Writer Jane Langton, 95, died December 22, 2018. Best known for her mystery novels for adults, her SF/F work includes the Grace Jones, Hall Family, and Homer Kelly series for young readers, and novel Paper Chains (1977). Langton was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) in 2017. Her work was nominated for several Edgar awards and won a Nero Wolfe award in 1984. The Fledgling (1980) was a Newbery Honor Book.
Jane Gillson Langton was born December 30, 1922 in Boston MA and studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan. She also did graduate work in art history at the University of Michigan and Radcliffe College. Langton lived in Lincoln MA since 1950. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1997 (married 1943) and is survived by three sons.