Lelia Kelly Dead at Age 48
Jiro Kimura reported over the weekend that Lelia Kelly, author of three legal thrillers published by Kensington, died last week at her Atlanta residence of
complications from breast cancer. The funeral was Friday. H. M.
Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill, is in charge of arrangements. The second in the series, FALSE WITNESS (2000) was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and landed on the New York Times extended bestseller list. She is survived by a sister, Ellen Smith of Carmel, Indiana, her mother, Frances Bryan “Bree” Kelly of Atlanta; and two brothers, Michael Kelly of Atlanta and Bill Kelly of Nashville.