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New York Times-bestselling author and screenwriter best known for his work in the mystery/suspense genre. Johansen's entrée into the movie business came by way of his original screenplay for "Murder 101," written in college and for which he won the national FOCUS (Films Of College and University Students) award, a competition sponsored by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese, among others. The screenplay was later produced for cable television and was awarded the Edgar Allen Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America in the Best Television Miniseries or Movie category.

Later, Johansen collaborated with comic book legend Stan Lee in creating The Accuser superhero character, who appeared in a series of animated adventures from Stan Lee Media.

More recently, Johansen has written several best-selling mystery novels, including "The Answer Man," "Beyond Belief," "Deadly Visions," "Silent Thunder," "Storm Cycle," "Shadow Zone" and "Close Your Eyes." His next thriller, "Sight Unseen," will be published by St. Martin's Press in July 2014.

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