I’m very sad to announce that British mystery writer Dick Francis, 89, has died. Mr. Francis wrote the first mystery novel for adults I ever read. I was a child who was too grown-up for my chronological age, but I loved horses passionately. I’d read all the Walter Farley books, Black Beauty, and pretty much … Read more
Writer Robert B. Parker died this morning at his desk, apparently of a heart attack. He was 77. I’ve loved his books for decades. I’ll miss his work, and his unique voice, very much.