New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

November 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Twisted twenty-six : a Stephanie Plum novel

November 8, 2019
Evanovich, Janet, author.
333 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Grandma Mazur is a widow...again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen...well, the waiting's over. It's a sad day, but if she can't have Jimmy at least Grandma can have all the attention she wants as the dutiful widow. But some kinds of attention are not welcomed, particularly when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his widow is keeping the keys to their financial success for herself. As someone who has spent an entire career finding bad guys, a set of missing keys should be no challenge for Stephanie Plum. Problem is, the facts are as twisted as a boardwalk pretzel with mustard.

Love Covers : Leaving Lennhurst Book 1 : Elias

November 8, 2019
David, Julia, author
Thorndike, MA : Center Point Publishing, 2019.
389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The town of Greenlock has shunned Lauren, the daughter of the local mortician, who has begrudgingly taken over her fathers duties. Day after day the work creates loneliness in her tender heart that spurs despondence. Then a voice speaks from the morgue basement. A rough and tumble outlaw whos supposed to be dead is still alive! For some unfathomable reason, Lauren agrees to help him stay dead.

Father unto many sons

October 30, 2019
Miller, Rod, 1952-
387 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Lee Pate is a man of principle. Either that, or he is a misguided dreamer. Troubled by the institution of slavery, he uproots his family of three sons and a wife without notice and leaves Tennessee. Destitute and bound for Mexico, his wife, Sarah, and eldest sons, Richard and Melvin, grow increasingly frustrated. Only the youngest son, Abel, is willing to follow his father without question. From somewhere in Arkansas, Lee sends his three sons back to Tennessee on a quest that will change the relationship between Abel and his brothers forever. Laying over for the winter in Fort Smith, the Pate family meets up with Daniel Lewis and his four daughters. The Lewises, Mormons fleeing persecution in Missouri and bound for Texas, opt instead to cast their lot with the Pates and head west to Santa Fe and the Mexican Province of New Mexico. Following a barely explored trail across Indian Territory, the travelers take on an unfamiliar landscape, suffer what looks to be an insurmountable accident, and clash with Comancheros. But internal struggles among the Pate family, complicated by relationships with the Lewis family, prove the most formidable obstacle the wagon train will face. Testing the strength of family ties, Father unto Many Sons tells a story as old as time in a new country"-- Provided by publisher.

Final option

October 30, 2019
Cussler, Clive, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
514 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are back with a new adventure in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler's number one New York Times best selling series. Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

All the flowers in Paris : a novel

October 30, 2019
Jio, Sarah, author.
421 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Two women are connected across time by the city of Paris, a mysterious stack of love letters, and shocking secrets, sweeping from World War II to the present.

A deadly deception

October 30, 2019
Harris, Tessa, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"London, July 1889. Eight months have passed since the horrific murder of Mary Jane Kelly. The residents of Whitechapel have begun breathing easy again--daring to leave windows open and walk about at twilight. But when old Alice Mackenzie is found dead, throat slashed almost from ear to ear, the whispers begin once more: Jack the Ripper is back. Constance Piper, a flower seller with a psychic gift, was a friend to both women. With the supernatural help of her late mentor, Miss Emily Tindall, and her more grounded ally, police detective Thaddeus Hawkins, she uncovers links between the murders and a Fenian gang. The Fenians, committed to violence to further their goal of an independent Ireland, are also implicated in a vicious attack in which the Countess of Kildane's uncle was killed. Could the Whitechapel murders be a ruse to make the British police look helpless? Soon, Constance is called upon for help. But there are spies everywhere in the city, and a bomb plot intended to incur devastating carnage. And as Constance is fast discovering, the greatest evil may not lurk in the grimy alleys of the East End, but in a conspiracy that runs from Whitechapel to the highest office in the land. "


October 30, 2019
Scott, J. S. (Jan S.), author.
319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Aiden Sinclair was a commercial fisherman before he suddenly came into his billionaire inheritance--not that he's complaining. Being a Sinclair does have its perks. But things were simpler before the money. He may have been dirt poor, but he loved his job and fully intended to always come back from the sea to his girlfriend, Skye Weston, so they could move toward something more permanent. Or at least that had been the plan...until he returned from a two-month fishing trip to discover she had moved away and was marrying somebody else. It tore his world apart. Now Skye's back in town after nearly a decade. She's a single mother and just as beautiful as ever. However, for some odd reason, she appears to hate him, when it should be Aiden who wants nothing to do with the woman who dumped him. Unfortunately, more than nine years of separation have done nothing to put a damper on their white-hot chemistry. But even if those feelings are real, Skye has been keeping secrets. The truth of the past is about to come to light, and there is so much more at stake than just Aiden's heart.

Half empty

October 30, 2019
Bybee, Catherine, auhor.
453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Trina Petrov's marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn't mean she can't fall for anyone on the trip home ... Country-music superstar Wade Thomas is lying low in a hotel bar when he gets the cold shoulder from the woman next to him. He's used to fans fawning at his boots, and Trina is a refreshing change--so is the fact that she has no idea who he is. As things begin to heat up, Trina discovers that the circumstances of her late husband's death are not what they seemed. Now she's in trouble, and Wade isn't about to let her out of his sight. Getting close to love and danger could get them killed...or it could sweep them both off their feet.-- Back cover.

The Russian

October 30, 2019
Coes, Ben, author.
454 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
After the break-up of the Soviet Union, some of the most hardened and capable criminals came to the United States. Over the past two decades, they have created a vicious and fearless underworld, breathtaking in its violence, disturbing in its efficiency, and destructive to society at large. With conventional law enforcement methods unable to stem the tide, the President issues top secret Executive Order 12-4b3 creating a small, deadly team to take on this fight behind the scenes--a kill team. The head of the CIA's Special Operations Group, Billy Cosgrove, is picked to head this group and he, in turn, asks Rob Tacoma to be his deputy. Rob Tacoma--former Navy SEAL and former CIA agent--has a special reason to agree. Tacoma was raised by his grandparents after his own parents were killed by the Russian mafia. But before Tacoma can even start, Cosgrove is found murdered in his own home, as a warning from the Russian mafia itself. Now Tacoma is in charge of the team and they have their first mission, to achieve the near impossible: find and neutralize the mob boss behind Cosgrove's death. To do so means taking on practically an army in a battle where there are no rules and no limits.


October 30, 2019
Castillo, Linda, author.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they're keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her--and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why? After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole--and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?

Tough month for a ranger : a Texas Ranger James C. Blawcyzk novel

October 30, 2019
Griffin, James J., 1949- author.
398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
It takes one tough man to make it as a Texas Ranger, and Jim Blawcyzk certainly qualifies. Surviving this particular month has been full of trials he never expected -- and quitting never entered his mind. After single-handedly arresting a ring of murderous cattle rustlers he caught red-handed, his next case is something that affects him for weeks.


October 30, 2019
Szalay, David, author.
127 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A woman strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to her on a plane after some turbulence. He returns home to tragic news that has also impacted another stranger, a shaken pilot on his way to another continent who seeks comfort from a journalist he meets that night. Her life shifts subtly as well, before she heads to the airport on an assignment that will shift more lives in turn. In this wondrous, profoundly moving novel, Szalay's diverse protagonists circumnavigate the planet in twelve flights, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers or estranged siblings, aging parents, baby grandchildren, or nobody at all. Along the way, they experience the full range of human emotions from loneliness to love and, knowingly or otherwise, change each other in one brief, electrifying interaction after the next." -- Provided by publisher.


October 30, 2019
Meyers, Randy Susan, author.
428 pages (large print) : 23 cm
Alice and Daphne, both successful working mothers, both accomplished and seemingly steady, harbor the same secret: obsession with their weight overshadows concerns about their children, husbands, work--and everything else of importance in their lives. Scales terrify them. Daphne, plump in a family of model-thin women, learned at her mother's knee that only slimness earns admiration. Alice, break-up skinny when she met her husband, risks losing her marriage if she keeps gaining weight. The two women meet at Privation. Located in a remote Vermont mansion, the program promises fast, dramatic weight loss, and Alice, Daphne, and five other women are desperate enough to leave behind their families for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The catch? They must agree to always be on camera; afterward, the world will see Waisted: The Documentary . The women soon discover that the filmmakers have trapped them in a cruel experiment. With each pound lost, they edge deeper into obsession and instability ... until they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Blue moon : a Jack Reacher novel

October 29, 2019
Child, Lee, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
483 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Jack Reacher meets an elderly couple on a Greyhound bus and gets embroiled in a dangerous gang war trying to protect them.

A cruel deception

October 29, 2019
Todd, Charles, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
435 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In the aftermath of World War I, nurse Bess Crawford attempts to save a troubled former soldier from a mysterious killer..."-- Publisher marketing.

Grand union : stories

October 29, 2019
Smith, Zadie, author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]
303 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
The dialectic -- Sentimental education -- The lazy river -- Words and music -- Just right -- Parents' morning epiphany -- Downtown -- Miss Adele amidst the corsets -- Mood -- Escape from New York -- Big week -- Meet the President! -- Two men arrive in a village -- Kelso deconstructed -- Blocked -- The canker -- For the King -- Now more than ever -- Grand union.

The house of brides : a novel

October 29, 2019
Cockram, Jane, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
514 pages ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
A young woman whose life is in tatters flees to the safety of a family estate in England, but instead of comfort finds chilling secrets and lies.

Flight of the hawk. The plains

October 28, 2019
Gear, W. Michael, author.
411 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"John Tylor figures everything is finally coming his way. He's got what he wants: a free shot into the wilderness where no one will ever know his name or his shame. As he and Will Cunningham head west into the northern Plains, Tylor rescues a wounded hawk, which he had dreams foretelling the event. Tylor and Cunningham run smack into a party of Arapaho who are eager to relieve these solitary white guys of everything they've got, including the hawk. Fortunately, guided by visions, Gray Bear and his desperate little band of Shoshoni, arrive in the nick of time to drive off the Arapaho. The wounded hawk is proof of prophecy coming true. While Tylor remains with the Shoshoni, Gray Bear and Cunningham take a fortune in perfectly tanned buffalo hides to trade for guns with Lisa on the Missouri. However, a half-drowned Fenway McKeever has pulled himself out of the river, and he's enraged and seeking revenge. The Arapaho, feeling they've been humiliated, are also on Tylor and Gray Bear's backtrail, especially with the enticement of a bundle of guns. The race is on and Tylor and company are desperate to make the return to Shoshoni country and the safety of the mountains. Will the wounded hawk ever be healed, let alone fit enough to finally take wing? Sometimes the simplest of dreams are the hardest to fulfill"-- Provided by publisher.

Apache Springs

October 28, 2019
Leslie, Frank, 1963- author.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
555 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
Bloody Arizona -- Wildcat of the Sierra Estrada.
"In this western duo, the half-breed wanderer, Yakima Henry, pins a badge on his shirt... In Bloody Arizona, four strangers ride into Apache Springs and shoot the marshal while Yakima is locked up. Now the marshal's wife Julia convinces Yakima to wear her husband's badge and take on the kill-crazy, vengeance-hungry Rebel Wilkes, who wants to destroy the town as well as his former lover, Julia. In Wildcat of the Sierra Estrada, Apache Springs is flourishing after gold was discovered in the surrounding mountains. With wealth comes trouble, and Yakima is about to have his fill, not the least of which is a canyon filled with lost Jesuit gold that fortune-hunters are willing to kill for, and the love triangle he becomes involved in with Julia and her sister, Emma"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood sky at morning

October 28, 2019
Sherman, Jory, author.
293 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Those who inhabit the harsh, beautiful, blood-red land between Tucson and Fort Bowie have never seen the like of the Shadow Rider--who appears out of nowhere and vanishes just as suddenly in the desert heat. Now death and lies surround him again. The Apache are under siege for murders they didn't commit--and Cody's riding hell-for-leather into a war where nothing's what it seems. But his mission is to get to the truth . . . and to kill the cause of the bloody chaos--even if it means laying down his own life"--Back cover.

The guardians

October 28, 2019
Grisham, John, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print Publishing, [2019] ©2019
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In a small Florida town, a young lawyer is shot to death. A young black man, a former client, named Quincy Miller is charged and convicted. For 22 years, Miller maintains his innocence from inside prison. Finally, Guardian Ministries takes on Miller's case, but the Episcopal minister in charge gets more than he bargained for as powerful people do not want Miller exonerated.

Have brides, will travel

October 28, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
449 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
Bo Creel and Scratch Morton are drifters who keep one eye on the horizon and one finger on the trigger. When they save the life of Cyrus Keegan, they receive a proposal that's hard to resist. Keegan needs to deliver five mail order brides to a mining town in New Mexico Territory. All Scratch and Bo have to do is get these gals to the church on time -- and alive. The job seems easy enough. But their prospects look bad when the journey includes Mexican banditos and scheming silver robbers. Bo and Scratch promised to keep the ladies safe, but it could be the last vow they'll ever make.

The Outfit: outlawed!

October 28, 2019
Mayo, Matthew P., author.
409 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Cookie McGee finds his trail pard, Rafe Barr, head of THE OUTFIT, near death from a vicious knife attack in a Santa Fe alleyway. The town is a-crawl with soldiers out for their blood, but with Doc at the helm, Ethel the War Wagon slips through. The outlaw duo heads for help in California, but the governor needs THE OUTFIT's help as much as they need his--he's being blackmailed by Talbot Timmons, head of covert Confederate group, Brotherhood of the Phoenix, and warden of Yuma Territorial Prison, Rafe's wrongful address for five hellish years. Then the killer, Turk Mincher, rides in and makes a bloody mess in their midst. Righteous resolution descends at the only place it can--Yuma Territorial Prison, where it all began six years before. Can THE OUTFIT escape unscathed?"-- Provided by publisher.

River of Porcupines

October 28, 2019
Aalborg, Gordon, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019
319 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"In the Rocky Mountain fur trade of the early 1800s, the intense rivalry between the powerful Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company is complicated by the arrival of Ilona Baptiste -- a lovely and much-desired Metis maiden who could become the catalyst for a bloody trade war between two companies. Young trader Garth Cameron and the brutal H.B.C. woods boss Louis Savard both want Ilona, and end up in a pursuit through the Rocky Mountain wilderness, with Ilona the prize." --Provided by Publisher.

Towhee get your gun

October 28, 2019
Ripley, J. R., 1955- author.
371 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.
"Who's got time for birdwatching? Amy has enough to do running her shop, fighting attempts by the town planning commission to demolish her old Victorian house, and rescuing an injured towhee. Yet somehow she allows herself to get roped into performing in the Ruby Lake, North Carolina, community theater's new musical after some cast members get injured by mysterious mishaps. The production seems plagued by bad luck, but events turn tragic when a member of the company is found murdered in a locked dressing room. Trading in her binoculars for a magnifying glass, Amy steps into the role of amateur sleuth and soon discovers the victim ruffled a lot of feathers. With a flock of suspects, Amy will need to beat the bushes before the cagey killer takes flight. After all, the show must go on"-- Provided by publisher.

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