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 is an American author of mystery novels. She writes the Claire Malloy series and the Arly Hanks series (also known as the Maggody Mysteries). Hess earned her B.A. from the University of Arkansas in art and an M.S. in early childhood development from Long Island University. It was suggested to her by a […]