Search Results: "Lisa Tillinger Johansen"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"A cogent examination of the positive side of fast food, presented in a fresh, clear style."
A nutritionist defends the fast-food industry. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW ZONE by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Light, sexy thriller peppered with enough science and mysticism to make any beach seem a little more exotic."
An undersea exploration reveals the mysteries of a lost Atlantis-type land and a possible superweapon in this second Hannah Bryson sub-centered thriller. Read full book review >

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CLOSE YOUR EYES by Roy Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2012

"A not-so-thrilling thriller that leaves readers wishing that the bad guys were better shots."
Johansen and her son, Roy, team up for their fourth collaborative effort (Shadow Zone, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOOK BEHIND YOU by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The authors tick off all the thriller boxes and then some, but they offer nothing new to distinguish this book in a crowded field."
A serial killer runs amok in San Diego in Johansen and Johansen's latest to feature Sherlock-ian music therapist Kendra Michaels. Read full book review >

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PIPPIN TAKES A BATH by K.V. Johansen
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lighthearted, lightweight, Johansen's story is well-paced and charming, while Lum's watercolors dance with simplicity, conveying the affection between Pippin and Mabel in a few expressive lines. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippin and Mabel, a dog and a girl, respectively, will endear themselves and be instantly recognizable to any child who has ever tried to get a dog into a bathtub. Read full book review >

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THE FACE OF DECEPTION by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"A sequel is on its way, and perhaps with that Johansen will deliver what she only promises here."
Johansen (And Then You Die, 1998, etc.) leaves romance behind for some pedestrian adventure and a stab at emotional healing. Read full book review >

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BODY OF LIES by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2002

"Elementary prose studded with innumerable clichés. But the convoluted storyline of this, Johansen's sixtieth novel (Final Target, 2001, etc.), is sure to please faithful fans."
A forensic sculptor still searches for her murdered daughter's face in every skull she reconstructs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >