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  • Bibliography:
    36 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    August 1999
  • Latest Book:
    March 2024
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Full Series List in Order

A Hannah Ives Mystery

1 - Sing It to Her Bones (Aug-1999)
2 - Unbreathed Memories (Jun-2000)
3 - Occasion of Revenge (Aug-2001)
4 - In Death's Shadow (Sep-2004)
5 - This Enemy Town (Sep-2005)
6 - Through the Darkness (Sep-2006)
7 - Dead Man Dancing (Nov-2008)
8 - Without a Grave (Aug-2009)
9 - All Things Undying (Oct-2010)
10 - A Quiet Death (Aug-2011)
11 - The Last Refuge (Jun-2012)
12 - Dark Passage (Aug-2013)
13 - Tomorrow's Vengeance (Sep-2014)
14 - Daughter of Ashes (Sep-2015)
15 - Footprints to Murder (Dec-2016)
16 - Mile High Murder (Apr-2018)
17 - Tangled Roots (Jul-2019)
18 - Done Gone (Apr-2021)
19 - Disco Dead (Nov-2022)
20 - Circles of Death (Mar-2024)

Book List in Order: 36 titles



  • She lost her job. She almost lost her life. Now Hannah Ives is taking her first brave steps back into the world, wearing a wig and her heart on her sleeve after a frightening bout with breast cancer. But in the small Chesapeake Bay town where she cam...



  • IS A SHRINK'S DEATH FALL A FREUDIAN SLIP? Hannah Ives has every reason to mind her own business. Having survived a recent bout with breast cancer, she's opting for reconstructive surgery and a fresh start. Her Annapolis home is decorated for bette...



  • Thirteen award-winning female mystery crime writers present a fun, fast-paced, and exciting serial whodunit in the tradition of Naked Came the Manatee. Edited by award-winning author Marcia Talley, Naked Came the Phoenix boasts an outrageous plot, a ...



  • The bride thought they'd live happily ever after -- until a murderer struck.... The guests were off the wall. The would-be groom was off the wagon. And the bride certainly wasn't blushing. Aside from that, it was the perfect occasion: a party f...



  • The plot Dickens... In the pages of his novels, Charles Dickens railed against injustice in all its forms--the miserliness of Ebenezer Scrooge, the indifference of the aristocracy, the cruelty of Fagin. He captured the bitter unfairness of the cla...



  • WHEN DEALING WITH THE RICH... On the banks of the scenic Truxton River, nestled in rolling woodlands just minutes away from our nation's capital, lies Gryphon Gate, a premier gated community. But tempers flare and tension grows when someone decides ...



  • Hannah Ives struggled bravely through the ravages of illness, and fellow patient Valerie Stone was at her side. As cancer survivors they have a lot to celebrate when they meet again, but their reunion is short-lived. Soon Valerie is dead, and a suspi...



  • Hannah Ives is always ready to support others like herself who have been through the gauntlet of fear and uncertainty that a diagnosis of cancer often brings. So when friend and fellow survivor Dorothy Hart asks for help building sets for the Naval A...



  • Akashic Books charges forth with its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with BROOKLYN NOIR. Each book is comprised- of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. ...






  • Cancer survivor Hannah Ives looked Death in the eye . . . and walked away victorious. But the terror she once felt in its shadow pales before the ice-cold fear that now grips her heart in the wake of an unthinkable crime: the kidnapping of Hannah's i...



  • The new Hannah Ives mystery - Driving a wedge between Ruth and her fianc, Hutch, is not what Hannah intends when she recommends J & K Dance Studios to her sister. Ruth is determined to shine on her wedding day, but when stunning dance teacher Kay Gia...



  • The new Hannah Ives mystery - Hannah’s in paradise, enjoying Bahamian island life. When controversy arises over the construction of a luxury resort that could devastate the coral reef, Hannah dives in. Acts of vandalism, a deadly wildfire, a mis...



  • Hannah is stunned when a stranger stops her on the street to deliver a message from her long-dead mother. Susan Parker, Hannah learns, is a popular television medium whose accurate predictions leave fans and critics alike puzzled and intrigued. In sp...



  • "Can You Hear Me Now” was originally published in 2009 in Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery edited by Elizabeth George. “Wicked little stories from old hands and relative neophytes,” the...



  • "Driven to Distraction" -- which won the Agatha award for Best Short Story and was shortlisted for the Anthony award -- is the second outing for the delightfully devious (and dangerous!) Marjorie Ann, a character first introduced in 1999 in “With L...



  • Marcia Talley's Agatha and Anthony award-winning short stories have appeared in more than a dozen collections, including anthologies edited by New York Times best-selling authors Lawrence Block, Elizabeth George, Laura Lippman, and Anne Perry. They h...



  • "The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen” was originally published in 2005 in Thou Shalt Not Kill: Biblical Mystery Stories, edited by Anne Perry. “Have you ever thought the Bible was ancient history, and you have heard it all before?” Perry ask...



  • Who knew a library could be such a dangerous place to work? Not George, who ran Lakeland Public, quite literally, by the book. When “accidents” began to happen, George suspected his staff was out to get him, but his deadliest foe turned out to be...



  • All signs point to murder in this story from mystery author Marcia Talley, originally published in DEATH BY HOROSCOPE, an anthology of astrological mysteries from some of the most popular crime writers in the zodiac, edited by Anne Perry. “Each aut...






  • The Three Weird Sisters, tragically orphaned, turn to witchcraft to support themselves. One success leads to another until Lady Macbeth comes to call. Are the events that follow the consequence of divine providence, or -- double double, toil and tro...



  • About this story Marcia writes: “’Two Sisters’ started life as a short story for a Halloween event at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Fellow author, Beth Foxwell, and I were each commissioned to write a tale which we would read to museum visitors ...



  • “Vital Signs” [is] a bittersweet story that reminds us that a crime’s legacy does not necessarily end when the crime is solved,” says Laura Lippman in her Foreword to CHESAPEAKE CRIMES I, the collection in which this story originally appeared...



  • "With Love Marjorie Ann" is Marcia's first published story (Mysterious Intent Mystery Magazine, Fall 2009). It was short-listed for the Agatha award. Since then, the delightfully devious (and dangerous!) Marjorie Ann has had two additional adventures...



  • Marcia writes: "Agatha Christie dedicated BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS to the 'many readers . . . who write to me asking: What has happened to Tommy and Tuppence? What are they doing now?' By the time of her last novel, POSTERN OF FATE, Tommy and Tup...



  • Hannah is returning from a charity luncheon in Washington, DC, when her train is involved in a horrific crash. Although her arm is broken, she remains at the side of her critically injured seatmate until help arrives--but when she is later discharged...



  • Lights, camera, murder . . . who wrote dying into Hannah Ives’ script?- It doesn't take much arm-twisting to persuade Hannah Ives to join the twelve-strong cast of Patriot House, 1774, a reality show recreating eighteen-century colonial life during...



  • Hannah, her sisters and fourteen-year-old niece Julie set sail from Baltimore on a bonding cruise, and have a dramatic first night when Pia Fanucci, a bubbly bartender magician’s assistant whom Hannah befriends, narrowly escapes injury during an il...



  • A brutal murder draws Hannah Ives into a mystery where to understand the present, she must uncover a dark past. While at Calvert Colony, a life care community centre in Maryland, and at lunch with her friend, retired mystery author and amateur pai...



  • Is a tragic discovery from the past triggering a number of shocking present-day events? When Hannah loses out on the cottage of her dreams because of an unscrupulous real estate agent, she and her husband, Paul, buy a fixer-upper instead. But cont...






  • When a man is murdered in the woods and the main suspect appears to be a giant ape, Hannah steps in to solve the mystery. Does Bigfoot really exist? Hannah is delighted to reconnect with her former roommate, Susan Lockley, owner of Scarborough Fa...




  • Hannah Ives embarks on a trip to the Mile High City on a fact-finding mission. But is she about to get ‘high’ on murder? It’s a well-known fact that some of the Reach for Recovery cancer support group survivors Hannah Ives works with take ma...



  • Can Hannah Ives untangle the roots of her ancestry to solve murders from the past and present? Hannah Ives’s sister, Georgina, has some astonishing news. A DNA test has revealed she is part Native American, and Hannah’s test has similar results....



  • Hannah Ives' neighbour is on the run, but the past is about to catch up with her in this compelling mystery. Hannah Ives is worried when her friends and long-time neighbours, Peter and Trish Young, are a surprising no-show at her Italian night. Th...



  • A trip to the local cemetery draws Hannah into a puzzling case stretching back forty years. It may seem creepy, but Hannah Ives enjoys her expeditions to the local cemetery to help people find their deceased relatives. Usually a quiet affair, Hannah ...



  • Hannah Ives uncovers a deadly connection between disturbing discoveries in the past and present in this gripping mystery.Hannah Ives and her husband are staying at their idyllic vacation cottage on Maryland’s eastern shore when a young friend, ...


Award-Winning Books by Marcia Talley

Driven to Distraction
2005 Agatha Award -- Short Story
Too Many Cooks
2003 Anthony Award -- Short Story


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Marcia Talley has published 36 books.

The next book by Marcia Talley, Circles of Death, will be published in March 2024.

The first book by Marcia Talley, Sing It to Her Bones, was published in August 1999.

Yes. Marcia Talley has 1 series.