New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

January 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

City of endless night : a Pendergast novel

January 18, 2018
Preston, Douglas J., author.
©2018
470 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Liertenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delight when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. "IO feel rather like Brer Rabbit being trown into the briar patch," Pendergast tells D'Agosta, "because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History." But neither Pendergast nor D'Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metorpolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered... and decapitated. Worse still, there's something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer. As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D'agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It'll take all of Pendergasts's skill to unmask this most dangerous foe - let alone survive to tell the tale.--Provided by Publisher.

Fall from grace : a novel

January 18, 2018
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2018
368 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel comes the gripping story of a woman who loses everything--her husband, her home, her sense of self and safety, and her freedom. Sydney Wells's perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters' warnings. Naïve, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution. What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of"-- Provided by publisher.

Need to know

January 18, 2018
Michaels, Fern, author.
©2017
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Crash and burn.
"Through all their missions and adventures, the tightknit group of friends who make up the Sisterhood have learned one vital lesson: everybody has a weak spot. In the case of Yoko Wong's dear friend Garland Lee, the multimillion-selling performer known as America's beloved songbird, that weak spot was trusting her lawyer, Arthur Forrester. For years, he's taken advantage of her faith in him to amass a secret fortune. And now, in the deepest betrayal yet, he's dragged her into a lawsuit that could cost her home and everything she has left. The Sisterhood know they can't let that happen. Forrester has some of the country's top judges in his pocket, and a list of influential and ruthless friends -- not to mention knowledge of all the ways the law can be corrupted to work in his favor. But he doesn't have the Vigilantes' deep-seated loyalty and determination. And all his years of underhanded dealings won't prepare him for the type of creative payback that the Sisters have made their specialty..."-- Adapted from dust jacket.

Promise not to tell

January 18, 2018
Krentz, Jayne Ann, author.
©2018
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide-- and her own past. Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire, and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does.

Robicheaux

January 18, 2018
Burke, James Lee, 1936- author.
©2018
685 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Light of the world.
"Dave Robicheaux is a haunted man. From the acts he committed in Vietnam, to his battles with alcoholism, to the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Molly, his thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. Images of ghosts pepper his reality. Robicheaux's only beacon remains serving as a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana. It's in that capacity that Robicheaux crosses paths with powerful mob boss, Tony Nemo. Tony has a Civil War sword he'd like to give to Levon Broussard, a popular local author whose books have been adapted into major Hollywood films. The sword's history can be traced back to Broussard's ancestors, and Tony figures it belongs to Levon. But Tony's intentions aren't so pure; he believes the gift will lead to a slice of Broussard's lucrative film adaptations. Then there's Jimmy Nightengale, the young poster boy of New Orleans wealth and glamour. Jimmy's fond of Levon's work, and even fonder of his beautiful, enigmatic wife, Rowena. Tony thinks Jimmy can be a US Senator someday, and has the resources and clout to make it happen. There's something off about the relationship between these three men, and after a vicious assault, it's up to Robicheaux to uncover the truth. Complicating matters is the sudden death of T.J. Dartez, the New Iberian local responsible for Molly's death. Robicheaux's colleague, Spade Labiche, thinks Robicheaux had something to do with it. Robicheaux's determined to clear his name. He's not alone; his daughter, Alafair, along with his old friend, Clete Purcel are right by Robicheaux's side as he searches for the killer, where a shocking discovery awaits."--Amazon.com.

Unbound

January 18, 2018
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2018
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
"In the wake of a personal tragedy, former CIA operative Teddy Fay--now a successful Hollywood film producer known as Billy Barnett--takes a leave of absence to travel and grieve, and lands in Santa Fe in the company of his friends Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle. There, fate hands him an unexpected opportunity to exact quiet revenge for his recent loss, from a man who helped to cover up the crime. But when his enemy wises up to Teddy's machinations, a discreet game of sabotage escalates to a potentially lethal battle. From the arid splendor of the New Mexico desert to the glamour of Hollywood's rolling hills, it will take all of Stone Barrington's diplomacy and skill to maneuver for Teddy's advantage while keeping innocents out of the crossfire."--Dust jacket.

The wanted

January 18, 2018
Crais, Robert, author.
©2017
469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal, and to even the odds, Cole calls in his friends Joe Pike and Jon Stone. But even they may be overmatched. The hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. A few more won't make any difference"--Provided by publisher.

The whispering room

January 18, 2018
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
©2017
685 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Unabridged.
'No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.' These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun-- just before she takes her own life, and many others, in a shocking act of carnage. She must have been insane-- but Jane Hawk knows better. She is on the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane has become a predator-- and those she is hunting will have nowhere to run.

LoveMurder

January 18, 2018
Black, Saul, author.
©2017
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"When she's called to the murder scene, the last thing San Francisco Homicide detective Valerie Hart is expecting is for Katherine Glass to walk back into her life. Six years earlier, revulsion and fascination had gripped the nation in equal measure, as beautiful, intelligent, charming--and utterly evil--Katherine Glass had been convicted on six counts of Murder One. But the freshly-mutilated corpse in the ground-floor apartment bears all the hallmarks of Katherine's victims. And then there's the note, with its chilling implications. Addressed to Valerie. To stop the slaughter, Valerie has no choice. She must ask Katherine Glass to help her decipher the killer's twisted message. But that means re-entering the pitch-black labyrinth that is Katherine's mind, and this time Valerie isn't so sure which one of them will survive"-- Provided by publisher.

Mining for justice

January 18, 2018
Ernst, Kathleen, 1959- author.
©2017
519 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin's Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers. She soon finds herself in the center of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. While struggling to help the historic site, Chloe must unearth dark secrets, past and present . . . before a killer comes to bury her. Praise: "Richly imagined and compelling, Mining for Justiceonce again highlights Kathleen Ernst's prowess as a storyteller, with its nuanced characters and intersecting mysteries . . . Ernst is a master of reconstructing the past, providing vivid and authentic details about the lives of early Cornish immigrants in Wisconsin, while showing how the secrets of those long-buried people still matter in the present day."--Susanna Calkins, author of the Macavity-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries

The lioness is the hunter

January 18, 2018
Estleman, Loren D., author.
©2017
313 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Investigating the disappearance of an entrepreneur, Amos Walker becomes embroiled in a mystery involving a murder, questionable real estate practices, and a dangerous international fugitive.

Weycombe : a novel of suspense

January 18, 2018
Malliet, G. M., 1951- author.
©2017
521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Weycombe is the chocolate-box village of everyones dreams. For American Jillian White, a gated life of pleasure and comfort with her titled English husband was a fantasy come true. But the murder of a local estate agent mars the villages so-pretty surface. Are people actually dying to live in Weycombe? Jill investigates, piecing together clues along the snaking paths and winding lanes of her adopted village. She knows truth has many versions, depending on who is doing the telling.

Smile

January 17, 2018
Doyle, Roddy, 1958- author.
©2017
297 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Who is unreliable? Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity."-- Provided by publisher.

Fools and mortals : a novel

January 8, 2018
Cornwell, Bernard, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
520 pages (large print) : illustration ; 23 cm

Munich

January 8, 2018
Harris, Robert, 1957- author.
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
429 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain's private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven't seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

Book club babies

January 8, 2018
Lee, Ashton, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
350 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Originally published: Kensington Publishing.
"In the colorful small town of Cherico, Mississippi, librarian Maura Beth McShay is overseeing the opening of the new library and preparing for the birth of her first child with some help from the Cherry Cola Book Club. In another plot twist, her husband's sister has come to stay during her own pregnancy"-- Provided by publisher.

Where the sweet bird sings

January 8, 2018
Olsen, Ella Joy, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
422 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Kensington Publishing.
Includes discussion questions.
"A year after her young son's death due to a rare genetic disease, Emma Hazelton is still frozen by grief, unable and unwilling to consider her husband Noah's suggestion that they try to have another child. Searching for the roots of her son's disease, Emma tries to fit together the pieces in her genealogical puzzle"-- Provided by publisher.

Dead with the wind

January 5, 2018
James, Miranda, author.
©2015
387 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Unabridged.
An'gel and Dickce Ducote tend to stay put in Athena, Mississippi, but a wedding is a good reason to say a temporary farewell to Charlie Harris's cat Diesel and go visit relatives. But while their stay in Louisiana is scorching hot, the atmosphere at the wedding is downright cold, with bride-to-be Sondra Delevan putting her trust fund above little things like love and loyalty. When a violent storm supposedly sweeps Sondra off a balcony to her death, the sisters discover that many of the guests attending the wedding had major reasons to object to Sondra's marriage. Now, it's up to An'gel and Dickce to use their down-home instincts to expose dubious alibis, silver-plated secrets, and one relentless murderer who lives for 'till death do us part.

Decanting a murder : a sommelier mystery

January 5, 2018
Nettmann, Nadine, 1980- author.
©2016
365 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Katie Stillwell focuses on two things in her life: work and practicing for Sommelier Certification with her blind tasting group. The exam was supposed to be the hardest part of her week, but that was before a body was found at an exclusive Napa Valley winery party. When all the evidence points to Katie's best friend, the outspoken and independent Tessa, Katie drops everything to clear Tessa's name. Using her deductive wine skills, she tries to track down the real killer. But when repeated attempts are made on her life, Katie discovers that everyone's secrets must be uncovered--including her own."--P. [4] of cover.

Pudding up with murder

January 5, 2018
Buckley, Julia, 1964- author.
©2017
361 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Includes recipes.
Customers trust Lilah Drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course ... Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake's covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies. When he's found facedown in Lilah's casserole, it's anyone's guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. A possible new heir to Marcus's fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and "the proof is in the pudding."

Your killin' heart

January 5, 2018
Peden, Peggy O'Neal, author.
©2017
343 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"A Nashville mystery"--Cover.
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone in Nashville is an aspiring country music star. Campbell Hall, for one, just wants to get her travel agency off the ground and move on from a break-up. But when she gets the opportunity to visit the mansion of mysterious country icon Jake Miller, she jumps at the chance. After all, who knows what clues are lurking around the long-dead star's last home? But as Campbell pokes around, she discovers more than a few sequined suits and priceless memorabilia. She finds Hazel Miller, Jake's widow, quietly resting in a bedroom on the main floor. But Hazel might just be dead quiet. And Campbell might just be the last person to have seen her alive. Juggling the twisty plots of high-profile country stars with her blossoming business--not to mention the tattered remains of her love life--Campbell thinks she's got everything figured out. But when the danger becomes personal, she must uncover a killer who will stop at nothing to get what they want--or face the music.

Beyond the wild river

January 4, 2018
Maine, Sarah, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017.
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Atria Books, 2017.
"A Scottish heiress unexpectedly encounters her childhood friend in North America, five years after he disappeared from her family's estate the night of a double murder. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre has rarely strayed from her family's estate in the Scottish Borderlands, save for the occasional trip to Edinburgh, where her father, a respected magistrate, conducts his business--and affairs of another kind. Evelyn has always done her duty as a daughter, hiding her boredom and resentment behind good manners--so when an innocent friendship with a servant is misinterpreted by her father as an illicit union, Evelyn is appalled. Yet the consequence is a welcome one: she is to accompany her father on a trip to North America, where they'll visit New York City, the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, and conclude with a fishing expedition on the Nipigon River in Canada. Now is her chance to escape her cloistered life, see the world, and reconnect with her father. Once they're on the Nipigon, however, Evelyn is shocked to discover that their guide is James Douglas, the former stable hand and her one-time friend who disappeared from the estate after the shootings of a poacher and a gamekeeper. Many had assumed that James had been responsible, but Evelyn never could believe it. Now, in the wilds of a new world, far from the constraints of polite society, the truth about that day, James, and her father will be revealed ... to stunning consequences"-- Adapted from publisher.

Me, you and tiramisu

January 3, 2018
Butterfield, Charlotte, 1977- author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Life for self-confessed bookworm Jayne Brady couldn’t be better – she has a twin sister she adores, a cosy little flat above a deli and now she’s found love with her childhood crush, gorgeous chef Will. But when Will becomes a Youtube sensation, thanks to his delicious cookery demos (both the food and his smile!), their life of contentment come crashing down around them. Can Jayne have her Tiramisu and eat it, too?

Swimming home

January 3, 2018
MacColl, Mary-Rose, 1961- author.
©2015
557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
In 1925, fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she's done since she was a child. But now, orphaned and living with her aunt Louisa in London, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away from her. Louisa, a London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds strict views on the behavior of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she herself did. Catherine is rebellious, and Louisa finds it difficult to block painful memories from her past. It takes the enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to bring Catherine to New York where Catherine can train to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. And finally, Louisa begins to listen to what her own heart tells her.

Whispering pines : the Langtry sisters

January 3, 2018
Dunn, Scarlett, author.
©2017
553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
As a young girl, Rose Langtry feared her gruff, handsome rancher neighbor. Coming back to Colorado after five years, she’s outraged to find Morgan LeMasters ready to hang her brother for rustling and theft. But when the resulting skirmish leaves her injured, Morgan’s tender care turns her unease to unexpected closeness . . . and admiration.

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