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Iris Johansen

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Iris Johansen was born on April 7, 1938. She started writing when her two children were in college. A year later she finished her first novel, a contemporary romance. After writing many best-selling historical romances and fantasies, including the Sedikhan and Clanad series, she turned to suspense näytä lisää fiction. Her works include And Then You Die, The Ugly Duckling, Pandora's Daughter, Killer Dreams, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, The Perfect Witness, Night Watch, the Eve Duncan series, the Catherine Ling series, and the Kendra Michaels series. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Face Of Deception (1998) 1,828 kappaletta
The Killing Game (2000) 1,635 kappaletta
Kuopattu totuus (2002) 1,629 kappaletta
Blind Alley (2004) 1,614 kappaletta
Countdown (2005) 1,603 kappaletta
The Search (2000) 1,576 kappaletta
Stalemate (2007) 1,484 kappaletta
Dead Aim (2003) 1,403 kappaletta
Quicksand (2008) 1,373 kappaletta
Killer Dreams (2006) 1,338 kappaletta
Pandora's Daughter (2007) 1,307 kappaletta
Firestorm (2004) 1,298 kappaletta
Fatal Tide (2003) 1,289 kappaletta
Final Target (2001) 1,279 kappaletta
The Ugly Duckling (1996) 1,263 kappaletta
No One to Trust (2002) 1,210 kappaletta
On the Run (2006) 1,188 kappaletta
Dark Summer (2008) 1,081 kappaletta
And Then You Die (2005) 1,015 kappaletta
Chasing the Night (2010) 1,001 kappaletta
Blood Game (2009) 981 kappaletta
Long After Midnight (1997) 976 kappaletta
Eight Days to Live (2010) 937 kappaletta
Eve (2011) 928 kappaletta
Deadlock (2009) 887 kappaletta
Quinn (2011) 795 kappaletta
Bonnie (2011) 783 kappaletta
Reap The Wind (1997) 778 kappaletta
Silent Thunder (2008) 678 kappaletta
What Doesn't Kill You (2011) 624 kappaletta
Taking Eve (2013) 583 kappaletta
Storm Cycle (2009) 576 kappaletta
Sleep No More (2012) 557 kappaletta
Hunting Eve (2013) 529 kappaletta
Silencing Eve (2013) 484 kappaletta
Close Your Eyes (2012) 458 kappaletta
Shadow Zone (2010) 455 kappaletta
The Treasure (2008) 448 kappaletta
The Wind Dancer (1991) 446 kappaletta
Shadow Play (2015) 407 kappaletta
The Perfect Witness: A Novel (2014) 401 kappaletta
Lion's Bride (1996) 399 kappaletta
Storm Winds (1991) 388 kappaletta
Live to See Tomorrow (2014) 382 kappaletta
Midnight Warrior (1994) 329 kappaletta
Hide Away (2016) 329 kappaletta
Sight Unseen (2014) 318 kappaletta
No Easy Target (2017) 311 kappaletta
The Magnificent Rogue (1993) — Tekijä — 307 kappaletta
Night and Day (2016) 291 kappaletta
Shattered Mirror (2018) 290 kappaletta
Your Next Breath (2015) 286 kappaletta
The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) — Tekijä — 281 kappaletta
The Naked Eye (2015) 277 kappaletta
Night Watch (2016) 267 kappaletta
Look Behind You (2017) 265 kappaletta
Mind Game (2017) 258 kappaletta
The Tiger Prince (1992) 254 kappaletta
The Golden Barbarian (1991) 248 kappaletta
Smokescreen (2019) 236 kappaletta
Vendetta (2018) 234 kappaletta
Double Blind (2018) 222 kappaletta
Dark Rider (1995) — Tekijä — 216 kappaletta
Dark Tribute (2019) 215 kappaletta
An Unexpected Song (1990) 204 kappaletta
A Summer Smile (1985) 202 kappaletta
Capture the Rainbow (1984) 185 kappaletta
The Persuasion (2020) 182 kappaletta
The Golden Valkyrie (1984) 166 kappaletta
Chaos (2020) 163 kappaletta
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Hindsight (2020) 153 kappaletta
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One Touch of Topaz (1988) 126 kappaletta
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Blink of an Eye (2021) 119 kappaletta
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A Face to Die For (2022) 117 kappaletta
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Magnificent Folly (1989) 100 kappaletta
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York, the Renegade (1986) 81 kappaletta
Strong, Hot Winds (1988) 80 kappaletta
A Tough Man to Tame (1991) 80 kappaletta
Wild Silver (1988) 79 kappaletta
Man From Half Moon Bay (1988) 74 kappaletta
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The Reluctant Lark (1990) 72 kappaletta
Satin Ice (1988) 68 kappaletta
The Spellbinder (1987) 66 kappaletta
'Til the End of Time (1986) 66 kappaletta
Matilda, the Adventuress (1987) 66 kappaletta
Across the River of Yesterday (1987) 65 kappaletta
The Survivor (Eve Duncan) (2023) 64 kappaletta
Tempest at Sea (1983) 63 kappaletta
Wicked Jake Darcy (1989) 61 kappaletta
Star-Spangled Bride (1993) 61 kappaletta
Winter Bride (1992) 60 kappaletta
More Than Meets the Eye (2023) 58 kappaletta
Star Light, Star Bright (1987) 57 kappaletta
Stormy Vows (1983) 56 kappaletta
On the Run [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) 55 kappaletta
Return To Santa Flores (1984) 53 kappaletta
Blue Skies and Shining Promises (1988) 52 kappaletta
The Forever Dream (1985) 51 kappaletta
No Red Roses (1984) 50 kappaletta
Stormy Vows [and] Tempest at Sea (1983) 32 kappaletta
The Wind Dancer [and] Storm Winds (2008) 23 kappaletta
Eve Quinn Bonnie Trilogy (2013) 8 kappaletta
An Eve Duncan Collection (2011) 7 kappaletta
Flashback (2024) 4 kappaletta
Firestorm [Abridged Audio Book] (2005) 4 kappaletta
Christmas Past 2 kappaletta
The Persuasion 1 kappale
Best Kept Secret 1 kappale
PandoranIn KIzI (2015) 1 kappale
High Stakes 1 kappale
Stj©Þrnors makt (1991) 1 kappale
Kärleksnatten (1985) 1 kappale
Den stygge andungen (2000) 1 kappale
On the Hunt (2024) 1 kappale
Vendetta 1 kappale
The Survivor 1 kappale
Vražedná hra (2000) 1 kappale
angel fist 1 kappale
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De schedel (2011) 1 kappale
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St Louis, Missouri, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Johansen, Roy (son)
Brooking, Tamara (daughter)
Andrea Cirillo
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Iris Johansen was born on April 7, 1938. She worked for a major airline for many years and travelled extensively. After her two children, Tamara and Roy, left home for High School, she decided to devote her newfound free time to writing. Since she loved reading romance novels, she penned a love story, and found to her surprise that "I was just as voracious a writer as I was a reader." During the 1980's, her name was emblazoned on dozens of slender volumes featuring spirited adventuresses, passionate mystery men and smoldering love scenes. These days, Iris is one of a posse of former romance writers dominating the New York Times bestseller lists: Jayne Ann Krentz, Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Tami Hoag, Sandra Brown and Tess Gerritsen all came up through the category-romance ranks.

Iris Johansen's writing hobby became a career after she sent her first romance novel in to Bantam Loveswept. Early on in her career, she developed the habit of following characters from book to book, sometimes introducing minor characters in one novel who then become major figures in another. She developed families, relationships and even fictional countries in her romance novels, which "stretched the boundaries of the standard formulas," according to Barbara E. Kemp in Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers. In 1991, she broke out of category romance (a term for short books written to conform to the length, style and subject matter guidelines for a publisher's series) with The Wind Dancer, a romantic-suspense novel set in 16th-century Italy. She followed it with two sequels, Storm Winds and Reap the Wind, to form a trilogy, then wrote several more stand-alone romance novels before The Ugly Duckling was published in 1996. The Ugly Duckling was her first book to be released in hardcover, and the first to significantly broaden her readership beyond her romance fan base. Since then, her plots have gotten tighter and more suspense-driven; critics have praised her "flesh-and-blood characters, crackling dialogue and lean, suspenseful plotting" (Publishers Weekly). Some of her most popular books feature forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, who first appeared in The Face of Deception in 1998. But she seems equally comfortable with male protagonists, and her books have crossed the gender division that often characterizes popular fiction. Indeed, Publishers Weekly called The Search "that rarity: a woman's novel for men."

Now, Iris Johansen is a bestselling writer, who has more than twenty million copies of her books in print and has won many awards for her achievements in writing. "My writing schedule is very disciplined. I try to be up in my office by nine every morning and I work until I've completed at least ten pages. Sometimes that takes four or five hours, sometimes ten or twelve. It depends on the flow, the research, and the pace at which the characters are moving the story. There are times when the story is streaking like a bullet. Then I just hang on and stay with it. I do have a research assistant, my daughter, Tamara. I wouldn't know what to do without her. She's invaluable in finding out both the small details and the big picture, though I do make her want to pull her hair out in frustration sometimes when I ask her if there isn't a way we can make a certain plot point happen. But then she starts to dig and quite often comes up with a way that can be truthful and factual and still keep my story humming."

Iris lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where she is currently at work on a new novel, while her daughter, Tamara Brooking, serves as her research assistant. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist, and they have collaborated in some projects.




This is a thriller to devour. It’s a book in the Kendra Michaels series. If you are a mystery/thriller lover, this book is for you.
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CandyH | Jun 7, 2024 |
I enjoyed getting reacquainted with Eve and Joe in this story. I recommend reading the book before this one to really enjoy all that happens here. I loved getting to know Riley and Michael and all the action and the adventures. I enjoyed learning a bit about Helen of Troy.
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Virginia51 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 17, 2024 |
I am on page 87 and so far a little slow but we are getting in the part where WE find out why galen has protect EVE
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Mariafrendo | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 6, 2024 |
This is by far the best murder mystery I have so far. But from what I am told she had many more to this series. Eve Duncan is faces with many hard decisions and one of them could cost her, her best friend.
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Mariafrendo | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 6, 2024 |



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