Mary Downing Hahn
Mary Downing Hahn is an American author of children’s and young adult novels, spanning genres including historical, contemporary and fantasy, and is best known for her ghost stories and mysteries. She is also formerly a school librarian. Mary’s book have sold over 2 million copies and have consistently won children’s choice awards. She is an avid reader, a traveller and a lover of the arts. Mary was born and raised in Maryland, where she still lives and where she set many of her books. She has two adult daughters.

Mary Downing Hahn made her debut as a novelist in 1979 with the novel The Sara Summer. Below is a list of Mary Downing Hahn’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Sara Summer(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time of the Witch(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daphne's Book(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jellyfish Season(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wait Till Helen Comes(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tallahassee Higgins(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Following the Mystery Man(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
December Stillness(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Doll in the Garden(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Man in Indian Creek(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spanish Kidnapping Disaster(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stepping on the Cracks(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind Blows Backward(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time for Andrew(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Look for Me by Moonlight(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gentleman Outlaw and Me--Eli(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Following My Own Footsteps(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
As Ever Gordy(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anna All Year Round(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Promises to the Dead(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anna on the Farm(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hear the Wind Blow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Willis Place(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Janey and the Famous Author(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch Catcher(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep and Dark and Dangerous(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Lovely Bad Ones(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Closed for the Season(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where I Belong(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Took(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


Deep and Dark and Dangerous / All the Lovely Bad Ones(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunting Tales(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Mary Downing Hahn Synopses: The Sara Summer is a standalone children’s novel by Mary Downing Hahn. Now taller than anyone in her sixth grade class, Emily is made fun of by the other kids until new girl Sara comes to town – even taller than Emily and refusing to let anyone tell her how to feel.

The Time of the Witch is a children’s fantasy novel by Mary Downing Hahn. Twelve-year-old Laura Adams naively tells Maude Blackthorne – a known witch – that she wishes her parents would get back together. When Maude agrees to help her, Laura does not suspect that the old crone has her own personal agenda against the Adams family.

The Old Willis Place is a children’s horror novel by Mary Downing Hahn. Diana and her little brother Georgie have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren’t allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend. Somehow, Diana must get Lissa’s help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themselves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.


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