Index of Book Reviews
Titles - M
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
M, located on LPR.
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- Macular Degeneration: A Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families, by Michael A. Samuel.
This book explains what Macular Degeneration and Age-Related Macular Degeneration are, and provides a solid introduction on macular degeneration (MD) is diagnosed and treated, and differences between wet and dry MD. Most important, Dr. Samuel explains, in clear terms, the lifestyle changes you can make, including changes in your diet, that can decrease your risk of developing Macular Degeneration, and in slowing the progression of the disease.
- Macular Degeneration: Living Positively with Vision Loss, by Betty Wason.
In this book, Betty Wason helps to dispel many of the myths surrounding MD. She clearly illustrates that there is life after MD and that it can be as vibrant and enriching as life was before the diagnosis.
- Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight, by Lylas G. Mogk M.D., and Marja Mogk.
This book is a comprehensive resource guide on all matters related to Macular Degeneration (MD). The authors clearly explain what MD is, how it can be treated, and they dynamically illustrate that there is life after MD.
- The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath, by Jane Robins.
When the bigamist, George Joseph Smith was brought to trial in 1915 for the murder Bessie Mundy, one of the three women that he probably murdered. The trial set a number of precedences including having Smith guilt or innocence determined almost solely upon the forensic evidence presented by the famed pathologist Bernard Spilsbury.
- Major Barbara, by George Bernard Shaw.
In this sparkling comedy, originally staged in 1905, Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire armaments dealer, loves money and despises poverty. His energetic daughter Barbara, however, is a devout major in the Salvation Army.
- Major Farran's Hat, by David Cesarani.
In May 1947 a sixteen-year-old Jewish activist named Alexander Rubowitz was abducted in broad daylight from the streets of Jerusalem and murdered by British forces. In this book, Cesarani examines the British cover-up of the murder, and how it contributed to the British losing Palestine.
- Making Life More Livable, revised by Maureen A. Duffy.
Simple Adaptations for Living at Home After Vision Loss.
- The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett.
Sam Spade is on the hunt for a jeweled encrusted statuette of a bird, as well as the killer of his partner, in his masterpiece of American detective fiction.
- The Man from Beijing, by Henning Mankell.
January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene...
- The Man of Destiny: And How He Lied to Her Husband, by George Bernard Shaw.
It is eight o'clock in the evening. The curtains are drawn and the lamps lighted in the drawing room of Her flat in
Cromwell Road. Her lover, a beautiful youth of eighteen, in evening dress and cape, with a bunch of flowers and an opera hat in his hands, comes in alone. (an excerpt from And How He Lied to Her Husband).
- The Man of My Dreams, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
A coming-of-age tale that follows Hannah from the age of fourteen through her twenties as she searchers for love, and her own self-identity.
- Man of Two Worlds, by John Russell Fearn.
When Walter Cardish is hit by lightening, he awakes to find that he is now living in two different dimensions. When people start trying to kill the Cardish located on Earth, both parts of himself must find a solution to their joint predicament, before it too late for the both of them!
- Man of War, by Alexander Kent.
This is the third book featuring Richard Bolitho's nephew, Adam. Set in the year 1817, this adventure finds Adam serving as Captain of the Athena, which has been tasked to the West Indies to hunt down illegal slave traffickers.
- The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton.
Anarchists, poets, hot-air balloon chases, and English sensibilities all come together in this complex, humorous mystery / social commentary.
- The Man Who Would Be King and Other Short Works, by Rudyard Kipling.
A collection of seventeen short stories written while Kipling was working as a journalist in India. The Man Who Would Be King is the cenerpoint of this collection.
- Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen.
This is a Regency era comedy that dwells upon the matchmaking machinations of an upper-crust English family, and which features the rags-to-riches story of Fanny Price, a kind hearted and unpretentious young woman who is taken from her impoverished home to live with wealthy relatives.
- The March, by E.L. Doctorow.
Sherman and his Union soldiers slash and burn their way through the Carolinas and Georgia leaving a wake of destruction in their path.
- Mark of the Beast, by Brian Ball.
A chilling tale of horror that follows Janice, as she begins to change after attending a seance. Her husband is determined to discover exactly what is wrong with his wife, and to get her the help she needs to recover - something easier said than done, when the devil is involved.
- The Mark: The Beast Rules the World, with Jerry B. Jenkins
In book eight, Carpathia as ordered that everyone is to bear his mark, either on their forehead or on their hand. In addition to this mark, a small chip will also be imbedded under the skin. This chip can be used to track people, and it will also work like pseudo credit card. If you decide not to take the mark, the Global Community Forces get to use "...immediate-response mechanisms for the reluctant." In laymen's terms, if you say no, you are sent straight to the guillotine.
- Mark Twain, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A CD collection of the works of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), ranging from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to his essay, Concerning the Jews, about antisemitism in Austria.
- Marker, by Robin Cook.
When young, healthy people who recently had minor surgery performed on them start showing up on Dr. Laurie Montgomery's autopsy table, she quickly begins to suspect that a serial killer, or worse, might be on the loose. She enlists her ex-lover, Dr. Jack Stapleton to help her get to the bottom of the mystery.
- The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, by Farahad Zama.
When Mr. Ali's wife complains that he's been getting underfoot ever since he retired, he does the only sensible thing, he opens up a marriage bureau so he has something to occupy his time. This charming book brings the reader deep into the heart of India's marriage practices and provides keen insights into life in modern day India.
- Mary, Mary, by James Patterson.
While on vacation with his family, FBI agent Alex Cross is called in to investigate a series of murders including that of a prominent actress.
- Master and Man, by Leo Tolstoy.
The story of a land owner who voyaged to another town with his servant, but lost his way. Tolstoy has portrayed the character of an ambitious person who leaves his servant in a pitiable condition but finally attains spiritual revelation.
- The Master Builder, by Henrik Ibsen.
This play explores the nature of a messianic hero pulled down from the heights to reside in the community of men, and now painfully laboring to drag himself up again.
- Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South, by Marcie Cohen Ferris.
An engaging and unique social history of Southern Jewry told through the food they eat, what it says about their Jewish identity, what it means to be Southern, and how Jewish foodways melded with Southern culinary traditions to create a unique Jewish cuisine that combines elements of both Jewish and Southern cooking traditions and styles.
- May There Be a Road, by Louis L'Amour.
This collection features some of Louis L'Amour's best 'short' adventure stories, many of which have never before been published.
- Maya Was Grumpy, by Courtney Pippin-Mathur.
Maya is grumpy. She doesn't know why, but grumpy she is. So much so she actually growled at her gramma! Rather than take offense, gramma offers some silly suggestions that quickly turns Maya frown upside down. For ages 4-8.
- Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire, by Ruth Downie.
A murder mystery set in Roman Britannia that finds Gaius Petreius Ruso, a down on his luck doctor with the Roman Legion, forced into the role of an amateur detective as he hunts down a potential serial killer.
- Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden.
An historically rich fictionalized account of the life of a young girl who was sold into servitude, and who, after years of training, went on to become one of the most successful Geishas in pre-World War II Japan.
- Memoirs of an Orphan Boy, by Hugo Bergström.
This is an intriguing story about Bergström's life in the Actor's Orphanage in England and his eventual evacuation to America in 1940 along with a group of "under 15's" from the orphanage.
- Mending Your Heart in a Broken World, by Patsy Clairmont.
Using the Old Testament Book of Nehemiah, Pasty Clairmont shows you how to use the scriptures as a guide post. A guide post offering all the tools you need to learn how to repair your world when it seems that it has fallen apart.
- Men's Private Parts, by James H. Gilbaugh Jr.
A Pocket Reference to Prostate, Urologic and Sexual Health. (Standard Print)
- Merchanter's Luck: Rendezvous at Downbelow Station, by C. J. Cherryh.
Sandor Kreja was orphaned when pirates boarded his family's space ship and killed almost everyone on board. Ever since he had been looking for a new crew, a new family. When he finally gets what he always wished for, he discovers that he might have been better off alone.
- The Merciful God of Prophecy, by Tim LaHaye.
An overview of LaHaye's interpretation of the biblical prophecies, especially those that surround the end times.
- The Merck Manual of Health and Aging, by Mark H. Beers and Thomas V. Jones.
The comprehensive guide to the changes and challenges of aging-for older adults and those who care for and about them.
- A Mercy, by Toni Morrison.
A powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize–winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier.
- The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd.
In this, the sequel to The Secret Life of Bees, the story follows Jessie, as she returns to the Egret Island to help her estranged mother through a physical and mental illness. While there, Jessie makes some startling discoveries about herself, her marriage, and her family history.
- Mesozoic Murder, by Christine Gentry.
When Ansel's finds her ex-lover's body while hunting for fossils, her life is changed forever as she begins a quest to find out just who killed him, and why.
- The Messenger, by Daniel Silva.
The Vatican has been attacked by terrorist, and it is only the beginning.... Can famed art restorer and occasional Israeli spy Gabriel Allon stop the terrorists before they can strike again? This is the sixth book in the Allon series.
- Me Tanner, You Jane, by Lawrence Block.
Superspy Evan Tanner, the man who never sleeps, is sent to Africa to retrieve Knanda Ndoro, the missing ruler of Modonoland, and the royal treasury that disappeared with him.
- Metro Girl, by Janet Evanovich.
When Wild Bill goes missing, his older sister Barney goes into action. Accompanied by Sam Hooker, a NASCAR driver whose boat disappeared along with Wild Bill, the two dodge bugs, gun men, and the Feds as they scour Southern Florida, the Keys, and Cuba for Wild Bill.
- The Middle East - Context for Conflict, Compiled by Richard Seltzer
Country studies of Iraq, Iran, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf States, plus related history, literature, and religious texts that help to put the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East into context. CD
- Midnight Fugue, by Reginald Hill.
Agreeing to help Gina Wolfe search for her missing husband—a policeman who vanished years earlier under a very dark cloud—"Fat Andy" doesn't realize that events set in motion decades ago will come to a violent head on this otherwise ordinary summer's day.
- Midnight Rising, by Tony Horwitz.
A riveting narrative that intertwines the history of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry with biographical sketches of the key players connected to this pivotal moment in American history.
- Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation, by Martin Millar.
There’s a megalomaniac professor digging a hole outside his flat. His small stake in the amphetamine market in Brixton is being threatened by a mysterious Chinese man. And the Milk Marketing Board has taken out a contract on his life. Welcome to the bizarre, obsessive world of Alby Starvation.
- Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli.
The story of Stopthief, a young street urchin who risks his life to smuggle food into the Warsaw ghetto, in order to keep his friends, and a group of orphans, from starving to death.
- The Millionaires, by Brad Meltzer.
When they discover an abandoned bank account, Charlie and Oliver set out to steal the three million dollars contained therein. After all, they surmise, they'll never get caught. As events transpire, stealing the money turns out to be fairly easy - it is staying alive afterwards that proves tricky.
- The Minotaur, by Barbara Vine.
A young Swedish nurse is hired to help care for John Cosway, who his family claims is schizophrenic, in their aging estate in rural England. She soon learns that instead of being insane, he is being drugged by his family.
- Miracle, by Danielle Steel.
All that recent widower Quinn Thompson wants to do is buy a boat and sail around the world. But his friendship with carpenter Jack Adams and his neighbor Maggie Dartman force him to choose what he really wants for his future.
- Miracle Cure, by Harlan Coben.
Lara Lowell & Michael Silverman are the ideal celebrity couple: she's TV's most popular journalist and he's New York's hottest basketball star. Their lives would soon be shattered by Dr Harvey Riker's clinic and the miracle cure that millions seek.
- The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side, by Agatha Christie.
Miss Jane Marple suddenly takes an interest in the film star Marian Gregg - when someone is poisoned at Gregg's housewarming party. If anyone can solve the mystery behind this unwarranted murder, it's the grandmotherly detective, Miss Marple...
- Misalliance, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw's 1909 country-house comedy explores the clash of social classes when an aristocratic Edwardian wishes to marry the daughter of a bourgeois underwear tycoon.
- Miss Marple's Final Cases, by Agatha Christie.
First, the mystery man in the church with a bullet-wound...then, the riddle of a dead man's buried treasure...the curious conduct of a caretaker after a fatal riding accident...the corpse and a tape-measure...the girl framed for theft...and the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger, and more...
- Miss Mole, by E. H. Young.
Miss Hannah Mole is a passionate, strong-willed, resourceful woman who has a penchant for mischief. When she takes on the role of housekeeper for the Reverend Corder and his two motherless daughters, it quickly becomes apparent that the vicarage will never be the same again...
- The Mission Song, by John Le Carré.
When Salvo, the son of a Catholic missionary and a Congolese woman is assigned the task of serving as interpreter at a secret meeting between three Congolese Warlords and the Syndicate, Salvo uncovers a plot to deprive the Congo of its mineral wealth. He feels it his duty to stop them, but how?
- A Mist of Prophecies, by Steven Saylor.
This, the ninth novel in the Roma Sub Rosa, finds Gordianus hunting for the killer of Cassandra, a seer who had no memory of her past and whose killer may be one of the most powerful women in Rome.
- Monday Mourning, by Kathy Reichs.
The seventh story in the Tempe Brennan, finds the forensic scientist having to deal with the male bravado of her colleges while trying to discover the truth surrounding the deaths of the three individuals that once belonged to the skeletons found under an old pizza parlor.
- Monstrous Regiment, By Terry Pratchett.
Polly Perks has cut her hair, shoved a pair of socks in her britches, changed her name to Oliver, and joined the Borogravia Army in an attempt to track down the whereabout of her brother who is MIA. In a regiment peopled with trolls, igors, vampires, and other intriguing creatures, Polly finds that pretending to be a boy just might be easier than she first supposed, or will it?
- Morgan's Run, by Colleen McCullough.
An epic novel about Richard Morgan, who was one of the first men transported from England to Australia after being convicted of grand larceny.
- Mortal Fear, By Robin Cook.
Dr. Jason Howard cares deeply for the wellfare of his patients. Unfortunately, despite his care, Howard's patients are dying at an alarming rate. Howard must discover the cause of these deaths - before it turns into a unstoppable epidemic.
- Moscow Rules, by Daniel Silva.
In this gripping tale of international intrigue, famed Israeli spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon must stop an arms dealing from selling advanced weaponry to al-Qaeda, weapons which they are planning to use against the West.
- Most Wanted, by Joan Reeves.
Hot on the trail of an elusive wedding dress thief, Sergeant Luft's bust is foiled by the untimely arrival of Bruce Benton. When he pulls a gun on her, she does what comes naturally - she takes it away and throws on the handcuffs - only later does she learn that her suspect is none other than Detective Benton. From such an unusual first meeting, love blossoms in this tender romance.
- Mountain Survival - Extreme Habitats, by Susie Hodge.
Did you know that some mountains explode? Some mountains are formed by volcanoes that can erupt at any time. How would you stay alive on the highest mountains? Mountain Survival explains how to stay out of trouble in this extreme habitat.
- Mounting Fears, by Stuart Woods.
President Will Lee is having a rough week. His vice president just died, and the governor nominated to replace him has a few skeletons in his closet. Plus there is a rogue CIA agent plotting revenge on the CIA director and a few loose nukes in Pakistan...
- Mr Badger and the Difficult Duchess, by Leigh Hobbs.
When the overly tall Duchess de la Dodo arrives at the Boubles Grand Hotel and demands the Royal Suite, it is up to Mr Badger to ensure that her stay at the hotel is uneventful and pleasant, something that is easier said than done in this quirky tale that is sure to delight young readers.
- Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, by Lee Goldberg.
When the members of the San Francisco Police Department come down with a virulent case of the Blue Flu, Monk is called back into service and faced with solving several heinous crimes while trying to avoid germs, crooked podiums, and other annoyances.
- Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, by Lee Goldberg.
When the obsessive detective, Adrian Monk follows his assistant to Hawaii, he soon finds a case to test his investigating skills. A tourist has been killed by a falling coconut. The local cops have declared it an accident, and it falls to Monk to prove that it was really a case of murder.
- Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, by Lee Goldberg.
What begins as an investigation into the death of a firehouse dog, soon leads to bigger things and human bodies begin to pop up - and only detective Monk has the necessary skills and neuroses to find the killer.
- Mr Zero, by Patricia Wentworth.
When Lady Sylvia finds herself in a pinch, she calls upon her cousin Gay to help get her out of the mess she's in. And, she's in an awful fix. She's wracked up a mess of gambling debts and is being blackmailed into stealing government documents to work off her debts.
- Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own, by Emily Brightwell.
Asked to investigate a murder by her estranged sister-in-law, the talented Mrs. Jeffries agrees. In the process, she 'helps' her employer, Inspector Witherspoon, solve the case in question.
- Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump
, by Emily Brightwell.
The murder of Michael Provost is a most puzzling crime. He was a man who did not have any enemies, nor was their any apparent motive to the crime. If anyone can solve this strange case, it is none other than Mrs. Jeffries, Inspector Witherspoon's indomitable housekeeper.
- Mrs. Jeffries in the Nick of Time, by Emily Brightwell.
Francis Humphreys is murdered, alone in his room, while his house was full of guests. Yet no one admits to seeing anyone enter or leave his room either before or after the murder. The police quickly determine that every quest had a reason to murder the Humphreys, and it falls to the keen minded Mrs. Jefferies to unravel this knotty mystery.
- Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Second Edition, by Shelly Peterman Schwarz.
Tips, techniques, and shortcuts to help people with MS organize and simplify their lives.
- Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies, by Rosalind Kalb, Nancy Holland, & Barbara Giesser.
This book offers a detailed introduction to Multiple Sclerosis, from how the disease is diagnosed and treated to dealing with life style issues such as having children and traveling.
- Murder at the Opera, by Margaret Truman.
In this, the 22nd Capital Crimes novel, Mac and Annabel Smith, aided by former homicide detective Ray Pawkins, work together to solve the murder of a young opera star, while also thwarting a devious band of international terrorists.
- The Murder At the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie.
Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead...
- Murder in Space, by Sydney J. Bounds.
This is the ultimate locked room mystery. The victim is an astronaut, alone in a tiny space capsule. He was alive when his spaceship blasted off, but when it returns, he is found dead, shot through the neck. Who killed this intrepid astronaut, and why is the crux of this baffling mystery?
- Murder in the Mews, by Agatha Christie.
A collection of four Hercule Poirot that includes two locked room mysteries. The stories in this collection are, Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man's Mirror, and Triangle at Rhodes.
- A Murder is Announced, by Agatha Christie.
In this Christie masterpiece, the murder destined to occur in this Miss Marple mystery is announced in the local paper - and the residents of Chipping Cleghorn all come out to witness it...
- The Murder of King Tut, by James Patterson and Martin Dugard.
Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall. But what if his fate was actually much more sinister?
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie.
First, Mrs. Ferrars poisons her husband, then she is blackmailed, then she commits suicide. Next, her lover, Roger Ackroyd is found murdered. Who did it, and why? Only Hercule Poirot can discover the answer in this timeless classic.
- Murder on K Street, by Margaret Truman.
In this, the 23rd installment in the Capital Crimes series, former DA Philip Rotondi is called out of retirement to track down the killer of Jeanette Simmons, the wife of an U.S. Senator with his eyes firmly set upon becoming President Simmons.
- Murder on the Leviathan, by Boris Akunin.
A murder mystery, ala Agatha Christie, in which two detectives, the French Gustav Gauche and the Russian Erast Fandorin, must discern which of the 142 first class passengers on the Leviathan is a diabolical killer.
- Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie.
In this closed room mystery, we find that Simon Ratchett has been stabbed to death. His body is found locked in his train compartment, with the door locked from the inside. Hercule Poirot will have his hands full in solving this complicated mystery in which almost all the passengers on the train are suspects.
- The Murder Room, By P. D. James.
Someone has killed one of the trustees of the Dupayne museum, and Commander Adam Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard is called in to investigate the gruesome crime. Can he track down the killer before he, or she, strikes again?
- Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance, by Sheila Isenberg.
A biography of Muriel Gardiner, and American heiress who joined the anti-Fascist Austrian underground, and who was responsible for saving countless lives during the war.
- My Internet, By Richard Seltzer.
A CD containing books and articles that offer the author's views on Internet Business Opportunities.
- My Life, by Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton gives an openly candid account of his life and his achievements as well as the scandals involved during his time as president.
- My Life as a Spy, by Leslie Woodhead.
A vivid portrait of one man's journey from boyhood to becoming a Cold War spy, and how he translated the skills he gained as a spy into a second career as a documentary film-maker.
- My Life So Far, by Jane Fonda.
Jane Fonda recounts her life from her youth as the daughter of acting legend Henry Fonda to the challenges that she faces in her life today and her hopes to inspire others who can learn from her experiences.
- My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult.
Kate was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia when she was two years old. To save her, her parents decided to have another child in hopes that it would be a match. Kate's life, and the family's hopes, all lie in the life of this new child, Anna.
- The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie.
Here is Hercule Poirot's very first case, and it is a locked-room mystery that centers upon the mysterious death of a wealthy heiress. This novel also introduces Poirot's esteemed colleague, Captain Hastings.
- The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen, by Lindsay Ashford.
Jane Austen was only 41 when she died. Was her death accidental or was she murdered? Either way, what was the cause of her death? These and more questions are answered in this fictionalized account.
- The Mysterious Stranger, by Mark Twain.
Set in medieval Austria at the dawn of the printing craft. This is a psychic adventure, full of phantasmagoric effects, in which youthful, mysterious stranger with the curious name - 44, gradually reveals his otherworldly powers and the hidden possibilities of the mind.
- The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop, by Gladys Mitchell.
When a headless corpse is found in the local butcher's shop, no one seems to really care! Why is that? Who is the corpse? Where is his head? And, who killed him? All these questions and more perplex the local constabulary and the amateur sleuth, Mrs. Bradley, in this delightful mystery.
- Myths & Legends of the First World War, by James Hayward.
A chronological overview of the stories that grew out of the battlefields of World War I.
- Myths & Legends of the Second World War, by James Hayward.
In this unique text, Hayward chronicles a variety of World War II myths that developed in Western Europe, and he examines what basis in fact, if any, that these myths had.
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