Joyce Christmas passed away on October 7, 2012. Joyce Christmas was the author of more than 20 novels, including the Lady Margaret Priam and Betty Trenka mystery series. She was also an acclaimed short story writer: "Takeout," which appeared in Malice Domestic V, and "The Chosen," which appeared in Unholy Orders (Intrigue Press), were both nominated for Macavity Awards. "Up the Garden Path," was published in Murder They Wrote II and an essay on "The Aristocratic Sleuth," was published in Deadly Women.
Joyce served as a national board member of Mystery Writers of America and was a member of the Author's Guild, Sisters in Crime, and International Association of Crime Writers. In July, 1997, she was Co-Fiction Guest of Honor (with Jeremiah Healy) at Cluefest. A native of Connecticut, Joyce attended Radcliffe College. Donations may be sent to First Book (www.firstbook.org).
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