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Davis, Dorothy Salisbury

Overview
Works: 61 works in 285 publications in 5 languages and 9,074 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3554.A9335, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Dorothy Salisbury Davis
 
Most widely held works by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
The habit of fear by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Julie Hayes mystery." Julie, a New York newspaper columnist, takes up the search for the father she never knew after her husband leaves her
Lullaby of murder by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis's third Julie Hayes mystery, the intrepid former actress and amateur sleuth returns to Broadway to catch a killer Julie Hayes has come up in the world. Her days as a starving actress behind her, she is married to a globe-trotting journalist, keeping up with her friends from her fortune-telling days, and celebrating a year of gainful employment at the New York Daily. But one of her colleagues is found shot dead in his office'and Julie may have been the last person to see him alive. With a reporter's nose for a scoop, Julie investigates the violent death of one of New York's most infamous'and despised'gossip columnists. But his is not the only troubling death in the past few weeks. A Broadway publicist took his own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge. Could the two deaths be connected' Determined to find out, Julie gets caught in a violent drama of lies, scandal, and deadly revenge that lights up the Great White Way. Lullaby of Murder is the third novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis's Julie Hayes mystery series, which also includes A Death in The Life, Scarlet Night, and The Habit of Fear, as well as the stories "The Puppet" and "Justina" in the collection In the Still of the Night
Where the dark streets go by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a tale of intrigue, religion and murder, all colliding in New York City
Death of an old sinner by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Grand Master of crime fiction, Dorothy Salisbury Davis introduces the redoubtable crime-solving Scottish housekeeper Mrs. Norris in this thrilling tale of family secrets and murder. General Ransom Jarvis is writing his memoirs about a distinguished career that spanned five continents and three wars. Along the way, he stumbles upon a scandal about a philandering ancestor-America's ambassador to England who went on to become president of the United States. But a very clear and present danger embroils the irascible retired general in a deepening quagmire of deceit, fraud, and murder. Enter Mrs. Norris, the housekeeper who has been almost a mother to Ransom's son since he was a boy. Jimmie is currently running for governor of New York and enjoying his budding relationship with sculptor Helene Joyce. A sudden death changes everything, plunging Jimmie and Mrs. Norris into a bizarre case headed up by Jasper Tully, chief investigator for the Manhattan district attorney's office. With more lives at stake, the trio follows lead after lead into a web of crime that only the canny housekeeper can clean up in the nick of time. Death of an Old Sinner is the first novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis's Mrs. Norris Mysteries, which also include A Gentleman Called, a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award; Old Sinners Never Die ; and "Mrs. Norris Observes," a short story in the collection Tales for a Stormy Night
A death in the life by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis introduces one of her most winning heroines, Julie Hayes, a former actress turned fortune-teller who abruptly learns there is murder in her future Twenty-five-year-old Julie Hayes is feeling overshadowed by her globe-trotting journalist husband and looking for some excitement and direction in life. On what amounts to a dare, she sets herself up as "Friend Julie," a storefront fortune-teller in Manhattan's seedy Theater District. Now Julie finds herself concerned with the lives of the neighborhood eccentrics, old friends from the Actors Forum, and street characters such as Goldie the pimp, a wealthy gangster, and a young prostitute who wants Julie to help her escape The Life. But a man is found murdered in the girl's room'a man Julie can identify for the police. Thrust into the investigation of the man's death, Julie discovers a new direction for her life, but her tarot cards reveal a future she might not live to see. A Death in The Life is the first novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis's Julie Hayes mystery series, which also includes Scarlet Night, Lullaby of Murder, and The Habit of Fear, as well as the stories "The Puppet" and "Justina" in the collection In the Still of the Night
Scarlet night by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis's second Julie Hayes mystery, the Manhattan fortune-teller is plunged into a mystery that hinges on a stolen Da Vinci masterwork It starts innocently enough. Julie Hayes and her husband have just returned to Manhattan from a month in Paris. Julie looks forward to spending quality time with Jeff, whose career as a journalist takes him away from home for months on end. Now if they could just find the perfect work of art to hang over their mantel. Julie's quest takes her to a trendy SoHo gallery where she meets an itinerant artist named Ralph Abel. Julie instantly falls in love with one of his paintings, Scarlet Night, andis stunned to discover that itcan be hers'for a mere one hundred dollars. But then the artist disappears and it becomes apparent that somebody else wants the painting ... and will do whatever it takes to possess it. Scarlet Night is the second novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis's Julie Hayes mystery series, which also includes A Death in The Life, Lullaby of Murder, and The Habit of Fear, as well as the stories "The Puppet" and "Justina" in the collection In the Still of the Night
A gentleman called by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and German and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer Jimmie Jarvis tangles with murder while engaged in the defense of a wealthy socialite in a paternity suit
Old sinners never die by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Jarvis - the beguiling character in the author's earlier comic mystery, "Death of an old sinner"--Finds himself involved in the death of a nightclub proprietor
Shock wave by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour de force of suspense, Shock Wave is the tense tale of a female reporter who, on assignment in a midwestern university town, finds she has stepped into an environment fused for violence After two decades of covering riots, assassinations, and urban decay, Kate Osborn comes to Venice, Illinois, to profile Steve Higgins, an old-school Chicago-style politician. Although Higgins hews to tradition, the problems in Venice are thoroughly modern. Student unrest roils beneath the quiet surface of the university, kept in check only by the well-armed campus police, and in town, the white merchants and black coal miners are preparing to go to war. It takes all of Higgins's strength to keep the town in check'but two shocking murders tip the balance. Kate came to interview a politician, but she is about to get a firsthand look at a war zone right in the middle of America's heartland
The little brothers by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman, som foregår i det italienske kvarter i New York. 16-årige Angie presses af en kammerat ind i en hemmelig forening, som sætter ham på et uhyggeligt job
Enemy and brother by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convicted of murdering a fellow journalist, a writer returns to Greece to find the truth in Dorothy Salisbury Davis's stunning, richly atmospheric novel of deadly political intrigue John Eakins returns to Greece, seemingly to pursue Byron scholarship. But his deeper concern is to find out the truth about the murder of an American newspaperman named Alexander Webb, killed during the Greek Communist rebellion seventeen years before. Eakins had been implicated in that murder. Now, his search takes him from Athens to the primitive village of Kalea, where he finds Paul Stephanou, a blind man also implicated in the Webb murder. Once enemies, now ostensibly friends, they journey together into an old, unforgetting part of Greece, becoming involved in new intrigue and placing themselves in mortal danger as they uncover the origins of the plot that killed Webb
The pale betrayer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis delivers a thrilling tale of Cold War'era espionage and murder One afternoon in Manhattan's Washington Square Park, Eric Mather is approached by two men, Tom and Jerry, with a business proposal: a bit of light espionage that may be considered treason. Eric's friend and colleague, physics professor Peter Bradley, is on his way back from an international conference in Athens. In his briefcase is a roll of film that must be confiscated to keep the Cold War from turning hot. Bradley won't miss this little roll of film, they say, and nobody will get hurt. When Bradley is stabbed to death in an apartment on East Tenth Street, Eric realizes he has made a bargain with the wrong people. Desperate to make up for betraying his friend, he ventures into a shadowy world of danger and intrigue as he sets out to learn everything he can about Tom and Jerry'two foreign agents engaged in an atomic game of cat and mouse
Crime without murder : an anthology of stories by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spy-haunts of the world, by E. Ambler.--The footprint in the sky, by J.D. Carr.--Freedom fighter, by M. Collins.--The nine-to-five man, by S. Ellin.--A matter of honor, by R.L. Fish.--The system, by M. Gilbert.--A matter of pride, by M. Hershman.--If you see this woman, by D. Hitchens.--The theft of the brazen letters, by E.D. Hoch.--How does that make you feel? By J. Hudson.--The Granny Woman, by D.B. Hughes.--Deerglen Queen, by B. Knox.--The man who talked with books, by L. Lewis.--The plot, by M. Manners.--Loaded with money, by A. Marsh.--Rape, by D. Montross.--Shutterbug, by A. Nussbaum.--The snatch, by B. Pronzini.--Mystery at the Library of Congress, by E. Queen.--Jump job, by C.H. Rathjen.--Art for money's sake, by J. Sandaval.--The fall of the high-flying Dutchman, by G. Simenon.--Present for Minna, by R.M. Stern.--The Monboddo ape boy, by L. de la Torre.--Suburban tigress, by L. Treat
God speed the night by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by the New York Times as "a book you will not readily forget," this World War II adventure tale of a nun who risks her life to help a Jewish couple escape Nazi-occupied France is the collaborative creative effort of Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis and award-winning television writer Jerome Ross It is harvest season in St. Hilaire, and for those who take their living from the land, it should be a joyous time. But in the fall of 1943, there is no joy in France. Paris has fallen, the Vichy government is collaborating with the Germans, and the Gestapo roam the countryside, conscripting French men to toil in faraway German factories. For Sister Gabrielle, a novice in the local convent, the occupation tries her faith as nothing has before. But she is about to get an opportunity to stand up to evil in a way that few of her countrymen have dared. Marc and Rachel Daridan arrive in St. Hilaire just a few steps ahead of the secret police and throw themselves on the mercy of Sister Gabrielle and the other nuns at the Convent of Ste. Genevieve. In a time when doing right can mean death, this devout young woman takes on a risky, seemingly impossible challenge
A gentle murderer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a hot Saturday night in Manhattan, Father Duffy sits in a confessional, growing alarmed as he listens to the voice of a distraught young man who speaks of bloody hair and a dead woman and a compulsion to do things with a hammer that he does not understand. Before the priest can persuade the man to confess to the police, the killer flees, still clutching the hammer. The next day, Father Duffy learns that a high-class call girl on the East Side has been savagely murdered, and no suspect has been found. As he searches for the disturbed young man who he fears will kill again, cerebral New York Police detective Sergeant Ben Goldsmith takes the lead in the investigation of the call-girl murder, racing against the clock to catch a very clever killer who, when enraged, cannot control his need to swing a hammer
Black sheep, white lamb by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a robbery goes wrong, a teenager finds he has a knack for murder in Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis's riveting psychological thriller that illuminates the dark corners of a killer's mindThe hamlet of Hillside has one factory, three churches, and more bored teenagers than it knows what to do with. Georgie Rocco is more lost than any of his classmates, and decides one night to take control. When an attempted robbery at the factory turns into murder, Georgie discovers an empowering new talent for exploiting other people's vulnerabilities, including those of his lovely
Tales for a stormy night : the collected crime stories by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen spine-tingling stories of murder, mayhem, and the macabre from one of America's finest crime authors Dorothy Salisbury Davis has become known as one of America's finest crime writers through such novels as A Gentle Murderer, The Clay Hand, and Death of an Old Sinner. Her short stories have also won acclaim since they first started to appear in 1952. Now, here are fifteen of them collected in one volume. "Lost Generation" is classic Dorothy Salisbury Davis: a chilling story of small-town policemen who cross the line between good and evil. In "A Matter of Public Notice," a midwestern town is set on edge by three strangulations of women who live alone. "Spring Fever" introduces readers to a farmer's wife who finds romance to be a fatal attraction. "By the Scruff of the Soul" presents a case of sibling rivalry turned deadly. And in "Mrs. Norris Observes," the inimitable crime-solving housekeeper happens upon an explosive scene at the New York Public Library. These and ten other stories are sometimes comic, sometimes terrifying, but always rewarding
In the still of the night : tales to lock your doors by by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eight suspenseful tales from one of the century's finest crime authors With stories published when the author was in her seventies and eighties, this collection proves that after five decades writing crime fiction, Dorothy Salisbury Davis has lost none of her edge. In "Christopher and Maggie," based on Davis's own experiences during the Great Depression, a traveling magician stumbles upon a murder victim. In other stories, a woman picks up the wrong hitchhiker, an ex-detective decides to make some money by getting rid of his wife'forever'and a man gets involved in a road accident from which he simply cannot drive away. The Manhattan gossip columnist and part-time sleuth Julie Hayes from A Death in The Life appears in two stories, "The Puppet" and "Justina." Intelligent, chilling, and beautifully written, these stories are a reminder that in crime fiction, there is no substitute for the Grand Master's touch
The evening of the good Samaritan by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of world politics and war upon an American family, from the idealistic scholar of the 30's to his grandson, who comes violently of age in 1950
Men of no property by Dorothy Salisbury Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Salisbury Davis brings to life the joys, hardships, and challenges of the Irish in New York City, following the lives of five people from their voyage to America in 1848 through fifteen turbulent years When the Valiant weighs anchor, the Irish that are crammed into her hold break into song, and with the hymn, say good-bye to the island of their birth. Famine, nationalism, and sectarian strife have crippled the Emerald Isle, and those who can afford it crowd aboard leaky ships, risking death for the possibility of a better life. Among the Valiant's passengers are Peg and Norah Hickey, a pair of lovely young runaways; powerful and charming Dennis Lavery, who sets his sights on Tammany Hall; tough urchin Vinnie Dunne; and Stephen Farrell, a lawyer and journalist who waded into troubled political waters in Ireland. While they begin their journey with optimism in their hearts, as their fortunes prosper in the new world, their lives will be touched in ways they would never expect'by disillusionment, corruption, and the violence of America's Civil War. A tribute to her mother's homeland, this historical novel was the first work of fiction published by Dorothy Salisbury Davis that did not deal with crime and criminals. Nonetheless, she brings to it the same insightful characterization, lively pacing, and engrossing drama that mark her as one of the finest mystery authors of all time
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Dorothy S.

Dorothy Salisbury Davis Amerikaans auteur

Dorothy Salisbury Davis écrivaine américaine

Dorothy Salisbury Davis scrittrice statunitense

Dorothy Salisbury Davis US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Salisbury-Davis, Dorothy

Salisbury, Dorothy Margaret

デイヴィス, ドロシイ・S.

デーヴィス

ドロシー・ソールズベリ・デイヴィス

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English (179)

German (15)

French (10)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

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