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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Lozell Martin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Granite City, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Martin was born in Granite City and grew up on a farm near Mt. Olive, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Martin was born in Granite City, grew up on a farm near Mt. Olive, Illinois. His previous novels include international bestsellers ''Lie to Me'' and ''Tap, Tap'' and the critically acclaimed ''The Crying Heart Tattoo'', ''The Beginning of Sorrows'', and ''Crazy Love''. Martin currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Bring me children
ISBN: 0671886118. OCLC Number: 30567662

Pocket Star Books,. .

Bring me children /
ISBN: 0394584716. OCLC Number: 25009685

Random House,. .

An out of work TV anchorman needs to break a big story. So, he travels to West Virginia to investigate a doctor that may have killed eighteen babies. What he finds is worse than he might have guessed: man-eating bear dogs; a sadistic ex-prostitute; a heavily armed, forest-dwelling dwarf; a torturer and a comatose woman in a sealed coffin.

Crazy love :
ISBN: 1416566635. OCLC Number: 300051045

Simon & Schuster,. .

Crazy love :
ISBN: 9780743227643. OCLC Number: 1006504174

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Cul-de-sac
ISBN: 9780307824332. OCLC Number: 840646129

Villard,. .

A man released from jail for a murder he did not commit embarks on a campaign of revenge against the people who set him up. He dreams up such punishments as burning, beheading, garroting, nailing--at the end of which he launders their heads in a washing machine. Detective Teddy Camel goes after him. By the author of Lie to Me.

Cul-de-sac /
ISBN: 0679410562. OCLC Number: 36578680

Villard,. .

A man released from jail for a murder he did not commit embarks on a campaign of revenge against the people who set him up. He dreams up such punishments as burning, beheading, garroting, nailing--at the end of which he launders their heads in a washing machine. Detective Teddy Camel goes after him. By the author of Lie to Me.

Facing Rushmore
ISBN: 1451656483. OCLC Number: 1085222921

Simon & Schuster,. .

Facing Rushmore /
ISBN: 0684853493. OCLC Number: 61200777

Simon & Schuster,. .

Assigned to monitor protest activities at Mount Rushmore, an FBI agent struggles to glean information from a series of spiritual ceremonies conducted by an elder who would reclaim the mountain as a territory of sacred significance.

Final harbor
ISBN: 088184215X. OCLC Number: 21898128

Carroll & Graf ;. .

Final harbor :
ISBN: 003069504X. OCLC Number: 10375614

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. .

Lie to me /
ISBN: 0394584910. OCLC Number: 20827737

Random House,. .

This book provides remarkable insight to the nature of lies, why we tell them, and what the implications are when we do-or don't.

Lie to me.
ISBN: 0747235074. OCLC Number: 21295680

Headline,. .

Losing everything
ISBN: 9781416580461. OCLC Number: 892934132

Simon & Schuster,. .

In Losing Everything, his first book of nonfiction, acclaimed novelist David Lozell Martin tells his wildest, most outlandish story yet -- his own. One evening in the mountainous forest of his isolated West Virginia farmhouse, Martin became disoriented when searching for a horse who had wandered off the property. Wading through the dark and guiding his horse with a belt around its neck, Martin felt as though every step was taking him deeper into the mountains. Instead, he unknowingly spent the night walking in a wide circle that brought him back to where he started. This quickly became a metaphor for Martin's life. The more lost I get, the closer to home I come. After growing up with a violent father who nearly killed Martin's clinically insane mother, Martin pursued a writer's life with a vengeance, becoming vulnerable to struggles with alcohol, financial ruin, and legal feuds. Then, after a betrayal by his soul mate, Martin's sanity was in as much jeopardy as his mother's had ever been -- a state of mind that in his case led to gunfire, divorce, and at least one trip to the emergency room. But Losing Everything is less about getting lost and more about finding your way home again. In his pursuit of stability, Martin uncovered lessons that might help others who have encountered loss: take pleasure in something as small as an ampersand, keep a list of people you know who have died, meet your own death like a warrior, and be glad you don't own a monkey. Deeply personal yet surprisingly universal, Martin's story is for anyone who has wandered astray. If not a road map, his journey is a guide, providing hard-earned wisdom to illuminate the path home.

Our American King
ISBN: 9781416545552. OCLC Number: 148740524

Simon & Schuster,. .

A depiction of a dystopian world finds the leader of a decimated America declaring himself king, with unexpected results, in a fictional account based on the theory that American-style democracy does not provide solutions to today's global problems.

Our American king /
ISBN: 074326732X. OCLC Number: 181602305

Simon & Schuster,. .

Pelikan :
ISBN: 0684853485. OCLC Number: 41580596

Simon & Schuster,. .

A crime spoof on a local gangster in New Orleans who joins some nuns to stage a robbery. The story is narrated by his wide-eyed nephew, enrolled in the scheme while on a visit to the city.

Pelikan :
ISBN: 9780743213530. OCLC Number: 897464173

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A crime spoof on a local gangster in New Orleans who joins some nuns to stage a robbery. The story is narrated by his wide-eyed nephew, enrolled in the scheme while on a visit to the city.

Tap, tap :
ISBN: 0312958358. OCLC Number: 29259375

Random House,. .

What if your best friend started killing your worst enemies? For Roscoe Bird, this nightmare becomes a reality when an old childhood friend comes knocking at his door. Peter Tummelier talks about past hurts and old enemies as if time has stood still. But when bodies start turning up, murdered in horrifying ways, suspicion is placed on Roscoe. And Roscoe knows the one person-the only person-who could have committed these deeds. But the question is why? How can he reach into the twisted depths of Peter's mind to understand his diabolical motives? And how can Roscoe clear his name as the prime suspect of the murders? But most of all, how can Roscoe avoid becoming Peter's next victim-the victim Peter has been waiting for ...

Tethered :
ISBN: 0030482410. OCLC Number: 4804654

Holt, Rinehart and Winston,. .

The beginning of sorrows /
ISBN: 1555840639. OCLC Number: 15082401

Weidenfeld & Nicolson,. .

"The beginning of sorrows is a vivid picture of small-town life and an almost mythic tale of birth and death and rebirth."

The crying heart tattoo /
ISBN: 0030604885. OCLC Number: 7737742

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. .

The crying heart tattoo :
ISBN: 9781416564614. OCLC Number: 921886514

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