New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

January 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Darling Dahlias and the poinsettia puzzle

January 14, 2019
Albert, Susan Wittig, author.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 41 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Peggity Price.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square-if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cute little Cupcake's talent as a singer and dancer makes her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter. Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to protect her while she herself is confronted by a romantic puzzle. And Sheriff Norris is forced to reopen a puzzling mystery that the town thought was solved.

The New Iberia blues

January 11, 2019
Burke, James Lee, 1936- author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Will Patton.
Compact discs.
Detective Dave Robicheaux's world isn't filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier's rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier's door, it isn't to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who's been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier's Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better. As always, Clete Purcel and Davie's daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux's back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate, Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux's case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years. Ultimately, it's up to Robicheaux to stop them all, but he'll have to summon a light he's never seen or felt to save himself, and those he loves.

An anonymous girl [sound recording]

January 10, 2019
Hendricks, Greer, author.
New York : Macmillan Audio, 2019.
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Barrie Kreinik and Julia Whelan.
Compact discs.
"When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she's thinking ... and what she's hiding."-- Provided by publisher.

The dreamers

January 10, 2019
Walker, Karen Thompson.
[New York] : Random House Audio, Inc., 2019.
9 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
A mesmerizing novel about a college town transformed by a strange illness that locks victims in a perpetual sleep and triggers life altering dreams. By the best selling author of The Age of Miracles.

Turning point

January 7, 2019
Steel, Danielle, author.
[Prince Frederick, MD] : Recorded Books, LLC, [2019]
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Todd McLaren.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room; Stephanie Lawrence is a rising star at her teaching hospital; Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, and Tom Wylie's popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs. They are chosen to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. When an act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, it becomes a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before.

The house next door

January 7, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York, N.Y. : Hachette Audio, 2018.
8 audio discs (approximately 9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lauren Fortgang, Peter Ganim and Christopher Ryan Grant.
In container (16 cm.)
Compact discs.
House next door / with Susan DiLallo -- Killer's wife / with Max DiLallo -- We.are.not.alone / with Tim Arnold.
At first, Laura Sherman is thrilled to meet a fresh face, but will her relationship with the man next door go too far before she realizes he's not what he seems? Detective Andrew McGrath knows the only way to find six girls that have vanished without a trace is to get close to the suspect's wife - but will he get too close? Robert Barnett, a disgraced scientist, receives a shocking message that could change the world. But when a nationwide manhunt has him on the run for his life, will his dream discovery turn into a nightmare?


January 7, 2019
Krentz, Jayne Ann.
[United States] : Recorded Books, [2019]
8 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amanda Leigh Cobb.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack.

A delicate touch

January 4, 2019
Woods, Stuart, author.
[New York, NY] : Penguin Audio, [2018]
6 audio discs ( 7.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tony Roberts.
Title from container.
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Container.
When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, one involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past to stay buried. With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner, so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

Death of a neighborhood scrooge [sound recording]

January 4, 2019
Levine, Laura, 1943- author.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2018]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 56 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brittany Pressley.
Compact discs.
When freelance writer Jaine Austen's grumpy neighbor gets himself iced, she has to find the culprit or she may spend the New Year in jail.

Daughter of war [sound recording] : a novel

January 4, 2019
Taylor, Brad, 1965- author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, 2019.
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rich Orlow.
Compact discs.
Hot on the trail of a North Korean looking to sell sensitive US intelligence to the Syrian regime, Pike Logan and the Taskforce stumble upon something much graver: the sale of a lethal substance called Red Mercury. Unbeknownst to the Taskforce, the Syrians plan to use the weapon of mass destruction against American and Kurdish forces, and blame the attack on terrorists, causing western nations to reassess their participation in the murky cauldron of the Syrian civil war.

The pelican brief

January 4, 2019
Grisham, John.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2010], ℗1992.
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by George Guidall.
Title from disc label.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Two members of the Supreme Court are assassinated by a professional killer on the same night. A law student thinks that she has figured it out, and must protect herself and her theory.

Newcomer : a mystery

December 27, 2018
Higashino, Keigo, 1958- author.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
8 audio discs (ca. 9.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by P.J. Ochlan.
Title from disc.
"First published in Japan as Shinzanmono by Kodansha, Ltd."
Newly transferred to a precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo, Detective Kyochiro Kaga, while investigating the puzzling murder of a woman, soon discovers that nearly all the people living and working in the business district of Nihonbashi are suspects.

Limetown [sound recording]

December 20, 2018
Akers, Zack, author.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Candace Thaxton and Jacques Roy.
Compact discs.
When three hundred people simply vanish from a research facility in Limetown, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock discovers that her uncle, Emile Haddock, is among the missing and her parents refuse to discuss what might have happened. As a student journalist, Lia begins an investigation that will take her far from her home, discovering clues about Emile's past that lead to a shocking secret-one with unimaginable implications not only for the people of Limetown, but for Lia and her family. The only problem is she's not the only one looking for answers.

Rise & shine, Benedict Stone [sound recording]

December 20, 2018
Patrick, Phaedra, author.
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by James Langton.
Compact discs.
Moonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth ... In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start. And then a surprise arrives at his door. Gemma is Benedict's audacious teenage niece-the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track. Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, [this book] is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.

The Christmas star [sound recording] : a novel

December 20, 2018
VanLiere, Donna, 1966- author, narrator.
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Amy Denison volunteers at Glory's Place, an afterschool program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant, but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle. As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory's Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises.

The astonishing color of after

December 19, 2018
Pan, Emily X. R., author.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Stephanie Hsu.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: when her mother committed suicide, she turned into a bird and flew to her native Taiwan. On her journey to find her mother, Leigh must face her family's past and move towards a future of forgiveness and love.

Lark! the herald angels sing [sound recording]

December 18, 2018
Andrews, Donna, author.
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media LLC, 2018.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 47 min.) : CD audio, digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
During rehearsals, Meg discovers a real baby in the manger, with a note attached that says the mother is leaving the baby girl there so her father can take care of her, and the wording of the note implicates Meg's brother, Rob, as the father. Rob protests that he can't possibly be the father, but the town suspicion creates a rift between him and his new girlfriend. Rob asks Meg to investigate on his behalf - to clear his name and to find the real parents of the baby. But every day that passes without answers is another day that spoils everyone's enjoyment of the holiday and drives the wedge between Rob and his girlfriend deeper. As Meg gets further into her investigation, she discovers the found baby is connected to something much bigger, a crime that will need to be stopped by Meg and her motley crew to save the holidays for everyone.

Muse of nightmares [sound recording]

December 18, 2018
Taylor, Laini, author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2018.
13 audio discs (approximately 16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Steve West.
Compact discs.
In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle with their new boundaries as Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance.

In the galway silence [sound recording]

December 17, 2018
Bruen, Ken, author.
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2018]
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Gerry O'Brien.
Compact discs.
The latest novel in Ireland's most distinctive crime fiction series finds former cop Jack Taylor up against a vigilante assassin who goes by the name 'Silence.'

The enemy of my enemy [sound recording]

December 10, 2018
Griffin, W. E. B., author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Compact discs.
A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. He's been laying low ever since, but that little vacation is about to end. Somebody has broken the criminals out of jail, and now he must track them down again. But there's more to it than that.

Pandemic [sound recording] : a novel

December 10, 2018
Cook, Robin, 1940-
[New York] : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Guidall.
Compact discs.
After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to a virulent case of influenza. That is, until she ends up on Dr. Jack Stapleton's autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy: first, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart.

Queen of air and darkness

December 10, 2018
Clare, Cassandra, author.
New York, NY : Audioworks, [2018]
24 audio discs (approximately 30 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by James Marsters.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks.--Provided by publisher

The collector's apprentice : a novel

December 6, 2018
Shapiro, Barbara A., 1951- author.
Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Company, [2018]
9 audio discs (approximately 10.25 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Xe Sands.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiance, George Everard. She creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence, and exact revenge on George.

The riddle : the second book of Pellinor

December 6, 2018
Croggon, Alison, 1962- author.
16 audio discs (ca. 19 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. in.
Performed by Eloise Oxer.
Compact discs.
The further translation of a manuscript from the lost civilization of Edil-Amarandah which chronicles the experiences of sixteen-year-old Maerad, a gifted Bard, as she seeks the answer to the Riddle of the Treesong and continues to battle the Dark forces.

November road [sound recording] : a novel

December 5, 2018
Berney, Louis, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Johnathan McClain.
Compact discs.
"Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America--a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone. Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it's his turn--he knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects he's next: he was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot. With few good options, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate--a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry vanish. Guidry knows that the first rule of running is "don't stop," but when he sees a beautiful housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail. Posing as an insurance man, Guidry offers to help Charlotte reach her destination, California. If she accompanies him to Vegas, he can help her get a new car. For her, it's more than a car-- it's an escape. She's on the run too, from a stifling existence in small-town Oklahoma and a kindly husband who's a hopeless drunk. It's an American story: two strangers meet to share the open road west, a dream, a hope--and find each other on the way. Charlotte sees that he's strong and kind; Guidry discovers that she's smart and funny. He learns that's she determined to give herself and her kids a new life; she can't know that he's desperate to leave his old one behind. Another rule--fugitives shouldn't fall in love, especially with each other. A road isn't just a road, it's a trail, and Guidry's ruthless and relentless hunters are closing in on him. But now Guidry doesn't want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone's expendable, or they should be, but now Guidry just can't throw away the woman he's come to love. And it might get them both killed."--Provided by publisher.

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