Such sad news. Mystery author Joyce Lavene, wife of Jim Lavene, passed away today. Joyce & Jim wrote so many series together: Pumpkin Patch Mysteries; Purple Door Detective Agency, Taxi for the Dead Paranomal Mysteries, Retired Witches Mysteries, Missing Pieces Mysteries, Renaissance Faire Mysteries, Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries, Sharyn Howard Mysteries. Writing as J.J. Cook they wrote the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries and Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries...and the list goes on. They have written more than 60 novels.
Joyce and Jim were married for 44 years. My heart and sympathy goes out to Jim, family, and friends at this very sad time.