The mystery world lost another author today when Barbara Parker died at 5:30 this morning, after a long illness, according to Elaine Viets who wrote to fans, readers and authors on DorothyL.
Parker gave up practicing law in order to write mysteries. She's best known for her “Suspicion” series featuring Miami lawyers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, although she also wrote standalones. I was lucky enough to meet Barbara when she appeared at our Lee County Reading Festival in Ft. Myers, FL.
I'm sure Elaine won't mind if I pass on the closing details from her email.
"Barbara requested no flowers. Instead, she and her family prefer
donations that can help writers. Please send your donations to the
Mystery Writers of America
New York, NY 10001
and indicate that it is for the Author Sponsorship Fund.
Plans for a celebration of Barbara's life are pending and will be
Barbara Parker will be missed by family, friends, and all of us mystery fans who appreciate the time and talent of our favorite authors.