Peter Robinson, Louise Penny and Deborah Crombie have big shoes to fill.
P.D. James, the marvellous author of so many mysteries, creator of Detective Inspector (later Superintendent) and poet, Adam Dalgliesh, died quietly this morning at her home in Oxford, England. Though she was 94 -- a venerable age! -- she was one of those people one thinks will go on forever, purely because she was so beloved of cozy mystery readers. I've read all of them featuring Dalgliesh...and have her biography on my bookshelf in the 'to read' section...must now begin.
Read more in this article from The Guardian HERE.
Sorry to hear the news... I enjoyed her writing immensely.
She will be missed.
Oh my. I'm actually reading "Death of an Expert Witness" right now. I picked it up from a trade on my recent trip in Chile. It will be especially sad when I read the last line. Not many write in that style anymore.
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