New Arrivals · Large Print Mystery 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.

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.

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.

The temptation of forgiveness

April 11, 2018
Leon, Donna, author.
425 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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.

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.

Antiques frame

April 10, 2018
Allan, Barbara, author.
329 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When her initial successes with her hit reality series are jeopardized by a rival show starring her police chief boyfriend's ex, Brandy finds herself framed for murder while her kooky mom sorts through a rogue's gallery of suspects.

Murder in an Irish churchyard

April 10, 2018
O'Connor, Carlene, author.
483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Siobhán is now Garda O'Sullivan, and her five siblings couldn't be prouder. When the local priest summons her to the church cemetery, it seems there's a dead man in the graveyard-- aboveground. He lies shot on a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Is he the American tourist in town searching for his Irish ancestor? Detective sergeant Macdara Flannery is dispatched from Dublin, and they learn the victim was from Dublin-- Ohio, that is. As long-buried secrets are unearthed, Siobhán and Macdara will need to stay two steps ahead of the killer or end up with more than one foot in the grave.

Only skein deep

April 10, 2018
Sefton, Maggie, author.
335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Delicious recipes and pattern included" --Cover
Kelly Flynn and her husband, Steve, couldn't be happier as they await the birth of their bouncing baby boy. Kelly's got a built-in group of fiber arts specialists, the Lambspun Knitters, who are working away on blankets and booties. As they sit around the table crafting their keepsakes, the story of Giselle Callahan is a popular topic of conversation. Giselle is the young wife of Henry Callahan, a Fort Connor banking scion, who traded in his previous wife of forty years for a newer model. Giselle's prowess as a skilled country club golfer and social climber puts her on someone's hit list. When she is found dead on the greens at the golf club, Kelly and her Lambspun crew worry that a vicious killer is in their midst. --Back cover.

Queen Anne's lace

April 10, 2018
Albert, Susan Wittig, author.
429 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

The bags of tricks affair

April 10, 2018
Pronzini, Bill, author.
329 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
With two con games being run by two deadly villains, Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon are forced to split up, but when Sabina's life is in danger, John realizes just how much she means to him.

What the dead leave behind

April 10, 2018
Simpson, Rosemary, 1942- author.
619 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn't have it in him to refuse The father of Malcolm Harris, a college friend of Erica's, was found murdered a year ago in a park in New Brighton, a town just outside the Twin Cities. With no real clues and all the obvious suspects with concrete alibis, the case has long since gone cold. As McKenzie begins poking around, he soon discovers another unsolved murder that's tangentially related to this one. And all connections seem to lead back to a group of friends the victim was close with. But all McKenzie has is a series of odd, even suspicious, coincidences--until someone decides to make it all that more serious and personal"

Fast falls the night

April 10, 2018
Keller, Julia, author.
453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad--but these days, depressingly familiar. But then there is another overdose. And another. And another. Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug--and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts. Based on a real-life event."--Provided by publisher.

Kill shot

April 10, 2018
Sleeman, Susan, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Fatal mistake.
Originally published: FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
"Some fears haunt you forever. As the ballistics and weapon's expert for the FBI's special task force nicknamed the White Knights, Rick Cannon has known the Department of Defense was developing self-steering bullets. Rick feared these smart bullets--which have one hundred percent accuracy that can turn even a novice into a lethal sniper--would eventually end up in the hands of the wrong people. But since the ammunition was still in the development stage, he figured they had plenty of time before that happened. He was wrong. Dead wrong. Until they become reality. When a homeless vet is killed with a smart bullet, it's clear that the ammunition has been stolen, and the Knights are called in to find the thief and stop the killings. But they aren't the only ones desperate to find the killer. Therapist Olivia Dobbs is well known for her success in counseling military veterans with PTSD. When she discovers one of her clients moments after he is murdered, she becomes both the FBI's prime witness, and suspect. Despite the mutual attraction that immediately sparks between them, Rick can't--no he won't--let Olivia interfere with his investigation. But when the sniper trains his rifle on her, Rick must recall all the skills he learned as a Marine sniper to make sure the next bullet fired isn't a kill shot that takes Olivia out"-- Provided by publisher.

The cutting edge : a Lincoln Rhyme novel

April 6, 2018
Deaver, Jeffery, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2018.
658 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs take on the investigation of a brutal triple murder in Manhattan's Diamond District. The killer, known as the Promisor, is murdering men and women midway through the purchase of an engagement ring.

I was Anastasia : a novel

April 4, 2018
Lawhon, Ariel, author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
"Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal in Berlin. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless, horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling story is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted"-- Provided by publisher.


April 4, 2018
Mangan, Christine, author.
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
406 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Larger print"--Spine.
The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. The two friends haven't spoken in over a year. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband John goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind. This is a sharp debut, replete with exotic imagery and charm, and full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship.

To die but once : a Maisie Dobbs novel

April 4, 2018
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.
456 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
While investigating the disappearance of an apprentice craftsman who had been working on a secret government contract, Maisie discovers links to the London underworld.

Duel to the death : an Ali Reynolds novel

April 3, 2018
Jance, Judith A., author.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
555 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Thorndike Press large print basic.

The punishment she deserves : a Lynley novel

April 3, 2018
George, Elizabeth, 1949- author.
935 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.

I've got my eyes on you

April 2, 2018
Clark, Mary Higgins, author.
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. The police immediately question Kerry's boyfriend, who--despite proclaiming his love for her--was seen arguing with Kerry that night. As neighbors and classmates grieve the loss of their friend, Kerry's 28-year-old sister Aline, a guidance counselor, searches for answers. She'll do anything to help the Detective Mike Wilson learn what really happened the night Kerry was killed. "--Provided by publisher.

Miss Julia raises the roof

April 2, 2018
Ross, Ann B., author.
475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The nineteenth installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series With her husband Sam off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia takes a pause to reflect on the past few decades--realizing how the comforts and joys of her life can sometimes give way to boredom. Miss Julia reckons it's about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. She's just considering how to get involved when she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house down the street from Miss Julia and establish a group home for wayward teenagers. No stranger to taking in the down-and-out herself, Miss Julia is shocked to learn Madge and the pastor never consulted her or anyone else in the neighborhood about their project--only a board of the church's congregants who don't live in the neighborhood, all instructed to keep the project a secret. Hazel Marie and Miss Julia's fears are confirmed when they start investigating, and find that Madge and her board of busybodies plan to proceed without much care for how to manage the home after they've built it, or whether it will be built to code in the first place--never mind that the house itself is ill suited for a bunch of teenagers to be living in it, barely supervised. Miss Julia must band together with friends and neighbors to take on nosy Madge and her steamrolling plans, while still being helpful to those in need in another entertaining installment of Ann B. Ross's bestselling series.

The disappeared

April 2, 2018
Box, C. J., author.
542 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes--these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? --Back cover.


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