Search Results: "Roy Johansen"


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NIGHT WATCH by Roy Johansen
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite the requisite mysterious evildoers and violence, this thriller remains curiously unsatisfying, perhaps because the formidable skills the heroine displays don't include common sense."
An unorthodox investigator is desperate to save her beloved mentor from possible death. Read full book review >

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THE ANSWER MAN by Roy Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1999

"Nothing fancy—but not a moment's rest, either."
Screenwriter Johansen (Edgar Award—winner for Murder 101 on cable TV) tries his hand at the thriller and comes up with aces. Read full book review >

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN by Lou Ann Walker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"But ultimately, though this is far from a complete picture, there's much here that's intriguing about the craft of this unique contemporary; the book may well inspire interest in his work. (Nonfiction. 9- 12)"
A harmoniously formatted portrait of a pop artist of sure interest to young readers, with excellent quotes from interviews, 20 telling color photos of the artist at work, and 19 reproductions of his paintings and sculptures. 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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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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BEYOND BELIEF by Roy Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2001

"As he did in his debut (The Answer Man, 1999), Johansen keeps the wires, hidden or not, humming."
Magician-turned-cop Joe Bailey could use a little magic in his own life. 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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ROY & LILLIE by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"More anecdotal than novelistic, it's too slight to rank with his best, but the Estleman hallmark has always been the quality of the prose. After 60 or so books (Alone, 2009, etc.) that remains fresh, flavorful and worth the price."
Rowdy Roy Bean, lovely Lillie Langtry—a fine romance with no kisses. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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BIJOU ROY by Ronica Dhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"On balance, this impressive debut novel will leave readers grateful for Dhar's thoughtful command of her material and eager to see her extend her range still further."
India's recent past and her Hindu family's own fragmented history complicate the new life sought in America by this dramatic first novel's eponymous protagonist. Read full book review >

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STELLA AND ROY by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"These outgoing, self-assured kids are beautifully observed; depicted in definitive black with joyfully bright added colors, their excursion makes a cheerful, attractive book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Aesop's ``The Hare and the Tortoise'' is reenacted by two preschoolers racing ``around the lake,'' in what could be a San Francisco park, to a popcorn stand. Read full book review >