Index of Book Reviews
Titles - D
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
D, located on LPR.
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- The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown.
When her grandfather is murdered, Sophie Neveu joins forces with Robert Langdon to discover the truth about her grandfather's death, a search that leads them on a life or death race to find the Holy Grail.
- Daily Guideposts 2015: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional, by Guideposts Editors.
This devotional provides daily, inspirational readings that illustrate God's love in action, via first person accounts. Short scriptural readings are also provided along with information on where to go in the Bible, to read longer passages related to each day's devotional.
- Dana's Valley, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan.
Anyone who has ever had family members with cancer will find this book an accurate and realistic portrayal of the pain, denial, anger, sadness, and family relationships that will never be the same again.
- Dark Angel, by Geoffrey Archer.
When Tom Sedley's fourteen-year-old sister is murdered, it takes him more than fifty years to discover what really happened to her back in 1948.
- The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper.
In this, the second book in the Dark is Rising series, we meet Will Stanton who discovers, on his eleventh birthday, that he is one of the immortal Old Ones.
- The Dark Tide, by Andrew Gross.
Karen Friedman thinks it's a mistake when two men show up asking about her dead husband's business, but millions of dollars don't disappear by accident—and all trails lead to Charles. Then detective Ty Hauck makes a discovery while investigating a suspicious hit-and-run—a clue that shockingly points to Charles.
- Dark Tort, by Diane Mott Davidson.
Caterer Goldy Schulz stumbles over a body while preparing breakfast at a local law firm and is persuaded by the victim's mother to find out who killer her daughter.
- Darkness Visible, by William Styron.
A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression.
- The Darwin Conspiracy, by John Darnton.
Darnton transports us to Victorian England, elegantly blending the power of fact and the insights of fiction to explore the many mysteries attached to the life and work of Charles Darwin.
- Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, by Dave Barry.
A Vicious and Unprovoked Attack on Our Most Cherished Political Institutions - Political Humor to make you chuckle.
- D-Day to Berlin, by Andrew Williams.
A gripping military history that look at the events from the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy to the final defeat of the Nazis and the fall of Berlin.
- The Dead of Winter, by Rennie Airth.
On a freezing London night in 1944, Rosa Novak is brutally murdered. The police might have dropped the case if former police investigator John Madden hadn't been her employer. Madden pushes the investigation forward, uncovering a connection to a murdered Parisian furrier, a member of the Resistance, and a stolen cache of diamonds.
- Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson.
A compelling work of narrative nonfiction that chronicles the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, the events leading up to the tragedy, and its aftermath.
- Dead Zero, by Stephen Hunter.
This thriller plunges deep into the world of high-tech national security, and the latest mission for veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger who may have just met his match.
- Death in Holy Orders, By P. D. James.
When one of the young ordinands studying at St. Anselm's theological college is found dead, Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to make some discrete inquiries into his death. Initially, there doesn't appear anything much for Dalgliesh to investigate, but things quickly take a turn for the worse as more deaths break the calm of this quaint religious establishment.
- Death in the West Wind, by Deryn Lake.
This is the seventh John Rawlings' mystery set in Georgian England. In this case the detective is on his honeymoon when he is called in to investigate the death of a young woman, whose body is found draped around the figurehead of a ship. When Rawlings discovers that the girl's brother has gone missing, he knows he is onto something more complicated than just a pointless murder.
- A Death in Vienna, by Daniel Silva.
Master art restorer and part-time spy Gabriel Allon is on the trail of Nazi war criminals in this, the third book in Silva's 'Holocaust' series, and his fourth book featuring Allon.
- Death of a Legend, by Will Henry.
A riveting, fictional account of the 'real' Jesse James, which shows him for what he truly was - a cold-blooded murderer.
- Death of a Liar, by M. C. Beaton.
This, the 31st offering in the Hamish Macbeth mystery series, centers upon a woman, who cries wolf one too many times. The end result is that Hamish has a murder to solve.
- Death of a Red Heroine, by Qiu Xiaolong.
When a National Model Worker is found murdered, it falls upon Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department to wade through the bureaucracy of Communist China to find her killer.
- Death of a Valentine, by M. C. Beaton.
When a prime and proper festival queen is murdered by an exploding Valentine's Day gift, Hamish Macbeth investigates the case along with Josie, his new constable who sets her hat upon marrying Hamish - and Hamish might not be able to avoid the altar this time.
- Death of a Witch, by M. C. Beaton.
As soon as Hamish threatened to kill a suspected witch, he knew he had made a mistake. If he had any doubts about it, they were erased when the 'witch' was found murdered and he soon found himself the prime suspect. Now, can he clear his name before the killer strikes again?
- The Death of Dalziel, By Reginald Hill.
Dalziel has been injured in an explosion, and DCI Peter Pascoe, is determined to bring those responsible to justice. Pascoe suspects a group called The Templars, and the deeper he digs, the more certain he is that The Templars are getting help from within the police force. This book was also published as Death Comes for the Fat Man.
- The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy.
Ivan Ilych Golovin, is a high-court judge in St. Petersburg facing the threat of a terminal disease and the worthlessness of his past life. In this novella, Tolstoy depicts the protagonist rising to spiritual heights as his health continuously declines.
- Death on the Marais, by Adrian Magson.
Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of 1960's Paris, Inspector Rocco finds that his first murder case in rural France to be just as complicated and dicey as any he has ever had to solve in the city. In this case, he is presented with the body of a young murder victim, whose body was found dumped in a British cemetery - dressed in a Gestapo uniform.
- Death Toll, by Jim Kelly.
While moving a grave threatened by a flood mitigation project, police discovered that the grave contains not one, but three bodies, two of whom were obviously murdered. Who are these people, how did they die, and how did they all come to be in the same grave, are but a few of the questions that DI Peter Shaw must answer.
- Deception, by Ken McClure.
When villagers complain that genetically modified crops are being grown illegally in their area, Steven Dunbar of the Sci-Med Directorate is sent to investigate. What should have been a simple investigation soon takes a deadly twist as Dunbar discovers that there is more going on than meets the eye, and everyone is in danger!
- Deception, by Jonathan Kellerman.
Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap as they investigate the sadistic murder of a teacher.
- Deception Point, by Dan Brown.
When a meteor is discovered in the arctic, it may provide proof of extraterrestrial life, or it may signal the demise of NASA. A team is sent to the arctic to uncover the truth, but they soon find themselves in danger by unknown forces that don't want the truth, whatever it is, to reach the outside world.
- Deep Black, By Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice.
A U.S. spy plane is mysteriously downed while spying on Russia. To find out how it was downed, and who did it, the National Security Agency tasks its covert special-ops Deep Black team to find out what happened - and to stop the incident from blowing up into World War III.
- Deep Black: Biowar, by Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice.
James Kegan, a germ warfare specialist has disappeared and a new killer virus is on the loose. Can the NSA's covert Deep Black force find the missing scientist and stop the epidemic before it grows out of control?
- Deep Black: Dark Zone, by Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice.
In this non-stop race against time, the members of the covert-ops unit, Deep Black, must stop a terrorist from blowing up the Chunnel with a stolen nuclear warhead? If they fail in their mission, the results will be disastrous, for Europe and possibly the entire world.
- The Defector, by Daniel Silva.
In this, the ninth installment in the Gabriel Allon series, Allon once again tangles with Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB agent turned arms dealer, and a man he should have killed when he had the chance. It all begins when a Russian defector goes missing and Allon is called in to find him...
- DeKok and the Geese of Death, by A. C. Baantjer.
A serial killer is on the loose, but instead of hunting down the killer, seasoned Detective DeKok has been assigned to investigate the suspicious death of a gaggle of geese! As events unfold, DeKok finds that the death of the geese is only the tip of a diabolic mystery that will take all his skill to decipher.
- DeKok and the Mask of Death, by A. C. Baantjer.
When Rosie Evertsoord goes missing from an Amsterdam hospital, everyone, except Inspector DeKok, thinks that it was just a ruse she used to run out on her boyfriend. When DeKok discovers that she is not the first woman to go missing from the hospital, he is determined to discover the truth and to keep anyone else from going missing - if he can.
- Deliver us from Evil, by David Baldacci.
Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe...can anyone stop him?
- The Demon in the Freezer, By Richard Preston.
A chilling look at the threat posed by bioweapons, viewed through the specter of the anthrax letter attacks in 2001. This book also looks at the history and eradication of smallpox, in nature, the threats posed by stockpiles of smallpox that are maintained, both officially and unofficially, throughout the world.
- Desert Survival - Extreme Habitats, by Jim Pipe.
Did you know that not all deserts are hot? Some are freezing cold! How would you stay alive in a desert? Desert Survival explains how to stay out of trouble in this extreme habitat.
- The Desperate Remedy, by Martin Stephen
The 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English House of Parliament - and the King - is the backdrop for this thrilling mystery. Henry Gresham has his hands full in this novel. He is faced with the task of discovering who murdered the informer Will Shadwell, while also trying to uncovering some 'dirt' on Sir Francis Bacon. Plus he discovers that a nasty plot seems to be brewing....
- Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard.
An account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy.
- The Devil, by Leo Tolstoy.
A novella, The Devil involves the lures of evil and the difficulty of following the right path. The protagonist, Eugene, is faced with a dilemma of his own making. A libertine in his youth, he is bent upon mending his ways and has married a young and loving woman. But the memories from the past persist and entice him to a path that can only lead to destruction.
- The Devil's Disciple, by George Bernard Shaw.
The Devil's Disciple: A Melodrama in Three Acts; The main character of The Devil's Disciple, Dick Dudgeon, is in revolt against the ideal of the family to the extent that he has rejected his own family. Identifying with the devil has prevented his spirit being taken over by his mother's life-denying religion...
- Devil's Gate, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.
The ninth book in the NUMA files series, this book is filled with adventure, excitement, and lots of gadgets and it follows Kurt Austin and his gang as they try to save the world from the clutches of a dictator and his super-weapon.
- The Devil's Mask, by Christopher Wakling.
Working in regency era Bristol, Inigo Bright is sent to investigate the Dock Company's import duty records. What should have been a simple, albeit boring task, soon becomes a life or death struggle when Bright runs into a group of men who are more than willing to kill to protect their secrets.
- Diabetes for Dummies, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Alan L. Rubin.
A detailed and accessible guide to understanding and managing diabetes. Covers testing, treatments, symptoms, possible complications, and life-style changes that you can make to help manage your diabetes. This new edition has been fully revised and updated.
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Uveitis, by C. Stephen Foster and Albert T. Vitale.
Encyclopedic in nature, this text contains a plethora of articles on all aspects of Uveitis that were penned by more than seventy leading professionals in the field of Uveitis and ocular inflammatory diseases.
- Diary of Bergen-Belsen 1944-1945, by Hanna Lévy-Hass.
This unique diary chronicles what life was like inside the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during its last year in existence.
- Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 5th edition, By Michel Millodot.
This dictionary contains over 4,200 entries, covering the most common terms associated with optometry and visual science.
- Digital Fortress, by Dan Brown.
When the NSA confronts an unbreakable encryption program, it falls upon Susan Fletcher, a brilliant mathematician and cryptographer to stop the program from launching its cyber-sabotage code that will cripple the world's intelligence organizations.
- Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, By David Gregory.
Nick Cominsky accepts an invitation to have dinner with Jesus Christ. He soon finds that it is not a trick being played on him by his colleagues. The man who beleives that he is Jesus not only knows a remarkable amount about Christianity but also Nick’s personal life.
- Dirty Spanish, by Juan Caballero.
Dirty Spanish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets, and which will help you sound more like a native speaker.
- Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, by Dan Kurzman.
This is the compelling story of the great earthquake and fire that devastated San Francisco in 1906, and the epic struggle for a city's survival.
- The Disciple, by Stephen Coonts.
In the near future, Iran has nuclear weapons and its country's president plans to use them to start a global Holy War. The only thing that stands in his way are two men - Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini...
- Dizzy, by Jack J. Wazen, with Deborah Mitchell.
What You Need to Know About Managing and Treating Balance Disorders.
- The Doctor's Dilemma, by George Bernard Shaw.
This is a play that revolves around a community of doctors, most specializing, unbeknownst to them, in different types of expensive, fraudulent treatments.
- Doctor's War, A, by Aidan MacCarthy.
A riveting account of MacCarthy's experiences during World War II. An RAF doctor, he was captured by the Japanese and was to be one of the witnesses of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
- Dog Trouble!, by Galia Oz
The middle grade novel, Dog Trouble, is a compilation of three interconnected chapter books that follow the adventures of Julia and her friends as they get in and out of trouble - trouble which if often tied, one way or another, to her dog Shakshuka.
- Donor, by Ken McClure
A chilling tale of medical science gone tragically awry. Set in Scotland, Dr. Dunbar must discover if a transplant surgeon is intentionally giving patients the wrong organ - with predicably tragic results.
- Don't Throw Away Tomorrow - Living God's Dream for Your Life, by Robert H. Schuller.
Written in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of his ministry, this inspirational book offers an overview of the knowledge and wisdom that he has amassed during his lifetime, and advice on how to live a possibility driven life.
- The Door in the Wall and Other Stories, by H. G. Wells
The story of a promising public figure used up by his job and obsessed by a vision of an enchanted garden he had known as a child.
- Double Cross Blind, by Joel N. Ross.
A World War II espionage thriller that pits spy against spy in a race to find a hidden stash of microfilm that might provide the means to stop the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Double Identity, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
When Bethany is abandoned on the doorstep of an aunt, she has never met, her life takes a sudden turn for the worse. In this science fiction thriller, not only does she have to deal with her abandonment, but also a dark family secret about her dead sister, and the questions the secret raises about her own identity.
- Double Shot, by Diane Mott Davidson.
When Goldy's abusive ex-husband is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect. She soon finds herself in a race against time to find the real killer, before she becomes his next victim. This is the twelfth book in the Goldy Bear Mystery series.
- Drama, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
215 plays by 47 playwrights, including works in English, Spanish, German, French, plus works in English translation. Plays included in this collection range from the complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan to Chitra, the renowned Indian masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore.
- Dread, by Philip Alcabes.
How Fear and Fantasy have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu.
- Dreamland: Armageddon, by Dale Brown and Jim Defelice.
While in Brunei, training Bruneian pilots to fly the Megafortress warplane, Breanna and her husband Zen are the subject of a kidnaping attempt. Together, they must get to the bottom of the kidnaping plot. What they discover leads them to a lethal terrorist plot that lead to Armageddon.
- Dreamland: Strike Zone, by Dale Brown and Jim Defelice.
After a war between China and India is narrowly avoided, a new stealth warplane is detected, one that bears an uncanny resemblance to the American Flighthawk. This 'ghost clone' has the ability of wrecking havoc on an unsuspecting world. It falls to the men and women of Dreamland to discover the truth behind the 'ghost clone' and to, if at all possible, destroy it.
- The Drop, by Michael Connelly.
In this novel, Bosch works two crime cases, one an apparent suicide that might just be murder, and the other is a cold case that only a man like Bosch can solve.
- Dumb Witness, by Agatha Christie.
In this Hercule Poirot mystery, Poirot is assisted by Bob the Dog. Together, they must prove that Bob didn't do it!
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