Monday, November 29, 2021


This is such sad news. Not a lot of details yet, but Edgar nominated author Gordon McAlpine has  passed away at the age of 62. Way too young. McAlpine was such a wonderful talented quirky writer. He wrote as Gordon McAlpine and Owen Fitzstephen. Some of my favorite novels of his: Woman with a Blue Pencil, The Big Man's Daughter, and Hammett Unwritten. He also wrote a trilogy of middle grade novels, The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe, as well as short fiction in journals and anthologies. McAlpine taught at Chapman University in Orange, California, for many years.

1 comment:

D. P. Lyle, MD said...

This is so sad. When I first started on this writing adventure, I took night classes at UC Irvine. Gordon was my instructor and he taught me a lot about writing and storytelling. A great teacher, a great writer, and most importantly a great guy.