Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dorothy Salisbury Davis | Mystery 'Grand Master,' 98

Dorothy Salisbury Davis, 98, a prizewinning mystery writer whose books include the best-selling A Gentle Murderer and many other works praised for their psychological suspense, died Sunday at a senior residence facility in Palisades, N.Y.

Ms. Davis, a native of Chicago, was nominated several times for the Edgar Award and was named a "Grand Master" in 1985. Her stories were often anthologized, most recently in 2013's Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives. - AP

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