Index of Book Reviews
Titles - L
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
L, located on LPR.
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- Ladies' Bane, by Patricia Wentworth.
Ever since she married, Allegra Trent has been cut off from her family, and her considerable fortune seems to be slipping through her husbands fingers with remarkable ease. But this is not happening unseen, and Allegra's godmother soon calls in Miss Maud Small to investigate the matter...
- The Lady Elizabeth, by Alison Weir.
A fictional account of the early life of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth, and account that focuses on the events and forces that helped to Elizabeth into the formidable woman who was destined to become one of England's most renowned monarchs.
- Lambs in Blue, by Rebecca Barnett.
An unabashed reminiscence of one woman's life in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II. Her service in the WAAF's took her from England to Ceylon, and changed her from an innocent young girl into a self-assured woman.
- Land Girls at the Old Rectory, by Irene Grimwood.
This is Grimwood's riveting account of her life in the Women's Land Army in Britain during World War II.
- Land of Unreason, by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt.
Fred Barber didn't mean to get the elf drunk - but he did, and before he knows what happened he finds himself trapped in Fairy Land. Will Barber ever find his way out of this enchanted land, or is he trapped forever in a land where illogic is the only logic?
- Language and Linguistics, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of thirty-nine books, all on one CD and in plain text format. These books examine the very nature of language and the collection includes dictionaries, books on language, and linguistics studies.
- The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett.
When the beloved anti-hero Rincewind appears in Fourecks, he causes a disruption to the space-time continuum. If he's unable to put the continuum back to rights - the world will end. The only problem is, Rincewind, while a wizard, is a bit on the inept side and everything he tries seems to go wrong, yet when he's all you have, you make do...
- The Last Days, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
The sequel to The Last Jihad, this novel follows Jon Bennet as he attempts to finalize his 'oil for peace' deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a deal that may be forever off the table when a Palestinian civil war erupts.
- The Last Jihad, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
This fast paced thriller starts out with a pulse tinging attack on the presidential motorcade by kamikaze pilots sent by Saddam Hussein to assassinate the president. Simultaneously, targets in France, England, and Saudi Arabia are also attacked by Saddam's fedayeen. As Saddam's reign of terror spreads, it becomes apparent that the US has little choice but to take Saddam out - permanently.
- The Last Juror, by John Grisham
A story about a crusading newspaper man and his endeavors to see a murderer brought to justice.
- The Last Kingdom, by Bernard Cornwell.
Set in the ninth-century, this adventure chronicles the life of English born Uhtred. When Danish raiders threaten the last remaining English kingdom, ruled by King Alfred of Wessex, Uhtred must decide if his true loyalties lie with Ragnar, the Viking raider who murdered his father, and then carried Uhtred off and raised him as a son, or with the English King whom Uhtred views as physically and morally weak.
- Last Man Standing, by David Baldacci.
Part police procedural, part psychological melodrama, Last Man Standing is a fast paced thriller that follows one man's attempt to rid himself of his emotional demons while at the same time tracking down those responsible for the cold-blooded murder of six of his fellow Hostage Rescue Team members.
- Last Post, by Max Arthur.
This book contains the results of the author's interviews with the twenty-one remaining British veterans of the First World War who range in age from 104-109.
- The Last Stand of Fox Company, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.
The gripping, blow-by-blow account of Fox Company's epic stand to hold onto Toktong Pass, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Had they failed, the entire First Division Marines may have fallen into enemy hands during this, one of the most decisive battles of the Korean War.
- The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, by James D. Hornfischer
The story of the Battle of Samar, in which a force of American destroyers and escort carriers against incredible odds turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.
- The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell, by John Crawford.
When John Crawford joined the National Guard to pay for his college tuition, he never expected to end up fighting in a war in Iraq.
- The Last Voyage, by Hammond Innes.
This is a fictional recreation of Captain Cook's lost diary that chronicles his third and final voyage of discovery.
- The Last Witness, by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.
The connections between a missing witness, a murdered society woman, the Russian Mob, a Mexican drug cartel, and more, are threads that Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne must untangle in order to solve the mystery at the heart of this, the eleventh book in the Badge of Honor series.
- The Law and the Lady, by Wilkie Collins.
Valeria's new husband isn't the man she thought he was. He not only married her, using an assumed name, but he is also under suspicion of having poisoned his first wife! Undaunted by this devastating news, she sets out to prove her husband innocent in this cozy Victorian thriller.
- Learning to Kill: Stories, by Ed McBain.
A collection of twenty-five Ed McBain stories, written before he was Ed McBain. McBain orginially published these stories under the names, Evan Hunter, Richard Marsten, and Hunt Collins.
- Left Behind, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
Imagine that you are on an airplane, and suddenly, without warning, people disappear. One instant you are looking at them, and the next your looking at their clothes settling to the floor. To heighten the situation, when the people disappeared, they left behind all non-natural parts of their bodies, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, artificial hips, and pace makers. Now imagine the chaos that ensues, and you have the beginning of this book.
- Legacy, by James A. Michener.
As Major Norman Starr is about to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions, he recalls the heritage of his ancestors and the role they played in the true glory of America.
- The Legion of Time, by Jack Williamson.
The future of mankind rests in the hands of Dennis Lanning. In one direction lies a hellish existence, and in the other lies the wondrous Jonbar. In this classic tale of good vs. evil, Lanning is joined by a band of valiant fighters who travel through time to fight, and die, to ensure that Earth's future lies in the direction of Jonbar. Should they fail, humanity is doomed!
- Leo Tolstoy, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of over thirteen books by one of Russia's greatest authors, all on one CD. Includes Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Cossacks, and more.
- Leslie Linsley's New Weekend Quilts, by Leslie Linsley.
25 Quick and Easy Quilting Project You Can Complete in a Weekend - includes all necessary patterns and templates and includes instructions on not only how to construct your quilt top, but also how to hand or machine quilt your creations.
- Lethal Legacy, by Linda Fairstein.
When a conservator of rare books and maps is assaulted and another woman in possession of a rare, stolen book, is murdered, Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper sees a connection between the two crimes and is drawn into a deadly mystery surrounding the New York Public Library.
- Let's All Kill Constance, by Ray Bradbury.
The third mystery novel by the great science fiction writer, this book follows an unnamed writer as he attempts to find out who wants to kill the aged actress Constance - and to stop them before they succeed in their mission.
- The Letter of Aristeas, by Henry St. John Thackeray.
The story of how the Hebrew Bible came to be translated into Greek.
- Liars & Thieves, by Stephen Coonts
Jake Grafton has retired, and Coonts has passed the torch along to Tommy Carmellini, Grafton's long time friend and cohort. An ex-thief turned CIA agent, Carmellini, must fight his way to the truth behind a horrific massacre that decimated a CIA safe house.
- Liberty, by Stephen Coonts.
In this Jake Grafton novel, Grafton is charged with the task of stopping a terrorist group from exploding four nuclear weapons on American soil.
- Libraries, Librarians, and Book Lovers, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of seventy-four books, on one CD, that celebrates books and the people that love them.
- The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower, by C. Northcote Parkinson
This fictional biography of the great Royal Navy hero, Horatio Hornblower, will have you asking yourself, "Was Hornblower really just a work of fiction, or did he really exist?"
- The Lighthouse, by P.D. James.
Adam Dalgliesh is on the trail of a devious killer who has invaded the isolated Island of Combe and killed a world-famous novelist.
- The Lighthouse Handbook on Vision Impairment and Vision Rehabilitation, Edited by Barbara Silverstone
This two volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the issues related to vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.
- Light from Heaven, by Jan Karon.
The final volume in the Mitford Years series. Episcopal priest Father Timothy Kavanagh has been assigned to revive a small mountain church that hasn't had an active congregation in forty years.
- The Light in the Window, by June Goulding.
A graphic account of the nine months that Goulding spent working as a midwife in the Bessboro Home for Unmarried Mothers, where the unwed mothers were incarcerated for up to three years for their 'sin' and forced to do hard labor in inhumane conditions, without adequate medical care or food, as a form of repentance.
- Light on Snow, by Anita Shreve.
An 11-year-old girl and her father find an abandoned infant in the snow.
- The Lilac Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
33 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales and points East and West, among them "The Brown Bear of Norway," "The Enchanted Deer," "The Story of a Very Bad Boy," and "The Brownie of the Lake."
- Limitations, by Scott Turow.
The master of the legal thriller, returns to Kindle County with a page-turning entertainment that asks the biggest questions of all. Ingeniously, and with great economy of style, Turow probes the limitations not only of the law but of human understanding itself.
- Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly.
When defense attorney Mickey Haller takes on the case of Louis Roulet against charges of assault he uncovers a connection to another case that he mishandled causing an innocent man to go to prison.
- The Lion's Game, By Nelson DeMille.
This fast paced thriller pits Asad Khalil, a terrorist who will stop at nothing to obtain the revenge he seeks, against the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, whose main job is to prevent terrorists, like Khalil, from succeeding.
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis.
Narnia, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy … join them on their journey through an ordinary wardrobe into a mystical land where majic rules and where they meet Aslan, The Great Lion...
- The Lions of Iwo Jima, by Major General Fred Haynes (USMC-ret) and James A. Warren.
The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History. An in-depth and intimate account of the Battle of Iwo Jima as seen through the eyes of the men of CT 28.
- Liquid Death, by John Russell Fearn.
When a counterfeit gold sovereign is found on the body of a man killed by a snake bite, in a country that has no poisonous snakes, the police are faced with two seemingly separate mysteries, or are they?
- The List, by Martin Fletcher.
Jewish refugees from Austria, Edith and Georg find a home in England. As Edith and Georg try to build a new life, they are concerned for those they left behind in Europe, and Georg creates a list of all those whose fate is unknown and sets out to discover what happened to those that did not escape the Nazi onslaught.
- The Listerdale Mystery, by Agatha Christie.
A collection of twelve eclectic short stories that range from straight mysteries to witty stories of deception.
- The Little Eye Book, By Janice Ledford and Roberto Pineda II.
Written especially for non-physicians, this Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology, is written in a relaxed style and is very easy to read.
- Live and Let Die, by Ian Fleming.
This is the second 007 book, and in this case while investigating a smuggling ring Bond locks horns with Mr. Big, a nefarious villain who used Voodoo to control his minions.
- Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The memoirs of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her Midwestern upbringing in the 1950's through her experiences as First Lady and Seantor.
- Living a Life That Matters, by Harold S. Kushner.
What really matters in your life? Fame and success? Or a happy home life and the respect of those around you? With compassion and wit, Kushner lucidly explains that the true meaning of success is measured in friendships, family ties, and being an altruistic individual.
- Living Well with Macular Degeneration: Practical Tips and Essential Information, By Dr. Bruce P. Rosenthal and Kate Kelly.
This book provides information and assistance to those suffering from Macular Degeneration, as well as to individuals who have a friend or family member dealing with the condition.
- Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, by Tammi L Shlotzhauer and James L. McGuire.
Providing up-to-date patient information, this book offers advice on the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It also offers advice on how to manage the disease, and hints on coping with daily activities.
- The Lizard of Oz, by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of multimedia children's books that includes The Lizard of Oz, Now and Then and Other Tales from Ome, Hundreds and Hundreds of Gerbils, Tiger in the Intercom, and See You Later, Elevator. (Compact Disc)
- London Bridges, by James Patterson.
Alex Cross must save worlds largest cities from the Weasel and the Wolf.
- The Lonely Astronomer, by John Russell Fearn.
Follow the adventures of Adam Quirke, a scientific detective who must discover who killed the famed astronomer Dr. Brunner - was it his lovely assistant, a fellow astronomer who wanted his job, the observatory's mysterious janitor, or a visitor from another planet?
- The Long Goodbye, by Patti Davis.
Ronald Reagan's youngest daughter gives her account of her father's descent into Alzheimer's disease.
- Long Lost, by Harlan Coben.
It begins with an early morning phone call to Myron Bolitar. His old flame Terese Collins is in Paris, and she needs his help. Terese once had a daughter who died in a car accident, or so she thought. Now it seems that the daughter may be tied to a sinister plot with shocking global implications.
- Loose Cannon, by June Drummond.
When the Paloma crashes killing all aboard the aircraft, rumors of sabotage and terrorism abound. However, the crash is ruled pilot error. James Brock knows that the truth lies elsewhere and sets out to uncover the real cause of the Paloma's destruction.
- Lord Edgware Dies, by Agatha Christie.
A Hercule Poirot mystery in which the Belgium detective must discover who killed Lord Edgware. Was it his wife who threatened to kill him if he did not divorce her, or was it someone else with a more devious motive?
- Lords of the North, by Bernard Cornwell.
In this, the third installment in the Uhtred of Bebbangurg series, we find that Uhtred has grown disillusioned with King Alfred and has headed northward in search of his stepsister, who has been taken prisoner by Kjartan the Cruel. Little does he know the adventures, and dangers, which await him...
- The Loss of the SS Titanic, by Lawrence Beesley.
Written by a Titanic survivor, this phenomenal work, which was first published in June of 1912, offers an honest and detailed account of the sinking of the unsinkable vessel.
- Lost in a Good Book, By Jasper Fforde.
In the second installment of the Thursday Next saga, Detective Next is blackmailed into going into Poe's The Raven and releasing a nefarious agent from the pages of the story where he has been imprisoned. If she succeeds, the blackmailers have promised to unkill her husband...
- Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms, by Dr. Bob Curran.
Did such places as Atlantis and El Dorado actually exist and, if so, where were they, and what really happened? What are the traditions and legends associated with them? Find out in this is guide to the various Sunken Continents, Vanished Cities, and the Kingdoms that History Misplaced.
- The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown.
Following on the heels of The Da Vinci Code, this story follows a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths. A race that is set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C.
- The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Follow Professor Challenger, and his intrepid band of explorers, as they search for a land where time stood still, and where dinosaurs and proto-humans rule.
- Love & Freindship (sic) and Other Delusions, by Beth Andrews.
In this rewriting of Jane Austen's book Love & Freindship, Andrews has edited the book into a format that Austen may well have done herself if she had ever had the time to rewrite this satirical romance that she penned at the tender age of fourteen.
- The Lovely Bones , by Alice Sebold.
Sebold turns the tragic death of a 14 year old girl into a suspenseful story of family, love and hope, from the narriative of Susie Salmon, already in heaven.
- Low-Fat, Low Cholesterol Cookbook, by the American Heart Association.
More than 200 Delicious Recipes to Help Lower Your Cholesterol.
- The Low Vision Handbook, by Barbara Brown.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the low vision field, and details the requirements to set up a low vision practice, and it explains what, exactly, low vision is.
- The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri.
A tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death...
- Lucid Intervals, by Stuart Woods.
It seems like just another quiet night at Elaine's. Stone Barrington and his former cop partner, Dino, are enjoying some pasta when in walks former client and all around sad sack Herbie Fisher...with a briefcase containing $14 million in cash!
- The Lucifer Network, by Geoffrey Archer.
Sam Packer, an MI6 agent, is on the hunt for a mysterious shipment of Red Mercury. A weapon of mass destruction, Packer must find the Red Mercury before terrorists can use it against an unsuspecting world.
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