Elizabeth Honness McKaughan, author of 15 books, died on Aug. 12. Cause of death was not released. She was 99.
McKaughan earned a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in 1929, then worked as the managing editor of American Girl Magazine, a publication of the Girl Scouts of America. During the 1930s, McKaughan published poetry in numerous journals including Scribners and Town & Country.
She moved to Philadelphia in 1942 and wrote 11 mystery novels for children under her maiden name. McKaughan also wrote two books of Bible stories for children, the nonfiction book, “The Etruscans: An Unsolved Mystery,” and the adult novel, “The Spy at Tory Hole.”