17 January 2005

In Memoriam

From Yahoo!: "Mystery writer Charlotte MacLeod, whose specialty was the "cozy" mystery and whose protagonists were often amateur sleuths, has died at the age of 82.

"MacLeod died Friday in a Lewiston nursing home...

"...Her books eschewed graphic violence, sex, gore and vulgar language."

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From the New York Times: "Elizabeth Janeway, who began her career as a best-selling novelist in the 1940's and later distinguished herself as a critic, a lecturer and an early advocate of the women's movement, died yesterday at a retirement home in Rye, N.Y. She was 91...

...Most of Ms. Janeway's earlier books were novels that focused on family situations and occasionally the pressures on women of modern society and were cited for their psychological acuteness and good sense."
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