New Author Webpage



Meanderings and Muses isn't going anywhere.

BUT -

I do have a new webpage which will focus mostly on my writing.

If you're interested in reading more about my books, anthologies, and events, please click over to

There are a few videos of me reading from "Whimsey: A Novel," and from other favorite authors' work.

With more videos still to come.

The new page is a work in progress with plans for still more to come
- I'm just still trying to figure out exactly what that might be -
so check back from time to time, please.

See you there!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

R.I.P. David Thompson of Murder by the Book



David Thompson: A Celebration of Life


McKenna Jordan and the Murder by the Book family are planning  a celebration of the life of David Thompson, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, September 13, 2010.



Many have asked about tributes to David’s memory. Alafair Burke has set up a fund for those who would like to make a donation in David’s name. The charity will be determined later. For those wishing to contribute, here are the details:


Checks to the order of "In Memory of David Thompson" (NOT simply David Thompson)

Mail for deposit to:

7 E. 14th St. #1206

New York, NY 10003


For those who would like to make a direct payment please contact alafair@alafairburke.com for account information





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Unbelievably sad news for the mystery community.

David Thompson died unexpectedly yesterday.

We join everyone in sending his wife McKenna, and the rest of his family, our most heartfelt sympathy.

More here - http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/09-14-10-murder-by-the-book-david-thompson-dies-suddenly-mystery-community-mourns/


Murder by the Book posted the following at Facebook - "It is with deep sadness that we must share the news that David Thompson passed away suddenly on September 13, 2010. David worked at MBTB for 21 years, & he made an indelible impression on the store & everyone who met him. There will be a memorial service, and we will share the details as soon as they are available. In the meantime, David's wife, McKenna Jordan, asks that no tributes be sent to the bookstore for now. We appreciate the loving support that customers have always given the store, and in the difficult days to come we will need it more than ever."

A storybook marriage - http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/features/6864334.html


1 comment:

Canberra Dilettante said...

Sad news. Thanks for letting us know, Kaye - my thoughts are with his family (and a little more selfishly, with the mystery community).

Sarah