Friday, August 31, 2018

AMANDA KYLE WILLIAMS: R.I.P.

Such sad news. Mystery author Amanda Kyle Williams passed away this morning following a long battle with cancer. She was 61.

First and foremost Amanda was an animal lover, leaving behind four dogs and four cats and a legacy of love at LifeLine Animal Project where she was on the founding Board of Directors.

Amanda burst on the thriller scene in 2010 with her first crime novel, The Stranger You Seek, which was hailed by Publishers Weekly as an “explosive, unpredictable and psychologically complex thriller that turns crime fiction clich├ęs inside out.” Stranger In The Room (Bantam 2012) is the second book in the Keye Street series and book 3, Don’t Talk To Strangers (Bantam 2014), has been called the strongest, most exciting book in a series that keeps getting better. She has been shortlisted for both the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Townsend Prize for Fiction.

Donations in her memory can be sent to LifeLine Animal Project, the AJC Decatur Book Festival or Three Graces.

She will be missed.

1 comment:

mesmereyesu said...

Very sad. Incredible writer and most important a beautiful Soul. Will see you in the next "chapter"AK.