Ruth Cavin, veteran book editor, died early Sunday morning at the age of 92. She was still holding down a full time position as an editor with the Thomas Dunne Books imprint at St. Martin’s at her death.
Cavin was the unofficial "First Lady of Mysteries." "Ruth Cavin has been soul mother to mystery writers for years," said Sue Grafton, in a 2001 interview. "Her support has been invaluable and she's held in the highest regard." At one time, Cavin was editor to Laurie R. King, Charles Todd, Steve Hamilton and many others.