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.