Sunday, December 31, 2023

2023: A Year in Passing (Obits)

Bright Lights extinguished: 2023

The following is a list of several (but not all) of mystery writers and friends who passed away in 2023. Please let me know if there's anyone else who left us in 2023 that you would like to mention. Please leave a comment, and, if possible, add a link to the obituary.


Ted Bell

Win Blevins

Jill Churchill

Carol Higgins Clark


Tom Corcoran

Jerry Doolittle

Tim Dorsey

John Dunning

Les Edgerton

Christopher Fowler

James Hayman

Patricia Holt

John Jakes

Marv Lachman

Rita Lakin

Jim Napier

Anne Perry

Tom Savage

Tom Schantz


I could not find obituaries for: 

Jan Christensen

Dawn Dowdle

Harriet Stay

Please send links to any obituary for the above.


Aubrey Hamilton said...

Jim Napier

Aubrey Hamilton said...

Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency

Judy Penz Sheluk said...

I was not aware of Jim Napier. Thank you for posting.

KimHaysBern said...

Happy New Year, Janet, and thank you for all the important and interesting information you've passed on to us, including the obituaries you posted in 2023 and this list summing them up. I look forward to reading Mystery Fanfare every day in 2024, as I have in 2023, both for everything I learn from it and for the great cartoons! It's nice to start the day with a giggle.

Janet Rudolph said...

Judy, Jim just passed away on December 23. So sad.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Kim,

I'm so sorry I didn't get to meet you at Bcon.. I hope our paths will cross in the future..Have a great year!

Kings River Life said...

So sad. Thanks for the list