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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

-- David Lozell Martin on WorldCat --

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.

Published Works

  • Tethered, Holt, 1979
  • The Crying Heart Tattoo, Holt, 1982
  • Final Harbor, Holt, 1984
  • The Beginning of Sorrows, Vintage Contemporaries, 1987
  • Lie to Me,, Random House, 1990
  • Bring Me Children, Random House, 1992
  • Tap,Tap, Random House, 1994
  • Cul-De-Sac,1997 Villard,
  • Pelikan, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • Crazy Love, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Facing Rushmore, Simon & Schuster, 2005
  • Our American King, Simon & Schuster, 2007
  • Losing Everything, Simon & Schuster, 2008

Selected Titles At Your Library

Tethered :
ISBN: 0030482410. OCLC Number:

Holt, Rinehart and Winston,. New York :. ©1979.

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

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. New York :. ©1982.

Final harbor :
ISBN: 003069504X. OCLC Number:

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. New York :. ©1984.

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

Weidenfeld & Nicolson,. New York :. ©1987.

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

Lie to me /
ISBN: 0394584910. OCLC Number:

Random House,. New York :. ©1990.

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.

Bring me children /
ISBN: 0394584716. OCLC Number:

Random House,. New York :. ©1992.

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.

Tap, tap :
ISBN: 0679410554. OCLC Number:

Random House,. New York :. ©1994.

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 ...

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

Villard,. New York :. ©1997.

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.

Pelikan :
ISBN: 0684853485. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. ©1999.

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.

Crazy love :
ISBN: 1416566635. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. 2009, ©2002.

Facing Rushmore /
ISBN: 0684853493. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. ©2005.

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.

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

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. 2009.



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