Joan Hess

Joan Hess

Joan Hess also wrote as: Joan Hadley.

Joan Hess was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA on January 6th, 1949 and passed away at the age of 68 on November 23rd, 2017.

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Joan Hess Stats: The highest rated book by Joan Hess on Book Notification is Malice in Maggody, the first novel in the Arly Hanks series. The second-highest rated book is Mischief in Maggody (Arly Hanks #3).

The most read book by Joan Hess on Book Notification is Mischief in Maggody, the 3rd novel in the Arly Hanks series. The second most read book is Malice in Maggody (Arly Hanks #1).

Below is a complete list of Joan Hess books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Joan Hess is the Arly Hanks Series.

List of Claire Malloy Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
61985
2
61986
3
1987
4
81988
5
1989
6
1991
7
81992
8
81993
9
1994
10
1994
11
1995
12
1996
13
1997
14
2000
15
102002
16
2005
17
2007
18
62008
19
2012
20
102013
21
2015

List of Theo Bloomer Books in Publication Order (as Joan Hadley)

List of Arly Hanks Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
81987
2
1988
3
6.61988
4
6.51989
5
41991
6
81991
7
1992
8
1993
9
1994
10
1997
11
1999
12
2000
13
2001
14
2004
15
2006
16
2009

List of Amelia Peabody Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.41975
2
7.91981
3
8.51985
4
8.71986
5
8.41988
6
8.41991
7
8.71992
8
7.71996
9
81997
10
8.31998
11
8.71999
12
8.22000
13
82001
14
7.72002
15
82003
16
8.42004
17
8.52005
18
7.82006
19
7.72010
20
2012
21
7.62014
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List of Amelia Peabody Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.41975
2
7.91981
3
8.51985
4
8.71986
5
8.41988
6
8.41991
7
8.71992
8
7.71996
9
81997
10
8.31998
11
8.42004
12
7.72010
13
8.71999
14
7.62014
15
8.22000
16
82001
17
7.72002
18
82003
19
8.52005
20
7.82006
21
2012
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List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Crosswinds Books in Publication Order

List of Joan Hess Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1990
2
1992
3
1992
4
1993
5
1994
6
1994
7
1994
8
1997
9
1997
10
1997
11
1997
12
1998
13
1998
14
1998
15
1999
16
1999
17
2000
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Joan Hess: Biography

Joan Hess was born on January 6th, 1949. Joan passed away November 23rd, 2017 at 68 years old. Joan Hess was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

Joan Hess was the author of the Claire Malloy series which consists of 21 novels. The Claire Malloy series started in 1985 with the novel Strangled Prose. The most recently released novel in the Claire Malloy series was Pride v. Prejudice which was released in 2015. There are no upcoming novels for the Claire Malloy series.

Joan Hess also wrote the Arly Hanks series which has 16 books including Malice in Maggody and Miracles in Maggody.

Joan Hess: Awards & Accolades

Hess' books have won multiple awards, Too Much To Bare won the Agatha Award, Best Short Story, in 1990 as well as the Macavity Award - Best Short Story in 1991.

The following novels by Joan Hess were nominated for these awards:

  • Strangled Prose: Anthony Award, Best First Mystery (1987).
  • Mischief in Maggody: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1988).
  • Sisters in Crime 2: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (1991).
  • The Last To Know: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (1992). Macavity Award, Best Short Story (1993).
  • O Little Town of Maggody: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1993). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1994).
  • Miracles in Maggody: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1995). Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (1996).

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  4. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
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Joan Hess: F.A.Q

When was Joan Hess Born?

Joan Hess was born on January 6th, 1949.

When did Joan Hess die?

Joan Hess died on November 23rd, 2017 at 68 years old.

Where was Joan Hess Born?

Joan Hess was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

What book awards has Joan Hess won?

Too Much To Bare: Agatha Award Best Short Story (1990), Macavity Award Best Short Story (1991).

What was the first book Joan Hess wrote?

The first book written by Joan Hess was Strangled Prose, published in 1985.

What was the most recent book Joan Hess wrote?

Her most recently released work was Caveat Emptor and Other Stories (a short story) on July 5th, 2016.

How many books has Joan Hess written?

Joan Hess has written 48 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 21 books in the Claire Malloy Series, 2 books in Theo Bloomer Series, 16 books in the Arly Hanks Series, 1 book in the Amelia Peabody Series, 2 Standalone Novels, 2 Short Stories/Novellas, 4 books in the Short Story Collections.

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    EllenG
    EllenG
    8 months ago

    Oh my! I have read every book about Maggody and some twice! I am thrilled to find her listed here! Thanks so much!!

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