Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tom Piccirilli has died

When Rich Chizmar told me this this morning I almost refused to believe it. Tom and I have been friends since the early 90s. We have a two part novel coming out sometime this year. He was a wonderful guy and a honestly brilliant writer. He had been battling brain cancer on and off for at least three years. My best to his wife Michelle.

6 comments:

Bill Crider said...

This really sucks.

Ben Boulden said...

I'm saddened to hear Tom died. I was introduced to his work in the early-2000s when I read his fine novel THE NIGHT CLASS. He was a gifted novelist, short story writer, and poet. I exchanged a few emails with him several years ago and I have followed his career with interest.

Ben

Deb said...

So sorry to hear this. Such a terrible loss.

RJR said...

Met Tom over 20 years ago. What a talent, and what a shame!

RJR

pattinase (abbott) said...

To quote Kate Atkinson, "When will there be good news?"

Bill Pronzini said...

Damn, that's terrible news. Tom was a long-time friend and a genuinely good person, as well as one of the best new voices in crime fiction since the millennium. He'll be sorely missed by all of us who knew him.