English author Mary Stewart has died aged 97. Best known for her romantic suspense novels, the first, published in 1954, titled, Madama will you talk? became a best seller. Nineteen other novels followed, the last titled, Rose Cottage being published in 1997. She also published three children’s novels and a collection of poetry. Mainly writing romantic suspense novels, she did venture into fantasy, with the Merlin Trilogy, that began with The Crystal Cave, published in 1970, and ended with the fifth novel titled, The Prince and the Pilgrim, published in 1995.