Hess, Joan

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Agatha Award-winning author Joan Hess writes the Claire Malloy Mystery Series which started in 1986 and is set in Arkansas. It features Claire Malloy who owns a small bookstore in a university town.

She also writes the Maggody Mystery Series which started in 1987 and is also set in Arkansas. It features Police Chief Arly Hanks who is in charge of a small town (population 755) in Arkansas.