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. ...You’ll find more information about Braun’s life and literary efforts here. Our condolences go out to her family.
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.
(Hat tip to Steve Lewis of Mystery*File.)