Individual Author Record
Name: Dorothy Salisbury DavisPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery Born: April 25, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionDavis was born and raised in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationDorothy Davis was an award winning writer. She was the author of 20 novels, seventeen of which were mysteries and three were historical novels. She also wrote numerous short stories. In 1985, The Mystery Writers of America gave Mrs. Davis a lifetime achievement award, and she came to be regarded as a grande dame among crime writers. She helped found Sisters in Crime in 1986. Davis spent her early childhood in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and in Chicago. She studied literature at Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois and graduated in 1938. Davis worked for Swift & Co. in Chicago, Illinois as a research librarian and was an editor of ''The Merchandiser''. She was a member of the board of directors of the Palisades Free Library, an honorary member of board of directors of the Rockland County Center for the Arts and a member of the Adams Round Table.She was married to actor, Harry Davis, until his death in 1993. They were married for 47 years. At the time of her death, Davis lived in Palisades, New York. Her literary agency was McIntosh & Otis, Inc., in New York City.
''The Judas Cat'', Bantam, 1949''A Gentle Murderer'', Scribner's, 1951''The Clay Hand'', Bantam, 1952''Men of No Property'', Scribner’s, 1956''A Gentleman Ca''lled, Dell, 1958''Old Sinners Never Die'', Scribner's, 1960''Death of an Old Sinner'', Ballantine, 1961''Black Sheep, White Lamb'', Scribner's, 1964''The Pale Betrayer'', Avon, 1965''Enemy and Brother'', Scribner's, 1967''God Speed the Night'', Scribner's, 1969 - written with Jerome Ross''Where the Dark Streets Go'', Avon, 1970''Crime without Murder'', Victor Gollancz, 1972''Shock Wave'', Scribner's, 1974''Little Brothers'', Barker, 1974''A Death in the Life'', Vivisphere Publishing , 1976''Scarlet Night'', Scribner's, 1980''Lullaby of Murder'', Worldwide Library, 1984''Tales for a Stormy Night'', Foul Play, 1984''The Habit of Fear'', Worldwide Library, 1987''In the Still of the Night'', Five Star, 2001''A Town of Masks'', Dell, 2001