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Monday, April 25, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOROTHY SALISBURY DAVIS!

Today would have been the 100th birthday of lengendary mystery writer Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who had passed away two years ago at the age of 98.

She was nominated for an Edgar eight times, served as President of the Mystery Writers of America, and was named a Grand Master by MWA in 1985.  She was also instrumental in starting Sisters in Crime.  Among her many books were A Gentleman Called, The Judas Cat, A Gentle Murderer, The Clay Hand, and Where the Dark Streets Go.  All of her books are worthwhile and are highly recommended.

Here's an article about Davis that Sarah Weinman wrote a few years ago:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/27/the-original-gone-girls-dorothy-salisbury-davis-and-other-forgotten-pioneers-of-crime-fiction.htmlv

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