New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A better man

September 16, 2019
Penny, Louise, author.
©2019
695 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

The girl behind the red rope

September 13, 2019
Dekker, Ted, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2019]
483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure--and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.

The altruists

September 13, 2019
Ridker, Andrew, author.
©2019
517 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Ask again, yes

September 13, 2019
Keane, Mary Beth, author.
©2019
617 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A family saga about two Irish American families in a New York suburb, the love between two of their children, and the tragedies that threaten to tear them apart and destroy their futures"-- Provided by publisher.

The bitterroots

September 13, 2019
Box, C. J., author.
©2019
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Former police officer Cassie Dewell is trying to start over with her own private investigation firm. Guilty about not seeing her son and exhausted by the nights on stakeout, Cassie is nonetheless managing...until an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family. Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out in the Big Sky Country of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there's always something more to the story. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against the ghosts of her own past that threaten to pull her back under"--Provided by publisher.

Contraband

September 13, 2019
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2019
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky -- literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. From the laid-back Key West shores to the bustling Manhattan streets, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes that seem to follow him wherever he travels. His investigations only lead to more questions, and shocking connections between old and new acquaintances. But as Stone must quickly learn, answers -- and enemies -- are often hiding in plain sight

Death in a Budapest butterfly

September 13, 2019
Buckley, Julia, 1964- author.
©2019
413 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Hana Keller and her family run Maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian descent and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service. But truthfully, one of the shop's largest draws is Hana's eccentric grandmother, Juliana, renowed for her ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of customers' cups. When a guest is poisoned at a tea event, Juliana's dire predictions appear to have come true. Things are brought to a boil when Hana's beloved Budapest Butterfly teacup becomes the center of the murder investigation. Hana and her family must catch the killer to save their business and bring the beautiful teacup back home where it belongs." - back cover

Dim sum of all fears

September 13, 2019
Chien, Vivien, author.
©2018
395 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Lana Lee waits tables at Ho-Lee, her family’s Chinese restaurant. When her parents take off to Taiwan, they leave Lana in charge. Then the newlyweds who own the store next door to Ho-Lee turn up dead and Lana finds herself in the midst of an Asia Village mystery. Between running the Ho-Lee and trying to figure out whether the rock-solid Detective Adam Trudeau is really her boyfriend, Lana knows she shouldn’t pry into the case. But the more she learns about the dead husband, his ex-wives, and all the murky details of the couple’s past, the more Lana thinks that this so-called murder/suicide is a straight-up order of murder.

The express bride

September 13, 2019
Woodhouse, Kimberley, 1973- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2019]
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Jacqueline Rivers manages a Pony Express station in 1860 Utah territory after her father's death. There are daily stresses placed on her in this unconventional role, and now a government official is asking her to sniff out counterfeiters. When Elijah Johnson passes through on the stage while on an exhausting quest to find his boss's heir, he doesn't want to leave the beguiling station manager. In fact, he may never leave when caught in the crossfire of the territory's criminal activities. Jackie can't decide if Elijah is friend or foe. Can she remain strong when secrets of the past and present are finally unearthed?

The favorite daughter

September 13, 2019
Henry, Patti Callahan, author.
©2019
521 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
On her wedding day ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home - until she learns of her dads failing health. Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs their familys Irish pub - and who has borne the burden of his sisters rift. While Alzheimer's slowly steals their father's memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and photographs. As his secret past brings Lena's own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.

Hot shot

September 13, 2019
Michaels, Fern, author.
©2019
381 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Truth or dare.
The Sisterhood is a group of women bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Now their male allies have formed a top-secret organization with the same goals. When Lizzie Fox's husband, Cosmo Cricket, is critically injured in a shooting, the men of head straight to Las Vegas to comfort Lizzie and find the assailant. As the head of Nevada's Gaming Commission, Cosmo has powerful enemies, but the shooting may be related to a private project: Happy Village, a flourishing retirement community with a complicated past. Jack, Harry, and the rest of the crew risk everything to remove the threat. And while the Men of the Sisterhood fight for justice, Cosmo is fighting for his life.

The house of broken angels

September 13, 2019
Urrea, Luis Alberto, author.
©2018
457 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home"--Provided by publisher.

Knit your own murder

September 13, 2019
Ferris, Monica, author.
©2016
385 pages(large print) ; 23 cm.
"Betsy Devonshire has her hands tied between running her needlework shop and turning her sharp eye for deduction to solving crimes... The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fund-raising auction to save a community center, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as the audience bids. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Marsha Hanover--who keels over halfway through the event. After she is pronounced DOA at the hospital, an autopsy reveals that Marsha had been poisoned. But how? And by whom? One of the prime suspects is her ruthless business rival Joe Mickels, who lost a bitterly contested property bid to Marsha. When Mickels pleads his innocence to Betsy, she reluctantly believes him. But if Betsy is going to uncover the real murderer's identity, she must first untangle the knots Marsha made in her relationships throughout her life.."--Provided by publisher.

The last good guy

September 13, 2019
Parker, T. Jefferson, author.
©2019
489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When hired by a beautiful and enigmatic woman to find her missing younger sister, private investigator Roland Ford immediately senses that the case is not what it seems. He is swept up in a web of lies and secrets as he searches for the teenager, and even his new client cannot be trusted. His investigation leads him to a secretive charter school, skinheads, a cadre of American Nazis in a desert compound, an arch-conservative celebrity evangelist, and, finally, to the girl herself. Ford's most challenging case to date will leave him questioning everything he thought he knew about decency, honesty, and the battle between good and evil--if it doesn't kill him first.

Listening to love

September 13, 2019
Wiseman, Beth, 1962- author.
©2019
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Lucas Shetler lives in a strict Old Order Amish district. His community hasn't embraced the technology common in other Amish communities, so they live without phones and keep food refrigerated with ice blocks. Lucas's family is intent on staying detached from the outside world. Natalie Collins is the furthest from Amish one can be. She's grown up with any convenience she could want but is carrying a past of pain and broken relationships with her family. She's pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, and falling in love with Lucas isn't in the plan. As Natalie and Lucas start to reckon with a future that neither of them expected, they encounter family opposition from all sides. As the people they love try to force their own plans onto the couple, Lucas and Natalie realize how difficult it will be to stay true to themselves and one another.

Little darlings

September 13, 2019
Golding, Melanie, author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]
521 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they're right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she's never been more tired. But she knows what she saw: in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own ... creatures. Everyone thinks she's imagining things. But one morning, the babies disappear from Lauren's side. But when they're found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley -- to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. Determined to bring her true infants home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she's wrong, she'll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

A long way down

September 13, 2019
Silvis, Randall, 1950- author.
©2019
639 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Ryan DeMarco is returning to Erie, Pennsylvania after his estranged wife attempts suicide and beginning an investigation into three recent murders in a nearby town that may be related to a cold case dating back to DeMarco's high school days."--Publisher.

The loyal one

September 13, 2019
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author
©2019
395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Includes reader's discussion questions.
When Katie Steury hires her old friend Harley Lambright to remodel her rundown old house into a bed and breakfast, she does so with trepidation. They've always had a rocky relationship, and she is partly responsible for his most recent breakup. Harley realizes that Katie's been hiding her mother's hoarding, but they discover that clearing the debris in one old house also means they have to do some clean-up in their lives. Forced to reevaluate their past and their future, their relationship gets a second chance along with the house.

Moments we forget

September 13, 2019
Vogt, Beth K., author.
©2019
519 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Jillian Thatcher has spent most of her life caught in the middle between her driven, talented older sister and her younger, spotlight-stealing twin sisters. Then on the night of her engagement party, a cancer diagnosis threatens to once again steal her chance to shine. Now, Jillian’s on the road to recovery, but just when her dreams might be falling into place, a life-altering revelation from her husband sends her reeling again. Will Jillian ever achieve her own dreams, or will she always be zjust Jillian,y the less-than Thatcher sister? Can she count on her sisters, or are they stuck in their childhood roles forever?

Out of pocket

September 13, 2019
Mayne, Debby, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Granny Marge, the Bucklin family matriarch, is getting restless in her old age, so she's ramping up her efforts to help with the next reunion. She may be older than dirt, but that doesn't keep her from getting her hands dirty . . . in everyone else's business. Granny knows best--or does she? The rest of the Bucklin clan may surprise her yet. Coralee springs a big surprise on the family, while Elliot has a plan to take Shay's breath away. Puddin' is shocked by a secret her husband and son have been hiding from her. Sally manages to find something she never knew she was looking for, and Julius shakes everyone up with his own bombshell. Sure, the Bucklins try to stay out of trouble--and sometimes they even succeed!"--Page [4] of cover.

Overcomer

September 13, 2019
Fabry, Chris, 1961- author.
©2019
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Based on the motion picture by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick."--Cover
"Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a newfound friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year"--Provided by publisher.

Prairie fever

September 13, 2019
Parker, Michael, 1959- author.
©2019
469 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Set in the hardscrabble landscape of early 1900s Oklahoma, but timeless in its sensibility, Prairie Fever traces the intense dynamic between the Stewart sisters: the pragmatic Lorena and the chimerical Elise. The two are bound together not only by their isolation on the prairie but also by their deep emotional reliance on each other. That connection supersedes all else until the arrival of Gus McQueen. When Gus arrives in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, as a first time teacher, his inexperience is challenged by the wit and ingenuity of the Stewart sisters. Then one impulsive decision and a cataclysmic blizzard trap Elise and her horse on the prairie and forever change the balance of everything between the sisters, and with Gus McQueen. With honesty and poetic intensity and the deadpan humor of Paulette Jiles and Charles Portis, Parker reminds us of the consequences of our choices. Expansive and intimate, this novel tells the story of characters tested as much by life on the prairie as they are by their own churning hearts"-- Provided by publisher.

Robert B. Parker's The bitterest pill

September 13, 2019
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author.
©2019
481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When a high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroin overdose, it's clear that the opioid epidemic has reached the idyllic town of Paradise. Police chief Jesse Stone must unravel the supply chain and unmask the criminals behind it. The investigation's epicenter is Paradise High School, a prime market for Boston dealers looking to expand into the suburbs. As he digs deeper into the case, Jesse must battle self-interested administrators, reluctant teachers, distrustful teens, and overprotective parents. But the true bad guys are the ones with a lucrative business they'd kill to protect.

The stationery shop

September 13, 2019
Kamali, Marjan, author.
©2019
461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A novel set in 1953 Tehran, against the backdrop of the Iranian Coup, about a young couple in love who are separated on the eve of their marriage, and who are reunited sixty years later, after having moved on to live independent lives in America, to discover the truth about what happened on that fateful day in the town square"--Provided by publisher.

The Stiehl assassin

September 13, 2019
Brooks, Terry, author.
©2019
601 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm.
"The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than allout conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the mercurial princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march and woe betide any who stand in its way. But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite the foregone conclusion everyone assumes. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. Driskers student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with Dar, chief defender of what is left of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarshas brother, Tavo, and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if . . . as Tavo now carries the Stiehl, one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands, and is hellbent on taking his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him"-- Provided by publisher.

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