New Arrivals · Large Print Fiction

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

The 17th suspect

April 19, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
392 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant's tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets insideher head in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends and confidantes in the Women's Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can't help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay's unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

Legacy of his revenge

April 18, 2018
Williams, Cathy, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Exacting his revenge ... in the bedroom! Sophie Watts is mortified when she crashes into billionaire Matias Rivero's luxury sports car. But even worse is his proposition that she work off her debt by becoming his chef for a glamorous weekend party at his mansion! Having Sophie at his beck and call is a golden opportunity for Matias to find out everything there is to know about her father - the man who ruined his family. He'll seduce the truth out of her and exact his revenge ... Except Matias doesn't count on their passion having unexpected nine-month consequences!

Noir : a novel

April 18, 2018
Moore, Christopher, 1957- author.
475 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Madcap, zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco. Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin is the bartender in a scruffy gin joint, with street connections that make him the go-to guy for just about everything. When one of his schemes goes south and his lady vanishes, Sammy follows a tortuous trail from Chinatown to Telegraph Hill to a hidden forest enclave in a desperate search to find his girl. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted by the Pacific Coast near Mount Ranier, followed by a mysterious plane crash in Roswell, New Mexico ... but the real weirdness is happening in the City by the Bay.

The final storm : a novel of the war in the Pacific

April 18, 2018
Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
[New York] : Random House Large Print, ©2011.
xxxviii, 775 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion, the United States has turned its vast military resources toward an all-out effort against the Japanese. In the spring of 1945, Japan's empire has been pressed slowly back toward its home islands, and the Americans mount a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan itself--the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire war, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender.

Captive for the sheikh's pleasure

April 17, 2018
Marinelli, Carol, author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
His sinful desert seduction... Sheikh Ilyas al-Razim was born to be King. He won't let anything stand in his way - especially not the waitress daring to think she can blackmail him! It's his duty to protect his family's honour - even if that means taking impossibly stunning Maggie Delaney as his hostage... Beneath the starlit skies of Zayrinia's desert, defiant Maggie convinces Ilyas she is innocent of his accusations. No longer his prisoner, Maggie is free to return home... yet now she's held captive by their smouldering raw desire! Dare she surrender to the pleasure this desert Prince promises? Book 1 in the Royal Ruthless Sheikhs duet.

Carrying his scandalous heir

April 17, 2018
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer), author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Pregnant with the Italian's child Aristocratically arrogant Cesare di Mondave dazzled Carla Charteris when he swept into her life. It wasn't long before the brooding Italian stole her innocence - and her heart. Realising she'd never be more than a mistress was devastating, but Carla couldn't deny herself one last night in Cesare's arms ... When Cesare discovers the shocking consequences a thrill of possession runs through him. To claim his heir it's imperative that Carla accepts his proposal - but she defiantly refuses! Now Cesare must use every sinfully seductive skill he has to convince Carla he wants her in the bedroom and at the altar!

His queen by desert decree

April 17, 2018
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Wife - by royal declaration! Language teacher Molly Carlisle is furious when she's kidnapped by an impulsive young sheikh and taken to the kingdom of Djalia. Until she meets her abductor's brother and his commanding charisma sends a shockwave of need through her ... King Azrael fights hard to resist the temptation of Molly's bountiful curves - especially when a sandstorm strands them overnight in the desert. To protect her reputation from scandal Azrael declares them secretly married ... only to discover his tactical announcement is legally binding - Molly is now his Queen! And Azrael is determined to claim his wedding night ... Wedlocked! Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded!

The magnate's holiday proposal

April 17, 2018
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Can he find his son a mummy for Christmas? Since Italian CEO Luca Berettini tragically lost his wife he's dedicated himself to keeping his sick son happy and healthy. But when Dino asks a charity to grant him a wish Luca's Christmas is turned on its head! Gabi Parisi is moved by Dino's letter, and desperate to help the boy whose experience reminds her of her childhood. She's swept away by Dino and his handsome, loving single dad, but has no idea how to grant Dino's wish - until Luca makes her a very special Christmas proposal ...

The fallen

April 16, 2018
Baldacci, David, author.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2018.
611 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex's sister in Barronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex's niece, a precocious eight-year-old, he notices flickering lights and then a spark of flame in the window of the house across the way. When he goes to investigate he finds two dead bodies inside and it's not clear how either man died. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. There's something going on in Barronville that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the country. Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker and Jamison must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker's infallible memory may not be enough to save them.

All the beautiful lies : a novel

April 16, 2018
Swanson, Peter, 1968- author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
410 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Days before his college graduation, Harry Ackerson's stepmother, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it's suicide. Returning home to Maine, Harry and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father. Grace McGowan claims to be new to the area, but Harry suspects she is not a complete stranger to his family. Alice begins to come on to him in a clearly sexual way. Soon Harry fears that both women are hiding dangerous secrets... and that neither one is telling the truth. -- Back cover.

Cave of Bones : a Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel / Anne Hillerman.

April 16, 2018
Hillerman, Anne, 1949- author.
474 pages (large print) ; map ; 23 cm.
Annie, a young participant on a solo experience, has just returned and is traumatized. Gently questioning the girl, Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. While everyone is relieved that Annie is back, they're concerned about an instructor who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wilderness to find the missing girl. The instructor vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais. Solving the twin mysteries will expose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. Print run 150,000.

The female persuasion

April 16, 2018
Wolitzer, Meg, author.
628 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

Greeks bearing gifts

April 16, 2018
Kerr, Philip, author.
604 pages (large print) ; 24 cm..
It is 1956 and Bernie Gunther has a new name (Christoph Ganz), a clean passport, a chip on his shoulder, and a menial low-paying job in Munich. And then an old friend arrives to repay a debt. He encourages Bernie to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company. When Bernie tries to confront Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war, he finds that somebody else has gotten to him first.

My dear Hamilton : a novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

April 16, 2018
Dray, Stephanie, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
viii, 979 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Larger print"--Spine.

Women in sunlight : a novel

April 16, 2018
Mayes, Frances, author.
576 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Three American women, new friends, all older single women, have taken a lease on a stone manse in Tuscany. They are escaping, reinventing, and reevaluating the fates expected of them as aging women in America. They are novices in a foreign culture, figuring out the day to day, but what they share is a gusto for life and a sturdy if indefinite determination to thrive. Released from their former lives, encouraging each other, and finding a lot of 'why not' courage, each woman becomes more than she'd dreamed she'd be.

Now that you mention it

April 12, 2018
Higgins, Kristan, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
528 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Originally published: Harlequin Books.
Includes discussion questions.
"One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back. Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn't necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments. With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter--a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was--Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise...and the chance to begin again."--Publisher's description.

All the beautiful girls

April 11, 2018
Church, Elizabeth J., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.
525 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
A powerful novel about a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas--and finds unexpected fortune, friendship, and love. It was unimaginable. When she was eight years old, Lily Decker somehow survived the auto accident that killed her parents and sister, but neither her emotionally distant aunt nor her all-too-attentive uncle could ease her grief. Dancing proves to be Lily's only solace, and eventually she receives a "scholarship" to a local dance academy--courtesy of a mysterious benefactor. Grown and ready to leave home for good, Lily changes her name to Ruby Wilde and heads to Las Vegas to be a troupe dancer, but her sensual beauty and voluptuous figure land her work instead as a showgirl performing everywhere from Les Folies Bergere at the Tropicana to the Stardust's Lido de Paris. Wearing costumes dripping with feathers and rhinestones, five-inch heels, and sky-high headdresses, Ruby may have all the looks of a Sin City success story, but she still must learn to navigate the world of men--and figure out what real love looks like. With her uncanny knack for understanding the hidden lives of women, Elizabeth J. Church captures both the iconic extravagance of an era and the bravery of a young woman who dances through her sadness to find connection, freedom, and, most important, herself.

The sixth day

April 11, 2018
Coulter, Catherine, author.
663 pages(large print) ; 22 cm.

Twenty-one days

April 11, 2018
Perry, Anne, author.
473 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned detective father's influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched by his superior to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman's noose--in only twenty-one days. Could the violent death have anything to do with Graves's profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel's investigation unexpectedly to London's Special Branch--and disturbingly, to one of his father's closest colleagues. Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect--and trust his detective's instincts--to find the truth in a tangle of dark deception. Lest an innocent man swing for another's heinous crime"--‡cProvided by publisher.

Assaulted caramel

April 11, 2018
Flower, Amanda, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
384 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Includes recipe.
"When Bailey King hears her grandfather's heart condition has worsened, she rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, the Amish candy shop. She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared, she also finds a local Englisch developer dead in the candy shop kitchen--with her grandfather's chocolate knife buried in his chest"-- Provided by publisher.

Death in the stacks

April 11, 2018
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Originally published: The Berkley Group.
Includes "The Briar Creek Library guide to crafternoons" with reader's guide for The talented Mr. Ripley, a knitting pattern, and recipes.
"The library's big fund-raiser leaves director Lindsey Norris booked for trouble when she finds Paula, the library's newest hire, crouched over the new library board president's dead body. As the plot thickens, Lindsey must catch the real killer before the book closes on Paula's future"-- Provided by publisher.

Grist Mill Road

April 10, 2018
Yates, Christopher J., author.
553 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends--Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah--are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again--with even more devastating results-- from

The friend

April 10, 2018
Nunez, Sigrid, author.
261 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

The man in the crooked hat

April 10, 2018
Dolan, Harry, author.
551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Two years after Jack Pellum's beloved Olivia, a photographer, was strangled near the Huron River, Jack remains obsessed with finding the killer, whom he believes to be a man wearing a fedora he saw watching her a few days before her death. He continues to blanket the city with flyers bearing the suspect's image. Then Carl Dumisani, his former partner, reports that someone has written, "There's a killer, and he wears a crooked hat," on the wall near the body of a recent suicide. This news leads Jack to Paul Rook, who thinks that his mother was killed by Olivia's murderer. Dolan has a gift for making the circumstances of even minor characters moving, such as a 30-something man resigned to a meaningless life working in a coffee shop.

This scorched earth

April 10, 2018
Gear, W. Michael, author.
1009 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The American Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation. To truly understand the madness and despair of such a horrendous conflict one needs to pick a moment. Or see that war through one family's eyes. In rural Arkansas, such was the Hancocks. Devastated by a cruel war, they faced down their personal hells and in spite of it all survived. Their survival is a testament to the power of love and the American spirit.

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