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Romantic-suspense Novelist Mary Stewart Dies Aged 97

Posted at 7:37AM Saturday 17 May 2014

The bestselling pioneer of romantic-suspense novels Mary Stewart has died at the age of 97, her publisher has said.

Known for much-loved novels including Touch Not the Cat, This Rough Magic and Nine Coaches Waiting, Stewart was among the first novelists to integrate mystery and romance. She made the archetype of the determined, intelligent heroine her own, thrusting her into daring adventures from which she would emerge intact and happily romantically involved. Stewart was spotted after sending the manuscript of her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk?, to Hodder & Stoughton in 1953. It hit the bestseller lists the following year, and she went on to pen a series of novels in a similar vein.

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