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Joan Hess


USA (1949 - )

aka Joan Hadley

Joan Hess is the author of both the Claire Malloy and the Maggody mystery series. She is a winner of the American Mystery Award, a member of Sisters in Crime, and a former president of the American Crime Writers League. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Historical Mystery, Young Adult Romance
 
Series





 
Theo Bloomer (as by Joan Hadley)
1. The Night Blooming Cereus (1986)
2. The Deadly Ackee (1988)
 




 
Amelia Peabody (with Elizabeth Peters)
20. The Painted Queen (2017)
 
Series contributed to
 
 
Anthologies edited
 
Anthologies containing stories by Joan Hess
 
Short stories
Six Shades of Black (1998)


Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1988) : Mischief in Maggody
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1993) : O Little Town of Maggody
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1995) : Miracles in Maggody


Joan Hess recommends

The Christie Caper (1991)
(Death On Demand, book 7)
Carolyn Hart
" A wickedly clever plot."

All the Hungry Mothers (1994)
(Jesus Creek, book 4)
Deborah Adams
"A series rich in provocative themes and artful plots."

Antiques Fruitcake (2014)
(Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)
Barbara Allan
"A hilarious team of snoops."


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