Friday, November 12, 2021


More sad news. Caroline Medora Roe died suddenly on November 7 at the age of 84. Well known to the mystery world as both Medora Sale and Caroline Roe, she received her PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She published 7 mystery novels under the name Medora Sale, and 8 mysteries under the name Caroline Roe. She was awarded the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis First Novel award in 1985 for Murder on the Run. An Antidote for Avarice won the Barry Award for Best Paperback Original Mystery Novel in 1999. She was president of both Crime Writers of Canada (1989-90) and Sisters in Crime (1998-99). My sympathy goes out to her family and friends. She will be missed.


Richard said...

I am very saddened by this news. Her Isaac of Girona stories were delights to me.

Priscilla said...

Very sad to hear this. Especially loved her Isaac of Girona series. So well done and unique.

Sarah Smith said...

So very sorry to hear this. Such a bright, welcoming woman and a pillar of the community.