This page honors our LIM Conference friends who have passed. Please contact us if there is someone you would like to include.
Honora Finkelstein, 1941-2014
It is with great sadness that we have learned that author and long-time LIM attendee Honora Finkelstein passed away on May 14. Together with her cousin Susan Smiley, she co-authored three published novels in the Ariel Quigley Mystery Series, including The Chef Who Died Sautéing (2006), which won a Lovey award in 2007 and was nominated for an Agatha award that same year; The Lawyer Who Died Trying (2007); and The Reporter Who Died Probing (2008); three Killer Cookbooks that were published in separate editions to accompany the novels and that have recently been republished in combination editions with the novels; and the thriller Walk-In (2012). Click here to read a beautiful tribute to Honora by her daughter Aileen, on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/notes/10152452692198276/)The LIM board expresses its heartfelt sympathies to Honora's family.
Scott Doornbosch died peacefully at his home in Tinley Park, IL on July 27, 2012 at the age of 60 after a long and brave struggle with cancer.
Scott published his first book, Basic Black -- A Tony Black Mystery in June, 2011 and won a Lovey Award at the 2012 Love is Murder con for Best First Novel.
"I never thought about being a writer until about 8 years ago when I was sitting on my deck having a glass of wine and an image kept popping into my head. I decided to write it down and found myself still writing after 6 hours. Of course it was the beginning of a story so I had to go back and write some more the next day. After 14 days my first book was finished."
~~ Scott Doornsbach