Iris Johansen Books In Order

Publication Order of Louis Benoit Books

The Trustworthy Redhead (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spellbinder (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Delaneys Books

York, the Renegade (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matilda, the Adventuress (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Fierce Splendor (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Silver (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satin Ice (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wind Dancer Books

The Wind Dancer (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Winds (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reap the Wind (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Target (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eve Duncan Books

The Face of Deception (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Game (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Search (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body of Lies (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blind Alley (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Countdown (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalemate (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quicksand (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Game (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eight Days to Live (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing the Night (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eve (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quinn (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonnie (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleep No More (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Eve (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunting Eve (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silencing Eve (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Play (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide Away (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night and Day (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Catherine Ling Books

Chasing the Night (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Doesn't Kill You (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Live to See Tomorrow (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Next Breath (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kendra Michaels Books

Close Your Eyes (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Open Eyes (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sight Unseen (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naked Eye (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Watch (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Golden Valkyrie (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch the Horizon (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capture the Rainbow (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Satin (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Forever Dream (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Til the End of Time (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everlasting (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Bridge Home (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strong, Hot Winds (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Skies and Shining Promises (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man From Half Moon Bay (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Touch of Topaz (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Jake Darcy (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unexpected Song (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tender Savage (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Notorious (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tough Man to Tame (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Barbarian (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reap the Wind (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Bride (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Bridge Home (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Spangled Bride (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tiger Prince (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magnificent Rogue (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Warrior (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Rider (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lion's Bride (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ugly Duckling (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long After Midnight (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Then You Die (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Game (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Target (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No One to Trust (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Aim (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Tide (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Aim (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Tide (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firestorm (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On The Run (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Dreams (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandora's Daughter (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Summer (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Thunder (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Cycle (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Zone (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadlock (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Witness (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Next Breath (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naked Eye (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Iris Johansen:

Iris Johansen is an American author. She specializes in Romance and Crime Novels and has had a high level of success. She was born April 7th 1938, she is married and has a son called Roy, who she collaborates with on some of her later novels and a daughter called Tamara who now works as her research assistant

A late Beginning

Johansen did not start writing until later on in her life. She needed something to do once her children had left home. What started out as a hobby quickly became a very successful career and she is still publishing today.

She started out writing romance novels and she was first published in 1984 with Touch the Horizon. The book is about the romance between Billie Callahan and David Bradford. Billie is an actress who travels to the desert to work on a film and David is a mysterious cowboy who has hidden reasons for being in the desert.

The book was very successful and was compared to Lawrence of Arabia. The book reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list and the stage was set for her to become a very successful author.

Making the Switch

Johansen had just under 40 novels published when she decided to switch from romance novels to crime fiction. The reason for her switch were not publicized until a fan asked her the question on her website.

She indicated that she started out writing romance novels because she liked a happy ending and then she switched because she wanted more plot twists and character depths that were more challenging to her. She also said that she still tries to put a romance element into her crime novels now, so that she feels like she has the best of both worlds.

Her crime novels have brought her great success and she has had 17 consecutive New York Times bestsellers.

A Criminal Beginning

Her first novel as a criminal writer was The Ugly Duckling, which was published in 1996. The novel is concerned with the story of Nell Calder. She suffered a brutal attack, which should have killed her, but she survived. With her attacker still on the loose, she is protected by someone who is determined to save her and catch the killer at the same time.

The book made the New York Times bestseller list and she went on to write a further 113 stand alone novels in the criminal genre. Her latest stand-alone novel was published in 2009 and was called Storm Cycle.

Eve Duncan

In 1998, she published her first Eve Duncan novel called The Face of Deception. Johansen is still writing books for the Eve Duncan series now, with the latest three novels, Taking Eve, Hunting Eve and Silencing Eve all being released in 2013. So far, there are 18 novels in the Eve Duncan Series.

Who is Eve Duncan?

Eve Duncan is a woman who has faced many evils in her life and yet she has survived. She was an illegitimate child when she was born and she followed in her Mother’s footsteps when she had her own child, called Bonnie, at 18 years old.

This should have ruined her life but she made the most of it and was working her way through college when Bonnie was kidnapped and murdered. This is something that has shaped her life. The murderer has never been caught and Bonnie’s body was never found.

Since that tragic murder, Eve has devoted her life to bringing closure to other parents. She works as a forensic sculptor and spends a lot of her time at work. She never had anymore children, but she does have an adopted daughter called Jane, who she rescued off the streets. She lives with her lover Joe Quinn and they have built a loving family for themselves.

The Eve Duncan series is critically acclaimed, keeping readers glued to each page and anxiously awaiting the next novel. Novels in this series are usually released in trilogies, with a theme in the three books.

Joe Quinn

Joe Quinn is an FBI Agent and he met Eve when he was assigned to the Bonnie Duncan case. He instantly fell in love with Eve and he left the FBI to join the Atlanta Police Department so could build a life with Eve.

Their relationship is an intense love story but they experience times of strain because Eve is obsessed with finding her daughter’s killer. He has a starring role in six of the 18 Eve Duncan novels; Countdown, Blind Alley, Body of Lies, Killing Game, Quinn and Bonnie.

Jane MacGuire

As mentioned above, Jane is Eve and Joe’s adoptive daughter and they are all very close. Jane rescued her from a life on the street and they have been a family ever since.

In the latest novels, Jane is a young woman and has her own career and life. She is an artist and often gets herself into her own messes. She struggles with relationships because of her past and often has trouble trusting people.

She features heavily in the three novels Eight Days to Live, Count Down and Blind Alley and fans of the Eve Duncan novels are always eager to see what she is up to in her life.

The Future

Johansen released her latest Eve Duncan trilogy this year, with the conclusion released on the 1st of October. The trilogy has been a critical success with the first two books heading straight onto the New York Times bestseller list.

In the future, she is set to release the third novel in her other series which feature Kendra Michaels (written with her son) and then she will continue to write her Eve Duncan novels as well as collaborating more with her Son, Roy.

Roy himself is an Edgar Award winning screenwriter and novelist. On his own he has written books such as Answer Man, Beyond Belief and Deadly Visions.


In collaboration with her son, Roy, Iris released Close Your Eyes, which tells the story of Kendra Michaels. Kendra tracks serial killers for the FBI with skills that she has developed due to being blind for 20 years of her life. In this story, the target of the serial killer is a previous lover so she is taking the case very personally.

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