Sunday, July 27, 2008
Happy birthday, Jack Higgins; Gillian Roberts.
Thriller author Harry Patterson, who also goes by the pseudonyms Jack Higgins, James Graham, Martin Fallon, and Hugh Marlowe, turns 79 today; Anthony winner and Amanda Pepper creator Gillian Roberts, who is also known by her real name, Judith Greber, turns 69 today. Roberts, I once wrote in a Mystery Scene review, is a "diamond in the mystery world who consistently sparkles." Higgins's latest novel is The Killing Ground (with frequent protagonist Sean Dillon); Roberts's latest book is All's Well That Ends (the last Pepper mystery--sniff).