Posted on 07/18/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

British crime author Susie Steiner passed away last week at the age of fifty-one.

She was well known for her Manon Bradshaw novels — one of which, eerily enough, includes a cancer diagnosis while Steiner herself was suffering from but unaware of a tumor in her brain — but also for something much briefer.

As a journalist, she noticed a poster with the phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On" on it, and she recommended it in the magazine she was working for.

The Guardian notes in her obituary that she insisted, "semi-humorously," that she should not be held responsible for how it became seen everywhere, however.

In addition to the Bradshaw novels — Missing, Presumed, Persons Unknown, and Remain Silent — Steiner wrote the multigenerational family tale Homecoming.

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