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PD James

I was saddened to hear of the death of PD James. Often described as the grand dame or Queen of Crime, James managed to embrace the conventions of the Golden Age of Detective fiction while simultaneously raising the mystery story to new literary heights. 212 more words


Frank Yablans, Former Paramount President, Dead At 79

Frank Yablans was president of Paramount during some of the studio’s most golden years from 1971 to 1975. Working under notorious owner Charlie Bludhorn, Yablans’ tenure included such Oscar winners and nominees as… 169 more words

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P.D. James, Veteran British Crime Novelist & 'Children Of Men' Author, Dies At 94

One of the most prolific and beloved of British crime novelists, P.D. James, passed away today in Oxford, England. Best known for her series of detective novels centering around Scotland Yard Commander/poet Adam Dagliesh, James was 94. 234 more words

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11/26/2014 - Obituary - Mrs. Mavalen "Pet" Bly - Age 83 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Mavalen “Pet” Bly, age 83, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 26th, 2014, at her residence.

Visitation, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel in Winfield, Alabama. 199 more words


'Remarkable in every aspect of her life': Iconic detective novelist P.D. James dies in Oxford

LONDON — Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. 883 more words


11/25/2014 - Obituary - Jewel Bernis Webb Sisson - Age 96 - Athens, AL (Formerly of Columbus, MS and Crews, AL)

Ms. Jewel Bernis Webb Sisson, age 96, of Athens, Alabama, formerly of Columbus, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama. 320 more words


11/26/2014 - Obituary - Linda Stone Mobley - Age 74 - Guin, AL

Linda Stone Mobley, age 74, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 26th, 2014, in the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 28th, 2014, at the Guin First United Methodist Church. 198 more words