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: 3.78 · 10,922 ratings · 949 reviews · 45 distinct works · Similar authors
Not a Creature was Stirring...

3.81 avg rating — 707 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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Precious Blood (Gregor Dema...

3.83 avg rating — 416 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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The Headmaster's Wife (Greg...

3.65 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Blood in the Water (Gregor ...

3.48 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Quoth the Raven (Gregor Dem...

3.75 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Flowering Judas (Gregor Dem...

3.70 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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A Stillness in Bethlehem (G...

3.86 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Cheating at Solitaire (Greg...

3.64 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Glass Houses (Gregor Demark...

3.72 avg rating — 289 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Living Witness (Gregor Dema...

3.61 avg rating — 277 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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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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“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.”
Jane Haddam

“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

“Police Headquarters was a relief. It was a monument to municipal graft in the twenties, when graft had really been graft, and Gregor could look on it with fondness. Politicians on the take didn’t invent a lot of pious nonsense for themselves in those days. They stole and knew they were stealing and reveled in it. Then they came up with something suitably high-minded to say on public occasions. To Gregor’s mind, that beat the tortured self-justifications of the present collection of venal senators and psychopathic congressmen by a mile and a half.”
Jane Haddam, Precious Blood

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