The passing of Elmer Grape

Ed Gorman reported some sad news over the weekend: Elmer Grape, husband of longtime mystery writer Jan Grape (and the former owner, along with her, of Mysteries and More bookstore) has died at the age of 76.

In an email to Ed, Jan said that “By his wishes he will be cremated and there will be a memorial service to celebrate his life (in 2-3 weeks) but I don’t know details yet.  I will let everyone know. If you’d like to write a short note sharing a memory or funny story of Elmer I will make sure it’s read at the service.”

He will certainly be missed by the mystery community.