Sharing Books and Authors, with an emphasis on Mysteries.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Blaize Clement - R.I.P.
If you've read my blog for a few years, you probably came across my reviews for Blaize Clement's Cat Sitter mysteries. I was fond of them, since I knew the Sarasota area she wrote about. Author Elaine Viets informed readers on DorothyL yesterday that Blaize died of cancer on July 20, and she attached the obituary from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. I know I didn't know of all the health problems Clement had over the years.
This is the kind of news I always hate to pass on. Here's the link to the obituary.
I'm sure Blaize Clement would be pleased to know her son, John, will continue the series. According to the obituary, she left two upcoming novels, and he's signed a contract to write at least two more.
I have been a library manager/administrator for over 30 years, in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and, now, Indiana. Winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award. I am a contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, ReadertoReader.com and VibrantNation.com. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer. First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference.
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