This is a very sad time for the Cozy Mystery world. Joyce Lavene passed away yesterday. Most of us read at least one of her Cozy series which she co-wrote with her husband of forty four years, Jim Lavene. As a team they co-authored many, many Cozy Mystery series, both as Joyce and Jim Lavene and also as J.J. Cook and Ellie Grant.
Rest in Peace, Joyce. She will be sorely missed by many, and our sympathy goes out to Joyce’s family and friends.