New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery Fiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Glitter bomb

January 22, 2019
Childs, Laura, author.
449 pages (lage print) ; 22 cm

Purls and poison

January 22, 2019
Canadeo, Anne, 1955- author.
387 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The whispered word

January 22, 2019
Adams, Ellery, author.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"In New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams' intriguing new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel, Nora Pennington and her fiction loving friends in small-town Miracle Springs, North Carolina, encounter a young woman desperately in need of a new beginning . . . Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that sometimes, practical help is needed too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction section of Nora's store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises. She calls herself Abilene, and though Nora and her friends offer work, shelter, and a supportive ear, their guest isn't ready to divulge her secrets. But when a customer is found dead in an assumed suicide, Nora uncovers a connection that points to Abilene as either a suspect--or another target. Summer's end has brought other new arrivals to Miracle Springs too. Entrepreneur Griffin Kingsley opens Virtual Genie, a cyber business that unloads people's unwanted goods for cash. With the town in an economic slump and folks hurting for money, Virtual Genie and its owner are both instantly popular. A patient listener, Griffin dispenses candy to children and strong coffee to adults, and seems like a bona fide gentleman. But Nora's not inclined to judge a book by its cover. And when a second death hits town, Nora and her intrepid friends must help the new, greenhorn sheriff discern fact from fiction--and stop a killer intent on bringing another victim's story to a close . . . This is part of "Ahe Secret, Book & Scone Society" series."-- Provided by publisher.

Dark Lake

January 21, 2019
Revell, Clare, author.
421 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The broken girls

January 18, 2019
St. James, Simone, author.
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
More than sixty years after one of four friends in a reputedly haunted boarding school goes missing, journalist Fiona Sheridan resolves to learn her sister's fate before a harrowing discovery is made.

No sunscreen for the dead

January 16, 2019
Dorsey, Tim, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
456 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serges interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the worldalso known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau that rocked the community. <> What starts out as an innocent quest to observe elders in their natural habitats, sample the local cuisine, and scope out a condo to live out the rest of their golden years, soon becomes a Robin Hood-like crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents. After all, our seniors should be revered and respectedtheyve heroically fought in wars, garnered priceless wisdom, and they have the best first-hand accounts of bizarre Floridian occurrences only Serge would know about. But as the residents rally for Serge to seek justice on their behalves, two detectives are hot on the heels of Serge and Colemans murderous trail.

Bright young dead

January 15, 2019
Fellowes, Jessica, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
488 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Pamela Mitford's eighteenth birthday party ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighboring the Mitford home. Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes the police have charged the wrong person and sets out to clear the girl's name"--Provided by publisher.

The boy

January 11, 2019
Hoag, Tami, author.
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.

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.

A delicate touch

January 10, 2019
Woods, Stuart, author.
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.

The hollow of fear

January 10, 2019
Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.), author.
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.

Code of valor

January 9, 2019
Eason, Lynette, author.
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.

Liar, liar

January 8, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
447 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
While on the run from the law, detective Harriet Blue, who is searching for her brother's killer, becomes his next target.

Go to my grave

January 8, 2019
McPherson, Catriona, 1965- author.
407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Louise Penny Donna Weaver has put everything she has into restoring The Breakers, an old bed and breakfast on a remote stretch of beach in Galloway. Now it sits waiting--freshly painted, richly furnished, filled with flowers--for the first guests to arrive. But Donna's guests, a contentious group of estranged cousins, soon realize that they've been here before, years ago. Decades have passed, but that night still haunts them: a sixteenth birthday party that started with peach schnapps and ended with a girl walking into the sea. Each of them had made a vow of silence: "lock it in a box, stitch my lips, and go to my grave." But now someone has broken the pact.

Tropical Blues

January 8, 2019
Woods, Sherryl, author.
613 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Join debutante turned amateur sleuth Molly DeWitt in these two classic mysteries from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Hot Property Finding a corpse in the card room of her elegant new Key Biscayne apartment complex was not what Molly DeWitt had in mind for a fresh new start--especially when the knife in the dead Ocean Manor's president's back appears to be her own. But when charming homicide detective Michael O'Hara decides to get on her case, it's up to Molly to track down the real killer and clear her name. Hot Secret When the body of her hotshot young film director is found in actress Veronica Weston's trailer, she desperately needs an alibi--and Molly DeWitt is it. Molly's PR job is to keep everyone happy, but solving the case is a challenge she can't resist...just like homicide detective Michael O'Hara. She and Michael must strip the masks from a cast of potential killers, each of whom has a motive, to keep Veronica from behind bars. This is part of "Molly Dewitt Mysteries" series."-- Provided by publisher.

Peril & prayer

December 31, 2018
Matthews, Olivia, author.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"This year's Advent retreat has been booked for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Hermione of Ephesus at the pastoral Briar Coast Cabin Resorts in New York. But when the combative Sister Marianna practically loses her religion arguing over minor details with resort co-owner Autumn Tassler, Sister Louise 'Lou' LaSalle blessedly steps in as peacemaker. Only days later, Autumn is found strangled in her office, and hot-headed Sister Marianna becomes the sheriff's deputies' prime suspect. They believe her missing scarf may be the murder weapon, but Sister Lou believes Sister Marianna's being framed. If she has a prayer of keeping Sister Marianna out of prison, she'll need to once again put her faith in her nephew Chris LaSalle and reporter Shari Henson to help her solve the case. As the trio tries to cross suspects off the list, Sister Lou has no choice but to stick her neck out. this is part of 'A Sister Lou Mystery' series."-- Provided by publisher.

Evergreen Falls

December 31, 2018
Freeman, Kimberley, 1970- author.
599 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
1926. Violet Armstrong is a waitress at the grand Evergreen Spa Hotel, where Australia's glitterati are spending a winter vacation. Among the guests are Sam and Flora Honeychurch-Blacks, a wealthy brother and sister ensconced in the hotel for an extended stay. Violet and Sam have an attraction that is as passionate as it is forbidden. When a snowstorm moves in, the group must let their secrets be buried by the snow ... Eighty-eight years later, Lauren Beck takes a job at a café in the Blue Mountains, built as the first stage of the Evergreen Spa Hotel's return to grandeur. She discovers a series of passionate love letters dating back to 1926 that allude to a whirlwind affair-- and a tragic secret.

Read herring hunt

December 31, 2018
Burns, V. M., 1964- author.
385 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"To the town of North Harbor, Michigan, MISU quarterback Dawson Alexander is a local hero. To Samantha Washington, owner of the Market Street Mysteries Bookstore, Dawson is more than a tenant--he's like an adopted son. But to the police, he is their prime suspect after his ex-girlfriend is found murdered. It's more than enough real-life drama for Sam to tackle, but her role as a mystery writer also calls"

Six cats a slayin'

December 31, 2018
James, Miranda, author.
401 pages ; 22 cm.
"Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are busy decking the halls for the holidays when an unexpected delivery and a shocking murder conspire to shake up the season in this all new installment of the New York Times bestselling series. December twenty-fifth is right around the corner, and Charlie is making his list and checking it twice. He is doing his best to show some peace and goodwill towardhisnosy neighbor Gerry Arbitron,a real estate agentwho seems to have designs on his house (and maybe on him, as well), while preparing for a very important role, indeed--his first Christmas as a grandfather. The last thing Charlie expects is to gain several new additions to his family. Charlie finds a box on his doorstep with five kittens inside and a note begging him to keep them safe. With Diesel's help, Charlie welcomes the tiny felines into the Harris household just as Gerry decides it is time to throw a lavish holiday party. Determined to make her mark on Athena, Gerry instead winds up dead at her very own party. Though attempts to dig into her past come up empty, Charlie and his girlfriend, Helen Louise, witness twoheated exchanges involving Gerry before her death: one with a leading citizen and another with the wife of agood friend. Will one of these ladies wind up on the sheriff's naughty list? Charlie and Diesel have to wrap up the case before the special season is ruined by a sinister scrooge"-- Provided by publisher.

A vintage death

December 31, 2018
Hughes, Mary Ellen, 1941- author.
379 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When a local bed & breakfast owner is found dead, killed by a pair of vintage scissors, music box store owner Callie Reed teams up with a visiting author to defend the victim's estranged wife and unearth the real killer.

The walking bread

December 31, 2018
Archer, Winnie.
367 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Beloved Mexican bakery Yeast of Eden has scored the catering deal at the annual Santa Sofia, California, art car parade and ball. But when a contestant turns up dead, making bread will be the yeast of their problems ... Apprentice baker Ivy Culpepper sees art cars everywhere she turns. Besides helping prepare the bread and pastry for Santa Sofia's annual spring event, she's the official photographer, documenting the elaborate cars, outspoken artists, and riotous celebrations. Even her family's in on the act: her brother Billy has been runner-up in the competition more times than she can count--but this is going to be the year he celebrates his win in the victory lane. But after Billy's rival, Max Litman, revs up his bombastic showmanship, Billy is once again set to cruise into second place. Until Max is found dead--positioned as a prop in his own art car. The whole town knows there's no love lost between the two men, and Billy is the prime suspect. Now Ivy will have to sift through collusion, deception, gossip, and lies to find out what really happened. But with the help of her octogenarian Watson, her restaurateur beau, and her adopted aunts at Yeast of Eden, she knows she can take the heat . ."-- Provided by publisher.

The dogfather

December 28, 2018
Abbey, Sparkle, author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
353 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When a local, designer handbags store owner is found dead, the police first believe it's an unfortunate accident. But the evidence doesn't lie. Before you can say 'wiseguy,' Bow Wow Boutique owner, Melinda Langston's, former fiancé and undercover FBI agent, Grey Donovan, is the prime suspect. Now the two are working side-by-side to prove Grey's innocence— nothing personal, just business. Or is it? Suspects are piling up, family secrets are exposed, and no one is who they appear to be, including Mel's newest employee. Time’s running out. Mel better sniff out the killer before she and Grey end up sleeping with the fishes."

Murder in an English village

December 28, 2018
Ellicott, Jessica, author.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
1920. American adventuress Beryl Helliwell craves some peace and quiet, and Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. Honestly, until America repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside. For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post-World War I bust has forced her to advertise for a lodger-- and long-lost school chum Beryl crashes into her doorstep in her motorcar. When the town displays a hidden sinister side, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents.

Murder in the Oval Library

December 28, 2018
Gleason, Colleen, author.
Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A Lincoln Whitehouse Mystery.
With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun--and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital. Lincoln's trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn's old friend from the Bloody Kansas conflict, Senator Jim Lane, hastily assemble a motley crew of just over a hundred men and garrison them in the East Room at the White House. Dubbed the Frontier Guard, these rough-and-tumble patriots steel themselves for the inevitable attack. But even as dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House. One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in the oval library, throat slit ear to ear. There is a murderer among them. Lincoln promptly assigns Quinn to deal with the matter, who is in turn aided by journalist Sophie Gates and Dr. George Hilton. And to Quinn's chagrin, the Southern belle Constance Lemagne insists on being involved in the investigation as well. But when Dr. Hilton examines the body, he makes a startling discovery that overturns all Quinn's assumptions about the murder. With his president at grave risk from without and within, Quinn must act quickly to catch the White House killer.

Died in the wool

December 27, 2018
Ehrhart, Peggy, author.
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When a murder shocks picturesque Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela Paterson and her Knit and Nibble knitting club suddenly find themselves at the center of the investigation--as suspects . . . Pamela is ready to kick back and relax after a busy day selling stuffed aardvarks to benefit Arborville High School's sports program at the annual town festival. But just as she's packing up, she makes a terrible discovery--someone's stashed a body under the Knit and Nibble's table. The victim is Randall Jefferson, a decidedly unpopular history teacher after his recent op-ed criticizing the school's sports program. But the primary suspect has an alibi, and the only clue is a stuffed aardvark found on the victim's chest . . . Now the Knit and Nibblers must unravel the case quickly--before a crafty killer repeats a deadly pattern. Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!"-- Provided by publisher.


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