Peter Benchley died back in February! I didn't hear about that! He was one of the first 'adult' authors I ever read. He did JAWS, White Shark, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, Beast, and some other works. I loved all his books. Another piece of my childhood is gone, I'll always read his books because I love them so very much. Beast, Jaws, and White Shark are my favorites.