Iris Johansen Books in Order

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Iris Johansen is an American-born author who has gained popularity through her top-notch storytelling skills. She was born in ST Louis, Missouri, United States of America. Iris began her writing career in the early 1980s and has since made a name for herself through creative writing. When she began, she started with the historical romance genre and, from there, moved to other genres like suspense, crime fiction, mystery, bibliography, etc. 

So, if you’ve been a fan of Iris Johansen’s creative works or are just getting to know about the author and still confused about how to start reading her books, you’re at the right place. In this post, we’ll look at Iris Johansen’s books in order and also answer some questions. Come with us!

What Type of Books Does Iris Johansen Write?

Iris Johansen is well known for writing books in the romance, mystery, and suspense genres. She is not focused on one genre. The author is a multi-talented creative writer who continually features multifaceted female protagonists in her stories, who pass through difficult tracts full of mystery, peril, and occasionally a hint of the paranormal, which are a common theme in her writings. 

For readers who enjoy exciting, character-driven stories, Johansen’s creative writing style combines parts of crime, psychological suspense, and romantic tension to create a dynamic reading experience. Johansen’s versatility as a writer guarantees a broad allure across many literary choices within the genre of suspenseful fiction, regardless of the subject matter she chooses to explore. She also delves into a forensic investigation, political intrigue, and the difficulties of personal relationships.

Iris Johansen Standalone Novels Books Series in Order of Publication 

  • The Reluctant Lark (1983)
The Reluctant Lark: A Loveswept Classic Romance
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The Reluctant Lark: A Loveswept Classic Romance
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Johansen, Iris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 203 Pages – 04/08/2013 (Publication Date) – Loveswept (Publisher)
  • The Golden Valkyrie (1984) 
The Golden Valkyrie
253 people on Amazon loves this❣️
The Golden Valkyrie
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Angela Brazil (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/29/2008 (Publication Date) – Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)
  • The Trustworthy Redhead (1985) 
The Trustworthy Redhead
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The Trustworthy Redhead
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Elisabeth Rodgers (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/30/2012 (Publication Date) – Brilliance Audio (Publisher)
  • The Forever Dream (1985)
The Forever Dream
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The Forever Dream
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Iris Johansen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 309 Pages – 01/01/2016 (Publication Date) – Bantam Books (Publisher)
  • Capture the Rainbow (1986) 
Capture the Rainbow
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Capture the Rainbow
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Angela Brazil (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 12/01/2008 (Publication Date) – Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)
  • York, the Renegade (1986)
The Shamrock Trinity: York, The Renegade
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The Shamrock Trinity: York, The Renegade
  • Iris Johansen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 181 Pages – 10/01/1986 (Publication Date) – Loveswept (Publisher)
  • Rafe, the Maverick (1986)
Rafe: The Maverick (Loveswept, No 167)
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Rafe: The Maverick (Loveswept, No 167)
  • Hooper, Kay (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/01/1986 (Publication Date) – Loveswept (Publisher)
  • The Spellbinder (1987)
The Spellbinder: A Loveswept Classic Romance
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The Spellbinder: A Loveswept Classic Romance
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Johansen, Iris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 184 Pages – 01/21/2014 (Publication Date) – Loveswept (Publisher)
  • One Touch of Topaz (1988)
One Touch of Topaz
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One Touch of Topaz
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Angela Brazil (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/04/2009 (Publication Date) – Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)
  • Strong, Hot Winds (1988)
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Strong, Hot Winds
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Strong, Hot Winds
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Elisabeth Rodgers (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 02/26/2013 (Publication Date) – Brilliance Audio (Publisher)
  • Wicked Jake Darcy (1989)
Wicked Jake Darcy (Loveswept, No 364)
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Wicked Jake Darcy (Loveswept, No 364)
  • Johansen, Iris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 192 Pages – 10/01/1989 (Publication Date) – Bantam Books (Publisher)
  • Tender Savage (1990)
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Tender Savage
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Tender Savage
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Susan Boyce (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/27/2010 (Publication Date) – Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)
  • An Unexpected Song (1990)
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An Unexpected Song
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An Unexpected Song
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Pamela Dillman (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/28/2006 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)
  • Winter Bride (1992)
Winter Bride (Loveswept #522)
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Winter Bride (Loveswept #522)
  • Johansen, Iris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/01/1992 (Publication Date) – Loveswept (Publisher)
  • The Tiger Prince (1992)
The Tiger Prince by Johansen, Iris(December 1, 1992) Mass Market Paperback
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  • Star-Spangled Bride (1993)
Star-Spangled Bride (Loveswept #622)
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Star-Spangled Bride (Loveswept #622)
  • Johansen, Iris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 210 Pages – 06/01/1993 (Publication Date) – Bantam Books (Publisher)
  • The Magnificent Rogue (1993)
The Magnificent Rogue by Iris Johansen(August 1, 1993) Mass Market Paperback
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  • The Beloved Scoundrel (1994)
The Beloved Scoundrel: A Novel
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The Beloved Scoundrel: A Novel
  • Johansen, Iris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 464 Pages – 01/01/1994 (Publication Date) – Bantam (Publisher)
  • Midnight Warrior (1994)
Midnight Warrior by Iris Johansen (1994-07-01)
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Midnight Warrior by Iris Johansen (1994-07-01)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/19/2024 (Publication Date) – Bantam (Publisher)
  • The Ugly Duckling (1994)
The Ugly Duckling: Timeless Tales (Timeless Tales from Hallmark)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Bedrock, Press (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 1 Page – 06/01/1994 (Publication Date) – Bedrock Press (Publisher)
  • Dark Rider (1995)
DARK RIDER [Dark Rider ] BY Johansen, Iris(Author)Mass Market Paperbound 01-Apr-1995
  • Iris Johansen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Bantam (Publisher)
  • Lion’s Bride (1996)
Lion's Bride
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Lion’s Bride
  • Johansen, Iris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 480 Pages – 01/01/1996 (Publication Date) – Bantam (Publisher)
  • Long After Midnight (1997)
Long After Midnight
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Long After Midnight
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Carolyn McCormick (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 12/15/1999 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)
  • And Then You Die (1998)
And Then You Die by Iris Johansen (1998-09-01)
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And Then You Die by Iris Johansen (1998-09-01)
  • unknown author (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/01/1721 (Publication Date) – Bantam (Publisher)
  • No One to Trust (2002)
No One to Trust
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No One to Trust
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Bernadette Dunne (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 08/29/2003 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)
  • Dead Aim (2002)
Dead Aim
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Dead Aim
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Thomas Perry (Author) – Michael Kramer (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/26/2010 (Publication Date) – Tantor Audio (Publisher)
  • Fatal Tide (2003)
Fatal Tide
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Fatal Tide
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Bernadette Dunne (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/14/2003 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)
  • Firestorm (2004)
Firestorm (2004-2007) #4
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Jolley, Dan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 23 Pages – 08/04/2004 (Publication Date) – DC (Publisher)
  • On the Run (2005)
On the Run
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On the Run
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Jennifer Van Dyck (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 12/21/2005 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)
  • Killer Dreams (2006)
Killer Dreams
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Killer Dreams
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Jennifer Van Dyck (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/24/2006 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)
  • Pandora’s Daughter (2007)
Pandora's Daughter: A Novel
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Pandora’s Daughter: A Novel
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Jennifer Van Dyck (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/27/2008 (Publication Date) – Brilliance Audio (Publisher)
  • Dark Summer (2008)
Dark Summer
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Dark Summer
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Joyce Bean (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/21/2008 (Publication Date) – Brilliance Audio (Publisher)
  • Deadlock (2009)
Deadlock
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Deadlock
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Jennifer Van Dyck (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/21/2009 (Publication Date) – Brilliance Audio (Publisher)
  • Storm Cycle (2009) (with Roy Johansen)
Storm Cycle
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Storm Cycle
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Tanya Eby (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/21/2009 (Publication Date) – Brilliance Audio (Publisher)
  • The Perfect Witness (2014)
The Perfect Witness
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The Perfect Witness
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Elisabeth Rodgers (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/30/2014 (Publication Date) – Brilliance Audio (Publisher)
  • No Easy Target (2017)
No Easy Target
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No Easy Target
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Iris Johansen (Author) – Elisabeth Rodgers (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/25/2017 (Publication Date) – Recorded Books (Publisher)
  • Chaos (2020)
Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Tom O’Neill (Author) – Kevin Stillwell (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/25/2019 (Publication Date) – Hachette Audio (Publisher)
  • On the Hunt (2023)
On the Hunt
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On the Hunt
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dianne Duvall (Author) – Arika Rapson (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 08/25/2015 (Publication Date) – Tantor Audio (Publisher)

Eve Duncan Series in Reading and Publication Order

  • The Face of Deception (1998)
  • The Killing Game (1999)
  • The Search (2000)
  • Body of Lies (2002)
  • Blind Alley (2004)
  • Countdown (2005)
  • Stalemate (2006)
  • Quicksand (2008)
  • Blood Game (2009)
  • Eight Days to Live (2010)
  • Chasing The Night (2010)
  • Eve (2011)
  • Quinn Even (2011)
  • Bonnie (2011)
  • Sleep No More (2012)
  • Taking Eve (2013)
  • Hunting Eve (2013)
  • Silencing Eve (2013) 
  • Shadow Play (2015)
  • Hide Away (2016)
  • Night and Day (2016)
  • Mind Game (2017)
  • Shattered Mirror  (2018)
  • Dark Tribute (2019)
  • Smokescreen (2019)
  • The Persuasion (2020)
  • The Bullet (2021)
  • A Face to Die For (2022)
  • Captive (2022)
  • The Survivor (2023)

Eve, Quinn, And Bonnie Books Series in Order of Reading & Publication 

  • Eve (2011)
  • Quinn (2011)
  • Bonnie (2011)

Catherine Ling Books in the Order of Publication 

  • Chasing The Night (2010)
  • What Doesn’t Kill You (2012)
  • Live to See Tomorrow (2014)
  • Your Next Breath (2015)
  • Vendetta (2018)

Kendra Michaels Books in Reading and Publication Order

  • Close Your Eyes (2011)
  • With Open Eyes (2012)
  • Sleep No More (2012)
  • Sight Unseen (2014)
  • The Naked Eye (2015)
  • Night Watch (2016)
  • Look Behind You (2017)
  • Double Blind (2018)
  • Hindsight (2020)
  • Blink of an Eye (2021)
  • Killer View was written in 2022 by Roy Johansen with a foreword by Iris Johansen
  • More Than Meets The Eye (2023)

Clannad Books in Order of Publication 

  • The Lady and the Unicorn (1983)
  • The Last Bridge Home (1987)
  • Across the River of Yesterday (1987)
  • Magnificent Folly (1989)
  • A Tough Man to Tame  (1991)

Standalone Iris Johansen Romantic Suspense Books

  • The Ugly Duckling (1994)
  • Long After Midnight (1997)
  • And Then You Die (1997)
  • No One To Trust (2002)
  • Dead Aim (2002)
  • Fatal Tide (2003)
  • Firestorm (2004)
  • On The Run (2005)
  • Killer Dreams (2006)
  • Pandora’s Daughter (2007)
  • Dark Summer (2008)
  • Deadlock (2009)
  • Storm Cycle in 2009 with Roy Johansen
  • The Perfect Witness  (2014)
  • No Easy Target (2017)
  • Chaos (2020)
  • On the Hunt (2023)

Wind Dancer Books in Order of Reading

  • The Wind Dancer (1991)
  • Storm Winds (1991)
  • Reap the Wind (1997)
  • Final Target (2001)

What is the First Book in the Eve Duncan Series?

The first novel in the Eve Duncan series by Iris Johansen is “The Face of Deception,” published in 1998. The story served as an introduction of the character of Forensic Sculptor Eve Duncan to the readers. It opened the stage for another series of intriguing mysteries and suspenseful plots that came after, which is her investigative journey. It’s a mind-blowing story that will leave you wanting to devour the rest of the books in the series.

What is Eve by Iris Johansen About?

Iris Johansen’s Eve is a  psychological thriller that shares the story of forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, who gets drawn into a dreadful mystery. Motivated by an unfortunate event, Eve is committed to rebuilding crime victims’ faces to provide closure to their families. But when a vicious murderer kidnaps her daughter and demands that Eve recreate the criminal’s long-dead son’s skull, her story takes a terrible twist. As Eve battles a formidable opponent and uncovers the secrets of her past, the book goes into themes of grief, resiliency, and her hunt for vengeance.

Wrapping Up

Iris Johansen has written numerous books that have gained her popularity. You can start with “The Face of Deception” and move to other novels from the author. One of the things that made me love her books is her A-list storytelling skills. If you’re a fan of historical romance, mystery, suspense, crime romance and haven’t checked out books by Iris Johansen, you’re indeed missing out on a lot of interesting stories. Pick one of her books and enjoy yourself. We took our time, to list everything, including the dates, to help you make an informed reading decision. Have a fun read!

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