Index of Book Reviews
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- 3rd Degree, by James Patterson & Andrew Gross.
It's up to the Women's Murder Club to get to the bottom of a wave of violent incidents, all with links to political terrorism in this fast paced thriller.
- 4:50 From Paddington, by Agatha Christie.
Staring from her train window, Elspeth McGillicuddy witnesses a murder in a passing train. But no one believes her. That is, except for her friend, Miss Jane Marple. It is going to take all of Miss Marple's mental acuity, and the help of the young Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to get to the truth behind what Mrs. McGillicuddy saw!
- 4th of July, By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
In the fourth installment of the Women's Murder Club series Lt. Lindsay Boxer hunts for savage killers whose method resembles an unsolved case from her early career while also defending police brutality charges.
- The 5th Horseman, By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
The fifth installment of the Women's Murder Club series. Yuki Castellano asists Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer in the investigation of a series of mysterious hospital deaths.
- 6 Steps to Free Publicity, by Marcia Yudkin.
This book will teach you how to be your own PR agent, and to publicize just about any project, business, or person that you want. Along the way you'll learn how to write new releases, build a fan base, and overcome any fears that you might have when it comes to developing and running your own publicity campaign.
- The 8th Confession, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
The 8th Confession takes the four women that we have come to love into three separate cases. Each case has at least one murder, one many killings. Two of our friends fall in love. Both the murders and the loves are far from simple affairs and are suffused with problems.
- The 9-11 Commission Report, by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks.
An accessible version of this significant governmental report that is distributed on CD in both a large print version and a plain text version that is compatible with most computer screen reading programs.
- 10th Anniversary, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found.
- 11th Hour, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals.
- 11/22/63, by Stephen King.
If you could go back in time and prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, would you? Should you? And if you succeeded, what would be the consequence of your actions? These questions and more are asked in this time-travel novel in which a school teacher travels back in time to try to prevent Oswald from shooting JFK.
- The 13 Problems, by Agatha Christie.
Miss Marple puts her deductive skills to use in thirteen of her most fiendish cases in this short story collection from the reigning matriarch of mystery.
- 15 Seconds, by Andrew Gross.
In a matter of seconds Henry Steadman life is turned upside down when he is accused of a murder he did not commit. Hunted by the police, and the real killer, is there anyway that Henry can regain his life?
- 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life, by Cami Walker.
This is Walker's poignant and unforgettable story of embracing the natural process of giving that forever changed her life.
- The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons Who Have Alzheimer Disease..., By Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins.
Packed with advice and information about dementia, the fifth edition of The 36-Hour Day clearly describes what dementia is, how it is diagnosed, possible treatment options, and what problems may be faced by patients and their caregivers.
- 50 Battles that Changed the World, by William Weir.
An overview of fifty military battles that most influenced the course of history.
- 61 Hours: A Reacher Novel, by Lee Child.
A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation between one brave woman and the assassin being paid to kill her.
- 77 Shadow Street, by Dean Koontz.
Every 38 years, for a couple of days, there is rumbling under the building at 77 Shadow Street. When it stops, people are found to have disappeared or are found dead... What is happening at 77 Shadow Street?
- 101 Best-Loved Poems, edited by Philip Smith.
The poems in this collection range in date from the 16th to 20th century, and includes works from both American and British poets.
- 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos, by Jackie Silberg.
Simple Games to Promote Early Brain Development. This is a fun-filled collection of ways to lay the groundwork for your child's future. It is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development during the critical period from 12-36 months.
- 700 Sundays, By Billy Crystal.
The book version of comedian Billy Crystal's one-man Broadway play about the time that he shared with his loving father.
- 1776, by David McCullough.
In this powerful epic, historian David McCullough tells the historical account of the American forces who fought the British in the year of the Declaration of Independence.
- 1918: Year of Victory, edited by Ashley Ekins.
A collection of wide-ranging and authoritative essays by leading scholars that take '...a fresh look at the events of the crucial final year of the First World War'.
- 1938: Hitler's Gamble, by Giles MacDonogh.
Until 1938 Hitler could be dismissed as a ruthless but efficient dictator, a problem for Germany alone; after 1938 he was a threat to the whole of Europe and had set the world on a path toward cataclysmic war. Focusing on this single year, MacDonogh chronicles Hitler's rise to power.
- An A-Z Guide to Food Additives, by Deanna M. Minich.
This 'additive translator' will help consumers avoid undesirable food additives and show them which additives do no harm and may even be nutritious.
- Account Settled, by John Russell Fearn.
When atomic bomb designer Rajek Quinton is thrown down a mineshaft and killed, it falls upon Detective Clark of the C.I.D. to track down his killer. That is, assuming, of course, that Quinton is indeed dead, for nothing can be known for certain in this gripping mystery.
- Across the Great Divide - Robert Stuart and the Discovery of the Oregon Trail, by Laton McCartney.
A biography of Stuart and his more than 3,000 mile transcontinental journey that led to the discovery of what later became known as the Oregon Trail.
- Act of War, by Dale Brown.
When terrorists use a nuclear device to destroy an oil refinery in Houston, and than vow additional attacks, it falls to Major Richter and Task Force TALON to track them down.
- The Adaptable Feast, by Ivy Manning.
Satisfying Meals for the Vegetarians, Vegans, and Omnivores at Your Table. These adaptable recipes are designed to yield a few vegetarian servings of a meaty dish or a few omnivore servings of a vegetarian one.
- The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, by Agatha Christie.
A collection of six Christmas-themed short mystery stories. Five feature indomitable Belgium detective, Hercule Poirot and one Miss Jane Marple.
- The Affair: A Reacher Novel, by Lee Child.
This novel takes us back to 1997, when Reacher was an elite military cop - with a nearly unsolvable crime to solve.
- Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough, by Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss.
Over-consumption is rampant, and it's time for the Western world to go on a diet. This book examines the causes and consequences of trying to perpetually out do the Joneses, and offers some advice on how to take your life - and your wallet - back.
- Africa on CD, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A vast collection, on one CD, of books and information on the geography, history, and cultures of the African nations of Algeria, Angola, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, and Zaire.
- Ageless Spine, Lasting Health, by Kathleen Porter.
The Open Secret to Pain-Free Living and Comfortable Aging. A book about the importance of natural postural alignment and making good posture a part of your everyday life.
- The Aging Eye, by The Harvard Medical School.
What You Can Do to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Dry Eye Syndrome Floaters, Flashers, and more...
- Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë.
Offering a daring exposé on the life of a Victorian governess, presented in the form of a novel and based in large measure on Anne's own experiences.
- Ainsley Harriot's Gourmet Express, by Ainsley Harriot.
The recipes in this cookbook are easy to follow, and they include detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each dish. The majority of the fast food, gourmet recipes in this cookbook can be prepared in under 30 minutes!
- Air Battle Force, by Dale Brown
Patrick McLanahan and his team of techno-geeks, working at a secret military base in Nevada, have created a robotic warplane. Although not yet tested, they are called to use it in battle as the US and Russia comes to blows after a coup in Russia.
- Album of Memories, An: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw
In this volume, Brokaw has compiled a compelling and poignant collection of letters that chronicle the personal histories of the men and women who grew up during the Depression and who endured the horrors of WWII.
- Alex Cross's Trial, by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo.
From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written--a novel called Trial.
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.
Alice is a little girl who got bored one day, when suddenly a giant white rabbit hops by, looks at his pocket watch, and cries, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" and hops down a rabbit hole. Being inquisitive, Alice follows this unusual rabbit and finds herself in a land of talking animals, angry playing cards, and other fanciful creatures.
- Alien Art, by Gordon R. Dickson.
As Cary and Mattie struggle to carry Charlie's statue back to the city they face many perils, both natural and manmade. In part this is because Charlie is not your run of the mill sculpturer. He is an otter, who just happens to be sentient and a member of the tribe native to the planet Arcadia, one of Earth's New World colonies...
- All Fall Down, by Susan Geason.
When eight-year-old Paddy Rafferty is kidnaped and taken to be trained as a pick-pocket, Christabel McManus, the fourteen-year-old and very spoiled daughter of a Sydney doctor, decides that she is going to find the boy and bring him home. To this end she dresses as a boy and sets out to hunt for the boy through the crime and disease ridden streets of The Rocks, where she discovers that not only is her own life in danger, but also that of every resident of Sydney!
- All Quiet on the Home Front, by Richard Van Emden and Steve Humphries.
An Oral History of Life in Britain During the First World War.
- All the Flowers Are Dying, by Lawrence Block.
In this sixteenth Matt Scudder outing, the semi-retired P.I. faces a serial killer that may have chosen Matt and his wife as his next target.
- All the Presidents' Children, by Doug Wead.
Wead examines the lives of the children of the presidents from John Quincy Adams to Bill Clinton. He tells how they handled stress of growing up being the son or daughter of one of the most powerful men in the world, and what became of them.
- Alone, by Lisa Gardner.
Police sniper Bobby Dodge kills Catherine Gagnon's husband to save her and her son. Now the dead man's parents are determined to prove that Bobby and Catherine murdered their son.
- The Amateur Marriage, by By Anne Tyler
A novel about a mismatched marriage and the effect it has on three generations of family members.
- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett.
When a talking cat and his team of educated rats hit about a scheme to run a 'pied-piper' scam on gullible townsfolk, everything seems to be working out just fine. That is until they try to run their scam on the good folks of Bad Blintz - where they learn the meaning of the word Evil.
- The Ambler Warning, by Robert Ludlum.
Hal Ambler has a problem. The former spy has been put into deep storage in the Parrish Island Psychiatric Facility, a warehouse for unbalanced intelligence agents deemed to be a security risk. Being sane, Hal uses his skills to escape from the institute and sets out to discover just who sent him there - and why.
- America, by Stephen Coonts.
When the U.S.S. America, a new, super-stealthy nuclear-powered submarine loaded with six tomahawk missiles topped with electromagnetic bombs, is hijacked, Rear Admiral Jack Grafton is charged with the task of getting the sub back before it can launch it weapons.
- The American Brother, by Manfred Jurgensen.
What happens when the war against global terrorism also destroys individual integrity and personal freedom? This question is answered in this novel, which also laments the manipulation of identity when economic globalisation and international terror are intertwined.
- American Literature, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This collection represents a cross-section of the best of American Literature and contains over 380 books on one CD.
- American Map Road Atlas
This United States road atlas features Large Type and digital maps that are 30% bigger than normal.
- American Revolution CD, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
History and Plays of Mercy Otis Warren, plus works by Jefferson, Paine, Franklin, Sam Adams, and others.
- American Soldier, by Tommy R. Franks.
Memoirs of General Tommy Franks from his boyhood in Oklahoma and Texas through his military service including his experiences as an Artillery officer in Vietnam, a tactician during Operation Desert Storm and how as the Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command he lead American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- The American West in Fiction and History, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This anthology contains more than 150 novels, short stories, and essays on the American West, plus about 50 purely historical works, covering topics ranging from Native American History to life in the West after the Civil War. (compact disc)
- Among the Impostors, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Luke Garner is an illegal third child who has assumed a fake identity in order to go to school. After spending twelve years in hiding, Luke is understandably scared to find himself going out into the world. Worse, as a third child, Luke knows that if he is caught by the Population Police that he will face the ultimate punishment - death.
- The Anatomy of Deception, by Lawrence Goldstone.
An atmospheric medical thriller set in 1889 Philadelphia, in which a young doctor attempts to track down a vicious killer, and in the process uncovers medical malfeasance.
- The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness, by Jerome Groopman.
In The Anatomy of Hope, Dr. Groopman examines the scientific basis of how hope can influence the course and recovery of illness, and why hope is essential for healthy well-being.
- And The Rat Laughed, by Nava Semel.
In this story about remembering, when a young girl relates her grandmother's story, about surviving the Holocaust by hiding in a pit with only a rat for company, to her teacher and schoolmates, she sets off a chain of events that will have repercussions for decades to come...
- Androcles and the Lion, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw focuses his satiric ire upon the way his and other governments are mismanaged and how Christianity is improperly practiced in this two-act comedy.
- The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton.
When a military satellite brings a deadly virus back to earth, it falls upon a disparate group of scientists to identify and contain it, before all of mankind falls prey to this deadly visitor from outer space.
- Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown.
The prequel to the Da Vinci Code, this is a fast paced thriller about an ancient brotherhood who has acquired an antimatter bomb, which they plan to explode under Vatican City.
- Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, by Lorna Landvik.
Slip, Audrey, Faith, Merit, and Kari are the main characters in this delightful novel. Each of these women has unique, individual personalities, but are joined together in an everlasting friendship through their book group, which they named Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons.
- Anna Karenina, by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy.
Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky.
- Annie and James Fields, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 170 books by the Fields, and the authors they knew and wrote about, from Charles Dickens to Harriet Beecher Stowe. This entire collection is contained on a single CD.
- The Anteater of Death, by Betty Webb.
When a body is found in the anteater's enclosure, Lucy, the zoo's sole anteater is tagged as the prime suspect in the death. However Teddy, Lucy's zookeeper knows that the anteater is innocent and sets out to discover just who really killed Grayson Harrill, and who set up Lucy as the fall guy.
- The Anthem, by Ayn Rand.
A dystopian novel that depicts a future society where people are told what to think, what to do and how and when to do it. Books are prohibited. So, too, are relations between the sexes...
- Anthropology and Myth, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 150 anthropology, mythology, archaeology, and folklore books, all contained on a single CD-ROM.
- The Anti-Aging Zone, By Barry Sears.
Information on how to reverse the aging-process by following the Zone Diet.
- Antony and Cleopatra, by Colleen McCullough.
The tragic story of Antony and Cleopatra comes to life in this well-researched novel about one of the most compelling periods of Roman history.
- A Place of Hiding, By Elizabeth George.
In a departure from her typical mysteries, Elizabeth George has crafted a fine, slow-paced mystery that highlights two of the supporting stars of the Lynley and Havers mystery series - Deborah and Simon St. James. In this case they most prove that Deborah's friend China River did not murder Guy Brouard, despite the fact that all the evidence seems to indicate that she did indeed do the deed.
- Apollyon: The Destroyer is Unleashed, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Book five of the Left Behind Series finds swarms of locust attacking nonbelievers. But when a third of the sun goes dark and meteors begin to strike the earth, it affects both believers and nonbelievers alike. Throughout all these tribulations, Chloe and Hattie continue with their pregnancies.
- Apricots on the Nile - A Memoir with Recipes, by Colette Rossant.
A culinary memoir of a young French girl's life in Egypt from 1937-1947.
- Arctic Airlift, by Richard Ross.
When Robert overhears, on his short wave radio, that the North Pole is starting to flood, he quickly goes into action to spur on a rescue mission to save Santa, his Workers, and Christmas.
- Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge, by Antony Beevor.
A gripping retelling of the Battle of the Bulge that takes the reader into the field, and shows them what it was like for soldiers on both sides of the conflict and both the command and foot soldier levels.
- Are You Afraid of the Dark, by Sidney Sheldon.
When four top scientists at the largest think tank in the world die mysteriously, the widows of two of the victims must find out why before they are killed also.
- Armageddon's Children, by Terry Brooks.
An epic fantasy story that picks up where Brook's Word-Void trilogy left off, and which lays the foundation for his Shannara series.
- The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein.
If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein's third novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off.
- The Art of War, by Stephen Coonts.
Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini team-up once again to save the world from utter destruction. This time, the Chinese are the bad guys and they have set into motion a plan to destroy, or at least cripple, the US Navy. They want to do this in order to give themselves time to play technology catch-up and to establish dominance in the South China Sea. Will they succeed in their plan or will Grafton and Carmellini stop them?
- The Arthritis Action Program, by Michael E. Weinblatt.
An Integrated Plan of Traditional and Complementary Therapies
- Arthritis for Dummies, 2nd Edition, by Barry Fox, Nadine Taylor, and Jinoos Yazdany.
This book offers a general overview of what arthritis is, the various forms it can take, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms and treatments, and alternative therapies. The authors also cover the day-to-day issues of dealing with arthritis and they offer practical advice on how to live a full and healthy life, despite your arthritis.
- Artists in Crime, by Ngaio Marsh.
Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard faces the task of discovering who killed a beautiful model while she was posing for Agatha Troy, an artist that Alleyn has feelings for.
- Artscroll Sabbath and Festivals Siddur, edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman
The Nusach Ashkenaz edition of the Weinberg Foundation Large Type Edition of the Artscroll Sabbath and Festivals Siddur featuring a new translation and anthologized commentary by Rabbi Scherman.
- Artscroll Weekday Siddur, edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman
The Nusach Ashkenaz edition of the Weinberg Foundation Large Type Edition of the Artscroll Weekday Siddur featuring a new translation and anthologized commentary by Rabbi Scherman.
- Assassin, by Ted Bell.
American diplomats are being murdered, a megalomaniac is playing around with germ warfare, and a group of terrorists are out to destroy the United States. The only man who can stop this escalating spiral of violence is the British born super-spy, Alexander Hawke whose wife was recently murdered minutes after their wedding. Can he deal with his grief and save the world? Only time will tell...
- The Assassin, by Stephen Coonts.
When Owen Winchester is killed in Iraq by a road side bomb, his billionaire father sets out to finance his own private army whose mission is to take revenge for his son's death. Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini are soon drawn into the plot that could have a devastating impact on the War on Terrorism if it should fail.
- The Assassination of Julius Caesar, by Michael Parenti.
Why did a group of Roman senators gather near Pompey's theater on March 15, 44 B.C., to kill Julius Caesar? Was it their fear of Caesar's tyrannical power? Or were these aristocratic senators worried that Caesar's land reforms and leanings toward democracy would upset their own control over the Roman Republic?
- The Assassins: Assignment - Jerusalem, Target - Antichrist
, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Big things happen in this, the sixth volume in the Left Behind series. 200 million horsemen riding fire breathing horses descend upon the earth and slay one third of the remaining population. But worse is in store for Carpathia, more than one person is bent upon killing him....
- The Associate, by John Grisham.
Kyle McAvoy excelled in law school and his future should have been looking bright, but he had one thing pulling him back. Kyle has a secret, a secret that has fallen into the hands of the wrong people and who are now using it to blackmail him...
- At Bertram's Hotel, by Agatha Christie.
Murder, theft, abduction, and even a train robbery are featured in this fast paced Miss Marple mystery.
- At First Sight, by Nicholas Sparks.
Sequel to True Believer, Jeremy Marsh is soon to be married to Lexie and their daughter is on the way.
- At the Scent of Water, by Linda Nichols.
This is a bitter sweet romance that focuses on Sam and Annie Truelove who break up after the tragic death of their daughters. Years later, they are brought back together by chance, and try to rebuild their lives together.
- Atkins Diabetes Revolution, by Robert C. Atkins.
Dr. Robert C. Atkins presents the Atkins Blood Sugar Control Program to identify metabolic signposts that indicate the onset of Type 2 diabetes and a strategy for blood sugar control, while minimizing exposure to insulin and other drugs.
- The Atlantic Tunnel, by John Russell Fearn.
A fast paced story about the building of an undersea tunnel connecting Great Britain to Canada. In addition to the numerous dangers that workers expect to face when working under the ocean, the workers on this project face an even more dangerous foe - saboteurs.
- Atlantis, by David Gibbins.
When Jack Howard, a marine archaeologist, discovers clues that point to the location of Atlantis, he soon finds that he is not the only one hunting for the fabled city. Worse, his competitors will do everything in their power to stop him from reaching the city before they do.
- The Atlas of Ophthalmology, by Alfredo Gomez Leal and Pablo Muñoz Rodriquez.
Divided into seventeen thematic chapters, this lavishly illustrated atlas boasts over 1400 clinical color photographs covering all aspects of ophthalmology.
- Attack on the Redan, by Garry Douglas Kilworth.
The sequel to The Winter Soldiers, this novel concludes Kilworth's riveting Crimean War series and the adventures of Fancy Jack Crossman and his team of saboteurs operating around Sebastopol. It is not, however, the last you will hear of Fancy Jack...
- The Attenbury Emeralds, by Jill Paton Walsh.
Once again, Lord Peter Wimsey is asked to help out on a case dealing with the Attenbury Emeralds. This time he must prove that the new Lord Attenbury is the rightful owner of the gems.
- Attract Money Subconsciously: DIY, by Dr. Peta Stapleton.
Learn how to reprogram your mind so that you will attract money subconsciously, rather than repel it.
- Australia: Literature and History, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This collection contains 13 works of Australian literature and 14 books that chronicle Australian history, all on one CD-ROM.
- Australian History for Dummies, by Alex McDermott.
A carefree, non-academic overview of Australian history covering its pre-European history up through 2010.
- The Avengers: A Jewish War Story
, by Rich Cohen.
The unforgettable story of The Avengers, a group of Jewish partisans who inhabited the forests of Eastern Europe during the dark days of World War II and who later went on to fight for Israeli Independence.
- Avian Flu, by Tamra Orr.
A non-technical primer on Avian Flu (H5N1) that separates the fact from the fiction, and which explains to readers how this form of influenza developed, how it is transmitted and treated, and its potential (or lack thereof) of causing a pandemic.
- An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942, by Peter Grose.
The Japanese attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942 was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference. More bombs fell on Darwin, more civilian targets were struck, and more ships were sunk. The raid led to the worst death toll from any event in Australia...
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