Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dedicated to David Thompson, Charlaine Harris among authors to honor.

Last year, Houston lost a bookseller and publisher who fueled the mystery community with his enthusiasm.
And since David Thompson’s sudden death, a veritable who’s who of mystery authors — all of whom he called friends — have been writing dedications and acknowledgments to him in their new books. For Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Ace Atkins, Alafair Burke, S.J. Rozan, Robert Crais, C.J. Box, Deborah Crombie, Bill Crider and others, Thompson was the guy who knew them when, the guy who talked up their books to a discerning readership.
Thompson, a longtime employee of Murder By The Book and publisher of Busted Flush Press, died suddenly in his home on Sept. 13, 2010. An undiagnosed condition — sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ — caused his heart to fail.

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