Tuesday, September 14, 2010

David Thompson, R. I. P.

I've just heard that David Thompson of Murder by the Book in Houston died yesterday. I've known David for years, ever since he first started to work part-time at the store. He's been a great friend to me and to everyone in the mystery community. I'm still in shock. I don't have any more details, but my heart goes out to McKenna, to everyone at the store, and to all David's many friends.

14 comments:

Scott Cupp said...

This is absolutely shocking! David will be sorely missed.

Charles Gramlich said...

Another loss. I'm sorry to hear this as well. I'm still getting over Tubb's death.

Terrill Lankford said...

This is turning out to be a terrible month!

Gerald So said...

I, too, am in disbelief. My condolences to McKenna and David's friends and family. He was the first one to believe in The Lineup.

Janet Rudolph said...

How very sad. shocking. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends. David has been so supportive to everyone in the mystery community--a really good man!

Charlieopera said...

I just learned from a fan I met at David's store a few years ago. Horrible news. McKenna and the rest of David's family are in our prayers.

Steven T. said...

This is unbelieveably bad news. Shocking. He was one of the good guys. My heart goes out to Mckenna and the family.

Dave Zeltserman said...

Tragic news. David was one of the good guys. My heart goes out to his family and all his friends.

Todd Mason said...

Condolences to all his people out there.

Kate Stine said...

This is very hard to process. David was such a nice man and a truly gifted publisher.Our hearts go out to McKenna and his family.

Colleen Thompson said...

I am heartbroken. My condolences to McKenna and all the readers and fellow authors David's life touched.

Naomi Johnson said...

What a terrible loss. My sympathy to all of his family and friends.

David Cranmer said...

Very sad news.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

David's enormous enthusiasm for the mystery genre, hard work, and unfailing support of authors is a tough act to follow. I'll miss him greatly.