Search Results: "Iris Johansen"


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STALEMATE by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"All the usual elements, somewhat manipulatively reconfigured."
In prolific suspense novelist Johansen's energetic new Eve Duncan thriller (Countdown, 2005, etc.), the forensics sculptor makes a dangerous deal with a Colombian weapons dealer. Read full book review >

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BLOOD GAME by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Not even Hamburger Helper could rescue this overdone hash."
Johansen (Deadlock, 2009, etc.) stirs psychics, an apprentice vampire and some unsettled ghosts into a bubbling pot of balderdash. Read full book review >

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ON THE RUN by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A blurry suspense story directed at the reader's feminine side."
A forced, hackneyed thriller set around the taming of a pair of toughened ex-CIA agents marks Johansen's latest departure from her Eve Duncan series (Countdown, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRESTORM by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2004

"Must . . . please . . . fans."
Psychic arson investigator. Read full book review >

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NO EASY TARGET by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The author's told this story many times before, but it never gets old to her many devotees."
Johansen dumps a host of bad guys on the trail of an animal psychic in her latest action-packed damsel-in-distress outing. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY DUCKLING by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"The myth of the ugly duckling is a seminal women's fantasy, exploited here in streamlined and product-tested style. (Author tour)"
In a successful hardcover debut, megaseller Johansen abandons the lush historical romances that have made her reputation and stakes out the proven market of Nora Roberts and Sidney Sheldon. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2005

"Hey, she's gotta get back to Harvard, and Cira's gold, the stuff dreams are made of, must surely reappear."
Johansen's sixth entry about forensics sculptor Eve Duncan (Blind Alley, 2005, etc.), who shapes human faces from the skulls of murder victims. Read full book review >

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DEAD AIM by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Smoothly written, tightly plotted, turbocharged thriller, about a millimeter deep—but megaselling Johansen doesn't miss (Body of Lies, 2002, etc.)."
Tough-minded photojournalist Alex Graham inadvertently saves the free world. Read full book review >

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SHADOW PLAY by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An intriguing idea bogged down by incongruent plot and character details."
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan takes on the facial reconstruction of a young, unidentified girl buried for eight years and becomes intensely involved in the case. Read full book review >

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TAKING EVE by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2013

"A successful Johansen novel, filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back for Book 2."
Jim Doane will stop at nothing to get the answers he wants as to what happened to his son, and he knows forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is the key; not only can she recreate Kevin's face from his skull, but she's a character in a deadly game she doesn't even know she's playing. Read full book review >

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WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2012

"The book, weighed down by a predictable plot, won't thrill the reader with its super-woman heroine, wickedly handsome love interest and by-the-numbers supporting cast."
Johansen revives some of the same characters that populated her previous novels. Read full book review >

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LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1997

"Overall, then, a lively, engrossing ride by a strong new voice in the romantic suspense genre."
Second-novelist Johansen (The Ugly Duckling, p. 249) clearly has a penchant for superwoman protagonists who emerge victorious in the face of all adversity. Read full book review >