Jane Haddam


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

Died
July 19, 2019

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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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New Short Story on Kindle!

First the bad news, i'm in a physical rehab facility for sciatica.

But the good news is i've put my first science fiction short story up for sale on Kindle, link below!

Sorry it's only for Kindle right now, health problems prevent me from setting it up for other platform right now.

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Not a Creature was Stirring...

3.80 avg rating — 919 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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Precious Blood (Gregor Dema...

3.87 avg rating — 561 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Quoth the Raven (Gregor Dem...

3.80 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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Blood in the Water (Gregor ...

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The Headmaster's Wife (Greg...

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Flowering Judas (Gregor Dem...

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A Stillness in Bethlehem (G...

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Cheating at Solitaire (Greg...

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Glass Houses (Gregor Demark...

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Living Witness (Gregor Dema...

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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
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Sweet, Savage Death Wicked, Loving Murder Death's Savage Passion Rich, Radiant Slaughter Once and Always Murder
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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.”
Jane Haddam

“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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