Joan Hess
1949-
 

Joan Hess was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is the creator of:
1. 'Arly Hanks', police chief in Maggody, Arkansas.
2. 'Claire Malloy', bookstore owner in Farberville, Arkansas.
She also writes under the pseudonym 'Joan Hadley'. Visit also this site.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'Arly Hanks' Novels
 1) Malice in Maggody  1987
 2) Mischief in Maggody  1988
 3) Much Ado in Maggody  1989
 4) Mortal Remains in Maggody  1991
 5) Madness in Maggody  1991
 6) Maggody in Manhattan  1992
 7) O Little Town of Maggody  1993
 8) Martians in Maggody  1994
 9) Miracles in Maggody  1995
10) Maggody Militia  1997
11) Misery Loves Maggody  1999
12) Murder@Maggody.com  2000
13) Maggody and the Moonbeams  2001
14) Muletrain to Maggody  2004
15) Malpractice in Maggody  2006
16) The Merry Wives of Maggody  2009
'Claire Malloy' Novels
 1) Strangled Prose  1986
 2) The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn  1986
 3) Dear Miss Demeanor  1987
 4) A Really Cute Corpse  1988
 5) A Diet to Die For  1989
 6) Roll Over and Play Dead  1991
 7) Death by the Light of the Moon  1992
 8) Poisoned Pins  1993
 9) Tickled to Death  1994
10) Busy Bodies  1995
11) Closely Akin to Murder  1996
12) A Holly, Jolly Murder  1997
13) A Conventional Corpse  2000
14) Out on a Limb  2002
15) The Goodbye Body  2005
16) Damsels in Distress  2007
17) Mummy Dearest  2008
18) Deader Homes and Gardens  2012
19) Murder As a Second Language  2013
20) Pride v. Prejudice  2015
Other Novels
 1) Death of a Romance Writer and Other Stories (short stories)  2002
 2) Big Foot Stole My Wife and Other Stories (short stories)  2003
As 'Joan Hadley'
 1) The Night-Blooming Cereus  1986
 2) The Deadly Ackee  1988

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