Joanna Schaffhausen

Joanna Schaffhausen is the author of the Ellery Hathaway series, featuring a volatile Boston cop with a dark past. Her first novel, The Vanishing Season, won the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/St. Martin’s Minotaur First Crime Novel Award.  

She has a doctorate in psychology, which reflects her long-standing interest in the brain―how it develops and the many ways it can go wrong. Previously, she worked as a scientific editor and as an editorial producer for ABC News. 

Now she writes mysteries full time and is a stay-at-home dog mom to a plucky basset hound puppy named Winston. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter.

Book Reviews by Joanna Schaffhausen

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“Hill demonstrates the same humor, malice, and zinging dialogue that made his debut novel one to savor, and he commands our attention as a rising star in the mystery genre.

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“From murder and madness to secrets and fraught family relationships, the non-stop glitz gives this tale soapy sheen that makes for perfect escapist summer reading.”