New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

September 13, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

One kick

September 12, 2014
Cain, Chelsea.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
pages cm.

The last MacKlenna

September 12, 2014
Logan, Katherine Lowry, author.
445 pages ; 23 cm
A sequel to "The Ruby Brooch".

Visions : a Cainsville novel

September 12, 2014
Armstrong, Kelley.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
pages cm.

Cry father

September 12, 2014
Whitmer, Benjamin, 1972-
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
306 pages ; 24 cm
"For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing"-- Provided by publisher.

Broken monsters

September 11, 2014
Beukes, Lauren, author.
New York : Mulholland Books, Little Brown and Company, 2014.
442 pages ; 25 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins, July 2014"--Title page verso.
Detective Gabriella Versado investigates after disturbing displays that fuse the bodies of murder victims with those of animals are uncovered in abandoned Detroit buildings.

Lovely, dark, deep : stories

September 10, 2014
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
New York : Ecco, , an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014].
[xi], 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Sex with camel -- Mastiff -- Distance -- A book of martyrs -- "Stephanos is dead" -- The hunter -- The disappearing -- Things passed on the way to oblivion -- Forked river roadside shrine, South Jersey -- The jesters -- Betrayal -- Lovely, dark, deep -- Patricide.
A collection of thirteen spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all.

Beyond the Pale Motel

September 10, 2014
Block, Francesca Lia.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
216 pages ; 22 cm
"Maternal, sexy Catt and her beautiful, daring best friend Bree are hairdressers at an L.A. salon called Head Hunter, and work out at a gym called Body Farm. They have over a decade of sobriety behind them and are getting close to living the lives they've always wanted. But when Catt's husband, Dash, leaves her, and then her neighbor is brutally murdered, possibly by a man being called the Hollywood Serial Killer, Catt's world begins to come crashing down. The murdered victims all seem to bear a chilling resemblance to Bree. Catt suspects that Bree is the next target of the Hollywood Serial she losing touch with reality or simply coming to terms with the truth? In this terrifying and intensely erotic novel, Francesca Lia Block explores the dangers of modern living, loving and dying with lyrical edge and sensational attitude"-- Provided by publisher.

Ultimatum : a thriller

September 8, 2014
Kernick, Simon, author.
New York : Atria Paperback, [2014].
335 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: London : Random House UK, 2013.


September 8, 2014
Cook, Matt (Matthew)
New York : Forge, 2014.
334 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A cruise ship loses power in the North Atlantic. A satellite launches in the South Pacific. Professor Malcolm Clare--celebrated aviator, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer--disappears from Stanford University and wakes up aboard an unknown jet, minutes before the aircraft plunges into the high seas. An extortionist code-named 'Viking' has seized control of a private warfare technology, pitting a U.S. defense corporation against terrorist conspirators in a bidding war. His leverage: a threat to destroy the luxury liner and its 3,000 passengers"-- Provided by publisher.

Tokyo kill : a thriller

September 8, 2014
Lancet, Barry.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
329 pages ; 24 cm
"After wading through the tragedy of the Japantown murders, [struggling antiques dealer Jim Brodie] and his daughter have returned for a well-earned vacation. Checking in at the P.I. firm he inherited from his father, he's startled by the arrival of an old World War II veteran and his son. The father has come explicitly to see Brodie, and offers up a dark story connected to the war and a pair of violent home invasions committed in the Japanese capital only days earlier. Brodie takes a liking to the old soldier and agrees to provide protection, one of the services Brodie Security supplies. An unexpected murder soon shocks Brodie and his crew, and Brodie begins a wild ride through the worlds of kendo, the Triads, war atrocities, the backstreets of Yokohama's unfathomable Chinatown, Chinese spies, and an elusive group of killers after a long-lost treasure with a murky and dangerous history"-- Provided by publisher.

The language of silence

September 8, 2014
Webb, Peggy, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
308 pages ; 21 cm.
"Nobody in the family, except Aunt Ruth, talks about Ellen's grandmother Lola, who had been swallowed up by the circus then spit out as a woman who tamed tigers and got away scot free for killing her husband. Just as no one talks about the bruises Ellen can't hide"-- Provided by publisher.

Night of the jaguar

September 8, 2014
Gannon, Joe, 1960-
New York : Minotaur Books, [2014].
306 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Sandinista Police Captain Ajax Montoya is six days sober and losing his mind. How else to explain his nights waking in bed, his hand wrapped around that bloody-minded stiletto from the old days, or the presence outside his window, a face with no eyes watching him? How far the heroic have fallen. Ajax was once the gallant comandante guerrillero. A hero of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries in their long uprising against the Ogre and his hated National Guard ... Back then he knew what was what and who to trust. But as the clarity of war gave way to the hazy reality of peace, Ajax fared less well"-- Provided by publisher.

Dog beach

September 8, 2014
Fusco, John.
New York : Touchstone, 2014.
224 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A struggling screenwriter meets his hero Johnny Moe, the Hong Kong stuntman turned mafia enforcer"-- Provided by publisher.

The Golem of Hollywood

September 5, 2014
Kellerman, Jonathan.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [ 2014]
549 pages ; 24 cm
Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague.

Getting mama out of hell

September 5, 2014
Moore, Laurie.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, 2014.
286 pages ; 23 cm
"When British visitors Elle Winthrop and her daughter Elizabeth die near DFW Airport, they learn there's life after death, and that Elle's mother is living in eternal damnation. In order to redeem a Get Out of Hell Free card, they must return to Fort Worth and convince five people to do an extraordinarily good deed in Mama's name within thirty days. Only this time, Elle returns as Sylvester "Sly" Gooch, a twelve-year-old African-American juvenile delinquent with a colorful police history, while Elizabeth reappears as Adelaide Hollingsworth, a wealthy white octogenarian and mugging victim -- and Sly's the prime robbery suspect. When Sly discards his ankle monitor, and Addie discovers her family's scheme to take her money, the two must work together while dodging the police in a race against time"-- Provided by publisher.

Seven wonders : a novel

September 5, 2014
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
Philadelphia, PA : RatPac Press in collaboration with Running Press, [2014]
314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Jack Grady, a field anthropologist and 21st century Indiana Jones, lives for the thrill of adventure and the joy of discovery. When his estranged brother, the introverted mathematician Jeremy Grady, is murdered, Jack is determined to find out what happened. His first clue: his brother was stabbed in the chest with an ancient ivory spear. It reminds him of the weapons of the Amazons, a fierce tribe of female warriors dating all the way back to the beginnings of mythology and history and the subject of Jack's research for nearly half a decade. Jack embarks on a far-flung journey around the globe - from China to Peru; Egypt to Brazil - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, represented by seven divided segments of a golden snake. With the help of the beautiful and brilliant botanist Sloane Costa and Jack's intrepid grad students, the team discovers a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden - and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture" -- from author's web site.

Virtue Falls

September 5, 2014
Dodd, Christina.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
437 pages ; 25 cm
"Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four year old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke in another bloody murder--her own. "-- Provided by publisher.

Deep Shelter : a novel

September 5, 2014
Harris, Oliver, 1978- author.
New York : Bourbon Street Books, [2014].
426, 7 pages ; 20 cm.
"Detective Nick Belsey, a shrewd, street-smart cynic and dedicated drunk who is also one of London's sharpest and most unprincipled investigators, was introduced in 2012's The Hollow Man; now he's back in another gritty, white-knuckle thriller--and he's in trouble"-- Provided by publisher.

The Marco effect

September 5, 2014
Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
New York : Dutton, [2014]
484 pages ; 24 cm
"The New York Times and internationally bestselling author returns with an astonishing and sinister case for Department Q All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body-proving the true extent of Zola's criminal activities-he goes on the run. But his family members aren't the only ones who'll go to any lengths to keep Marco silent. forever. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Morck needs is for his assistants, Assad and Rose, to pick up a missing persons case on a whim: Carl's nemesis is his new boss, and he's saddled Department Q with an unwelcome addition. But when they learn that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy. Carl's actions propel the trio into a case that extends from Denmark to Africa, from embezzlers to child soldiers, from seemingly petty crime rings to the very darkest of cover-ups"-- Provided by publisher.

The distance : a thriller

September 5, 2014
Giltrow, Helen.
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
357 pages ; 24 cm
Longing to distance herself from her criminal work as a person who makes information disappear for the right price, Charlotte Alton--aka Karla--accepts one last job eliminating an inmate who is in prison with a mafia boss from Karla's past.

Shadows on a Maine Christmas : an antique print mystery

September 5, 2014
Wait, Lea.
McKinleyville, California : John Daniel & Company, 2014.
217 pages ; 22 cm

The Cottoncrest curse : a novel

September 5, 2014
Rubin, Michael H., 1950-
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2014.
307 pages ; 24 cm
The bodies of an elderly colonel and his comely young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately plantation home, their blood still dripping down the wooden balustrades. Within the sheltered walls of Cottoncrest, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same shroud of mystery that befell the former owner, who had committed suicide at the end of the Civil War. Locals whisper about the curse of Cottoncrest Plantation, an otherworldly force that has now taken three lives. But Sheriff Raifer Jackson knows that even a specter needs a mortal accomplice, and after investigating the crime scene, he concludes that the apparent murder/suicide is a double homicide, with local peddler Jake Gold as the prime suspect.

The yarn woman

September 2, 2014
Mencher, Brooks, author.
258 pages ; 21 cm.
Ghosts of the Albert Townsend -- The fisherman's wife -- The boy in the mist.
3rd work: Six-year-old Gabriel is one of a "family" of eight adults and children under the protection of Joey Starling. The Yarn Woman meets Gabriel on a foggy afternoon at Ocean Beach, where the scrawny, curly-haired boy seems to materialize from the sea mist, his bloody ankle and sadly crooked wrist both quite visible. Who has hurt the child? Soon, he vanishes, but they meet a second time when he silently leads Ruth to an older man whose body lies dead in a street-side gutter. Detective William Chu, trying to make sense of the killing, recruits the Yarn Woman to help with the case. In her third outing with chronicler Nat Fisher, Ruth learns the body is that of fading San Francisco playwright Henry Berq, whose most recent work may have led to his murder. To find the killer, Ruth must link together the play, the playwright and young Gabriel, but she discovers much more--a sinister subculture of beggar-masters and their thralls in the City by the Bay.

Moon in a dead eye

September 2, 2014
Garnier, Pascal, author.
London : Gallic Books, 2013.
127 pages ; 20 cm
Translated from the French.
Given the choice, Martial would not have moved to Les Conviviales. But Odette loved the idea of a new retirement village in the south of France. So that was that. At first the move feels like a terrible mistake: they're the sole residents and it rains non-stop. Then three nieghbours arrive, the sun comes out, and life becomes far more agreeable. Until some gypsies set up camp just outside their gated community.

Shadow highlander

September 2, 2014
Grant, Donna, 1956-
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2011.
356 p. ; 18 cm.
Sent on a mission into the shadowy world of the Druids to retrieve an artifact to defeat his clan's enemies, Galen meets his match in a Druidic priestess immune to his mind-reading gifts.

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