Search Results: "Roy Johansen"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >