Joan Hess


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in Fayetteville, Arkansas, The United States
January 06, 1949

Died
November 23, 2017

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

Joan Hess also wrote a mystery series under the pseudonym of Joan Hadley.

Series contributed to:
. Crosswinds
. The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories
. Malice Domestic
. Deadly Allies
. Sisters in Crime
...more

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“I did not add that we would pass by a bookstore on the way. It's an addiction that cannot be easily explained and can rarely be overcome.”
Joan Hess, Mummy Dearest

“This is a school, not a democracy; the students have whatever rights we choose to allow them.”
Joan Hess, Dear Miss Demeanor

“I just know I’d come out with a hymn on my lips and a halo over my head. Maybe I could even come over here after church to have friend children with y’all. Why don’t you put in a good word with Jim Bob about increasing the budget so I can afford some of that old-time religion?”
Joan Hess, Martians in Maggody

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