Missouri-Related Large Print


This catalog highlights a wide variety of large print books featuring Missouri authors, settings, and/or topics for adult readers.


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September, 2018


Arrowood by Laura McHugh

LP 30790

431 pages.

Grand historical Arrowood is where Arden Arrowood's younger twin sisters vanished on her watch twenty years ago--never to be seen again. When her father dies and she inherits Arrowood, Arden is determined to discover what really happened to her sisters that traumatic summer. Some violence. 2016.


The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets

LP 30792

382 pages.

The art world is a happening place--but a brush with death shouldn't be in the picture. Unfortunately, that's just what happens to Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery. While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion turned museum, they observe a painting class and note an up-and-coming artist. When they later see her deadly end, Helen is hired to canvas the crime scene--undercover, of course. Sketchy suspects lurk in the victim's bohemian past. Was the promising painter killed by her jealous husband? Her best friend? A rival using her artful wiles? With her husband, Phil, busy setting a trap for a gold thief, it's up to Helen to paint this killer into a corner Unrated. 16 pt. Times New Roman. Dead-End Job, book 15.  2016.

Collateral Damage by Hannah Alexander

LP 30349

288 pages.

Long-buried secrets will come to light as Sarah Russell and Nick Tyler look into the explosion that took the lives of her parents and his mother in Jolly Mill, Missouri. After two more deaths occur, they will need to solve the murders before someone else close to them becomes a casualty. 16 pt. Times New Roman. Unrated. 2015.


Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

LP 33001

397 page.

Four years ago, Kate O'Brien and her twin were attacked by a serial killer and only Kate survived. She's been in witness protection ever since her testimony led to a conviction. When new evidence is found suggesting they got the wrong man, Kate is terrified. With a target on her back, can U.S. Marshal Tony DeLuca keep her safe until the new trial begins? 16 pt. Plantin. Defenders of Justice, book 2. 2017.


Daughter of the Regiment by Stephanie Grace Whitson

LP 30003

469 pages.

Irish immigrant Maggie Malone wants no part of the American's war -- until her brothers join Missouri's Union Irish Brigade. And when one of them is injured, she heads for the Federal army camp. Maggie remains with the brigade, helping the men she comes to think of as "her boys." As mistress of her brother's Missouri plantation, Elizabeth Blair must gracefully manage a house that is now a center of operations for the Confederacy. Despite being neighbors, Maggie and Libbie barely know one another -- until war brings them together. 16 pt. Plantin font. 2015.

Death and the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

LP 30031

348 pages.

Auctioneer Wren Morgan discovers a body in a mansion whose contents she is cataloging and when the dead man is found to be connected to a recent jewelry theft, she joins forces with private eye Death Bogart, as they try to elude two killers who are also looking for the jewels. Auction Block Mystery, book 1. Unrated. 16 pt. Plantin font. 2015.


Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

LP 30968

381 pages.

U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan followed in her father's footsteps in a law enforcement career. When she's assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD, it puts her back into contact with her father-- and in the sights of St. Louis's most powerful gang. Mark St. Laurent, a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Mercy's ex-boyfriend, is assigned to get her out of town until they can guarantee her safety. When a freak ice storm strands them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy closing in to put their lives at imminent risk. Unrated. 16 pt. Plantin. Defenders of Justice, book 1. 2017.


For the Record by Regina Jennings

LP 30967

467 p.

Pine Gap, Missouri, 1885. Betsy Huckabee writes for her uncle's newspaper, but she really wants a job as a journalist in Kansas City. She gets a chance to write a serial for the ladies' column, but she gets into trouble when she bases her hero on handsome local deputy Joel Puckett. An Ozark Mountain Romance. 16 pt. Plantin. 2017.


The Healer’s Touch by Lori Copeland

LP 30974

361 pages.

Lyric Bolton's family is viewed with suspicion and fear by the members of her rural Missouri community because of her mother's mental illness, but Lyric's isolated life profoundly changed when Ian Cawley arrives on the scene. 16 pt. Plantin. 2014.


Home to Texas by Thom Nicholson

LP 33063

373 pages.

Doctor Travis Sasser, General John Bell Hood’s battle surgeon, is captured, sent to the Union POW camp as 1864 looms near. He is resigned to sitting out the war in the escape proof, prison until he gets a letter from his home in Texas. His father is seriously ill and the carpetbaggers are trying to get his father’s ranch! It's time to hang up the surgeon's scalpel and pick up a Spenser. Unrated. 16 pt. Plantin. 2017.


Huck Out West by Robert Coover

LP 30993

453 pages.

In the author's interpretation of what happened after Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Huck joins the Pony Express, scouts for both sides in the Civil War, joins a bandit gang, finds an ill-fated pal in a Lakota tribe and finds himself in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush, in a book that sees the return of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Jim. Unrated. 16 pt. Plantin. 2017.


If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton

LP 30896

401 pages.

Isabelle Betts Winston loves teaching the secrets of mouthwatering country food in her hometown of Broken Rope, Missouri--famous for its past of outlaws, knife battles, and hangings. But now an all-too-current murder threatens the start of tourist season. Includes recipes. Original. 16 pt. Plantin. Unrated. Country Cooking School, book 1. 2012.


Just Fine with Caroline by Annie England Noblin

LP 33002

424 pages.

From the author of Sit! Stay! Speak! comes a tender, terrific novel complete with long-buried secrets, a three-legged pot belly pig, and an irresistible dog-an unforgettable story about love, friendship, and community. Perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe. Unrated. 16 pt. Times New Roman. Cold River, book 1. 2016.


Kansas City Cowboys by Johnny D. Boggs

LP 30988

336 pages.

Seventeen-year-old Silver King dreams of becoming a working cowboy. His mother, however, has pushed him to be a baseball player, and King certainly has the arm to be a star pitcher. When the National League forms a team in Kansas City in 1886, both mother and son get their wishes. 16 pt. Times New Roman. Unrated. 2017.


Keep Moving and Other Tips and Truths about Aging by Dick Van Dyke

LP 30376

275 pages.

Approaching his ninetieth birthday, the entertainer shares upbeat stories and advice about life and aging, with a focus on keeping a positive attitude. He stresses that he tries to live life to the fullest and never worries about what is "age appropriate." 2015.


Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

LP 00220

557 pages.

A volume of reminiscences, sometimes realistic, sometimes romantic, sometimes ironic, about Twain's early career as a steamboat pilot. Reprint, 1995.


The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell

LP 30426

205 pages.

Missouri, 1929. An explosion at the local dance hall kills Ruby, the scandalous younger sister of Alma, a maid. Years later Alma, who always believed Ruby's illicit affair was behind the tragedy, tells her grandson her views and charges him to find the truth. Some violence. 2013.


Messenger by Moonlight by Stephanie Grace Whitson

LP 30466

483 pages.

Orphaned Annie Paxton and her brothers have lost the only home they've ever known, but they're determined to make a better future in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her brothers spot the ad for a new venture called the Pony Express, so Annie puts her dreams on hold to work as a cook at Clearwater Ranch, a station along the Pony Express route. Annie struggles to adapt to her new job while the gruff station owner, George, doesn't seem inclined to make her life any easier. When Annie attracts the attention of a refined, dashing lieutenant from the nearby fort, she'll have to learn how to trust her instincts and follow her conflicted heart. 16 pt. Plantin font. 2016.


Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplin and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend

LP 30449

597 pages.

Journalist Tim Townsend provides a carefully researched account of the last months in the lives of Nazi war criminals. Focusing on the work of U.S. Army chaplain Henry Gerecke, Townsend relates Gerecke's earlier life, his work as a Lutheran chaplain during World War II, and his unusual -- and unusually challenging -- assignment to minister to accused and convicted war criminals. Vivid descriptions of places and actions, telling psychological insights about both the Americans and the Nazis, and an engaging narrative style propel this examination of wrenching issues of faith, honor, and human nature. This is a thought-provoking report on a previously untold chapter of this era. Unrated. 2014.


A Mother’s Love by Charlotte Hubbard

LP 30997

443 pages.

After learning she was adopted, a newly widowed Amish mother struggles to process this new information and reconcile it with her faith while also managing the troubling curiosity she feels toward a newcomer. 16 pt. Plantin. 2017


Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini

LP 30225

675 pages.

Julia Grant, beloved as Ullyses S. Grant’s wife and the First Lady, grappled with a profound and complex relationship with Jule, the slave who was her namesake. While Julia spoke out for women -- Union and Confederate -- she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right.  Unrated. 16 pt. Plantin. 2015.


News of the World by Paulette Jiles

LP 30854

291 pages.

1870. Captain Kidd rides across Texas delivering the news of the day. He is asked to take ten-year-old Johanna Leonberger, recently rescued from a Kiowa tribe, to her family near San Antonio. The captain must deal with Johanna's inability to reacclimate to white culture. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.


Pine Marten by Wallace J. Swenson

LP 30421

345 pages.

Set in the Missouri wilderness of 1855, woodcutter Salem Greene leaves his family alone for two days.  He returns to find his wife and nine-year-old daughter brutally raped and murdered and his son is missing, presumed dead. Greene finds the perpetrators, but the horrific way he exacts retribution makes him feel unfit to live with others. He goes into exile and tries desperately to forget his past. Unbeknownst to Greene, his twelve-year-old son Martin escaped and lives in a cave two miles away where Martin engages in a primal search for food by day. At night, he hides, terrified by what lurks outside the cave. One trying to escape the past; one searching for a future. Will their paths cross again? Unrated. 16 pt. Plantin. 2015.


Reading the Sweet Oak by Jan Stiles

LP 33102

447 pages.

Deep in the heart of the Ozarks, a group of women form a romance novel book club and explore modern-day love and the bonds of friendship. Unrated. 2015.


Refuge Cove by Janet Dailey

LP 33180

357 pages.

A bride on the run from her would-be husband becomes stranded in the Alaska wilderness before accepting help from a rugged bush pilot who would reconnect with his estranged son. A New Americana book. 16 pt. Plantin. Unrated. 2017.


Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

LP 30995

443 pages.

Returning to her family's Kansas estate in the hopes of discovering the fate of her missing cousin, Lane reconnects with a young man from her past and is confronted by dark family secrets that prompted her to flee years earlier. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.


A Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard

LP 30894

382 pages.

Edith Riehl vows to take care of a pair of abandoned twins while handsome Asa Detweiler tries to clear his name and find the twins' true father. Unrated. 16 pt. Times New Roman. Simple Gifts, book 1. 2016.


The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

LP 30459

453 pages.

In her Ozark Mountains town, folks still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother, a stranger who married Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was small. Now almost grown, Lucy experiences another loss when her missing friend is found murdered and placed on display. Violence, descriptions of sex, strong language. 16 pt. Plantin. 2014.


While Angels Dance by Ralph W. Cotton

LP 30389

609 pages.

Jeston Nash bears a striking resemblance to his cousin, Jesse James of Missouri. After killing a Yankee soldier in self-defense, Jeston joins cousins Jesse and Frank to fight in Quantrill's guerilla forces. Later, he rides with the gang as they invent their special brand of bank and train robbery. All the while, Jeston seeks vengeance against Daniel Zanone of the Free Kansas Militia -- the man responsible for the death of his child. 16 pt. Plantin. Unrated. 2014.


Wreaths of Glory by Johnny D. Boggs

LP 33045

318 pages.

During the Civil War, teenager Alistair Durant of Clay County, Missouri, joins Quantrill's raiders and comes to know him as a friend and mentor, but also as a manipulator and opportunist. 16 pt. Times New Roman. Unrated. 2017.