Search Results: "Liza Marklund"


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BORDERLINE by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"Annika's ninth adventure is a bravura performance that raises Marklund's game and lifts her above the mystery genre."
After returning from three years as a correspondent in Washington, Swedish reporter Annika Bengtzon must contend with the abduction of her husband, Thomas, in East Africa and the discovery of a nursery school mom's body in Stockholm. Read full book review >

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LIFETIME by Liza Marklund
Released: April 9, 2013

"The best of Marklund's books to be published in the U.S., this work sets readers up for the next installment of the Annika Bengtzon series, A Place in the Sun, with a tantalizing last-minute revelation."
Swedish tabloid reporter Annika Bengtzon investigates the murder of a legendary police detective whose unstable wife has been wrongly charged for the killing. Meanwhile, the brash Annika is investigated for the firebombing of her own house following the departure of her cheating husband. Read full book review >

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THE LONG SHADOW by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2014

"Against all odds, Annika eventually ties together all the felonies she's poked her nose into, but it's a thankless slog that will make you grateful you aren't a newspaper reporter yourself."
Her spirits dimmed but not quenched by her last round of collisions with violent death (Lifetime, 2013), Stockholm reporter Annika Bengtzon ventures abroad in search of more dragons to slay. Read full book review >

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RED WOLF by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Things get too talky down the home stretch. Still, this is a solid thriller from a Swedish novelist looking for a breakout in the United States."
Celebrated Stockholm crime reporter Annika Bengtzon, still recovering from being held hostage by a mad killer in The Bomber (2001), ties the murder of a reporter in a northern Swedish town to a secret radical group from the late '60s. This thriller was first published in Sweden in 2003. Read full book review >

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THE BOMBER by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"A few pleasantly different Swedish details (e.g., you can buy Christmas glogg, a nonalcoholic mulled wine, from street vendors) in a competent page-turner that moves fast to a clumsy end."
Routine woman-in-periler ("the most successful book ever published in Sweden," we're told) pits an aggressive journalist against a mad bomber haunting Stockholm's Olympic Village. Read full book review >

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MUSCLEBOUND by Liza Cody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

Down but not out, that's Eva Wylie, the erstwhile London Lassassin who's been barred from wrestling because she had too much pride in her work to wear the ridiculous getup the omnipotent promoter Daddy (``Dirty'') Read full book review >

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PLAYING BOTTICELLI by Liza Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sharp, likable, and nicely paceded: Nelson writes with a light touch and a sharp eye."
A rambling and good-natured debut novel that follows a young woman as she takes to the road in search of the father she never knew. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING AMERICA by Liza Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Well-crafted and original—a welcome short-story debut."
In spite of an innocuous title, Wieland (The Names of the Lost, 1992) employs rich shapes and colors, finely hewed thematic details, and a heart full of a rebel's sympathy in the ten long stories collected here. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE RAINBOW by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Though children will probably move on from it quickly, it will definitely help them on their ways. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This early-reader riff on cumulative folk tales features a girl in pursuit of the end of a rainbow who discovers there's no pot of gold. Read full book review >