CHRISTMAS--Joyce, passed away on October 7. She was the author of more than 20 novels, including the Lady Margaret Priam and Betty Trenka mystery series, and had been a national board member of Mystery Writers of America. Joyce was also Vice President of a consulting firm specializing in hotel technology. A native of Connecticut, Joyce attended Radcliffe College. She was pre-deceased by partner Larry Chervenak. Donations may be sent to First Book (www.firstbook.org
Published in New York Times on Oct. 14, 2012.