Thursday, February 6, 2014


Open Road Media announced that 22 works by pioneering crime writer Dorothy Salisbury Davis are now available as ebooks.

Davis’s novels tackle humanity’s imperfections and our capability for violence.

Sara Paretsky wrote about Salisbury, “She is one of the most deeply insightful thinkers into the human condition I’ve ever known. An awareness of how easy it is for ordinary people to do nasty or wicked deeds is the hallmark of her writing.”

The majority of Dorothy Salisbury Davis's novels and stories were published during the 1950s and 1960s.

Davis is a recipient of MWA's Grand Master Award, as well as lifetime achievement awards from Bouchercon and Malice Domestic. She has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and is one of the founders of Sisters in Crime. Most recently, her story “Lost Generation” was included in Sarah Weinman's Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives.

New Dorothy Salisbury Davis ebooks from Open Road Media include the Julie Hayes Mysteries, beginning with A Death in The Life (1976), as well as standalone mysteries A Gentle Murderer (1951), The Pale Betrayer (1965), and Enemy and Brother (1967).

A complete list of titles is available on the author’s page here.

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

As always, Janet, I am grateful for all the books you have added to my TBRs. Read Davis eons ago, but she didn't grip me. Just looked at her work again and realized I had missed some very good writing. Like Simenon's work, it sometimes takes a different perspective to see quality stuff. Now my ereader is fat again, not that I ever let it get too thin...