Monday, June 06, 2011

Braun Is Gone

Sad news from Henderson, North Carolina’s Times-News:
Lilian Jackson Braun, whom The New York Times labeled “the new detective of the year” after the debut of her first The Cat Who ... novel in 1966, died Saturday at the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum, S.C. She was 97. ...

Braun's death was announced by her husband of 33 years, Earl Bettinger, to whom the author always referred in her book dedications as “The Husband Who.”

Braun died of natural causes. No services are planned.
You’ll find more information about Braun’s life and literary efforts here. Our condolences go out to her family.

(Hat tip to Steve Lewis of Mystery*File.)

1 comment:

Barbara said...

So sorry to learn of Braun's death. I've long been a fan of The Cat Who . . . books. They had delightful characters, both two legged and four, and were perfect for a day when I needed a light read. She was very clever.