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Lyons, Susan 1957-

Works: 45 works in 217 publications in 1 language and 10,852 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories  Detective and mystery stories  Humorous stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PR6057.R386, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Lyons
Remarkable creatures a novel by Tracy Chevalier( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Mary is struck by lightning, she is gifted with the ability to see hidden fossils. But when she finds a skeleton, she soon faces the trials of a male-dominated scientific society
My life as a fake by Peter Carey( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950's poet Christopher Chubb teaches Australia a lesson about pretension when he composes a body of sexually charged poems, then dupes a trendy literary magazine into believing the poems were written by the late Bob McCorkle, an undiscovered genius. But the trick backfires, and soon Chubb finds himself tormented by the very monster he creates. Decades later a literary editor named Sarah Wode-Douglass begins peeling back the layers of the Chubb mystery in of all places, Malaysia--where the reclusive poet remains in hiding.--
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Matilda watches as all the foreigners flee her homeland-- all but one, the white man Mr. Watts. Amidst the ruins of the town schoolhouse, Watts reads Dickens' Great Expectations to the children, thus sparking their imaginations and giving them hope in a chaotic world
The other Boleyn girl by Philippa Gregory( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands
The chemistry of tears a novel by Peter Carey( Recording )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum curator Catherine's affair comes to an abrupt end with her married lover's untimely death. Denied outward grief by the nature of their relationship, Catherine retreats into isolation. Delving into notebooks more than a century old, she feels a growing connection to Henry Brandling, who in 1854 gave life to a mechanical creature
The headhunters by Peter Lovesey( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent discussion about killing the boss leads friends Gemma and Jo into real-life murder
The white queen by Philippa Gregory( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knight's widow in 1461, Elizabeth employs her considerable charms to reel in the biggest catch of all--virile King Edward IV. When their clandestine marriage comes to light, powerful enemies eye Elizabeth with contempt. After Edward dies suddenly in 1483, his brother usurps the throne, imprisoning Elizabeth's sons--the rightful heirs--and forcing her to flee. Humiliated and grief-stricken, Elizabeth unleashes her most effective weapon--her eldest daughter
Incendiary a novel by Chris Cleave( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's four-year-old son and husband are killed in a suicide bombing at a London soccer match, the woman writes a letter directly to Osama bin Laden to convince him to stop his attacks. The woman then takes a job helping the anti-terrorism effort, but outside her doors, the world feels like a war zone--and it pushes her to desperation
The centurion's wife by T. Davis Bunn( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage, is secretly commissioned to discover the truth behind the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine while also being engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions as leader of the Roman garrison near Galilee
The murder of Bindy MacKenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class brain Bindy Mackenzie has alienated her entire high school but when she realizes someone is trying to kill her, she has to make friends in order to get help
The forever girl by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age 4, Thursday chooses her own name. At age 6, she falls in love with her best friend, James, with whom she happily spends all her time. But in the adult world, things are not so simple: at the same time that Thursday's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, she realizes that James's father is interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their connection becomes more complicated as well: James drifts away from Thursday, but she keeps him in her sights: she attends the same college in Scotland and then follows him to London, Sydney, Singapore, rebuilding her life in every city, hoping each time that James will see what he is missing. As Thursday and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realized tale about how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life
Me before you by Jojo Moyes( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, and has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, and bossy. But Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected
Angelica by Arthur Phillips( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cosntance marries Joseph Barton, she believes she's found the perfect husband and protector. But three miscarriages and one troubled birth later, Constance begins to fear Joseph. She keeps their daughter Angelica in the bedroom to protect the girl, but eventually Joseph orders the practice to stop. Unsure what to think of her husband and concerned for Angelica's safety, Constance feels her dread grow when she senses a supernatural presence in the house. She seeks the help of a spiritualist, but it may already be too late
The hidden flame by T. Davis Bunn( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail is pursued by two suitors, a Hebrew merchant and a Roman soldier, but neither man wins her heart and. Now an approaching upheaval threatens her faith and courage
The Damascus way by T. Davis Bunn( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As persecution of Christians intensifies, Julia--a merchant's daughter--finds hope in a new faith. When Jacob is hired to guard her father's caravan, Julia and the young man are drawn together--unaware they both are secretly delivering messages to believers scattered by persecution
Blue Monday a novel by Nicci French( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frieda Klein is a brilliant psychotherapist who finds herself hunting down a kidnapper. When five-year-old Matthew Farraday goes missing, all of London is in an uproar--including Frieda, who recalls a patient haunted by dreams of snatching a child matching Matthew's description. To find the child before it's too late, Frieda must journey to a very dangerous place--the mind of a psychopath
Before the poison by Peter Robinson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood composer Chris Lowe mourns the death of his wife by returning home to his native Yorkshire, where he buys the desolate Kilnsgate House. Soon Chris discovers Kilnsgate's past--a man murdered 60 years ago, his wife convicted of the crime--and becomes convinced that the woman was innocent. As Chris' investigation deepens, it becomes increasingly entwined with his own search for closure
Emma a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In the meantime, she will do what she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world than herself. Happily, this summer brings many new faces to Highbury and into the sphere of Emma's not always perfectly felicitous council: Harriet Smith, a naive teacher's assistant at the ESL school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard; Frank Churchill, the attractive stepson of Emma's former governess; and, of course, the perfect Jane Fairfax. This Emma is wise, witty, and totally enchanting, and will appeal equally to Sandy's multitude of fans and the enormous community of wildly enthusiastic Austen aficionados
Rival to the queen by Carolly Erickson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the rivalry between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Lettice Knollys, follows the queen's decision not to marry in spite of her love for the ambitious Earl of Leicester, who secretly marries Lettie at a terrible cost
Tuesday's gone by Nicci French( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotherapist Frieda Klein is called upon by DCI Karlsson to help solve a grisly murder in which the prime suspect is afflicted with a strange mental disorder. As the pair dig into the dead man's past, they find plenty of motive for murder, but questions remain about whether the real killer is still on the loose
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.04 for The murder ... to 0.33 for Before the ...)

Remarkable creatures a novel
Alternative Names
Susan Lyons Australian actor

English (152)

My life as a fakeIncendiary a novelAngelicaRival to the queen