Joan O'Hagan


Born
in Melbourne, Australia
November 25, 1926

Died
March 20, 2014

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Joan O'Hagan (1926−2014) was an Australian author of crime fiction.

Born in Canberra, she studied Classics in Wellington NZ, and lived in New Caledonia, England and Italy before returning to Australia in 1997. Her thirty years in Rome, during which time she worked in the Australian Department of Immigration (when she wasn't writing), provided her with a vivid backdrop to her novels.

Her publications include:

'A Roman Death' (Black Quill Press, 1017; Macmillan 1988; Doubleday 1989, Tokyo Hawakawa Publishing 1990, Legenda 1990)
'Jerome & His Women' (Black Quill Press, 2015)
'Against the Grain' (Macmillan 1987, Doubleday 1988, Mondadori 1988)
'Death and a Madonna' (Macmillan 1986, Doubleday 1987)
'Incline and Fall: The Death of Geoffrey Stretton
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Average rating: 4.39 · 18 ratings · 10 reviews · 5 distinct works
Jerome and His Women

4.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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A Roman Death

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Against the Grain

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Death And A Madonna

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Incline And Fall: The Death...

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“The women of Republican times are silent. Rarely calling for comment in the history books, they are named on tombstones, flit in arrogant beauty through poetry, or appear even as monsters of iniquity in a court of law. Yet they themselves do not speak and they have left no literature of any sort of their own. In this book, however, Roman women live and love and hate anything but silently. (author's note To the Reader in 'A Roman Death'.)”
Joan O'Hagan