New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

August 8, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Above the Bay of Angels : a novel

August 7, 2020
Bowen, Rhys, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
454 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella's hand. It's an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef desperately wants: an escape from the constrictions of her life as a lowly servant. In the stranger's stead, Bella can spread her wings. Arriving as Helen Barton from Yorkshire, she pursues her passion for creating culinary delights, served to the delighted Queen Victoria herself. Best of all, she's been chosen to accompany the queen to Nice. What fortune! Until the threat of blackmail shadows Bella to the Riviera, and a member of the queen's retinue falls ill and dies. Having prepared the royal guest's last meal, Bella is suspected of the poisonous crime. An investigation is sure to follow. Her charade will be over. And her new life will come crashing down-if it doesn't send her to the gallows"--Provided by publisher.

The billionaire in boots

August 7, 2020
London, Julia, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group.
"As the firstborn son, it's been drilled into Nick that he is the heir apparent to the Prince family empire. But cattle ranching has never been his true passion. Nick wants to be a pilot. However, when his father dies, leaving Nick to clean up the mess, he knows he must do his duty before following his heart. Charlotte Bailey can't believe that Nick is back to run the ranch. As the office manager, she knows it's her responsibility to help him. But when sparks fly between them, she's adamant about staying away from a cowboy on his way out the door. Nick knows the ranch's pretty, smart, and capable office manager is off-limits, but he needs her. And working in such close proximity to Charlotte every day is making Nick crazy. She smells good, she looks good, she makes him laugh, but most of all she makes him want to stay"--Provided by publisher.

Cartier's hope : a novel

August 7, 2020
Rose, M. J., 1953- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
477 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day, but most women reporters are still delegated to the fashion and lifestyle pages. But Vera Garland is set on making her mark in a man's world of serious journalism. Shortly after the world-famous Hope Diamond is acquired for a record sum, Vera begins investigating rumors about schemes by its new owner, jeweler Pierre Cartier, to manipulate its value. Vera is determined to find the truth behind the notorious diamond and its legendary curses-even better when the expose puts her in the same orbit as a magazine publisher whose blackmailing schemes led to the death of her beloved father. Appealing to a young Russian jeweler for help, Vera is unprepared when she begins falling in love with him ... and even more unprepared when she gets caught up in his deceptions and finds herself at risk of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve. Set against the backdrop of New York's glitter and grit, of ruthless men and the atrocities they commit in the pursuit of power, this enthralling historical novel explores our very human needs for love, retribution-and to pursue one's destiny, regardless of the cost"--Provided by publisher.

Come tumbling down

August 7, 2020
McGuire, Seanan, author.
©2019
199 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister--whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice--back to their home on the Moors. But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome. Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken. Again"--Provided by publisher.

Gone by midnight

August 7, 2020
Fox, Candice, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
462 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Four young boys are left alone in a hotel room while their parents dine downstairs. When Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. Distrustful of the police, Sara turns to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators--disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. For Ted, the case couldn't have come at a worse time. Two years ago a false accusation robbed him of his career, his reputation, and most importantly, his family. But now Lillian, the daughter he barely knows, is coming to stay in his ramshackle cottage by the lake. Ted must dredge up the area's worst characters to find the missing boy. The clock is ticking, and the danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril"--Provided by publisher.

The heirloom garden

August 7, 2020
Shipman, Viola, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
504 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to loneliness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind a towering fence surrounding her home and gardens, Iris has built a new family ... of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to an heirloom garden filled with starts-and memories of her own mother, grandmother, husband and daughter. When Abby Peterson moves to Grand Haven, Michigan, with her family-a husband traumatized during his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability-they find themselves next door to Iris, and are slowly drawn into their reclusive neighbor's life where, united by loss and a love of flowers, Iris and Abby slowly unearth their secrets"--Provided by publisher.

Love & other crimes : stories

August 7, 2020
Paretsky, Sara, author.
New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.
551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Love & other crimes -- Miss Bianca -- Is it justice? -- Flash point -- Acid test -- Safety first -- Trial by fire -- Murder at the century of progress -- The curious affair of the Italian art dealer -- Wildcat -- Death on the edge -- Photo finish -- Publicity stunts -- Heartbreak house.

Once upon a sunset : a novel

August 7, 2020
Marcelo, Tif, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Diana Gallagher-Cary is at a tipping point. As a Washington, DC, OB/GYN at a prestigious hospital, she uses her career to distract herself from her grief over her granny's death and her breakup from her long-term boyfriend after her free-spirited mother moves in with her. But when she makes a medical decision that disparages the hospital, she is forced to go on a short sabbatical. Never one to wallow, Diana decides to use the break to put order in her life, when her mother, Margo, stumbles upon a box of letters from her grandfather, Antonio Cruz, to her grandmother from the 1940s. The two women always believed that Antonio died in World War II, but the letters reveal otherwise. When they learn that he lived through the war, and that they have surviving relatives in the Philippines, Diana becomes determined to connect with the family that she never knew existed, though Margo refuses to face her history. But Diana pushes on, and heads on a once-in-a-lifetime trip that challenges her identity, family history, and her idea of romantic love that could change her life forever"--Provided by publisher.

The sea glass cottage

August 7, 2020
Thayne, RaeAnne, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn't so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast. It's just for a few months-that's what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful fifteen-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that it's never too late-or too early-to heal family wounds and find forgiveness"--Provided by publisher.

Who speaks for the damned

August 7, 2020
Harris, C. S., author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
445 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
"Sebastian St. Cyr investigates the mysterious life and death of a nobleman convicted of murder. It's June 1814, and the royal families of Austria, Russia, and the German states have gathered in London at the Prince Regent's invitation to celebrate the defeat of Napoléon and the restoration of monarchical control throughout Europe. But the festive atmosphere is marred one warm summer evening by the brutal murder of a disgraced British nobleman long thought dead. Eighteen years before, Nicholas Hayes, the third son of the late Earl of Seaford, was accused of killing a beautiful young French émigré and transported to Botany Bay for life. Even before his conviction, Hayes had been disowned by his father, and few in London were surprised when they heard the ne'er-do-well had died in disgrace in New South Wales. But those reports were obviously wrong. Recently Hayes returned to London with a mysterious young boy in tow--a child who vanishes shortly after Nicholas's body is discovered. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is drawn into the investigation by his valet, Jules Calhoun, an old friend of the dead man. With Calhoun's help, Sebastian begins to piece together the shattered life of the late Earl's ill-fated youngest son. Why did Nicholas risk his life and freedom by returning to England? And why did he bring the now-missing young boy with him? Several nervous Londoners had reason to fear that Nicholas Hayes had returned to kill them. One of them might have decided to kill him first"--Provided by publisher.

The midwife murders

August 6, 2020
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2020
472 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
"To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition, it's her life's work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try. Rumors begin to swirl, blaming everyone from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network. The feisty single mom teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to solve the case, but the truth is far more twisted than Lucy could ever have imagined.."-- Provided by publisher.

A walk along the beach

August 3, 2020
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©2020
406 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"Inseparable since the sudden loss of their mother as teenagers, Willa and Harper Lakey are perfect opposites. Quiet, demure Willa has always admired Harper's sense of fearlessness and adventure, but enjoys her peaceful routine as a café owner in their quaint, coastal hometown of Oceanside, Washington. When a handsome customer shows interest in Willa, Harper urges her sister to take a chance on love - something totally out of Willa's comfort zone. But just as Willa begins to explore the possibilities, Harper receives crushing news that threatens to bring everything to a screeching halt. Though the time ahead may be trying, little do Willa and Harper know that it will bring about the most beautiful rewards"--Provided by publisher.

Half Moon Bay : a novel

August 3, 2020
Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
©2020
484 pages (large print) : illustration ; 24 cm.
"Deputy Coroner Clay Edison has his hands full. He's got a new baby who won't sleep. He's working the graveyard shift. And he's trying, for once, to mind his own business. Then comes the first call. Workers demolishing a local park have made a haunting discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a child. But whose? And how did it get there? No sooner has Clay begun to investigate than he receives a second call, this one from a local businessman, wondering if the body could belong to his sister. She went missing fifty years ago, the man says. Or at least I think she did. It's a little complicated. And things only get stranger from there. Clay's relentless search for answers will unearth a history of violence and secrets, revolution and betrayal. Because in this town, the past isn't dead. It's very much alive. And it can be murderous."--Back cover.

1st case

August 3, 2020
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2020
402 pages ; 24 cm
Recruited into the FBI when her unorthodox programming skills get her kicked out of MIT, a computer genius tracks a killer who has been targeting young women through a sophisticated messaging app.

Cajun justice

August 3, 2020
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
© 2020
572 pages ; 21 cm
"Cain Lemaire is an ex-Secret Service agent from New Orleans. With help from his sister who's working in Japan, Cain takes a job in Tokyo as head of security detail for a very successful and important CEO. Cain ends up tangling with the yakuza (Japanese mafia) and unraveling a sex slavery ring"--Provided by publisher.

Her last flight : a novel

July 30, 2020
Williams, Beatriz, author.
©2020
580 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam's fate, Janey has tracked down Irene Lindquist, the owner of a local island-hopping airline, whom she believes might actually be the legendary Irene Foster, Mallory's onetime student and flying partner. Foster's disappearance during a round-the-world flight in 1937 remains one of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries. At first, the flinty Mrs. Lindquist denies any connection to Foster. But Janey informs her that the wreck of Sam Mallory's airplane has recently been discovered in a Spanish desert, and piece by piece, the details of Foster's extraordinary life emerge: from the beginnings of her flying career in Southern California, to her complicated, passionate relationship with Mallory, to the collapse of her marriage to her aggressive career manager, the publishing scion George Morrow. As Irene spins her tale to its searing conclusion, Janey's past gathers its own power. The duel between the two women takes a heartstopping turn. To whom does Mallory rightfully belong? Can we ever come to terms with the loss of those we love, and the lives we might have lived?

The order : a novel

July 30, 2020
Silva, Daniel, 1960- author.
©2020
537 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father's loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope's death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel.

An easy death

July 28, 2020
Harris, Charlaine, author.
c©2018
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Saga Press.
"In this alternate history where the US has collapsed during WWII and been split into five different countries, including the southwestern territory of Texoma, Gunnie Lizbeth Rose is hired by two Russian magicians to find Alex Karkarov, and his family, as they need to bring them back to the New Russia-held west coast states for the blood of the Karkarov line is healing to the ruling family. Little do the magicians know that Lizbeth is Karkarov's daughter, and that she killed him"--Provided by publisher.

A reasonable doubt

July 28, 2020
Margolin, Phillip, author.
©2020
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: St. Martin's Publishing Group.
"Robin Lockwood is a young criminal defense attorney and partner in a prominent law firm in Portland, Oregon. A former MMA fighter and Yale Law graduate, she joined the firm of legal legend Regina Barrister not long before Regina was forced into retirement by early onset Alzheimer's. One of Regina's former clients, Robert Chesterfield, shows up in the law office with an odd request-he's seeking help from his old attorney in acquiring patent protection for an illusion. Chesterfield is a professional magician of some reknown and he has a major new trick he's about to debut. This is out of the scope of the law firm's expertise, but when Robin Lockwood looks into his previous relationship with the firm, she learns that twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders, one attempted murder, and was involved in the potentially suspicious death of his very rich wife. At the time, Regina Barrister defended him with ease, after which he resumed his career as a magician in Las Vegas. Now, decades later, he debuts his new trick-only to disappear at the end. He's a man with more than one dark past and many enemies-is his disappearance tied to one of the many people who have good reason to hate him? Was he killed and his body disposed of, or did he use his considerable skills to engineer his own disappearance? Robin Lockwood must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together"--Provided by publisher.

Salt River

July 28, 2020
White, Randy Wayne, author.
©2020
423 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
Regular print version previously published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group.
"Marine biologist and former government agent Doc Ford is sure he's beyond the point of being surprised by his longtime pal Tomlinson's madcap tales of his misspent youth. But he's stunned anew when avowed bachelor Tomlinson reveals that as a younger man strapped for cash, he'd unwittingly fathered multiple children via for-profit sperm bank donations. Thanks to genealogy websites, Tomlinson's now-grown offspring have tracked him down, seeking answers about their roots. . . but Doc quickly grows suspicious that one of them might be planning something far more nefarious than a family reunion. With recent history on his mind, Doc is unsurprised when his own dicey past is called into question. Months ago, he'd quietly "liberated" a cache of precious Spanish coins from a felonious treasure hunter, and now a number of unsavory individuals, including a disgraced IRS investigator and a corrupt Bahamian customs agent, are after their cut. Caught between watching his own back and Tomlinson's, Doc has no choice but to get creative - before rash past decisions escalate to deadly present-day dangers"--Provided by publisher.

Fair warning

July 21, 2020
Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
499 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
"Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. McEvoy investigates--against the warnings of the police and his own editor--and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect. As he races to clear his name, McEvoy's findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets"-- Provided by publisher.

Mother daughter widow wife

July 20, 2020
Wasserman, Robin, author.
©2020
541 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Who is Wendy Doe? The woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, has no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done. She's assigned a name and diagnosis by the state: Dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment--or never at all. When Dr. Benjamin Strauss invites her to submit herself for experimental observation at his Meadowlark Institute for Memory Research, she feels like she has no other choice. To Dr. Strauss, Wendy is a female body, subject to his investigation and control. To Strauss's ambitious student, Lizzie Epstein, she's an object of fascination, a mirror of Lizzie's own desires, and an invitation to wonder: once a woman is untethered from all past and present obligations of womanhood, who is she allowed to become? To Alice, the daughter she left behind, Wendy Doe is an absence so present it threatens to tear Alice's world apart. Through their attempts to untangle the mystery of Wendy's identity--as well as Wendy's own struggle to construct a new self--Wasserman has crafted a jaw-dropping, multi-voiced journey of discovery, reckoning, and reclamation"--Back cover.

The dilemma

July 20, 2020
Paris, B. A., author.
©2020
503 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"It's Livia's fortieth birthday, and her husband, Adam, is throwing her the party of a lifetime. Everyone she loves will be there, except her daughter, Marnie, who's studying abroad. But Livia is secretly glad that Marnie won't be there, because Livia has recently uncovered a stunning secret about her daughter. And while she's waiting until the party is over to tell Adam, he has his own surprise. Adam has arranged for Marnie to fly back for the party. When he hears some terrible news, Adam, too, is faced with a dilemma: Does he share what he's learned with his wife? How far are Adam and Livia willing to go to protect the loved ones, and give each other a few hours of happiness?"--Page 4 of cover.

Afterlife

July 17, 2020
Alvarez, Julia, author.
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
287 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of this novel, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her husband, Sam suddenly dies. And then more jolt: her big-hearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves--lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack--but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words"--Back cover.

An elegant woman

July 16, 2020
McPhee, Martha, author.
Waterville, ME : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Drawn from the author's own family history, this is a story of discovery and reinvention, following four generations of women in one American family. As Isadora, a novelist, and two of her sisters sift through the artifacts of their forebears' lives, trying to decide what to salvage and what to toss, the narrative shifts to a winter day in 1910 at a train station in Ohio. Two girls wait in the winter cold with their mother--the mercurial Glenna Stewart--to depart for a new life in the West. Framed by Isadora's efforts to retell her grandmother's journey, the novel is an evocative exploration of the stories we tell ourselves, and what we leave out."--Back cover.

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