Houston's murder-mystery lovers are still dealing with the shock of the sudden death of Murder by the Book's David Thompson, a guy who apparently had unerring skills in leading readers to their newest favorite author.
A celebration of his life is set for this Sunday at the Briar Club.
"David loved a good party, and we will honor him by celebrating the life of an extraordinary young man who touched the lives of many in his 21 years at the bookstore," MBTB said in its announcement.
The event (everyone's invited, no RSVP necessary) is set for 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Briar Club, which is at 2603 Timmons Lane.
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"There will be margaritas and Mexican Hors d'œuvres - great favorites of David's -- along with other drinks," the announcement says.
Thompson, 38, died suddenly earlier this week. Autopsy reports are pending, but no foul play is suspected.
MBTB says they've been asked often about donations honoring Thompson and have set up a way to do it, although they have not yet decided where donations will go:
Many have asked about tributes to David's memory. Alafair Burke has set up a fund for those who would like to make a donation in David's name. The charity will be determined later.
For those wishing to contribute, here are the details:
Checks to the order of "In Memory of David Thompson" (NOT simply David Thompson) Mail for deposit to: 7 E. 14th St. #1206 New York, NY 10003
For those who would like to make a direct payment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for account information.
For those who would like to make a donation through paypal please mark recipient as email@example.com.