As some famous author (I’ve heard it attributed to several, including T.S. Eliot) said, “Bad writers borrow, good writers steal.” In that spirit, this week I looked to one of my idols for inspiration. Richard Price is the best crime fiction writer working today, and in his latest novel Lush Life he did a phenomenal funeral scene. So when I needed help upgrading a death of my own, I reread his. If only I could take it word for word, I would.