New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

May 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beneath the surface

May 22, 2018
Blackburn, Lynn Huggins, author.
©2018
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help. Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer--one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all. Dive Team Investigations series." -- Publisher's annotation.

Fugitive spy

May 22, 2018
Redwood, Jordyn, author.
©2018
307 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When Casper English lands in Dr. Ashley Drager's ER with amnesia, she learns he has a picture of her…and the same tattoo as her long-missing father. With a dangerous man after Casper, and his memories possibly holding the key to finding Ashley's father, she secretly whisks him away from the hospital. But can she keep him alive long enough to help him regain his memories?

Close to home

May 22, 2018
Hunter, Cara, author.
©2017
459 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A brilliantly plotted psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath with a shocking twist They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family's Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy's family is certainly strange--her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there's Daisy's little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it's as if she disappeared into thin air--no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal. With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense--the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.

The fast and the furriest

May 22, 2018
Ryan, Sofie, 1958- author.
©2018
371 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sarah Grayson and her trusty companion, Elvis, race to tail the right suspects in the fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries. Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells lovingly refurbished items, in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. But she couldn't run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac--or her dashing rescue cat, Elvis. Mac's life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah--and Elvis--know he can't be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker.

Fixing to die

May 22, 2018
James, Miranda, author.
©2017
401 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
It's autumn down south, and An'gel and Dickce Ducote are in Natchez, Mississippi, at the request of Mary Turner Catlin, the granddaughter of an old friend. Mary and her husband, Henry Howard, live in Cliffwood, one of the beautiful antebellum homes for which Natchez is famous. Odd things have been happening in the house for years, and the French Room in particular has become the focal point for spooky sensations. The Ducotes suspect the ghostly goings-on are caused by the living, but when a relative of the Catlins is found dead in the room, An'gel and Dickce must sift through a haunted family history to catch a killer.

Knit to kill

May 22, 2018
Canadeo, Anne, 1955- author.
©2017
371 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
While on a weekend getaway to Osprey Island to unwind before Black Sheep member Lucy Binger's wedding, a prominent member of the community is murdered, turning the idyllic setting into a crime scene. The knitters step into the investigation when the husband of Black Sheep Suzanne Cavanaugh's friend and the group's host Amy is the prime suspect.

The disappearance of Adèle Bedeau : a historical thriller

May 14, 2018
Brunet, Raymond, 1953-1992, author.
©2014
407 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, Manfred Baumann spends his evenings drinking and surreptitiously observing Adèle Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the small French town of Saint-Louis. One day, she vanishes into thin air. Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate. He sets his sights on Manfred.

A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall

May 14, 2018
Dennison, Hannah, author.
©2016
415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In this delightful new mystery, our heroine Kat Stanford stumbles upon a hidden room in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall. However, Kat's initial excitement soon ends in horror. There, lying on the cold, stone floor, Kat comes across the body of a young woman dressed in an Egyptian toga and wearing a tawdry fairground trinket around her broken neck. Suspicion falls on some of those who live at the Hall-- both upstairs and down-- and even those who are just been passing through. Matters come to a head as a killer lurks amid the aristocracy, and Downton Abbey fans will want more Killer Balls at Honeychurch Hall"-- Provided by publisher.

Hunting the five point killer

May 14, 2018
Wendelboe, C. M., author.
©2017
609 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
On the tenth anniversary of a series of unsolved murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood--and retired cop Arn Anderson could be the next investigator who gets too close to the truth. Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he'd be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he'd left Cheyenne for good. But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood-- and Arn could be next.

Death & the viking's daughter

May 11, 2018
Ross, Loretta, 1966- author.
©2018
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Auctioneer Wren Morgan and her private eye fiancé Death (pronounced "Deeth") Bogart are ready to meet each other's parents and settle down together. But their sleuthing days are far from over. While Death and Wren are helping prepare auction items at an old supper club, a Viking reenactor nearly dies at the historical settlement next door. The cause? Seeing the ghost of his daughter, who went missing twenty years ago.

Dangerous crossing

May 8, 2018
Rhys, Rachel, 1963- author.
©2017
563 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The French girl

May 8, 2018
Elliott, Lexie, author.
©2018
459 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Plain confession

May 8, 2018
Miller, Emma, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
"When Rachel Mast returned to Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, she unwittingly became a bridge between the closed Amish community and the Englisher police. Now, as she prepares for her wedding, she's drawn into an investigation that could end in a different ceremony--her funeral"-- Provided by publisher.

Tightening the threads

May 8, 2018
Wait, Lea, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Includes recipes.
"In the coastal town of Haven Harbor, antique dealer Sarah Byrne and long-lost half-brother, Ted Lawrence, a wealthy old artist and gallery owner in town, are ready to reveal their secret connection. Shortly after announcing plans to leave Sarah his museum-worthy heirloom paintings, Ted is poisoned to death and everyone assumes Sarah is guilty"-- Provided by publisher.

Where secrets sleep

May 8, 2018
Perry, Marta, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
479 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published by: Harlequin Books S.A.
"After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance. Strange stipulations in her grandmother's will soon bring distant relatives and seething townsfolk to Allison's door. Then she discovers her grandmother's death may not have been accidental, and someone wants Allison gone. Permanently"-- Provided by publisher.

The crooked staircase

May 7, 2018
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
©2018
645 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In this riveting high-stakes novel, Jane Hawk tracks the powerful DOJ operative at the center of the murderous conspiracy that killed her husband, a decorated Marine, and now threatens others closest to her. Dark, ingenious, utterly relentless, the Jane Hawk thrillers are Dean Koontz at his celebrated best, a brilliant, deeply affecting synthesis of his singular gifts for heart-stopping suspense, unparalleled characterization and atmosphere, and twisting, chillingly topical storylines--all driven by an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners heroine"-- Provided by publisher.

The knowledge : a Richard Jury mystery

May 7, 2018
Grimes, Martha, author.
©2018
595 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Robbie Parsons is one of London's finest, a black cab driver who knows every street, every theater, every landmark in the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand--a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club, then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper. Two days previously, Jury had met and instantly connected with one of the victims of the crime, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury soon enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to investigate."--Provided by publisher.

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

May 7, 2018
Giordano, Mario, 1963- author.
©2015
449 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"First published in German as Tante Poldi und die sizilianishen Löwen by Bastei Lübbe AG, Köln, 2015." -- Title page verso.
Recently widowed Auntie Poldi moves to Sicily in order to drink herself comfortably to death with a sea view. But fate intervenes when she finds the corpse of a young man on the beach, and becomes a potential murder suspect. Poldi falls for the gorgeous Commissario Montana and they soon form an investigative -- and romantic -- partnership.

Shattered mirror

May 7, 2018
Johansen, Iris, author.
©2018
539 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Eve Duncan receives a package containing a skull-- and instructions for Eve to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman's face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman's mirror image, a game is on where her twin's life hangs in the balance.

The other lady vanishes

May 7, 2018
Quick, Amanda, author.
©2018
517 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they'll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who's been real all along.."--Provided by publisher.

Robert B. Parker's Old black magic

May 7, 2018
Atkins, Ace, author.
©2018
411 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.
"Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions. The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston's premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost forever, buried deep, sold off overseas, or, worse, destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen, Gentlemen in Black by a Spanish master, arrives at the desk of a Boston journalist, the museum finds hope and enlists Spenser's help. Soon the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world of black market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old vendettas. A five-million-dollar-reward by the museum's top benefactor, an aged, unlikable Boston socialite, sets Spenser and pals Vinnie Morris and Hawk onto a trail of hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions, and decades-old murders. Set against the high-society art scene and the low-life back alleys of Boston, this is classic Spenser doing what he does best"-- Provided by publisher.

Macbeth

May 1, 2018
Nesbø, Jo, 1960- author.
©2018
720 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Set in the 1970s in a run-down, industrial town, a police force struggles to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, the chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople, but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom, a master of manipulation named Hecate, has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.

Bitter harvest

April 26, 2018
Tyson, Wendy, 1969- author.
©2016
419 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Megan Sawyer should be shouting from the barn roof. Washington Acres survived its first year, the café has become a hotspot for locals, and Winsome's sexy Scottish veterinarian is making house calls--only not for the animals. But as summer slips into fall and Winsome prepares for its grand Oktoberfest celebration, beer isn't the only thing brewing. When the town's pub owner is killed in a freak accident, Megan suspects something sinister is afoot in Winsome--but no one is listening. As nights grow longer and temperatures chill, Megan must plow through Winsome's fixation with autumn festivities to harvest the truth--before another dead body marks the season.

Eaves of destruction

April 26, 2018
Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.
©2017
377 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California's premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly ... Shannon is in high demand among rival homeowners, who will do anything to win Best in Show. One-upmanship and even espionage break out among neighbors, construction crews, decorators, and landscapers. Thanks to several new hires, Shannon is sure she can handle the extra load--until murder throws a wrench in the works. The small town's corrupt building inspector is found dead on one of Shannon's jobsites, and soon plenty of suspects are coming out of the woodwork. When another body is discovered, Shannon calls on her team of close friends and devilishly astute thriller writer Mac to help her nail down the details and build a case against the killer before the door shuts on someone else--for good.

The great chili kill-off

April 26, 2018
Washburn, L. J., author.
©2017
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Includes recipes"--Cover.
The chili in Texas is red-hot ... and so is murder! Phyllis, Sam, Carolyn, and Eve head for West Texas to compete in a Fourth of July chili cookoff. Thousands of people have descended on a sleepy little ghost town, turning it into a boomtown for chili mavens, gamblers, musicians, and media. Raucous excitement fills the air, but so does chili when a sabotaged propane cooker explodes, killing the much-hated current champion. The victim leaves behind a tangled trail of sleeping with other men's wives, cheating at cards-- and maybe at chili cooking-- and deadly anger. With Sam a possible suspect in the murder, emotions run hot as a bowl of Texas red as Phyllis has to untangle these threads in order to put her finger on the killer!

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