Skip to main content

You are in:

Home Large Print Books Fiction Crime & mystery ‘W’ Authors

Crime & mystery ‘W’ Authors

Crime & mystery large print authors (12 authors)

 

View other Crime & mystery authors

 

 

 

39 Crime & mystery Large print books available

Displaying 1-20 of 39

 

1. Desert Run LP - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Praise for Desert Run... "[A] fascinating adventure....Webb effec-tively evokes the beauty of the Arizona desert." -Booklist Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her partner, Jimmy Sisiwan, is leaving for a wife and a job at Southwest MicroSystems. Her old captain at the Scottsdale PD is moving to Brooklyn. She's doing security for the director of a documentary being shot at Papago Park about the German POW camp and the "great escape" of Christmas Eve, 1944, when some prisoners tunneled out and fled. And one surviving escapee, Kapitan Zur See Erik Ernst, a man in his nineties confined to a wheelchair after a boating accident, has just been murdered. Lena's experienced in probing the past for answers, including the central mystery of her own life-who is she? Betty Webb has interviewed U.S. presidents, astronauts, Nobel Prize-winners, the homeless, the dying, and polygamy runaways. Desert Wind is seventh in her Lena Jones mystery series, based on stories she covered as a reporter. www.bettywebb-mystery.com

(You can remove it later)

2. Desert Cut - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback / softback) Our price: £17.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

(You can remove it later)

3. The Anteater of Death A Gunn Zoo Mystery - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater was framed. But California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must prove Lucy had nothing to do with the body found in her enclosure or her furry friend will be shipped off to another zoo in disgrace. Then things get worse. The snooty folks at Gunn Landing Harbor attempt to evict Teddy from her houseboat, her father gets targeted by a local gangster, and her mother starts introducing her to eligible bachelors. But Teddy has already given her heart to Sheriff Joe Rejas, a migrant workerā€™s son. Zoo life, animal lore, and the leaky ups and downs of Central California Coast houseboat living create a thrilling backdrop for murder. Betty Webb is the author of the award-winning Lena Jones detective series. The Anteater of Death is first in a series of new Gunn Zoo mysteries. www.bettywebb-zoomystery.com

(You can remove it later)

4. Desert Lost LP - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

While running surveillance in Scottsdale, P.I. Lena Jones discovers the body of a woman connected to an infamous northern Arizona polygamy cult. With help from a former polygamist "sister wife," Lena soon discovers a shocking secret: in a society where one man can have ten wives, nine men will have none. While searching for the victim's lost son, Lena is visited by her beloved foster mother Madeline. The visit renews Lena's memories of her own damaged childhood and brings new clues to the identity of her biological parents, who abandoned her when she was four years old. Arizona polygamy and its discarded sons and Lena's lost past converge in a case fraught with danger. Former journalist Betty Webb has interviewed many subjects, including polygamy runaways. Desert Lost is the second novel in her Lena Jones series to deal with the issues of polygamy. www.bettywebb-mysteries.com

(You can remove it later)

5. The Koala of Death - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Praise for The Koala of Death... "Webb warmly evokes the unconventional worlds of zoo and marina." -Publishers Weekly When Theodora "Teddy" Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of Gunn Landing Harbor, she discovers that her fellow zoo-keeper was strangled. The clues to Kate's killer implicate other animal keepers at Gunn Zoo, including Outback Bill, Kate's Aussie ex-boyfriend; and Robin Chase, the big cat keeper who's got it in for Teddy. Also displaying suspicious behavior are several "liveaboarders" at the harbor; Speaks-To-Souls, a shady "animal psychic;" and even Caro, Teddy's much-married, ex-beauty queen mother. Meanwhile, the killer is narrowing in on Teddy.... Betty Webb has been a journalist and book reviewer for the past 20 years. Her Lena Jones detective series has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and other national publications. Betty teaches creative writing at Phoenix (Arizona) College. www.bettywebb-zoomystery.com

(You can remove it later)

6. Desert Wind - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Praise for Desert Wind.... "Webb uses her expert journalistic skills to explore a shocking topic that private investigator Lena Jones uncovers with masterly resolve....a must-read." -David Morrell New York Times bestselling author When P.I. Lena Jones's Pima Indian partner Jimmy Sisiwan is arrested in the remote northern Arizona town of Walapai Flats, Lena rushes to his aid. She finds a town up in arms over a new uranium mine located ten miles from the Grand Canyon. Jimmy's sister-in-law has been murdered. Then the mine's public relations flack is found shot to death, casting suspicion on Jimmy and his entire family. Is there a connection to the mysterious deaths surroundingĀ the 1953 filming of The Conqueror? Now she must uncover theĀ decades-old tragedy no one in Walapai Flats wants to talk about. Desert Wind is seventh in Betty Webb's highly praised Lena Jones mystery series www.bettywebb-mystery.com

(You can remove it later)

7. The Anteater of Death A Gunn Zoo Mystery (Easyread Large Edition) - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £26.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

The Anteater was framed! But if Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her furry friend is shipped off to another zoo in disgrace. Then another human bites the dust, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. Things get worse when the snooty folks at Gunn Landing Harbor attempt to evict Teddy from the Merilee, her beloved houseboat. That's just the beginning. Her father, on the lam from the Feds for embezzling millions, gets targeted by a local gangster; and Caro, Teddy's socialite and former beauty queen mother who loathes Teddy's dangerous job, starts introducing her to eligible bachelors. But Teddy has already given her heart to Sheriff Joe Rejas, a migrant worker's son. Caro is not pleased. Zoo life, animal lore, and the leaky ups and downs of Central Coast California houseboat living create a thrilling backdrop for murder....Betty Webb, author of the popular Lena Jones mystery series, has been a journalist and book reviewer for the past 20 years. As a reporter, she has interviewed U.S. presidents, Nobel Prize winners, astronauts who walked on the moon, the homeless, and polygamy runaways. Her Lena Jones detective series - Desert Run, Desert Shadows, Desert Wives, Desert Noir, and Desert Cut - has garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other prestigious national publications.

(You can remove it later)

8. The Llama of Death - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Praise for The Llama of Death... "An appealing cozy." -Publishers Weekly 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 for 20 years-including each of Teddy's mother's-is null and void. The child of the man Victor once murdered may have wanted to kill him, too. Can Teddy find the killer before someone else dies? Betty Webb's humorous Gunn Zoo series debuted with The Anteater of Death, followed by The Koala of Death. A book reviewer at Mystery Scene Magazine, Betty is a member of National Federation of Press Women, Mystery Writers of America, and the National Organization of Zoo Keepers. www.bettywebb-zoomystery.com

(You can remove it later)

9. Desert Run A Lena Jones Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £24.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her partner in Desert Investigations, Jimmy Siswan, is leaving for an upscale wife and a job at Sun Microsystems. Her old Captain at the Scottsdale PD is off home to Brooklyn. She's doing security for Warren Quinn, director of a documentary being shot at Papago Park about the German POW camp and the ''great escape'' of Christmas Eve, 1944, when some prisoners tunneled out and fled. And one surviving escapee, Kapitan zur Zee Erik Ernst, a man in his nineties confined to a wheelchair after a boating accident, has just been murdered. Worse, his Ethiopian care giver begs Lena to clear him. Lena, experienced in probing the past for answers to the central mystery of her own life - who is she? - learns that Ernst and two other POWs hid out in the rugged Superstitions. Nearby, on Christmas night, a whole farm family, the Bollingers, was slaughtered. A jury didn't convict the only survivor, the teenage son. What might Chess Bollinger know about Ernst - and vice versa? And how much can Lena trust Quinn, either as a client, a witness, or a lover? A complex, stunning case based on real Arizona history, journalist Betty Webb, author of Desert Noir, Desert Wives, and Desert Run, spins an evocative, haunting story.

(You can remove it later)

10. The Llama of Death A Gunn Zoo Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Zookeeper Theodora ''Teddy'' Bentley takes Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama, to a Monterey Bay - area Renaissance Faire only to discover the still - warm body of the Reverend Victor Emerson, owner of the local wedding chapel, dressed in his royal robes as Henry the Eighth. At first it appears as if Aljandro stomped the man to death, but a closer look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. Teddy's investigation proves the ''reverend'' isn't really a reverend at all - - he's an escaped convict, and every marriage he's performed in the past twenty years is null and void. Teddy's mother Caro, a spoiled ex - beauty queen, becomes the chief suspect and is immediately jailed when she causes a riot in the courtroom.The ''reverend'' had twice married Caro to wealthy men, and when both marriages failed, Caro received large financial settlements. Now she may have to give all that money back, certainly a good enough reason to commit murder. But Caro wasn't the only person gunning for Victor. The child of the man Victor once murdered may have wanted to kill him, too, and at one point, even Teddy herself if handcuffed and jailed. Even worse, Teddy's embezzling father flies in from exile in Costa Rica to help spring Caro from jail, thus putting his own freedom in jeapoardy. As Teddy continues her investigation, she finds herself up to her ears in girl gang members, squabbling boat liveaboarders, Renaissance Faire actors and stuntmen, and assorted animals. Written with a humorous touch, ''The Llama of Death'' portrays Renaissance Faire life, and gives the reader a rare behind - the - scenes look at modern zoos.

(You can remove it later)

11. Desert Cut A Lena Jones Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

While scouting locations for a film documentary on the Arizona's Apache Wars, private investigator Lena Jones and Oscar - winning director Warren Quinn, discover the mutilated body of a young girl. The gruesome manner of the child's death evokes memories of Lena's own rough childhood. Clashing with the local law, Lena's investigation uncovers a small town with a big secret. Los Perdidos is not the Eden it first appears. Founded by the descendants of pioneers who fought Geronimo, the townspeople have now armed themselves against the hordes of illegal immigrants streaming across the Arizona/Mexico border. A significant population of documented foreign - born residents also lives and works in Los Perdedos at a modern plant. Lena senses a sinister force at work in the town - but where? Then two more girls disappear from Los Perdidos, and as the death toll mounts, Lena is tempted to implement some frontier justice of her own. When she finally unmasks the killer, she discovers a chain of horrific crimes responsible for subjugating millions of girls and women around the globe. In Desert Cut, the still vivid memory of Geronimo's war mixes with the modern immigration war, the hard life on the Arizona/Mexico border contrasts with Hollywood's slick production meetings, and the cruelty of an ancient practice is tempered by a growing underground railroad fighting to save its young victims.

(You can remove it later)

12. Desert Wives A Lena Jones Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £24.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Polygamy can be murder! That's what private detective Lena Jones learns when she helps thirteen year old Rebecca escape from Purity, a polygamy compound hidden in a desolate area near straddling Utah/Arizona border. When Rebecca's mother is arrested for the murder of Prophet Solomon Royal, Rebecca's intended husband, Lena enters Purity masquerading as a polygamist wife to uncover the real murderer. In doing so, Lena finds out more than she bargained for - the shocking secret the cult's Circle of Elders will kill to keep. During her investigations, Lena also discovers more about her own past. At the age of four she was found lying unconscious by the side of an Arizona highway, a bullet robbing her of her memories. Raised in a series of foster homes, Lena does not remember her real name nor the names of her parents. She thinks she has put the past behind her, but the sins of Purity's polygamous mothers and fathers force her to reexamine the few memories she has of her own motherthe woman who shot her

(You can remove it later)

13. Desert Lost A Lena Jones Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

While running surveillance in an industrial section of Scottsdale, P.I. Lena Jones discovers the body of a woman connected to Second Zion, an infamous polygamy cult based in northern Arizona. Lena joins forces with Rosella, a former polygamist sister wife, to find the victim's killer, and soon discovers a shocking secret: in a society where one man can have ten wives, nine men will have none. Second Zion makes certain these possible rivals don't stick around.

(You can remove it later)

14. Desert Shadows Publishing Can Be Murder (Large Print 16pt) - Betty Webb

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

After Scottsdale publisher Gloriana Allerton is poisoned at the annual Southwestern Publishers' Convention and a Pima Indian friend is accused of the murder, Lena Jones begins to investigate the seldom talked about side of the business - racist publishing. To her horror, Lena finds herself rubbing elbows with extremist politicians and members of local fascist groups. Though she becomes a target for murder because of her investigations, an attempt against Lena Jones' life pales in comparison to what happens when she is granted a meeting with the Aryan Brotherhood leader at the Arizona State Prison complex. On her way to the Death Row visiting room, a Black trustee nicknamed ''Green,'' because of his startling green eyes, looks into Lena's face. And calls her by her mother's name. Found shot in the head at the age of four, her memory gone, the green - eyed Lena Jones had been raised in a series of abusive foster homes which left her emotionally - and physically - scarred. For years, Lena had searched for her biological parents with the same intensity with which she searched for killers. But now, with a possible answer to her identity right in front of her, Lena begins to realize that the truth may come at a very high price Her own life.

(You can remove it later)

15. On Route 66 Twelve stories on Route 66 - Daniel Wyatt

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £30.00  - Click book title for availability and further details

On Route 66 is dedicated to the legendary road. It’s a book about people. People on the move.  In a series of twelve short stories, Daniel Wyatt evokes that great and wonderful era in the good ol’ US of A, when the open road brought something new, exciting, and magical around every corner and bend. We all want to know what’s on the other side of the hill.

(You can remove it later)

16. Pennant Man - Daniel Wyatt

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Professional baseball hasn't always been integrated. Up until the 1940s, there were white leagues and negro leagues. Regardless of talent, white team owners fought long and hard to keep blacks from entering their exclusive clubs. Then the Brooklyn Dodgers took the other owners on by scouting two black players of equal talent. The goal -- two players breaking the color line together...

One was Jackie Robinson. The other had a past.

(You can remove it later)

17. Cold Tuscan Stone - David Wagner

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

Praise for Cold Tuscan Stone... "Should appeal to fans of Jonathan Gash's Lovejoy novels and Iain Pears' Italy-set art-theft series starring Jonathan Argyll and Flavio di-Stefano." -Booklist Rick Montoya has moved from New Mexico to Rome, to work as a translator. He's still settling in when a school friend, now senior in the Italian Art Squad, recruits him for an under-cover role as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery. They hope to flush out priceless burial urn traffickers. But before sunset on Rick's first day in Volterra, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff. Now the local Com-missario suspects him in the dead man's murder. Then Rick's girlfriend Erica arrives from Rome and renews a friendship with an alluring, maybe dangerous, acquaintance. Is Rick now the target of both cops and criminals? David P. Wagner is a retired Foreign Service Officer who spent nine years in Milan and Rome during his career. He lives in New Mexico with his wife. www.davidpwagnerauthor.com

(You can remove it later)

18. Fear of Landing LP - David Waltner-Toews

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

It's the early 1980s. Even as President Suharto violently stifles dissent, the islands of Java and Bali are under the million-dollar development schemes of Western governments. Canadian veterinarian Abner Dueck wanted a mundane job. But when some cows die under mysterious circumstances, Dueck's life changes abruptly. Soon after, two of his friends are murdered. To unravel the mysterious deaths, Dueck must first understand the long shadow cast upon Indonesian life by the 1966 massacres; the complexities of their music; the demands and intrigues of love and conspiracy, death and mystery; and of course, the stories behind Indonesia's cultural heritage and personal identity. David Waltner-Toews is a specialist in the epidemiology of food and waterborne diseases, zoonoses, and ecosystem health. He has published several non-fiction books. Fear of Landing is his debut novel.

(You can remove it later)

19. The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel - Dick Wolf

Largeprint (Paperback / softback) Our price: £26.50  - Click book title for availability and further details

(You can remove it later)

20. Murders and Mysteries of the North York Moors - Peter N. Walker

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.99  - Click book title for availability and further details

In this chilling investigation of foul deeds and mysterious deaths, former police inspector, Peter N Walker leads the reader through this native countryside in search of the truth behind many unexplained mysteries and unsolved murders. Isolated moorland inns and quiet dales conceal memorable tales of passion and despair from ancient times right up to the present day. This wide-ranging and breathtaking collection of murders and mysteries are intriguing and informative, whether you know the North York Moors or not.

(You can remove it later)
    Displaying 1-20 of 39 Result Pages:  
  • 1
  •   
  • 2 

Large Print
Special Offers


Suggested
reading

Check out these great reading suggestions:


Large Print
Best Sellers