Category Archives: In Memorium

Ruth Rendell has Died.

Ruth Rendell, MWA’s 1997 Grand Master and a 3-time Edgar winner (with 6 other nominations) has died.

Dorothy Salisbury Davis

In loving memory of Dorothy Salisbury Davis – April 26, 1916 – August 3, 2014. President of MWA in 1956; named Grand Master in 1985 and a 6-time Edgar Nominee.

Elmore Leonard Has Passed Away

Elmore Leonard died this morning, August 20th, after suffering a stroke.  He was a three-time Edgar Nominee (Best PBO in 1979 – The Switch; Best Novel 1983 – Split Images; and winning Best Novel 1984 – La Brava).  He was named Grand Master in 1992.  He was truly a giant of the genre and will beContinue Reading

Barbara Mertz Has Passed Away

Very sad news – Barbara Mertz died this morning. Via William Morrow: It is with great sadness we relay the news that our beloved author, Barbara Mertz, (a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters) passed away this morning at the age of 85. Under her pseudonym as Barbara Michaels she has written twenty-nine novels of suspense. As Elizabeth Peters,Continue Reading