas book featuring Meg Langslow. Donna has won many awards for this very popular series, and continues to come up with new hilarious adventures for her endearing heroine. The novel is full of superb screwball comedy as well as Donna's trademark crisp plotting, not to mention bushels of holiday cheer--it wouldn't be the most wonderful time of the year without it."-- Provided by publisher.

Paw and order : a Chet and Bernie mystery

November 10, 2014
Quinn, Spencer.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
After setting things right in a case that took them all the way to the Louisiana bayou, P.I. Bernie LIttle and his faithful canine companion Chet decide to take the long way home and pay a visit to Bernie's girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, an up-and-coming journalist now living in Washington D.C. Suzie is working on a big story she can't talk about, and when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest. Soon Chet, Bernie and Suzie are pulled into a shadowy international conspiracy.

Murder on the Mediterranean

November 10, 2014
Campion, Alexander.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Doing it at the Dixie Dew

November 10, 2014
Moose, Ruth.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
309 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

For the love of Parvati : an Anita Ray mystery

November 10, 2014
Oleksiw, Susan.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

We are called to rise

November 10, 2014
McBride, Laura.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Dry bones in the valley

November 10, 2014
Bouman, Tom.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The Marco effect : a Department Q novel

November 10, 2014
Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
775 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

First impressions : a novel of old books, unexpected love, and Jane Austen

November 10, 2014
Lovett, Charles C.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Sophie Collingwood is drawn into a mystery when two people request a copy of the same very rare book from the antiquarian bookshop where she works.

Her stolen past

October 27, 2014
Eason, Lynette.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
313 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The burning room : a novel

October 21, 2014
Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
New York : Little, Brown, 2014.
564 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

All around the town

October 20, 2014
Clark, Mary Higgins.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1992.
480 p. (large print) ; 25 cm.
Laurie has no memory of the murder. Traumatized by abuse she suffered after she was kidnapped at the age of four and held for two years, she has deveolped multiple personalities.

Bone dust white

October 16, 2014
Salvalaggio, Karin.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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