Phyllis A. Whitney’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 9, 1903

Death Date

February 8, 2008

Age of Death

104 years

Cause of Death




The novelist Phyllis A. Whitney died at the age of 104. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A Japanese-born American writer of more than seventy mystery novels, she is best known for titles such as The Mystery of the Hidden Hand, Red is for Murder, and The Quicksilver Pool. Unique among mystery writers, she wrote for both adult and youth audiences.

The Japanese-born daughter of American parents, she spent her childhood in Asia.

Whitney, a prolific best-selling author of romantic mysteries, young-adult novels and children’s mysteries for more than a half-century, died on Friday in Faber, Va. She was 104 and lived in Faber. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Georgia Pearson, who said the cause was pneumonia. Ms.



I didn’t learn to drive until I was 65 and my husband was seriously ill.


The girls in my books are out solving their own problems.


People have talents that are different. Where does the creative flow come from – inside us or from a higher power? I don’t ask any questions. I just write it down.


I always want to live long enough to finish the book I’m working on and see it published. But then I start another book before the previous one is in the stores, so I always have a reason to go on.


A writer is what I am.