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.
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This really sucks.
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.
So sorry to hear this. Such a terrible loss.
Met Tom over 20 years ago. What a talent, and what a shame!
To quote Kate Atkinson, "When will there be good news?"
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.
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