This was not a good weekend for those of us who love mysteries, and mystery writers. Not only did we lose Tony Hillerman on Sunday, but Elaine Flinn died on Saturday. Elaine may have died of pneumonia, but she was weakened by cancer.
Elaine wrote the Molly Doyle series, starting with Dealing in Murder. That mystery was nominated for the 2003 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Here's the information about her series.
Molly Doyle, an antiques dealer in Carmel, California:
Dealing in Murder (2003)
Finalist 2003 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
Tagged for Murder (2004)
Deadly Collection (2005)
Deadly Vintage (2007)
I met Elaine Flinn at the first Thrillerfest held at the Biltmore here in Phoenix. Louise Ure offered to take me to lunch, and we met up with Elaine, and two other friends of Louise's. Thank you to Louise for giving me the opportunity to meet this woman, known as Evil E in the mystery world. She blogged about the mystery community with a great deal of humor.
The mystery world will miss Elaine Flinn.
Elaine Flinn and Louise Ure