Today may be Trivial Thursday, but there's nothing trivial about today's blog entry.
I want to call your attention to Bill Crider's Popular Culture Magazine. On Wednesday, Bill had a short blog entry called Mystery File about author Gil Brewer with a link to take you to the full article about Gil Brewer.
By all means read the full article. I suspect the tragic end to a talented writer's life can be told of too many equally talented writers. It also reads as a cautionary tale for writers: save it while you're making it, watch for changes in readers' taste, and avoid abusing alcohol and drugs.