Time to take a brief look back at 2013 -
Mystery authors we lost this past year:
Robert Barnard, age 76. This British crime writer authored 40 mysteries. From the New York Times: "Mr. Barnard called his work "entertainment" and "deliberately old-fashioned." His murders, set mainly in small villages drolly christened with names like "Hexton-on-Weir" and "Twytching," were plotted with an ingenuity and precision that made him popular among aficionados of what is known in publishing as the English cozy - mysteries with a picturesque setting, colorful locals and minimal violence."