Ruth Cavin

January 11, 2011

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Ruth Cavin, a beloved figure in New York publishing, died Sunday, January 9. She was an outstanding editor, perhaps the more remarkable for having begun her career at age 61, an age at which most people begin thinking of retirement. She started at Walker and Company in 1979, and moved to St. Martin's Press in 1988, where she stayed until last year, when failing health made it impossible for her to continue working.

What a trouper. Rest well, Ruth.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
“This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism and remarkable writing.”
--Robert B. Parker
"Taut with suspense...crackles like a bestselling novel." -- Barry Reed, author of The Verdict
Fiction
"Susan Kelly's maiden mystery is fresh and free-spirited with lively characters, snappy dialogue...and a suspenseful plot." -- Washington Post
“Spinetingling... noteworthy... brings the horror of being a victim into sharp focus.”
--Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking... a gritty, bittersweet story with added depth and dimension.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A page-turner with action and suspense." -- SSC Booknews
"A winner for fans of literate, witty mysteries." -- Tony Hillerman
"The Summertime Soldiers has love, sex, and murder and most of all, a heart." -- Boston Herald