Coffee, Tea or Me? ghost writer, Donald Bain, dead at 82

Donald Bain, a prolific author and ghost writer whose credits included such popular crime series as Murder, She Wrote and the racy bestseller Coffee, Tea or Me?, has died.

Author worked on over 100 books, including tie-in novels for popular Murder She Wrote television series

Prolific ghostwriter and author Donald Bain has died at the age of 82. (donaldbain.com)

Donald Bain, a prolific author and ghost writer whose credits included such popular crime series as Murder, She Wrote and the racy bestseller Coffee, Tea or Me?, has died.

Bain's literary agent, Bob Diforio, said Bain died Oct. 21 in White Plains, New York. Diforio said Saturday that Bain was 82 and died of congestive heart failure.

A graduate of Purdue University, Bain worked on more than 100 books, under his own name and writing for others. He assisted on the tie-in novels to the Murder, She Wrote television series that starred Angela Lansbury.

He also worked with Margaret Truman on her Capital Crimes thrillers and was the ghost writer for Coffee, Tea Or Me?, the million-selling novel about the exploits of two airline attendants.