I’ve just learned that my friend Richard S. Prather, author of the Shell Scott novels, died peacefully in his sleep last night at his home in Sedona, AZ. I spoke to him a week or so before I left for Europe and he was thrilled about Hard Case Crime re-publication of THE PEDDLER. I’m so glad the reprint happened for him before he passed away.
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My sympathy,Lee. I know how hard it is to lose old friends.
So sorry to hear about this, Lee. I’d like to read his books.
My sympathies. As a young man, I read his Shell Scott as fast as I could get a hold of them.
This is sad news. I recently read THE PEDDLER, after reading Lee Goldberg’s online recommendation, and was impressed with it. Lee, you were a good friend to him.
My deepest sympathies. I know you were a fan of him and his work.
You have my condolences. We have lost a good friend. For those of us who personally knew Richard S. Prather, we know what a gentleman he was, in addition to being a talented writer. I’ve learned a lot from him as I did from my late husband, Don Pendleton–both excellent teachers. For those of you who have not read my long interview with Richard about his writing career and life, please do. It is at http://www.donpendleton.com/richard_prather_interview.htm
And as it has turned out, his last interview.