Please join McKenna Jordan and the Murder by the Book family for a celebration of the life of David Thompson, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, September 13, 2010. David loved a good party, and we will honor him by celebrating the life of an extraordinary young man who touched the lives of many in his 21 years at the bookstore.I hope that lots of people--readers, authors, and bookstore patrons--will be able to attend this memorial/wake.
Place: The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, 77027 (for map & directions, click on this link to the Briar Club website)
Date & Time: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2 to 5 p.m.
There will be margaritas and Mexican hors d’oeuvres--great favorites of David’s--along with other drinks. No RSVPs are necessary.
Many have asked about tributes to David’s memory. Alafair Burke has set up a fund for those who would like to make a donation in David’s name. The charity will be determined later. For those wishing to contribute, here are the details:
Checks to the order of “In Memory of David Thompson” (NOT simply David Thompson)
Mail for deposit to: 7 E. 14th St. #1206, New York, NY 10003
For those who would like to make a direct payment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for account information.
We at Murder by the Book want to thank you all for your generous and unstinting support during this most difficult of times.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Earlier this week, Texas bookstore owner and crime-fiction publisher David Thompson died at age 38. For anyone who would like to participate in a coming “celebration of [his] life,” here are the particulars, copied from the NoirCon Web site: