Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Phyllis Brown: R.I.P.

Sad news. Phyllis Brown, bookseller, supporter of mysteries, active member of the mystery community, and all around lovely person, passed away on May 7. I knew she had been ill for quite some time, and she hadn't been on Facebook for awhile, but still...  

Phyllis was the owner of the San Diego mystery bookstore, Grounds for Murder. She was co-chair of the 1988 San Diego Bouchercon, "Murder Sunny Side Up". This was a great convention in Old Town San Diego, near her store. But Phyllis was so much more than that--knowledgeable, friendly, supportive, personable, and smart.

My sympathy goes out to her family and friends. She will be missed.

From her brother:

For all of Phyllis's Facebook friends, I'm sorry to have to let you know that Phyllis passed away on Friday. She went into the hospital a little over 2 weeks ago & was released to home hospice on Sunday, the 2nd. She was home for almost 5 days & then passed peacefully in her sleep early Friday morning. Phyllis had prearranged to be cremated & had not wanted any formal funeral service, so the family is planning to have a small memorial with the surviving siblings. We will all miss Phyllis greatly.
Daniel Brown,
Phyllis's brother