Arly Hanks Maggody Mysteries by Joan Hess
Arly Hanks is the protagonist in a series of cozy mysteries by American novelist Joan Hess. The series is also often referred to as The Maggody Mysteries series. Arly Hanks is the young female sheriff in the fictional small town of Maggody, Arkansas with a population of 755.

Joan Hess debuted her Arly Hanks character in the novel Malice in Maggody, which was published in 1987. The novel was adapted into a TV pilot for CBS, which was entitled “Arly Hanks.” The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Joan Hess’ Arly Hanks/Maggody Mysteries books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Arly Hanks Books


Malice in Maggody(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mischief in Maggody(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Much Ado in Maggody(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madness in Maggody(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortal Remains in Maggody(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maggody in Manhattan(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
O Little Town of Maggody(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Martians in Maggody(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracles in Maggody(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maggody Militia(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Misery Loves Maggody(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
murder@maggody.com(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maggody and the Moonbeams(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Muletrain to Maggody(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malpractice in Maggody(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Merry Wives of Maggody(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Arly Hanks/Maggody Mysteries Synopsis: Malice in Maggody is the first novel in the Arly Hanks cozy mystery series, debuting the character of Sheriff Arly Hanks and her deputy Paulie. Together they go on a hunt for a murderer in the backwoods of Arkansas. The novel was adapted into a television pilot.

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