Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen
Born (1938-04-07) April 7, 1938 (age 83)
Occupation novelist
Nationality American
Period 1983 - present
Genre Romance fiction, suspense fiction, crime fiction
Website
www.irisjohansen.com

Iris Johansen (born April 7, 1938) is an American author of crime fiction, suspense fiction, and romance novels.

Biography

Iris Johansen left a job as an airline reservations agent in the early 1980s to begin writing romance novels.[1] She changed direction slightly and began writing historical romantic suspense novels in 1991 with the publication of The Wind Dancer. She settled in to suspense writing as her main genre with the crime fiction thriller Ugly Duckling, published in 1996 [2] and soon after became a New York Times bestselling author. Johansen was born in St Louis Missouri, lives in Georgia, and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, contributes as her research assistant.

Bibliography

A complete list of the works by Iris Johansen[3]

Contemporary Romance Novels

  • Stormy Vows (1983)
  • Tempest At Sea (1983)
  • Reluctant Lark (1983)
  • The Bronzed Hawk (1983)
  • The Lady and the Unicorn (1984)
  • Return to Santa Flores (1984)
  • No Red Roses (1984)
  • White Satin (1985)
  • Blue Velvet (1985)
  • The Forever Dream (December, 1985)
  • The Spellbinder (Louis Benoit) (1987)
  • Strong, Hot Winds (1988)
  • Wicked Jake Darcy (1989)
  • One Touch of Topaz (1990)
  • An Unexpected Song (1990)
  • Tender Savage (1990)
  • Winter Bride (1992)
  • Star-Spangled Bride (1993)

Historical Romance

  • Last Bridge Home (1992)
  • The Tiger Prince (January, 1993)
  • The Magnificent Rogue (September, 1993)
  • Midnight Warrior (August, 1994)
  • The Beloved Scoundrel (September, 1994)
  • Dark Rider (May, 1995)

Sedikhan Series

List of series[4]

  • The Golden Barbarian (March, 1992)
  • The Golden Valkyrie (1984)
  • The Trustworthy Redhead (Louis Benoit) (1984)
  • Capture the Rainbow (1984)
  • Touch the Horizon (1984)
  • A Summer Smile (1985)
  • And the Desert Blooms (1986)
  • Always (1986)
  • Everlasting (1986)
  • Til the End of Time (1987)
  • Last Bridge Home (September, 1987)
  • Across the River of Yesterday (1987)
  • Starlight, Starbright (1988)
  • Man From Half Moon Bay (1988)
  • Blue Skies and Shining Promises (1988)
  • Magnificent Folly (1989)
  • Notorious (1990)
  • A Tough Man to Tame (1991)

Delaney Series

List of series[5]

  • This Fierce Splendor (1988)
  • Wild Silver (1988)
  • Satin Ice (1988)
  • The Delaney Christmas Carol (1992) w/ Kay Hooper

The Delaneys of Killaroo Series

List of series[6]

  • Matilda, the Adventuress (1987)

The Shamrock Trinity Series

List of series[7]

  • York, The Renegade (1986)

Lion's Bride Series

List of series[8]

  • Lion's Bride (February, 1996)
  • The Treasure (December, 2008)

The Wind Dancer series

  • The Wind Dancer (February, 1991)
  • Storm Winds (June, 1991)
  • Reap the Wind (October, 1991/a completely revised edition came out in 2002)
  • Final Target (May, 2001)

Featuring Eve Duncan

  1. The Face of Deception (October, 1998)
  2. The Killing Game (September, 1999)
  3. The Search (June, 2000)
  4. Body of Lies (March, 2002)
  5. Dead Aim (April, 2003)
  6. Blind Alley (September, 2004)
  7. Countdown (May, 2005)
  8. Stalemate (December, 2006)
  9. Quicksand (April, 2008)
  10. Blood Game (October, 2009)
  11. Eight Days to Live (April, 2010)
  12. Chasing the Night (October, 2010)
  13. Eve (April, 2011)
  14. Quinn (July, 2011)
  15. Bonnie (October, 2011)
  16. Sleep No More (October, 2012)
  17. Taking Eve (April, 2013)
  18. Hunting Eve (July, 2013)
  19. Silencing Eve (October, 2013)
  20. Shadow Play (September, 2015)
  21. Hide Away (April, 2016)
  22. Night and Day (July, 2016)
  23. Mind Game (October, 2017)
  24. Shattered Mirror (April, 2018)
  25. Dark Tribute (March, 2019)
  26. Smokescreen (July, 2019)
  27. The Persuasion (June, 2020)
  28. The Bullet (June 8, 2021)

Featuring Catherine Ling

  1. Chasing the Night (October, 2010)
  2. What Doesn't Kill You (April, 2012)
  3. Live to See Tomorrow (April, 2014)
  4. Your Next Breath (April, 2015)
  5. Vendetta (October, 2018)

Stand Alone Novels

  • The Ugly Duckling (May, 1996)
  • Long After Midnight (March, 1997)
  • And Then You Die... (January, 1998)
  • No One to Trust (October, 2002)
  • Fatal Tide (September, 2003)
  • Firestorm (March, 2004)
  • On The Run (December, 2005)
  • Killer Dreams (May, 2006)
  • Pandora's Daughter (October, 2007)
  • Dark Summer (October, 2008)
  • Deadlock (April, 2009)
  • The Perfect Witness (September, 2014)
  • No Easy Target (April, 2017)
  • Chaos (September, 2020)

With Roy Johansen

Stand Alone

  • Storm Cycle (July, 2009)

Featuring Hannah Bryson

  1. Silent Thunder (July, 2008)
  2. Shadow Zone (July, 2010)

Featuring Kendra Michaels

  1. With Open Eyes (June, 2012) [e-book short story]
  2. Close Your Eyes (July, 2012)
  3. Sight Unseen (July, 2014)
  4. The Naked Eye (July, 2015)
  5. Night Watch (October, 2016)
  6. Look Behind You (July, 2017)
  7. Double Blind (July, 2018)
  8. Hindsight (January, 2020)
  9. Blink of an Eye (February 2, 2021)

Awards

Film Adaptation

In 2011, the second novel in Johansen's Eve Duncan series was made in to a Lifetime film adaptation, The Killing Game (2011 film), starring Laura Prepon as forensic sculptor Eve Duncan. This film adaptation was directed by Bobby Roth.[12]

References

  1. ^ Gregorian, Cynthia. "Best-selling author returns to her St. Louis roots". Washington News. ProQuest 464718580. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Anonymous. "This Week's Bestsellers: April 29, 2013". Publishers Weekly. ProQuest 1347611735.
  3. ^ "Books | Iris Johansen". www.irisjohansen.com.
  4. ^ "Sedikhan". PenguinRandomhouse.com.
  5. ^ "The Delaneys". PenguinRandomhouse.com.
  6. ^ "The Delaneys of Killaroo". PenguinRandomhouse.com.
  7. ^ "The Shamrock Trinity". PenguinRandomhouse.com.
  8. ^ "Lion's Bride". PenguinRandomhouse.com.
  9. ^ "HISTORICAL ROMANCE". RT Book Reviews.
  10. ^ "SUSPENSE". RT Book Reviews.
  11. ^ "Career Achievement — Thriller". RT Book Reviews.
  12. ^ "Iris Johansen's The Killing Game - Official Movie Site - myLifetime.com". 22 October 2011. Archived from the original on 22 October 2011.

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