Monday, August 4, 2014

Dorothy Salisbury Davis: R.I.P.

Sad news. Mystery writer Dorothy Salisbury Davis passed away on August 3. She was an MWA Grand Master and 6 - time Edgar nominee. Ms Davis wrote 17 crime novels, three historical novels and numerous short stories. She served as president of MWA and was one of the founders of Sisters in Crime. She was presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards from Bouchercon and Malice Domestic.

Dorothy Salisbury Davis was a wonderful woman and terrific writer of mystery and suspense. I met her several times over the years. Each time was an honor and a pleasure. Ms Davis was born in 1916.

Open Road Media has brought out this year 22 works by pioneeing crime writer Dorothy Salisbury Davis as ebooks.

Read Sarah Weinman's essay on Dorothy Salisbury Davis in Mystery Scene this month. It's not online, but you can order a copy.

Here's a link to another article by Sarah Weinman that appeared in The Daily Beast.

A complete list of Dorothy Salisbury Davis can be found HERE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this. We've lost another classic mystery author. I have just finished reading The Gentle Murderer, an excellent read.