Things have been rough in the book business, and not just the attrocious economic picture. The book sales are down, Borders stock is in danger of being delisted, and major publishing companies are reliving the besieged part of Custer’s last stand (e.g., McGraw Hill just let some 375 people go).
But thats not all. Some other bad news of late, we lost a giant of the mystery book world. As I noted a couple days ago Richard Stark died. Murder One book store announced its demise the next day. And now, according to Galleycat Neale Walsch, the author of Conversations With God, admitted that he “accidentally” plagiarized a tale on his website. He apologized, but now I have to wonder, did God really say those things to him?