New Arrivals · eAudiobooks

January 20, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Poppy Redfern and the midnight murders [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Arlen, Tessa, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Summer 1942. The world has been at war for three long and desperate years. In the remote English village of Little Buffenden, Poppy Redfern's family house and farmland have been requisitioned by the War Office as a new airfield for the American Air Force. As the village's Air Raid Warden, Poppy spends her nights patrolling the village as she tries to ease her neighbors' fears about the "Friendly Invasion" and what it means to their quiet way of life. When two popular young women who were dating American servicemen are found strangled, Poppy quickly realizes that her little town has been divided by murder. The mistrust and suspicion of their new American partners in war threatens to tear Little Buffenden apart. Poppy decides to start her own investigation with the help of a charismatic American pilot, and she soon unearths some chilling secrets and long-held grudges. She will have no choice but to lay a trap for a killer so perilously close to home, she might very well become the next victim...

A noel killing [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Longworth, M. L. (Mary Lou), 1963-
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Christmastime in the south of France is as beautiful as ever, but when a shady local businessman drops dead in the middle of the festivities, Verlaque and Bonnet must solve the case while keeping the holiday spirit alive. Antoine Verlaque, examining magistrate for the beautiful town of Aix-en-Provence, doesn't like Christmas. The decorations appear in the shops far too early, festive tourists swarm the streets, and his beloved Cours Mirabeau is lined with chalets selling what he regards as tacky trinkets. But his wife and partner Marine Bonnet is determined to make this a Christmas they can both enjoy, beginning with the carol sing at the Cathedral Saint Sauveur, a beautiful service in a packed church. Just as the holiday cheer is in full swing, a man is poisoned, sending the community into a tailspin. The list of suspects, Verlaque and Bonnet quickly discover, almost fills the church itself, from the visiting vendors at the Christmas fair to the victim's unhappy wife and his disgruntled business partner. With the help of an ever-watchful young woman named France, the pair must solve the murder while the spirit of the season attempts to warm Verlaque's stubborn heart. Contains mature themes.

Murder in the first edition [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Elliott, Lauren.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.
1 sound file : digital
"Addie's getting into the spirit for the upcoming Charity Auction--especially since she's got an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol to donate. Her former colleagues at the Boston Public Library have confirmed that its worth runs toward the high five figures, which should help with the new pediatric wing. Her mood darkens, though, when a visitor from the past appears--Jonathan Hemingway, the father of her late fiancé. His presence stirs up sad memories for Addie, but also has her fuming when Jonathan, true to his womanizing ways, runs off for a lunchtime liaison with Teresa Lang, who's in charge of the auction. Soon after, Addie heads to Teresa's office at the hospital--and finds the poor woman's dead body. What she doesn't find is her valuable first edition. What sort of Scrooge would steal from sick children and commit murder in the process? As a Nor'easter bears down and a mystery emerges about Jonathan's past, Addie must find out if she can appraise people's motives and characters as well as she can appraise rare books..."--Page 4 of cover.

Novice dragoneer [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Knight, E. E., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.
1 sound file : digital
In the first book in an exciting new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won't be as easy or as straightforward as she expected. Fourteen-year-old Ileth grew up in an orphanage, and thanks to her stutter was never thought to be destined for much beyond kitchen work and cleaning. But she's dreamed of serving with the dragons ever since a childhood meeting with a glittering silver dragon and its female dragoneer. For years she waits, and as soon as she is old enough to join, Ileth runs away to become a novice dragoneer at the ancient human-dragon fortress of the Serpentine. While most of her fellow apprentices are from rich and influential families, Ileth must fight for her place in the world, even if it includes a duel with her boss at the fish-gutting table. She's then sent off to the dragon-dancers after a foolish kiss with a famously named boy and given charge of a sickly old dragon with a mysterious past. But she finds those trials were nothing when she has to take the place of a dead dragoneer and care for his imprisoned dragon in enemy lands . . .

The Christmas keeper [electronic resource] : a happily ever after romance

January 17, 2020
McKinlay, Jenn.
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
True love and holiday cheer combine for an unforgettable romance in this second Happily Ever After novel featuring a North Carolina bookstore from the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Ones.All he wants for Christmas... The second Joaquin Solis saw Savannah Wilson, he knew she was destined to be his wife. Unfortunately, Savannah's sights are set on a happily-ever-after of another kind: skewering the boss who got her fired. Until then, she won't act on the scorching sexual chemistry that is brewing between them, leaving Joaquin scrambling to find a way to capture her heart. When the opportunity arises to use his ranch to boost Savannah's publicity career, Joaquin doesn't hesitate to invite her into his world at Shadow Pines and woo her with all of his Christmas loving mojo. It's a gamble since the holidays aren't really Savannah's thing and helping her might also mean losing her as she plans to shake the dust off of their quaint town in North Carolina and head back to New York City the first chance she gets. But Joaquin believes in the magic of Christmas and he knows with a little help from his friends at the Happily Ever After Bookstore, he can convince the woman of his dreams that he's a keeper...

Salt slow [electronic resource] : stories

January 17, 2020
Armfield, Julia, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Macmillan Audio, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Mantis -- The great awake -- The collectibles -- Formerly feral -- Stop your women's ears with wax -- Granite -- Smack -- Cassandra after -- Salt slow.
"From White Review Short Story Prize winner Julia Armfield, a brilliant, provocative debut story collection for fans of Carmen Maria Machado and Kelly Link. In her electrifying debut, Julia Armfield explores women's experiences in contemporary society, mapped through their bodies. As urban dwellers' sleeps become disassociated from them, like Peter Pan's shadow, a city turns insomniac. A teenager entering puberty finds her body transforming in ways very different than her classmates'. As a popular band gathers momentum, the fangirls following their tour turn into something monstrous. After their parents remarry, two step-sisters, one a girl and one a wolf, develop a dangerously close bond. And in an apocalyptic landscape, a pregnant woman begins to realize that the creature in her belly is not what she expected. Blending elements of horror, science fiction, mythology, and feminism, salt slow is an utterly original collection of short stories that are sure to dazzle and shock, heralding the arrival of a daring new voice"-- Provided by publisher.

Flamebringer [electronic resource] : a heartstone novel

January 17, 2020
White, Elle Katharine, 1991- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : HarperAudio, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
"Tristan Wydrick, sworn enemy of House Daired, is back from the dead. Possessed by a ghast and sharing its shadowy unlife, he commands not only the soul-sucked ghastradi, but also the monstrous Tekari forces bent on Arle's destruction. As their enemies begin amassing, desperate Arleans look to their greatest defenders. But Aliza and Alastair Daired, along with their dragon Akarra, are far from home, trapped in the icy northern wastes by Wydrick's treachery. Fighting their way through blizzards, haunted forests, and their own growing fears, the Daireds find a new battle awaiting them in the capital, for the Tekari and ghastradi are not the only forces converging on the heart of the kingdom. Another moves toward Arle, riding the winds from the south: an ambassador from the Silent King of Els. Plunged into the dangerous world of royal intrigue and ancient grudges, Aliza and Alastair soon realize it will take more than steel and dragonfire to save their kingdom, for the silence of Els hides a secret that could shake House Daired to its foundations." -- Provided by publisher.

The quaker [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
McIlvanney, Liam.
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
It is 1969 and Glasgow is in the grip of the worst winter in decades, yet it is something else that has Glaswegians on edge: a serial killer whose name alone is enough to make them tremble with fear. The Quaker has killed another victim, snatching a young woman from a nightclub and dumping her body like trash in the back of a cold-water tenement. He leaves no clues, and the investigation has led police down one blind alley after another. DI McCormack has few friends in his adopted city and a lot to prove. A talented young detective from the Highlands, an outsider with troubling secrets of his own, Duncan McCormack is brought into the investigation to identify where, exactly, its gone wrong. His arrival is met with anger and distrust by cops who are desperate to nail a suspect. When they identify a petty thief as the man seen leaving the building where the Quaker's last victim was found, they decide they've found their serial killer. But McCormack isn't convinced. From ruined backstreets, to deserted public parks, and down into the dark heart of Glasgow, McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city-and his life-forever.

Cutting edge [electronic resource] : new stories of mystery and crime by women writers

January 17, 2020
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Joyce Carol Oates, a queenpin of the noir genre, has brought her keen and discerning eye to the curation of an outstanding anthology of brand-new top-shelf short stories (and poems by Margaret Atwood!). While bad men are not always the victims in these tales, they get their due often enough to satisfy listeners who are sick and tired of the gendered status quo, or who just want to have a little bit of fun at the expense of a crumbling patriarchal society. This stylistically diverse listeners who are sick and tired of the gendered status quo, or who just want to have a little bit of fun at the expense of a crumbling patriarchal society. This stylistically diverse collection will make you squirm in your seat, stay up at night, laugh out loud, and inevitably wish for more.

The Age of anxiety [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Townshend, Pete.
[Place of publication not identified] : Hachette Book Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
In his debut novel, rock legend Pete Townshend explores the anxiety of modern life and madness in a story that stretches across two generations of a London family, their lovers, collaborators, and friends.

False bingo : stories [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Jemc, Jac, 1983-
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.
1 sound file : digital
I was the golden child. The one all the Cerberus guys looked up to. I was on my way to becoming the next career Marine. But after my last deployment to Syria, being a Marine was no longer an option. Unfortunately, my not so honorable discharge from the Corps didn't get rid of the demons created while I was enlisted. Not even my childhood friend can save me. I'll destroy her just like I destroyed everything else I touched. Contains mature themes.

Hometown cowboy [electronic resource] : a Rocky Mountain riders novel

January 17, 2020
Richardson, Sara (Romance fiction writer), author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Hachette Audio, 2018.
1 sound file : digital
Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot--will not--fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms? Turns out, plenty. Raising bulls, riding the circuit, and looking after his ailing father--Lance never stands still for long. Yet Jessa catches his attention, and the more she tries to resist him, the more he wants her. When she agrees to move to the ranch to keep an eye on Lance's dad, Jessa tells him they have to keep it professional: no flirting, no sweet talk, and definitely no kissing. But with Jessa now living under his roof, that's easier said than done...

One night gone [electronic resource] : a novel

January 17, 2020
Laskowski, Tara, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Harlequin Audio, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew, to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen's new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes. Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hides dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all.

Sabbath [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Mamatas, Nick.
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Highlander meets Seven in Nick Mamatas's Sabbath. The infamous eleventh-century warrior Hexen Sabbath is plucked from death and certain damnation by a being claiming to be an angel of the Lord, and finds himself dropped into contemporary Manhattan with no clothes, no weapons, no resources, and one mission-to track down and kill the living personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins before they bring about Armageddon. With time running out and his only ally a destitute art gallery owner, Sabbath must fight his way through New York's elite and challenge the world's most powerful man, or an eternity of suffering will be his, and our, only reward.

Texas hold em [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Craig, Christie.
[Place of publication not identified] : Recorded Books, Inc., 2014.
1 sound file : digital
"Hold onto your Stetsons . . . A thrill ride of hunky heroes, hilarious high jinks, and heartwarming romance." -Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author on Only in Texas A HOTTER IN TEXAS NOVEL The last thing veterinarian Leah Reece needs is a man in her life. They're nothing but trouble-and not even the fun kind. But when her apartment is broken into and Leah suspects Rafael, her dangerous half-brother, of foul play, she can't deny she could use a little help. She just never expected that help would come with twinkling blue eyes and a sexy smile... All PI Austin Brook wants is to nail Rafael DeLuna, the man who framed him for murder. He'll do anything for information-even lie about his identity to charm Leah, DeLuna's half-sister. But her sweet dimples and fiery spirit soon make her more than just his only lead. Leah becomes his every desire. As Austin closes in on DeLuna, it's clear he won't go down without a fight. Now the only way Austin can protect Leah is to reveal all of his secrets and risk losing her for good.

One taste too many [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Goldstein, Debra H., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.
1 sound file : digital
For culinary challenged Sarah Blair, there's only one thing scarier than cooking from scratch-murder! Married at eighteen, divorced at twenty-eight, Sarah Blair reluctantly swaps her luxury lifestyle for a cramped studio apartment and a law firm receptionist job in the tired hometown she never left. With nothing much to show for the last decade but her feisty Siamese cat, RahRah, and some clumsy domestic skills, she's the polar opposite of her bubbly twin, Emily-an ambitious chef determined to take her culinary ambitions to the top at a local gourmet restaurant . . . Sarah knew starting over would be messy. But things fall apart completely when her ex drops dead, seemingly poisoned by Emily's award-winning rhubarb crisp. Now, with RahRah wanted by the woman who broke up her marriage and Emily wanted by the police for murder, Sarah needs to figure out the right recipe to crack the case before time runs out. Unfortunately, for a gal whose idea of good china is floral paper plates, catching the real killer and living to tell about it could mean facing a fate worse than death-being in the kitchen!

Divorced, desperate and dangerous [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Craig, Christie.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2018.
1 sound file : digital
Reese Morris has run away from home. She's left behind her adoring but overbearing grandmother, her broken heart...'nd most importantly, the no-good Texan jerk who broke it. She told him her secrets. He told her lies. He was nothing more than an undercover cop wanting one thing-it wasn't her-and he was out to bust her brother and his thug boss. How could she let him con her into feeling so damn much'For two months, Detective Turner Calder hasn't been able to forget the betrayed look in Reese's eyes when she found out he'd deceived her. Now two witnesses from that case have been murdered, and he's traveling halfway across the country to protect her. If that means taking on her seventy-year-old grandma who has a black belt in karate, a hired assassin-who scares him less than Granny-and the whole bat-shit crazy town of Hung, Georgia, he's up for the challenge. Because the biggest danger of all would be losing her.

The girl at the door [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Raimo, Veronica, 1978- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
"While on vacation on an idyllic island called Miden, a seemingly aimless woman meets an attractive man and leaves her country to be with him. A few months later, newly pregnant and just beginning to feel comfortable in her lover's space, her life is upended when a girl arrives at the door. Slight and pretty, the girl discloses a drawn out and violent affair she's had with her professor, the father of the woman's unborn child. In alternating perspectives, the professor and his girlfriend reflect upon their lives, each other, and their interloper. As the community gathers testimony and considers the case, the couple is forced to confront their own paranoia, fetishes, and transgressions in light of the student's accusations. Provocative and unnerving, The Girl at the Door explores the bureaucracy of a scandal, and the thin line between lust and possession. In an age in which blunt power and fickle nuance take turns upon the stage, Raimo has delivered an intoxicating exploration of the politics and power of sex"-- Provided by publisher.

The innocents : [electronic resource] a novel

January 17, 2020
Crummey, Michael, 1965- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
From bestselling, award-winning author Michael Crummey comes a sweeping, heart-wrenching, deeply immersive novel about a brother and sister alone in a small world. A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them. As they fight for their own survival through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested. This novel is richly imagined and compulsively readable, a riveting story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister. By turns electrifying and heartbreaking, it is a testament to the bounty and barbarity of the world, to the wonders and strangeness of our individual selves.

A gingerbread romance : Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie [electronic resource].

January 17, 2020
Baker, Lacey, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
When Taylor enlists Adam to help her win a life-sized gingerbread house contest, she doesn't realize that her decision might help her find a place for her heart to call home.

White hot silence [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Porter, Henry, 1953-
[Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
On a deserted road in Calabria, Greek aid worker Anastasia Cristakos is driving alone to visit one of the new refugee centers funded by billionaire Denis Hisami, whom she has recently married. She slows down to greet two African migrants she recognizes. Too late she realizes they are not her friends. This is an ambush. She manages a desperate phone call to Hisami before her Mafia kidnappers silence her with a powerful drug. Hours later she wakes up in the pitch dark on a container ship, powering eastwards across the Mediterranean. Anastasia has been abducted and held hostage because Hisami has explosive information that his enemies have killed for and will kill for again. But Hisami can do nothing to save his wife. His time as a commander with the Kurdish Peshmerga has caught up with him. The U.S. authorities have seized his passport and jailed him for possible terrorist activities in the past. For all his wealth, he is powerless. Only one man can help him. Paul Samson, former MI6 agent and a genius at tracking missing persons. He's the obvious choice. There's only one snag. Samson was, and probably still is, in love with Anastasia. If he manages to locate and save her, will it be for Hisami-or himself?

The cheffe [electronic resource] : a cook's novel

January 17, 2020
NDiaye, Marie, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
From the Booker Prize-nominated author of Three Strong Women: an elegant, hypnotic new novel about a legendary French female chef--the facts her life, the nearly ineffable qualities of her cooking, and the obsessive, sometimes destructive desire for purity of taste and experience that shaped her life. Continuing her tradition of writing provocative fiction about fascinating women, here Marie NDiaye gives us the story of a Great Female Chef--a chef who was celebrated as one of the best in a world where men dominate, and the way that her pursuit of love, pleasure, and gustatory delights helped shape her life and career. Told from the perspective of her former assistant (and unrequited lover), now an aged chef himself, here is the story of a woman's quest to the front of the kitchen--and the extraordinary journey she takes along the way

Sniper's pride [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Crane, Megan, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2019.
1 sound file : digital
Return to Alaska's Grizzly Harbor, where danger strikes with arctic precision and love thaws the coldest hearts in the newest romantic suspense from the USA Today bestselling author of SEAL's Honor. After Mariah McKenna lands in the hospital with a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction she knows she didn't cause, she realizes her cheating, vindictive husband would rather have a dead wife than a divorce. Afraid that he will succeed in killing her next time, Mariah goes to Grizzly Harbor to hire one of the Alaska Force special operatives to help her survive long enough to finally live a little. Griffin Cisneros traded in a comfortable future for boot camp, where he learned the virtue of patience and focus-skills that served him well as a Marine sniper. Few things get to him these days, but something about Mariah's mix of toughness and vulnerability gets right under his skin. Until it's clear she's the one thing in the world that might melt the ice in stoic, reserved Griffin, whether he likes it or not. If he can just keep her alive . . .

The chosen one [electronic resource]

January 17, 2020
Gragg, Walt, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2019.
1 sound file : digital
"Two months ago, a new leader arose in the Islamic world, the Mahdi--or the Chosen One. He has rallied fundamentalist Muslim forces across the Middle East who have driven deep into Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Standing against them is an allied force made up primarily of the American military. It's a desperate fight. From armored battles in the desert to American carriers desperately dodging waves of cruise missiles, the Mahdi proves to have many tricks up his sleeve. Marine Lieutenant Sam Erickson is in the thick of the fighting. He and his company have fought their way from a landing on the Mediterranean shore to the outskirts of Cairo. Now he finds himself at a critical juncture, but can he make the sacrifices necessary for the greater good?"-- Provided by publisher.

Night train [electronic resource] : New and selected stories

January 17, 2020
Jones, Thom.
[Place of publication not identified] : Hachette Book Group, 2018.
1 sound file : digital

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