Monday, February 11, 2008

Losing Phyllis

Queen of Suspense Phyllis A. Whitney has died. It's always sad to hear of the death of an idol, and Phyllis was one of mine. When I was a kid, she made writing seem glamorous to me, not only with her worldly and exciting novels, but with the ladylike pictures of her on every jacket.

I reflected on a life of reading Phyllis at Poe's Deadly Daughters today.

6 comments:

Kay said...

Phyllis Whitney will be missed. I loved her juvenile mysteries, my favorite being MYSTERY OF THE HAUNTED POOL and I loved HUNTER'S GREEN and THE RED CARNELIAN.

It's amazing that she was 104. My she rest in peace.

Julia Buckley said...

You know, I don't think I read any of her juvenile mysteries. I'll have to give one a try. Such a prolific writer!

©Hotbutton Press said...

I read her books all through high school! Do you suppose I'd still like them today? I know she wrote some later on that I haven't read. Should we have a Phyllis Whitney ReadaLong just for old time's sake? I'll have to go dredge up a list before I commit to that. :)

Dani

Julia Buckley said...

That would be fun!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Phyllis had a book that mentioned three weeping ladies?

Julia Buckley said...

Hmm--do you mean in the title or in the book? You can find a list of all her adult suspense here:http://www.phyllisawhitney.com/adultsuspenselist.htm