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Iris Johansen

Autor/a de The Face Of Deception

169+ obres 52,249 Membres 731 Ressenyes 84 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Iris Johansen

The Face Of Deception (1998) 1,808 exemplars
The Killing Game (2000) 1,617 exemplars
Body of Lies (2002) 1,606 exemplars
Countdown (2005) 1,574 exemplars
The Search (2000) 1,558 exemplars
Blind Alley (2004) 1,557 exemplars
Stalemate (2007) 1,468 exemplars
Dead Aim (2003) 1,386 exemplars
Quicksand (2008) 1,350 exemplars
Killer Dreams (2006) 1,319 exemplars
Pandora's Daughter (2007) 1,282 exemplars
Firestorm (2004) 1,277 exemplars
Fatal Tide (2003) 1,276 exemplars
Final Target (2001) 1,268 exemplars
The Ugly Duckling (1996) 1,246 exemplars
No One to Trust (2002) 1,195 exemplars
On the Run (2006) 1,174 exemplars
Dark Summer (2008) 1,057 exemplars
And Then You Die (2005) 1,006 exemplars
Chasing the Night (2010) 983 exemplars
Long After Midnight (1997) 969 exemplars
Blood Game (2009) 961 exemplars
Eve (2011) 918 exemplars
Eight Days to Live (2010) 917 exemplars
Deadlock (2009) 869 exemplars
Quinn (2011) 782 exemplars
Reap The Wind (1997) 770 exemplars
Bonnie (2011) 765 exemplars
Silent Thunder (2008) 663 exemplars
What Doesn't Kill You (2011) 613 exemplars
Taking Eve (2013) 575 exemplars
Storm Cycle (2009) 568 exemplars
Sleep No More (2012) 545 exemplars
Hunting Eve (2013) 521 exemplars
Silencing Eve (2013) 474 exemplars
Shadow Zone (2010) 449 exemplars
Close Your Eyes (2012) 449 exemplars
The Treasure (2008) 443 exemplars
The Wind Dancer (1991) 442 exemplars
Shadow Play (2015) 395 exemplars
Lion's Bride (1996) 395 exemplars
The Perfect Witness: A Novel (2014) 389 exemplars
Storm Winds (1991) 383 exemplars
Live to See Tomorrow (2014) 353 exemplars
Midnight Warrior (1994) 323 exemplars
Hide Away (2016) 314 exemplars
Sight Unseen (2014) 308 exemplars
The Magnificent Rogue (1993) — Autor — 304 exemplars
No Easy Target (2017) 302 exemplars
Night and Day (2016) 287 exemplars
Shattered Mirror (2018) 283 exemplars
The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) — Autor — 278 exemplars
Your Next Breath (2015) 276 exemplars
The Naked Eye (2015) 267 exemplars
Night Watch (2016) 258 exemplars
Look Behind You (2017) 252 exemplars
Mind Game (2017) 251 exemplars
The Tiger Prince (1992) 251 exemplars
The Golden Barbarian (1991) 247 exemplars
Vendetta (2018) 222 exemplars
Smokescreen (2019) 221 exemplars
Dark Rider (1995) — Autor — 215 exemplars
Dark Tribute (2019) 209 exemplars
Double Blind (2018) 207 exemplars
An Unexpected Song (1990) 201 exemplars
A Summer Smile (1985) 199 exemplars
Capture the Rainbow (1984) 182 exemplars
The Persuasion (2020) 170 exemplars
The Golden Valkyrie (1984) 163 exemplars
Chaos (2020) 158 exemplars
And the Desert Blooms (1985) 152 exemplars
Touch the Horizon (1984) 149 exemplars
Hindsight (2020) 142 exemplars
The Bullet (2021) 137 exemplars
Last Bridge Home (1987) 126 exemplars
Everlasting (1986) 125 exemplars
One Touch of Topaz (1988) 123 exemplars
Always (1986) 116 exemplars
White Satin (1985) 114 exemplars
Notorious (1990) 113 exemplars
High Stakes (2021) 111 exemplars
A Face to Die For (2022) 108 exemplars
Blink of an Eye (2021) 108 exemplars
The Bronzed Hawk (1990) 104 exemplars
This Fierce Splendor (1988) 103 exemplars
Magnificent Folly (1989) 99 exemplars
The Trustworthy Redhead (1984) 98 exemplars
Tender Savage (1990) 94 exemplars
Captive (2022) 90 exemplars
York, the Renegade (1986) 81 exemplars
The Lady & the Unicorn (1983) 80 exemplars
Strong, Hot Winds (1988) 79 exemplars
A Tough Man to Tame (1991) 79 exemplars
Wild Silver (1988) 78 exemplars
Man From Half Moon Bay (1988) 72 exemplars
The Reluctant Lark (1990) 71 exemplars
Blue Velvet (1985) 70 exemplars
Satin Ice (1988) 67 exemplars
Matilda, the Adventuress (1987) 65 exemplars
'Til the End of Time (1986) 65 exemplars
Across the River of Yesterday (1987) 63 exemplars
The Spellbinder (1987) 62 exemplars
Tempest at Sea (1983) 61 exemplars
Star-Spangled Bride (1993) 60 exemplars
Wicked Jake Darcy (1989) 60 exemplars
Winter Bride (1992) 59 exemplars
Star Light, Star Bright (1987) 56 exemplars
Stormy Vows (1983) 55 exemplars
On the Run [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) 55 exemplars
The Survivor (Eve Duncan) (2023) 53 exemplars
Return To Santa Flores (1984) 51 exemplars
Blue Skies and Shining Promises (1988) 51 exemplars
The Forever Dream (1985) 49 exemplars
No Red Roses (1984) 48 exemplars
Eve Quinn Bonnie Trilogy (2013) 8 exemplars
An Eve Duncan Collection (2011) 6 exemplars
Christmas Past 2 exemplars
Stj©Þrnors makt (1991) 1 exemplars
Hämnaren (2001) 1 exemplars
Kärleksnatten (1985) 1 exemplars
PandoranIn KIzI (2015) 1 exemplars
Den stygge andungen (2000) 1 exemplars
Flashback (Kendra Michaels) (2024) 1 exemplars
Vražedná hra (2000) 1 exemplars
On the Hunt (2023) 1 exemplars
The Persuasion 1 exemplars
High Stakes 1 exemplars
De schedel (2011) 1 exemplars
Det magiske speilet (2005) 1 exemplars
Best Kept Secret 1 exemplars
Ett sekund for sent 1 exemplars
angel fist 1 exemplars
Deadlock [Abridged Audiobook] (2013) 1 exemplars
Sense títol 1 exemplars

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Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Llocs de residència
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Johansen, Roy (son)
Brooking, Tamara (daughter)
Andrea Cirillo
Biografia breu
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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