Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jean A. Hutchison  

Pen Name: Jean Marcy - with author Marcy Jacobs

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1940 in Princeton, Indiana

Died: 2008

-- Jean A. Hutchison on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Hutchison lived in Godfrey.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jean Hutchison was an English teacher at Southwestern High School in Piasa, Illinois for 29 years. After retirement, Hutchison and her partner, Marcy Jacobs, started writing the Meg Darcy mysteries.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Cemetery Murders: A Mystery
ISBN: 0934678839

New Victoria Publishers. 1997

Book by Jean Marcy

Dead and Blonde: A Meg Darcy Mystery (Meg Darcy Mysteries)
ISBN: 0934678987

New Victoria Publishers. 1998

A blonde woman in your bed can be a disaster, especially when she has been bludgeoned to death, perhaps in your stead. Police detective Sarah Lindstrom reluctantly calls on her sometime love, Private Detective Meg Darcy, to help find the killer. Megs barely suppressed attraction to her only complicates their investigation.

Mommy Deadest (Meg Darcy Mysteries)
ISBN: 1892281120

New Victoria Publishers. 2000

Who killed the principal of Scott Joplin High School? Of course the police are going to blame it on a young black student last seen in her office, but the boys aunt insists he is innocent and asks PI Meg Darcy to investigate. Cop and sometime lover Sarah Lindstrom and next door neighbor Patrick join in to make this and alternative family undertaking. LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD Winner for BEST LESBIAN MYSTERY

A Cold Case of Murder (The Fourth Meg Darcy Mystery)
ISBN: 189228118X

New Victoria Publishers. 2003

An old unsolved murder, a rampaging ex-cop, and a romantic relationship running amok keep PI Meg Darcy busy. Meg reluctantly agrees to take on what looks like a simple adoption query, but the case turns complicated when she discovers that the birth mothers murder eight years ago, remains unsolved. The cop who led the investigation is now the adoptive father. Just who left the body of the teenage Mom frozen in a pile of trash? And why is the police file so thin? Will Meg and Lindstrom ever work out their relationship?


  • LAMBDA Literary Award for Best Women`s Mystery, 2000, Best Lesbian Mystery , '' Mommy Deadest''