New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cross her heart : a novel

September 19, 2018
Pinborough, Sarah, 1972- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A devoted single mother hides the truth about her daughter's absent father and asks her best friend for help when challenges from her past threaten her teenage daughter

A forgotten place : a Bess Crawford mystery

September 19, 2018
Todd, Charles, author.
501 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
"The fighting has ended, the Armistice signed, but the war has left wounds that are still agonizingly raw. Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees, and the Welsh patients worry her. She does her best to help them, but it's clear that they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. When they are released, she fears that peace will do what war couldn't--take their lives. Their officer, Captain Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Bess feels compelled to look into their situation, but the Army and the clinic can do nothing. Requesting leave, she quietly travels to Wales, and that bleak coal mining village, but she is too late. Captain Williams' sister tells Bess he has left the valley. Bess is afraid he intends to kill himself. She follows him to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula--a harsh and forgotten place where secrets and death go hand in hand. Deserted by her frightened driver, Bess is stranded among strangers suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these villagers are hiding something, and she's learned too much to be allowed to leave. What's more, no one in England knows where she is. Why is there no Constable out here? And who is the mysterious Ellen? Captain Williams and his brother's widow are her only allies, and Bess must take care not to put them at risk as she tries to find answers. But there is a murderer here who is driven to kill again and again. And the next person in his sights is Simon Brandon, searching for Bess and unaware of his danger..."--provided by publisher.

French exit : a tragedy of manners

September 19, 2018
deWitt, Patrick, 1975- author.
290 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Bankrupted by her infamous litigator husband's tabloid death, a scandal-fearing widow flees New York for Paris, where she and her deadbeat son navigate near-comic self-destructive choices.

The glass ocean : a novel

September 19, 2018
Williams, Beatriz, author.
644 pages ; 23 cm
"May 2013: Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer's-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. April 1915: Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter's marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business. and something else that she can't quite put a finger on. She's hoping a trip to London in Lusitania's lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect--but she can't ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that's her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She's really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she's had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they'll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there's something about this job that isn't as it seems. As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives. and history itself"-- Provided by publisher.

I know you know : a novel

September 19, 2018
Macmillan, Gilly, author.
New York : HarperLuxe, c2018.
466 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later questions still linger. For as long as he can remember, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood best friends. The loose ends of the police investigation consume him so much that he decides to return to Bristol in search of answers. Hoping to uncover new evidence and to encourage those who may be keeping long-buried secrets to speak up, Cody starts a podcast to record his findings. But there are many people who don't want the case, along with old wounds, reopened so many years after the tragedy, especially Charlie's mother, Jess, who decides to take matters into her own hands. When a long-dead body is found in the same location the boys were left decades before, the disturbing discovery launches another murder investigation. Now, Detective John Fletcher, the investigator on the original case, must reopen his dusty files an decide if the two crimes are linked. But the clock is ticking and lives are in jeopardy"--Back cover.

Man of war : an Eric Steele novel

September 19, 2018
Parnell, Sean, 1981- author.
513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Eric Steele is in an elite clandestine unit known simply as "the Program". Steele is on assignment in Beirut when a CIA convoy is attacked and a nuclear weapon is stolen. Soon it becomes clear that the perpetrators are from Steele's past and the geopolitical events take a personal turn.

The mystery of three quarters : the new Hercule Poirot mystery

September 19, 2018
Hannah, Sophie, 1971- author.
460 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Returning home one day, Hercule Poirot finds a furious woman demanding to know why Poirot has accused her of murdering a man she has never met. Poirot has certainly accused nobody of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find a man who claims he received a nearly identical letter fromPoirot that morning...Poirot wonders how many more letters have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? Can Poirot find the missing link and discover the truth without putting more lives in danger? Twisty, compulsive, and slyly brilliant, once again Sophie Hannah expertly revitalizes the most precise and charming detective of all time." -- Provided by publisher.

Not our kind : a novel

September 19, 2018
Zeldis, Kitty, author.
465 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Spine.
One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia's difficult thirteen-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor. Though she feels out of place in the Bellamys' rarefied and elegant Park Avenue milieu, Eleanor forms an instant bond with Margaux. Soon the idealistic young woman is filling the bright young girl's mind with Shakespeare and Latin. Though her mother, a hat maker with a little shop on Second Avenue, disapproves, Eleanor takes pride in her work, even if she must use the name "Moss" to enter the Bellamys' restricted doorman building each morning, and feels that Patricia's husband, Wynn, may have a problem with her being Jewish. Invited to keep Margaux company at the Bellamys' country home in a small town in Connecticut, Eleanor meets Patricia's unreliable, bohemian brother, Tom, recently returned from Europe. The spark between Eleanor and Tom is instant and intense. Flushed with new romance and increasingly attached to her young pupil, Eleanor begins to feel more comfortable with Patricia and much of the world she inhabits. As the summer wears on, the two women's friendship grows--until one hot summer evening, a line is crossed, and both Eleanor and Patricia will have to make important decisions--choices that will reverberate through their lives. Gripping and vividly told, Not Our Kind illuminates the lives of two women on the cusp of change--and asks how much our pasts can and should define our futures.

Summer at the Garden Café : a novel

September 19, 2018
Hayes-McCoy, Felicity, author.
459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Originally published in Ireland in 2017 by Hachette Ireland"--Title page verso.
The Garden Café, next to Lissbeg library, is a place where plans are formed and secrets shared, and where, even in high tourist season, people are never too busy to stop for a sandwich and a cup of tea. But twenty-one-year-old Jazz--daughter of the town's librarian Hanna Casey--has a secret she can't share. Still recovering from a car accident, and reeling from her father's disclosures about his long-time affair, she's taken a job at The Old Forge guesthouse, and begun to develop feelings for a man who's strictly off-limits. Meanwhile, involved in her own new affair with architect Brian Morton, Hanna is unaware of the turmoil in Jazz's life--until her manipulative ex-husband, Malcolm, reappears trying to mend his relationship with their daughter. Rebuffed at every turn, Malcolm must return to London, but his mother, Louisa, is on the case. Unbeknown to the rest of the family, she hatches a plan, finding an unlikely ally in Hanna's mother, the opinionated Mary Casey. Watching Jazz unravel, Hanna begins to wonder if secrets which Malcolm has forced her to keep may have harmed their beloved daughter more than she'd realized. But then, the Casey women are no strangers to secrets, something Hanna realizes when she discovers a journal, long buried in land she inherited from her great-aunt Maggie. Ultimately, it's the painful lessons of the past that offer a way to the future, but it will take the shared experiences of four generations of women to find a way forward for Hanna and her family.-- Publisher's description.

The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel

September 19, 2018
Morris, Heather (Screenwriter), author.
312 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism--but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her"--Publisher.

Vampires like it hot

September 19, 2018
Sands, Lynsay, author.
440 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When Raffaele Notte pulls a barely dressed, disoriented woman from the ocean, the last thing he expects is for her to utter that word. The immortal has come to the island resort to help his cousin, but now, it seems, there are rogue vampires dining on unsuspecting tourists. And he soon realizes that not only is Jess a target, she' also the life mate he's been waiting for...Vampires are real. Jess would've never believed it until she saw them with her own eyes. She knows she has to get off the island, and her gallant rescuer has offered to help. There's something about Raffaele that's unlike any man she has ever met, and his touch sends pleasure through her that is beyond all imagining. But when Jess discovers who he really is, will she risk life as she knows it for a chance of forever by his side?"-- Unedited summary from page [4] of cover.

Lake Success : a novel

September 17, 2018
Shteyngart, Gary, 1972- author.
550 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of youth. Myopic, narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his 3 year-old-son's diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart, whom he hasn't seen or spoken to in years. Meanwhile, reeling from the fight that caused Barry's departure, his super-smart wife Seema--a driven first-generation American who craved a picture-perfect life, with all the accoutrements of a huge bank account--has her own demons to face. How these two imperfect characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is the heart of this biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times"-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish family

September 13, 2018
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
477 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

As the tide comes in

September 13, 2018
Woodsmall, Cindy, author.
547 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A Christmas by the sea

September 13, 2018
Carlson, Melody, author.
233 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

My heart belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado : Millie' s resolve

September 13, 2018
Jepson, Rebecca, author.
411 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

In times gone by

September 13, 2018
Peterson, Tracie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
443 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"After getting left at the altar in 1906, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco, determined never to love again. When an earthquake strikes, Kenzie finds herself facing a hidden danger--and two men set on winning her heart. With her life--and heart--on the line, who can she trust?"-- Provided by publisher.

Antiques wanted

September 13, 2018
Allan, Barbara, author.
325 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Poisoned pages

September 13, 2018
Barrett, Lorna, author.
451 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Murder on the left bank

September 13, 2018
Black, Cara, 1951- author.
387 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
In bestseller Black's fast-paced 18th Aimée Leduc investigation (after 2017's Murder in Saint-Germain), Léo Solomon, an elderly retired accountant in poor health, insists that lawyer Éric Besson, whose late mother was a friend of Léo's, deliver a notebook containing his handwritten confession and evidence of decades of police corruption to Paris's chief prosecuting attorney. Éric asks his 18-year-old nephew, Marcus, to act as courier, but Marcus never reaches his destination. When the boy's body turns up on the street two days later, the police rule the death a drug-related homicide. Éric asks his friend Aimée to investigate. Aimée, a new mother, reluctantly takes on the case only when she discovers that her late father is implicated by information in the now-missing notebook. When the killer threatens her daughter, Aimée is forced to accept help from the source she trusts least: her family.

Fiction can be murder

September 13, 2018
Clark, Becky, 1961- author.
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Mystery author Charlemagne "Charlee" Russo thinks the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books are only the product of her imagination-- until her agent is found dead exactly as described in Charlee's new, unpublished manuscript. Suspicion now swirls around her and her critique group, and the police care more about Charlee's feeble alibi and financial problems than they do her panicky claims of innocence. To clear her name and revive her career, she must figure out which of the critique group is a murderer.

Depth of winter

September 13, 2018
Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. An international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the one-hundred-and-ten degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

The breakers

September 13, 2018
Muller, Marcia, author.
341 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city's elite during Prohibition. But there's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?"-- Provided by publisher.

Thief of Corinth

September 13, 2018
Afshar, Tessa, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Includes discussion questions.
"After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: Galenos is the infamous thief who robs the city's corrupt of their ill-gotten gains. She becomes his apprentice, but Paul's message offers something different"-- Provided by publisher.

The Sparsholt affair

September 12, 2018
Hollinghurst, Alan, author.
671 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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