Monday, January 10, 2011

Ruth Cavin, Editor: R.I.P.

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.


Mike Shatzkin's wonderful Tribute HERE.
Sarah Weinman's tribute HERE.
Bill Crider's Tribute HERE.
The Rap Sheet HERE.
Julia Spencer-Fleming HERE.

I'll update with other tributes as they come in.

1 comment:

Beth Groundwater said...

Oh wow, this leaves quite a hole in the mystery community. Ruth was well liked and well respected. We will all miss her.