New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

January 12, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The boy

January 11, 2019
Hoag, Tami, author.
©2018
753 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he's ever seen. Genevieve's seven-year-old son, KJ, has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well, a witness inexplicably left behind to tell the tale. There is no evidence of forced entry, not a clue that points to a motive. Meanwhile, Nick's wife, Detective Annie Broussard, sits in the emergency room with the grieving Genevieve. A mother herself, Annie understands the emotional devastation this woman is going through, but as a detective she's troubled by a story that makes little sense. Who would murder a child and leave the only witness behind? When the very next day KJ's sometimes babysitter, twelve-year-old Nora Florette, is reported missing, the town is up in arms, fearing a maniac is preying on their children. With pressure mounting from a tough, no-nonsense new sheriff, the media, and the parents of Bayou Breaux, Nick and Annie dig deep into the dual mysteries. But sifting through Genevieve Gauthier's tangled web of lovers and sorting through a cast of local lowlifes brings more questions than answers. Is someone from Genevieve's past or present responsible for the death of her son? Is the missing teenager, Nora, a victim, or something worse? Then everything changes when Genevieve's past as a convicted criminal comes to light"-- Provided by publisher.

The New Iberia blues

January 11, 2019
Burke, James Lee, 1936- author.
©2019
667 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana in this gripping mystery from "modern master" (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke. 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. " this is part of 'A Dave Robicheaux Novel" series."-- Provided by publisher.

Safe and sound

January 11, 2019
Michaels, Fern, author.
©2018
371 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Learning that a deceased former client's young prodigy son is being increasingly subjected to danger by greedy caregivers, Isabelle summons the Sisterhood to protect the boy and search for one of their own who has gone missing.

Three things about Elsie

January 11, 2019
Cannon, Joanna (Psychiatrist), author.
©2018
543 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A novel set in England about eighty-four-year-old Florence, a resident in a nursing home, who has fallen in her apartment, leading her to think about her childhood friend and the secrets of their past that are about to come to light"-- Provided by publisher.

House of gold

January 11, 2019
Solomons, Natasha, author.
©2018
703 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford, an epic family saga about a headstrong Austrian heiress who will be forced to choose between the family she's made and the family that made her at the outbreak of World War I. Vienna, 1911. Twenty-one-year-old Greta Goldbaum has always hungered after what's forbidden: secret university lectures, unseemly trumpet lessons, and most of all, the freedom to choose her life's path. The Goldbaum family has different expectations. United across Europe by unsurpassed wealth and power, Goldbaum men are bankers, while Goldbaum women marry Goldbaum men to produce Goldbaum children. Greta will do her part. So Greta moves to England to wed Albert, a distant cousin. The marriage is not a success. Yet, when Albert's mother gives Greta a garden, things at Temple Court begin to change. First Greta falls in love with her garden, then with England, and finally with her husband. But when World War I sends both Albert and Greta's beloved brother, Otto, to the front lines--one to fight for the Allies, one to fight for the Central Powers--the House of Gold is left vulnerable as never before, and Greta must choose: the family she's created or the one she was forced to leave behind. Set against a nuanced portrait of World War I, this is a sweeping family saga rich in historical atmosphere and heartbreakingly human characters. House of Gold is Natasha Solomons's most dazzling and moving novel yet"-- Provided by publisher.

The waiter

January 11, 2019
Faldbakken, Matias, 1973- author.
©2018
293 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

An anonymous girl

January 11, 2019
Hendricks, Greer, author.
©2018
611 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"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 Golden State

January 11, 2019
Kiesling, Lydia, 1984- author.
©2018
429 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"...Is the editor of The Millions. Her debut novel, The Golden State, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Slate, and The New Yorker online, and have been recognized in The Best American Essays 2016. Kiesling lives in San Francisco with her family."-- Provided by publisher.

The best of us

January 11, 2019
Carr, Robyn, author.
©2019
463 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her Aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it's time Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often. Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister's orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it's time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again. When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan's Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person.

Leave no trace

January 11, 2019
Mejia, Mindy, author.
©2018
441 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later...the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last ten years of his life. But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too. And as she's drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she'll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world.

Not a creature was purring

January 11, 2019
Davis, Krista, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
382 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Includes recipes.
"Inn owner Holly Miller finds it ruff staying cheerful over the holidays when the dead body of a beloved businessman turns up in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia. Now Holly and her dedicated detectives--Trixie, her Jack Russell, and Twinkletoes the cat--must sniff out the killer"-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish match on Ice Mountain

January 11, 2019
Long, Kelly, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
293 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
"After rescuing a pregnant young woman from a burning house, the rugged firefighter knows the remote Amish mountain community on Ice Mountain is the only place Ella Nichols will be safe from those who want her dead. So Stephen Lambert returns to the community that once shunned him to learn what love really is"-- Provided by publisher.

The cottage on Rose Lane

January 11, 2019
Ramsay, Hope, author.
©2018
368 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"An unexpected inheritance and the chance to meet relatives she never knew existed has Jenna Fossey heading to the charming little town of Magnolia Harbor. But long-buried family secrets lead to even more questions, and the only person who can help her find the answers is her sexy-as-sin sailing instructor"-- Provided by publisher.

A delicate touch

January 10, 2019
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2018
409 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Cover.
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.

Untouchable

January 10, 2019
Krentz, Jayne Ann, author.
©2019
491 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Quinton Zane is back. Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles--and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation guide. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. 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"-- Provided by publisher.

The Dakota winters

January 10, 2019
Barbash, Tom, author.
©2018
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
An evocative and wildly absorbing novel about the Winters, a family living in New York City's famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon's assassination. It's the fall of 1979 in New York City when twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton's father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy's stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon. But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father's professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. By turns hilarious and poignant, The Dakota Winters is a family saga, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City and the country at large.

My sister, the serial killer

January 10, 2019
Braithwaite, Oyinkan, author.
©2018
269 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic"
"Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening"-- Provided by publisher.

Watching you

January 10, 2019
Jewell, Lisa, author.
©2018
533 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England--and yet it's the sort of place where everyone has a secret and everyone is watching you. Local school headmaster Tom Fitzwilliam is seemingly beloved by all, including his new neighbor, Joey Mullen, who has a secret crush on him. Yet one of Tom's students, Jenna Tripp, is suspicious of him: he's taken a particular liking to her best friend, and Jenna's mother is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary about her obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam.

The air you breathe

January 10, 2019
Peebles, Frances de Pontes, author.
©2018
677 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The story of an intense female friendship fueled by admiration and affection, envy and pride -- and each woman's fear that she would be nothing without the other" --Provided by publisher.

The only woman in the room

January 10, 2019
Benedict, Marie, author.
©2019
403 pages (large print : hc.) ; 23 cm.
Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.

The light over London

January 10, 2019
Kelly, Julia, 1986- author.
©2019
471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Unable to confront the challenges in her own life, Cara Hargraves immerses herself in work for her antiques-dealer boss, uncovering relics from the life of World War II British "Gunner Girl" Louise Keene and her complicated relationship with a man named Paul.

The hollow of fear

January 10, 2019
Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.), author.
©2018
505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When the estranged wife of her dear friend Lord Ingram is discovered dead on his estate, all signs point to him as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to find out the truth"-- Provided by publisher.

News of our loved ones

January 10, 2019
De Witt, Abigail, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
263 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
"Set in France and America, News of Our Loved Ones is a haunting and intimate examination of love and loss, beauty and the cost of survival, witnessed through two generations of one French family, whose lives are all touched by the tragic events surrounding the D-Day bombings in Normandy"-- Provided by publisher.

The shortest way home

January 10, 2019
Parker, Miriam (Miriam Rebecca), author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
"On a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at a family-run winery and impulsively takes a leap of faith, abandoning her dream job and life. Crackling with humor and heart, this is the journey of one woman shedding expectations in order to claim her own happy ending"-- Provided by publisher.

Code of valor

January 9, 2019
Eason, Lynette, author.
©2019
473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Detective Brady St. John isn't looking for love--just a few days of rest at his family's cabin. But an attempted murder--and a secretive woman--change all his plans." -- Provided by publisher.

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