A note from Louise Ure
I sorry to have to pass along the information that crime fiction reader and fan, Tom McGinn, died in Southern California on Tuesday, September 2.
You’ll remember him as the tall man with the Santa-like beard who came to all your signings at Mysteries To Die For, bought multiple copies of your books, and then had them autographed for each member
of his family. His wit and humor were legendary. His reading lists prodigious.
And you’ll remember him as fellow ‘Rati "Santa Tom" in his posts here.
He named a wide range of authors — from Ann Parker and Patty Smiley to David Morrell and Stuart Kaminsky as "his favorites."
I will remember him as the man who taught me that when you sign your emails with a host of hugs and kisses, Spellcheck will translate all those X’s and O’s as "tsetses."
Tsetses to you, Tom McGinn.
If any of you would like to send your condolences to his wife, Sue, please contact me at email@example.com and I’ll pass along the address.