Tuesday, September 14, 2010

R.I.P., David Thompson

I just returned to my office after spending most of the day away, only to learn that David Thompson, the co-owner of Murder by the Book in Houston, Texas, and publisher of Busted Flush Press (recently acquired by Tyrus Books), has died at the way-too-early age of 38.

Although I received many e-mail messages from Thompson over the last couple of years having to do with Busted Flush releases, I didn’t know David and I don’t think I ever met him at a convention. But I have to be impressed by the volume of posts lamenting his loss. (Sarah Weinman has an excellent wrap-up here.)

We should all be so lucky to be loved so well by so many others.


Richard R. said...

Was he 38 or 83?

J. Kingston Pierce said...

All the sources I see say that Thompson was 38 years old. Far too young to have gone to his grave.