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Iris Johansen

Autor(a) de The Face Of Deception

169+ Works 52,343 Membros 731 Reviews 84 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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Obras de Iris Johansen

The Face Of Deception (1998) 1,817 cópias
The Killing Game (2000) 1,617 cópias
Body of Lies (2002) 1,605 cópias
Countdown (2005) 1,576 cópias
The Search (2000) 1,560 cópias
Blind Alley (2004) 1,557 cópias
Stalemate (2007) 1,469 cópias
Dead Aim (2003) 1,388 cópias
Quicksand (2008) 1,350 cópias
Killer Dreams (2006) 1,322 cópias
Pandora's Daughter (2007) 1,282 cópias
Firestorm (2004) 1,278 cópias
Fatal Tide (2003) 1,277 cópias
Final Target (2001) 1,268 cópias
The Ugly Duckling (1996) 1,248 cópias
No One to Trust (2002) 1,195 cópias
On the Run (2006) 1,181 cópias
Dark Summer (2008) 1,057 cópias
And Then You Die (2005) 1,007 cópias
Chasing the Night (2010) 994 cópias
Long After Midnight (1997) 969 cópias
Blood Game (2009) 962 cópias
Eve (2011) 918 cópias
Eight Days to Live (2010) 917 cópias
Deadlock (2009) 881 cópias
Quinn (2011) 783 cópias
Bonnie (2011) 773 cópias
Reap The Wind (1997) 770 cópias
Silent Thunder (2008) 662 cópias
What Doesn't Kill You (2011) 614 cópias
Taking Eve (2013) 576 cópias
Storm Cycle (2009) 568 cópias
Sleep No More (2012) 546 cópias
Hunting Eve (2013) 521 cópias
Silencing Eve (2013) 474 cópias
Close Your Eyes (2012) 456 cópias
Shadow Zone (2010) 449 cópias
The Treasure (2008) 443 cópias
The Wind Dancer (1991) 442 cópias
Lion's Bride (1996) 395 cópias
Shadow Play (2015) 395 cópias
The Perfect Witness: A Novel (2014) 389 cópias
Storm Winds (1991) 383 cópias
Live to See Tomorrow (2014) 353 cópias
Midnight Warrior (1994) 323 cópias
Hide Away (2016) 317 cópias
Sight Unseen (2014) 307 cópias
The Magnificent Rogue (1993) — Autor — 304 cópias
No Easy Target (2017) 302 cópias
Shattered Mirror (2018) 292 cópias
Night and Day (2016) 287 cópias
The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) — Autor — 278 cópias
Your Next Breath (2015) 276 cópias
The Naked Eye (2015) 267 cópias
Night Watch (2016) 258 cópias
Look Behind You (2017) 252 cópias
Mind Game (2017) 251 cópias
The Tiger Prince (1992) 251 cópias
The Golden Barbarian (1991) 247 cópias
Vendetta (2018) 223 cópias
Smokescreen (2019) 221 cópias
Dark Rider (1995) — Autor — 215 cópias
Dark Tribute (2019) 209 cópias
Double Blind (2018) 207 cópias
An Unexpected Song (1990) 201 cópias
A Summer Smile (1985) 199 cópias
Capture the Rainbow (1984) 182 cópias
The Persuasion (2020) 172 cópias
The Golden Valkyrie (1984) 163 cópias
Chaos (2020) 158 cópias
And the Desert Blooms (1985) 152 cópias
Touch the Horizon (1984) 149 cópias
Hindsight (2020) 146 cópias
The Bullet (2021) 138 cópias
Last Bridge Home (1987) 126 cópias
Everlasting (1986) 125 cópias
One Touch of Topaz (1988) 123 cópias
Always (1986) 116 cópias
White Satin (1985) 114 cópias
Notorious (1990) 113 cópias
High Stakes (2021) 111 cópias
A Face to Die For (2022) 108 cópias
Blink of an Eye (2021) 108 cópias
The Bronzed Hawk (1990) 104 cópias
This Fierce Splendor (1988) 103 cópias
Magnificent Folly (1989) 99 cópias
The Trustworthy Redhead (1984) 98 cópias
Tender Savage (1990) 94 cópias
Captive (2022) 90 cópias
York, the Renegade (1986) 81 cópias
The Lady & the Unicorn (1983) 80 cópias
Strong, Hot Winds (1988) 79 cópias
A Tough Man to Tame (1991) 79 cópias
Wild Silver (1988) 78 cópias
Man From Half Moon Bay (1988) 72 cópias
Blue Velvet (1985) 71 cópias
The Reluctant Lark (1990) 71 cópias
Satin Ice (1988) 67 cópias
Matilda, the Adventuress (1987) 65 cópias
'Til the End of Time (1986) 65 cópias
The Spellbinder (1987) 62 cópias
Tempest at Sea (1983) 61 cópias
Star-Spangled Bride (1993) 60 cópias
Wicked Jake Darcy (1989) 60 cópias
Winter Bride (1992) 59 cópias
Star Light, Star Bright (1987) 56 cópias
Stormy Vows (1983) 55 cópias
The Survivor (Eve Duncan) (2023) 54 cópias
Return To Santa Flores (1984) 51 cópias
The Forever Dream (1985) 49 cópias
No Red Roses (1984) 48 cópias
Eve Quinn Bonnie Trilogy (2013) 8 cópias
An Eve Duncan Collection (2011) 6 cópias
Christmas Past 2 cópias
Kärleksnatten (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Stj©Þrnors makt (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Hämnaren (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
PandoranIn KIzI (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Den stygge andungen (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Flashback (Kendra Michaels) (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
Mies Puolenkuun lahdelta 1 exemplar(es)
Vražedná hra (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
The Persuasion 1 exemplar(es)
On the Hunt (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
High Stakes 1 exemplar(es)
De schedel (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Det magiske speilet (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Best Kept Secret 1 exemplar(es)
Ett sekund for sent 1 exemplar(es)
angel fist 1 exemplar(es)
Deadlock [Abridged Audiobook] (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Sem título 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Locais de residência
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Johansen, Roy (son)
Brooking, Tamara (daughter)
Andrea Cirillo
Pequena biografia
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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