The Telegraph is reporting the death of Jonathan Goodman, "Britain's leading historian of crime." His work was well known all over the English-speaking world.
He will remain forever famous in the genre for writing more than three dozen books. The most impressive: The Killing of Julia Wallace - still in print forty years after it was written.
A favorite of American fans is the book he wrote chronicling his 6,000-mile trek across North America to visit famous murder sites. He wrote of his travels in Tracks To Murder. (More on that from the publisher, Kent State University Press.)
The Telegraph has details of the author's career and lists some other famous titles.
The Casebook has posted details on the author's passing and career.
Fantastic Fiction has a complete bibliography.