Author of the Mrs. Pollifax spy novels Dorothy Gilman, 88, died February 2 in Rye Brook, NY from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. She was named Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America in 2010.
Founder of Liberation Bookstore in Harlem Una Malzac, 88, died January 21 in Queens. The cause of death was natural causes. First opened in the 1960s, Liberation Bookstore specialized in materials promoting black identity and black power and was a neighborhood landmark until its 2007 closing.
Robert B. Cohen, who ran Hudson News and expanded the distribution into a national chain of shops, died at home in Palm Beach at 86 (0r 85; the NYT is of two minds).