Friday, August 24, 2007

But Still More in Sight

Declan Burke of Crime Always Pays brings the sad news that Irish novelist Siobhan Dowd, named by the UK’s Waterstone’s bookselling chain as one of its top 25 “authors of the future” and the author most recently of the children’s book The London Eye Mystery, “died on Tuesday [of this week] after a long struggle with breast cancer.” She was only 47 years old. The only good news for Dowd’s fans comes from her friend Gara LaMarche, who reports on his blog that “she was extraordinarily prolific in the last few years, publishing The London Eye Mystery in June and having finished two more novels with a fifth underway at the time of her death.”

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