Mary Stewart, British Writer Who Spanned Genres, Dies at 97 – NYTimes.com

Mary Stewart, British Writer Who Spanned Genres, Dies at 97 – NYTimes.com.

Mary Stewart, the British author of romantic thrillers who jumped genres in her 50s to create the internationally best-selling trilogy of Merlin books, reimagining the Arthurian legend from a sorcerer’s point of view, died on May 9 at her home in the village of Loch Awe, on the west coast of Scotland. She was 97.

Mary Stewart’s early novels are some of the first books I remember reading: Madam, Will You Talk?, Nine Coaches Waiting, My Brother Michael.