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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 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.

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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 -

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).