New Large Print Books Received
in April 2013 as of 05/01/2013

Back to Large Print List

Note regarding Sex/Profanity/Violence (S/P/V) ratings:  Books with the note "***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***" have not yet been reviewed to determine S/P/V content. The default "heavy" ratings may not accurately reflect the books' actual content. Please contact us for more information.

ENGLISH FICTION

2ND CHANCE: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB    2

LB  07271
1 volume in 1 container

Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco police department
enlists the help of her friends in the Women's Murder Club, from 1st
to Die (RC 51887/BR 14208), to track down a serial killer. Meanwhile
Lindsay's estranged father, a former policeman, reenters her life.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

======================================================================

ARSENIC LABYRINTH: A LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY #3
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY    3

LB  07302
1 volume in 1 container

After 10 years, Guy--a drifter with a taste for deception--has
returned to Coniston in England's Lake District. A local journalist,
Tony de Venuto, is campaigning to revive interest in the disappearance
of Emma Bestwick, and Guy knows what happened to her. When he tips
off the newspaperman that Emma will not be coming home, DCI Hannah
Scarlett, head of Cumbria's Cold Case Review Team, re-opens the old
investigation. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2007.

======================================================================

BROOKLYN BONES: AN ERICA DONATO MYSTERY
Author:   STEIN, TRISS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ERICA DONATO    1

LB  07298
1 volume in 1 container

Brooklyn native Erica Donato just wants to focus on her PhD research.
But when her teenage daughter Chris finds a skeleton behind a wall in
their crumbling Park Slope home, they are both touched and disturbed
by the mysterious tragedy. Investigating, they return to her
neighborhood in its edgy, pre-gentrification days, when the age of
Aquarius was turning dark. Strong language. 2013.

======================================================================

CONSPIRACY OF FRIENDS: A CORDUROY MANSIONS NOVEL
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORDUROY MANSIONS    3

LB  07358
1 volume in 1 container

There's never a dull moment for the residents of Corduroy Mansions:
Berthea Snark is still at work on her scathing biography of the only
loathsome Liberal Democrat member of Parliament -- her own son,
Oedipus; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are still
battling for first crack at the manuscript of "Autobiography of a
Yeti”; fine-arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is busy blurring the line
between friendship and romance; and William French is still worrying
that his son, Eddie, may never leave home, even though Eddie's got a
new wealthy girlfriend. But uppermost on everyone's mind is Freddie
de la Hay, William's faithful terrier, who has disappeared while on a
mystery tour around the Suffolk countryside. 2011.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

DESCONOCIDO
Author:   LYON, SUZANNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07337
1 volume in 1 container

Although the name Butch Cassidy was known to most people by 1896,
very few knew what the real Robert Leroy Parker looked like. As a
result, he also became known as "El Desconocido" - The Stranger.
The author tells the story of Cassidy's later years. 2002.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

DUMB WITNESS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01610
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07363
1 volume in 1 container

When Hercule Poirot discovers the truth of the dog's ball incident,
he is convinced that Emily Arundell did not die from natural causes.
Among the suspects thought to be responsible for the death of this
rich spinster are the slightly wanton Theresa, her spendthrift
brother Charles, and meek companion Miss Lawson.  [Also published as
"Poirot Loses a Client"  RC 34823  RD 20990.]

======================================================================

GUNSWIFT
Author:   SHIRREFFS, GORDON D
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07336
1 volume in 1 container

Boone Shattuck's brother-in-law had been murdered in a gold robbery
and his sister had died of grief. Four men had committed the robbery
and Shattuck is determined to hunt them down. He resigns from the
Texas Rangers and sets off to find them. He soon discovers that
Bass Eccles, the ringleader and the key to finding both the missing
gold and the three others, is now in Yuma Prison. 1956.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

HANNAH'S JOY: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 6
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    6

LB  07352
1 volume in 1 container

Newly widowed Hannah and her baby move in with Hannah's aunt in
Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania--a place that Hannah's family left after
they disavowed the Mennonite order. Hannah helps Amish furniture maker
William control his stutter and falls in love. Meanwhile, her
father-in-law seeks custody of his grandson. 2012.

======================================================================

HOUSE OF EARTH
Author:   GUTHRIE, WOODY, 1912-1967
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07335
1 volume in 1 container

Tike and Ella May Hamlin struggle to plant roots in the arid land
of the Texas Panhandle. The husband and wife live in a precarious
wooden farm shack, but Tike yearns for a sturdy house that will
protect them from the treacherous elements. Thanks to a five-cent
government pamphlet, Tike has the know-how to build a simple adobe
dwelling, a structure made from the land itself - fireproof,
windproof, Dust Bowl-proof...Guthrie finished this novel in 1947.
2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

IN THE LAND OF LITTLE STICKS: NORTH-WESTERN STORIES
Author:   SAVAGE, LES
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07334
1 volume in 1 container

This collection brings together all the short fiction that Les Savage,
Jr. set in Canada, Alaska or the Arctic. These seven short stories
and one long novella have been restored to the original manuscripts.
Stories include: "Mush Fast or Die!," "Lunatic Patrol," "The Lobstick
of Charlie Giroux," "A Man Doesn't Whip His Dogs," "In the Land of
Little Sticks," "Skagway's Seal," "Hard-Rock Man," and "Death Rules
the Wilderness." 1945.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

INHERITANCE
Author:   MICHAEL, JUDITH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07269
  2 volumes in     2 containers

Young Laura is already an accomplished thief by the time she goes to
work as a domestic in the household of the Salingers, a fabulously
wealthy Boston family.  Laura's life and fortunes change dramatically
when she is accepted into the family and inherits a large part of
their hotel empire.  When her secret past is exposed, Laura is
rejected but she struggles to redeem herself and reclaim her in-
heritance.  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
Bestseller 1988.

 Return to top

======================================================================

JOHNNY TREMAIN
Author:   FORBES, ESTHER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7

LB  00267
  2 volumes in     2 containers

LB  04824
  2 volumes in     2 containers

LB  07329
1 volume in 1 container

After severely burning his right hand, Tremain becomes a courier for
the Committee of Public Safety and a hero in the early days of the
American Revolution. The excitement he experiences includes the Boston
Tea party and the Battle of Lexington.  Newbery Award 1944.

======================================================================

KATIE'S WAY: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 5
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    5

LB  07353
1 volume in 1 container

Young Amish woman Katie Miller opens a quilt shop in Pleasant Valley
after her beloved marries her best friend. Caleb Brand, the furniture
maker next door, is also nursing a broken heart. But when Katie's shop
is vandalized he insists on helping--and falls in love. 2011.

======================================================================

LETHAL JUSTICE: THE SISTERHOOD, BOOK 6
Author:   MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SISTERHOOD    6

LB  07270
1 volume in 1 container

Alexis Thorn, a securities broker wrongly imprisoned for fraud,
enlists the aid of the Sisterhood--a vigilante group that exacts
justice when the legal system fails. The Sisterhood members plot
revenge on the real culprits, Alexis's former employers, but find
themselves in danger of being exposed. Some strong language. 2006.

======================================================================

LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME
Author:   FOX, JOHN, 1863-1919
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07359
1 volume in 1 container

The life of Kentucky mountaineers. Chad, an orphan boy, secures an
education, fights for the North in the Civil War, and returns home to
find happiness and love. 1903.

======================================================================

LLAMA OF DEATH: A GUNN ZOO MYSTERY
Author:   WEBB, BETTY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GUNN ZOO    3

LB  07299
1 volume in 1 container

Zookeeper "Teddy" Bentley takes Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama, to a
Monterey area Renaissance Faire. Soon she stumbles upon the body of
the Reverend Victor Emerson, still dressed as Henry VIII. Everyone
thinks Alejandro stomped him to death, but a closer look reveals a
crossbow dart in the man's back. Teddy's investigation proves the
"reverend" is really an escaped convict, and every marriage he's
performed in the last 20 years--including each of Teddy's mother's--is
null and void. Suspects and motives abound as Teddy works to solve the
case. 2013.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

MAVERICK HERITAGE
Author:   RICHMOND, ROE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07357
1 volume in 1 container

Ash Cordell was only ten when his parents were murdered in cold blood
and their home burned to the ground. The details of his own rescue
were vague in his mind, but he remembered distinctly the valley he
had known as a boy -- and the unusual boot worn by one of the men
who killed his family. Now a grown man, Ash cannot settle until he
finds the lost valley of his childhood and the raiders who murdered
his parents. 1950. ***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

MY FOOLISH HEART: A DEEP HAVEN NOVEL
Author:   WARREN, SUSAN MAY, 1966-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEEP HAVEN     

LB  07362
1 volume in 1 container

Unbeknownst to anyone in her small town, Isadora is a radio talk show
host who gives advice on love and relationships even though she's
never been on a date, but that may change now that a handsome
stranger has moved in next door. 2011.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

PROOF OF GUILT
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07332
1 volume in 1 container

When the clues in a hit-and-run investigation lead him to two
families famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira
wine, Scotland yard's Ian Rutledge is pitted against his new
supervisor, who has his own suspect. 2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

SARAH'S GIFT: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 4
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    4

LB  07355
1 volume in 1 container

Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania, to
help her ailing Aunt Emma run a birthing center. Carpenter Aaron
Miller agrees to put an addition on the center for them, but Englisch
doctor Thomas Mitchell tries to shut the clinic down. Includes
recipes. 2011.

======================================================================

SERPENT POOL: A LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY #4
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY    4

LB  07300
1 volume in 1 container

Seven years ago, Bethany Friend was found drowned in the lonely
Serpent Pool in England's Lake District. Now, at the request of
Bethany's dying mother, DCI Hannah Scarlett of the Cold Case Squad
re-opens the case. While on the case, Hannah meets Louise Kind, sister
of historian Daniel Kind. Louise confesses to her brother that she
struck her lover with a knife, but the victim has vanished. Searching
for answers, Hannah and Daniel--who is researching the opium-addicted
19th-century English writer Thomas De Quincey--encounter dark secrets
and strange obsessions that seem to echo De Quincey's drug-fueled
writings. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
2010.

======================================================================

SITTAFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01831
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07354
1 volume in 1 container

The murder began as an innocent parlor game intended to while away the
hours on a winter night. But the message that appeared before the
amateur occultists snowbound at Sittaford House was spelled out loud
and clear. If they're to discover the answer to this baffling murder,
perhaps they should play again. But a journey into the spirit world
could prove terribly dangerous - especially when the killer is lurking
in this world. 1931. [Also published as "Murder at Hazelmoor"
RD 20988 and in "Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection" RC and
DB 60232 with "Peril at End House," "Easy to Kill," "Ten Little
Indians," and "Evil Under the Sun"]

======================================================================

SLAUGHTER CANYON
Author:   WEST, JOSEPH A
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07356
1 volume in 1 container

Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Battles is being blackmailed by President
Chester A. Arthur. The commander in chief needs someone to discover
why Hatfield J. Warful is gathering every notorious gunslinger in the
West at his home in Slaughter Canyon. Thanks to a falsified news
report planted by the Secret Service, Battles is wanted for robbery
and murder, leaving him no choice but to infiltrate Warful's gang by
posing as an outlaw on the run. 2012.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS
Author:   CROMBIE, DEBORAH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES   15

LB  07331
1 volume in 1 container

While investigating the murder of a well-respected barrister who was
found dead at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace, Detective Inspector
Gemma James and her partner, Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot, begin
to question everything they think they know about their world and
those they trust most. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

======================================================================

TRAGO
Author:   BONHAM, FRANK
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07361
1 volume in 1 container

Oklahoma, 1863. The wide open country of the West is changing as
land hungry homesteaders fence the land formerly used by cowpunchers
like Tom Trago and Vern Farrell. With the land rush of September 1893,
the last of the open range will be settled and fenced, unless Trago
and his men can turn back history with their guns. 1962.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

UNNATURAL HABITS: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   19

LB  07295
1 volume in 1 container

When a series of blond, pregnant teens go missing from the Magdalene
Laundry in 1929 Melbourne, Australia and a pushy woman reporter
disappears while investigating, Phryne and Dot uncover a dark plot
involving piracy, convents, and creepy cellars. Some violence, some
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

======================================================================

UTE PEAK COUNTRY
Author:   PAINE, LAURAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07360
1 volume in 1 container

Trouble is brewing for solitary trapper Jackson Miggs when his friend
Frank McCoy brings beautiful Beverly Shafter and a strange herd of
Durham cattle driven by Denver Holt and his crew along with the money
for Miggs's pelts. Will there be enough grazing land in the Ute Peak
country for the established herd owned by Hyatt Tolman and the new
herd of cattle? 2012.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

VOODOO PLANET
Author:   NORTON, ANDRE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: SOLAR QUEEN    2

LB  07296
1 volume in 1 container

Dane, Captain Jellico, and Medic Tau find themselves stranded on
planet Khatka in this novella set in the Solar Queen/Forerunner
universe. They must fend off attacks from alien creatures which are
part of an evil witch doctor's plan to overthrow the existing
government. 1959.

======================================================================

WALNUT TREE: A HOLIDAY TALE
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07333
1 volume in 1 container

Haunted by the horrors she witnessed in France during the enemy
invasion of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas, a titled young Englishwoman,
is transformed by her experience and leaves her sheltered life
behind to become a nurse and return to the battlefields of France to
do her part. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

WARLORD OF MARS
Author:   BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE, 1875-1950
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07338
1 volume in 1 container

John Carter discovers that a First Born knows the secret of the
Temple of the Sun and he and the Holy Hekkador Matai Shang want to
rescue the Holy Them's daughter, who is imprisoned with Dejah Thoris
and another Barsoomian princess, Thuvia of Ptarth. Carter follows
them in the hope of liberating his beloved wife. 1947.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

======================================================================

WATCHING THE DARK
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR ALAN BANKS   20

LB  07330
1 volume in 1 container

After Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is murdered while convalescing at
a police treatment center, DCI Banks finds photos of the recently
widowed Quinn with a young woman. Was Quinn being blackmailed--or just
too close to solving an old case? Strong language, some violence, and
some descriptions of sex. 2013.

======================================================================

WHITE HOT
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07264
1 volume in 1 container

Destiny, Louisiana. Sayre Lynch returns home after her brother's
questionable suicide. She investigates the death as charges of labor
unrest, bribery, and murder envelop other relatives. Darker secrets
emerge while she develops a love/hate relationship with a close family
associate. Descriptions of sex and strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

 

 Return to top

======================================================================

ORDERING

If you are interested in any of these subjects or titles listed here, please contact a Reader Consultant to order by phone or e-mail: 1-800-252-9605 (toll-free in Texas); 512-463-5458 (Austin area); tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov

Talking Book Program
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
PO Box 12927
Austin TX 78711-2927
1-800-252-9605 (in Texas)
512-463-5458 (in Austin)
512-936-0685 (fax)
Email tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov

Page last modified: May 31, 2013