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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Bill Crider - RIP, Dear Man





Several years back, I played around with a theme centering on author friends' work spaces.

Several were gracious enough to send pictures, but Bill Crider did one better.  He sent a video.  Take a look -





When Bill told the mystery community about his cancer, knowing he didn't have much longer, the news was met with an enormous amount of sadness.

I think it's fair to say there's not another person in the mystery community as well loved, or as well respected as Bill Crider.


People started posting stories about him.


Pictures.


Sharing remembrances.


We all wanted to share our own Bill Crider stories.


I immediately went to my Meanderings and Muses archives to pull out pieces Bill wrote for me over the years.


I share them with you here.


http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/2010/08/how-one-thing-leads-to-another-by-bill.html


http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/2011/07/wild-hog-murders-by-bill-crider.html


http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/2012/08/bill-crider-and-sheriff-dan-rhodes-two.html




He has always been one of the most generous of souls.  You would be hard-pressed to find a single word Bill Crider wrote in praise of himself, but you'll find plenty of words in which he's praising and supporting and helping others.  Including me and Meanderings and Muses.

http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/2010/01/me-and-ellery-queen.html




When Bill first shared the news of his cancer, I wrote this.
http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/2016/07/dear-dr-crider.html








Goodbye, Bill.  You left the world a better place by virtue of  your very gentle presence.  Oh my - you will be missed.



1 comment:

Lesa said...

You were wrong. You made me cry. He was so loved. I hope he knew that.