I missed this until today, but Chicago Sun-Times book editor Henry Kisor is retiring this Friday:

In retirement I’m going to keep on writing, working on my North Woods mystery novels, revising an old book for a new edition and doing a little historical fiction. I’ll also spend time in the basement workshop, fashioning what I hope will be fine oak furniture in the Arts and Crafts style. You’ll find me at the airfield, too, babying my vintage Cessna two-seater and soaring over the countryside. There is also that growing number of grandchildren for my wife, Deborah, and me to spoil.

In the evenings I’ll sit by the fire with a glass of sherry, the dog warming my feet, reading the latest books as well as the classics. But this time I won’t have to view them with a critical eye — I’ll just plunge into pools of imagination and drift on waves of wonder.

It was a fine, fulfilling time, these last 33 years, and I thank you all for being part of it.

For more on Kisor see my reviews of his Northwoods mysteries Season’s Revenge and A Venture Into Murder as well as my Q&As with the author here and here.

I wish Mr. Kisor the best of luck on his retirement and will look forward to reading more of his fiction.