Iris Johansen

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Iris Johansen
Born (1938-04-07) April 7, 1938 (age 79)
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[edit]

Iris Johansen left her job as an airline reservations agent in the early 1980s to begin writing romance novels.[1] She then decided to turn to historical romantic suspense in the early 1990s starting with her novel The Wind Dancer, before she found herself settling in the genre of crime fiction with her first thriller Ugly Duckling published in 1996.[2] She has written in multiple genres to which some have landed her on the New York Times bestseller’s list.[citation needed] Johansen was born in St Louis Missouri, and lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.

Bibliography[edit]

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

Contemporary Romance Novels[edit]

  • 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 (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[edit]

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

Sedikhan Series[edit]

List of series[4]

  • The Golden Barbarian (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 (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[edit]

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[edit]

List of series[6]

  • Matilda, the Adventuress (1987)

The Shamrock Trinity Series[edit]

List of series[7]

  • York, The Renegade (1986)

Lion's Bride Series[edit]

List of series[8]

  • Lion's Bride (1996)
  • The Treasure (2008)

The Wind Dancer Trilogy[edit]

  • The Wind Dancer (1991)
  • Storm Winds (1991)
  • Reap the Wind (1991)
  • Final Target (2001)

Featuring Eve Duncan[edit]

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

Featuring Catherine Ling[edit]

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

Stand Alone Novels[edit]

  • The Ugly Duckling (1996)
  • Long After Midnight (1997)
  • And Then You Die... (1998)
  • No One to Trust (2002)
  • Fatal Tide (2003)
  • Firestorm (2004)
  • On The Run (2005)
  • Killer Dreams (2006)
  • Pandora's Daughter (2007)
  • Dark Summer (2008)
  • Deadlock (2009)
  • Storm Cycle (2009) w/ Roy Johansen
  • The Perfect Witness (2014)
  • No Easy Target (2017)

With Roy Johansen[edit]

Featuring Hannah Bryson[edit]

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

Featuring Kendra Michaels[edit]

  1. With Open Eyes (2012)
  2. Close Your Eyes (2012)
  3. Sight Unseen (2014)
  4. The Naked Eye (2015)
  5. Night Watch (2016)
  6. Look Behind You (2017)
  7. Double Blind (2018)

Awards[edit]

Film Adaptation[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Gregorian, Cynthia. "Best-selling author returns to her St. Louis roots". Washington News. 
  2. ^ Anonymous. "This Week's Bestsellers: April 29, 2013". Publishers Weekly. 
  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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