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Edith LaytonBarbara Metzger has just announced the death of author Edith Layton.

His Dark and Dangerous Ways

Edith was one of the best writers of Regency romance, and one of the most prolific. She was the author of the “C” books, including The Conquest, The Chance, and The Cad. Altogether she wrote more than 30 books, and she will be much missed.

Edith graduated from  Hunter College, New York, with a degree in creative writing and theatre. After her marriage she moved to Long Island, and was an animal lover, rescuing animals in distress and working for the North Shore Animal League.

She was a valued contributor to many lists and boards online, often signing herself as “That Layton woman.” Her wit and humor will be much missed, as will her enthusiasm for her chosen genre and her books.

Her last book was His Dark and Dangerous Ways from Avon, out last May.

Edith, there was never anyone else quite like you, and there never will be. I’m going to miss your wit, humor, and trenchant remarks about romance and life in general. May you find your furry and feathered friends waiting for you at the other end of the Rainbow Bridge.

[Ed.]  Word Wenches, where Edith was a regular blogger, has a lovely tribute to their friend and is asking readers and authors to post their thoughts and stories about Ms. Layton.