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Iris Johansen

Autor(a) de The Face Of Deception

167+ Works 53,679 Membros 739 Críticas 85 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Iris Johansen

The Face Of Deception (1998) 1,838 exemplares, 32 críticas
The Killing Game (2000) 1,643 exemplares, 17 críticas
Body of Lies (2002) 1,636 exemplares, 22 críticas
Countdown (2005) 1,613 exemplares, 15 críticas
Blind Alley (2004) 1,591 exemplares, 17 críticas
The Search (2000) 1,582 exemplares, 16 críticas
Stalemate (2007) 1,491 exemplares, 15 críticas
Dead Aim (2003) 1,408 exemplares, 12 críticas
Quicksand (2008) 1,382 exemplares, 14 críticas
Killer Dreams (2006) 1,347 exemplares, 14 críticas
Pandora's Daughter (2007) 1,316 exemplares, 30 críticas
Firestorm (2004) 1,306 exemplares, 10 críticas
Fatal Tide (2003) 1,296 exemplares, 10 críticas
Final Target (2001) 1,284 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Ugly Duckling (1996) 1,265 exemplares, 13 críticas
No One to Trust (2002) 1,216 exemplares, 6 críticas
On the Run (2006) 1,200 exemplares, 8 críticas
Dark Summer (2008) 1,087 exemplares, 14 críticas
And Then You Die (2005) 1,019 exemplares, 12 críticas
Chasing the Night (2010) 1,014 exemplares, 32 críticas
Blood Game (2009) 988 exemplares, 16 críticas
Long After Midnight (1997) 978 exemplares, 7 críticas
Eight Days to Live (2010) 948 exemplares, 13 críticas
Eve (2011) 938 exemplares, 18 críticas
Deadlock (2009) 891 exemplares, 12 críticas
Quinn (2011) 802 exemplares, 11 críticas
Bonnie (2011) 793 exemplares, 11 críticas
Reap The Wind (1997) 781 exemplares, 8 críticas
Silent Thunder (2008) 685 exemplares, 10 críticas
What Doesn't Kill You (2011) 634 exemplares, 19 críticas
Taking Eve (2013) 591 exemplares, 8 críticas
Storm Cycle (2009) 580 exemplares, 17 críticas
Sleep No More (2012) 564 exemplares, 10 críticas
Hunting Eve (2013) 535 exemplares, 5 críticas
Silencing Eve (2013) 491 exemplares, 11 críticas
Shadow Zone (2010) 463 exemplares, 4 críticas
Close Your Eyes (2012) 461 exemplares, 12 críticas
The Treasure (2008) 451 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Wind Dancer (1991) 448 exemplares, 5 críticas
Shadow Play (2015) 415 exemplares, 16 críticas
The Perfect Witness: A Novel (2014) 409 exemplares, 11 críticas
Lion's Bride (1996) 399 exemplares, 2 críticas
Storm Winds (1991) 390 exemplares, 2 críticas
Live to See Tomorrow (2014) 373 exemplares, 10 críticas
Hide Away (2016) 337 exemplares, 8 críticas
Midnight Warrior (1994) 330 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sight Unseen (2014) 320 exemplares, 6 críticas
No Easy Target (2017) 312 exemplares, 13 críticas
The Magnificent Rogue (1993) — Autor — 308 exemplares, 1 crítica
Night and Day (2016) 300 exemplares, 8 críticas
Shattered Mirror (2018) 296 exemplares, 10 críticas
Your Next Breath (2015) 290 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) — Autor — 282 exemplares
The Naked Eye (2015) 279 exemplares, 10 críticas
Night Watch (2016) 271 exemplares, 11 críticas
Look Behind You (2017) 271 exemplares, 9 críticas
Mind Game (2017) 265 exemplares, 17 críticas
The Tiger Prince (1992) 254 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Golden Barbarian (1991) 249 exemplares, 1 crítica
Smokescreen (2019) 241 exemplares, 4 críticas
Vendetta (2018) 240 exemplares, 3 críticas
Double Blind (2018) 226 exemplares, 14 críticas
Dark Tribute (2019) 224 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dark Rider (1995) — Autor — 217 exemplares, 2 críticas
An Unexpected Song (1990) 204 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Summer Smile (1985) 202 exemplares
The Persuasion (2020) 189 exemplares, 1 crítica
Capture the Rainbow (1984) 185 exemplares, 3 críticas
Chaos (2020) 168 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Golden Valkyrie (1984) 166 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Bullet (2021) 159 exemplares, 2 críticas
And the Desert Blooms (1985) 157 exemplares, 3 críticas
Hindsight (2020) 157 exemplares, 2 críticas
Touch the Horizon (1984) 152 exemplares, 4 críticas
Last Bridge Home (1987) 129 exemplares, 1 crítica
Everlasting (1986) 128 exemplares, 3 críticas
One Touch of Topaz (1988) 127 exemplares, 1 crítica
High Stakes (2021) 126 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Face to Die For (2022) 124 exemplares, 4 críticas
Blink of an Eye (2021) 120 exemplares, 2 críticas
Always (1986) 118 exemplares, 1 crítica
Notorious (1990) 118 exemplares, 2 críticas
White Satin (1985) 115 exemplares
The Bronzed Hawk (1990) 106 exemplares
This Fierce Splendor (1988) 105 exemplares, 2 críticas
Captive (2022) 104 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Trustworthy Redhead (1984) 100 exemplares
Magnificent Folly (1989) 100 exemplares
Tender Savage (1990) 97 exemplares
The Lady & the Unicorn (1983) 83 exemplares, 2 críticas
York, the Renegade (1986) 81 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Tough Man to Tame (1991) 80 exemplares
Strong, Hot Winds (1988) 80 exemplares
Wild Silver (1988) 79 exemplares
Man From Half Moon Bay (1988) 74 exemplares
The Reluctant Lark (1990) 72 exemplares
The Survivor (Eve Duncan, 30) (2023) 72 exemplares, 1 crítica
Blue Velvet (1985) 72 exemplares, 2 críticas
Satin Ice (1988) 68 exemplares
The Spellbinder (1987) 66 exemplares
Matilda, the Adventuress (1987) 66 exemplares
'Til the End of Time (1986) 66 exemplares
Across the River of Yesterday (1987) 65 exemplares
Tempest at Sea (1983) 63 exemplares
Wicked Jake Darcy (1989) 61 exemplares
Star-Spangled Bride (1993) 61 exemplares
Winter Bride (1992) 60 exemplares
More Than Meets the Eye (2023) 59 exemplares, 1 crítica
Stormy Vows (1983) 58 exemplares
Star Light, Star Bright (1987) 57 exemplares
On the Run [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) 55 exemplares, 1 crítica
Return To Santa Flores (1984) 53 exemplares, 2 críticas
Blue Skies and Shining Promises (1988) 52 exemplares
The Forever Dream (1985) 51 exemplares, 1 crítica
No Red Roses (1984) 49 exemplares
Stormy Vows [and] Tempest at Sea (1983) 32 exemplares
Flashback (2024) 24 exemplares
The Wind Dancer [and] Storm Winds (2008) 23 exemplares
Eve Quinn Bonnie Trilogy (2013) 8 exemplares, 1 crítica
An Eve Duncan Collection (2011) 7 exemplares
Firestorm [Abridged Audio Book] (2005) 4 exemplares
Christmas Past 2 exemplares
Vražedná hra (2000) 2 exemplares
PandoranIn KIzI (2015) 1 exemplar
The Persuasion 1 exemplar
Hämnaren (2001) 1 exemplar
Stj©Þrnors makt (1991) 1 exemplar
Den stygge andungen (2000) 1 exemplar
Kärleksnatten (1985) 1 exemplar
On the Hunt (2024) 1 exemplar
De schedel (2011) 1 exemplar
Best Kept Secret 1 exemplar
Det magiske speilet (2005) 1 exemplar
angel fist 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Sem título 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1938-04-07
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Locais de residência
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Ocupações
novelist
Relações
Johansen, Roy (son)
Brooking, Tamara (daughter)
Agente
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.

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What the?! I am so far removed from these types of books...all cheese.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 3 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
hitched and pulled, but never really grabbed me.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 31 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
I liked the subject matter of the book even if the structure was a bit formulaic.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 16 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
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.
½
 
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CandyH | Jun 7, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
167
Also by
6
Membros
53,679
Popularidade
#281
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
739
ISBN
1,720
Línguas
20
Marcado como favorito
85

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