Search Results: "Jonathan Lyons"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A thoughtful, reasoned contribution to the distressing affairs of the Middle East."
Which is stronger: the ayatollah or rock 'n' roll? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Pertinent study that should aid in a better understanding between East and West."
Former Reuters editor and foreign correspondent Lyons fashions an accessible study about early Western acquisition of scientific knowledge from the Arab world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Clear, focused snapshots of a movement and its celebrated leader."
The author of The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization (2009) returns with an examination of transformative events in American cultural history—and of that great transformer himself, Benjamin Franklin. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF AMERICA by Nan Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1993

"Bring mints."
SoufflÇ sequel to Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976)—just as brainlessly brilliant, sustained, and instantly dated in its trendiness as the Lyonses' somewhat better last outing, The President is Coming to Lunch (1988). Read full book review >

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Released: June 22, 1995

"The book is rounded off with an essay by art historian Gail Levin (CUNY) that discusses, fittingly, Hopper's influence on other contemporary artists."
Loneliness and quiet desperation pervade these stories and poems inspired by, or reminiscent of, the paintings of Edward Hopper. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

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BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >

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BUTTON MAN by Paul Lyons
Released: July 1, 2004

"A nice portrait of life on the make, with a genuine, gritty feel and some memorable characters, but Lyons (Going for Broke, 1991, etc.) tries to put in a bit too much 1980s history, and the story rambles more than it needs to."
Sprawling account of a small-time gambler who hustles his way through the long, hot summer of 1988. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THINGS by Richard Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

From Oregonian Lyons (Camp Baseball; the stories A Wilderness of Faith and Love), a subjective police procedural that largely ignores what most procedurals do so well and focuses instead (superbly) on fugitive workings of the mind. Read full book review >

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FALSE PRETENSES by Arthur Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Welcome back, Jake."
Jacob Asch's first client since 1989 (Other People's Money) is Mark Jacobi, a salesman who wants Asch to check up on his wife—except that he isn't and he doesn't. Read full book review >

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BLACK SHEEP by C.J. Lyons
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Lyons, who used Caitlyn as a secondary character in Blind Faith (2012), is currently juggling four different series, all hyperventilating on drama, romance and overindulgent plotting. Someone out there must be a fan, and you know who you are."
Rule-breaking FBI agent Caitlyn Tierney goes partners with a leopard and a tattooed biker. Read full book review >