Martin Edwards brings us the most unwelcome news, that British author Tim Heald “died last Sunday, at the age of 72. Tim was a man of many parts,” Edwards goes on to say, “and novel writing was only one of the strings to his bow. He worked as a journalist, wrote biographies, cricket books, and books about royalty, and was a popular public speaker on a wide range of topics. He was also an entertaining crime writer, best known for the Simon Bognor books [2014’s Yet Another Death in Venice, etc.], which were televised, and he chaired the Crime Writers’ Association. He was immensely convivial.
READ MORE: “Tim Heald: R.I.P.,” by Janet Rudolph (Mystery Fanfare).