Jane Haddam





Jane Haddam

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in Bethel, Connecticut, The United States
July 13, 1951

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Aka Orania Papazoglou

Jane Haddam (b. 1951) is an American author of mysteries. Born Orania Papazoglou, she worked as a college professor and magazine editor before publishing her Edgar Award–nominated first novel, Sweet, Savage Death, in 1984. This mystery introduced Patience McKenna, a sleuthing scribe who would go on to appear in four more books, including Wicked, Loving Murder (1985) and Rich, Radiant Slaughter (1988).

Not a Creature Was Stirring (1990) introduced Haddam’s best-known character, former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian. The series spans more than twenty novels, many of them holiday-themed, including Murder Superior (1993), Fountain of Death (1995), and Wanting Sheila Dead (2005). Haddam’s most recent novels are Blood in the Wate
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Average rating: 3.77 · 8,271 ratings · 768 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
Not a Creature was Stirring...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 481 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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Precious Blood (Gregor Dema...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 305 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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The Headmaster's Wife (Greg...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Blood in the Water (Gregor ...
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Cheating at Solitaire (Greg...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Quoth the Raven (Gregor Dem...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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Flowering Judas (Gregor Dem...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Glass Houses (Gregor Demark...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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A Stillness in Bethlehem (G...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Living Witness (Gregor Dema...
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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More books by Jane Haddam…
Not a Creature was Stirring Precious Blood Act of Darkness Quoth the Raven A Great Day for the Deadly Feast of Murder A Stillness in Bethlehem
Gregor Demarkian (29 books)
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3.7427774130006566 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 6,092 ratings

Sweet, Savage Death Wicked, Loving Murder Death's Savage Passion Rich, Radiant Slaughter Once and Always Murder
Patience McKenna (5 books)
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 150 ratings

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“it always made him feel better, and calmer, and more sane, to hold a book. He had never been able to understand people who did not read. He had never been able to understand how they held on to themselves.”
Jane Haddam, Fighting Chance: A Gregor Demarkian Novel

“Halfway across town, Father Tibor Kasparian lay on the long hard cement cot that was what this jail cell had for a bed and wished he had a book. It could be any book. He didn't really think he could read right now, but it always made him feel better, and calmer, and more sane, to hold a book. He had never been able to understand people who did not read. He had never been able to understand how they held on to themselves.”
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