A Death in the Life

A Death in the Life Dorothy Salisbury Davis
  • Title: A Death in the Life
  • Author: Dorothy Salisbury Davis
  • ISBN: 9781892323866
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Death in the Life Dorothy Salisbury Davis A Death in the Life Aimless and drifting Julie Haynes opens a Reader Advisor shop on a dare Instead of a mere lark Julie discovers true compassion and concern for her congregation actors shop keepers impoverished res
    Aimless and drifting, Julie Haynes opens a Reader Advisor shop on a dare Instead of a mere lark, Julie discovers true compassion and concern for her congregation actors, shop keepers, impoverished residents of the Willoughby Hotel, the angry poor of the tenements, various street characters including Sweets Romano, Goldie the pimp, and arc a young prostitute But whAimless and drifting, Julie Haynes opens a Reader Advisor shop on a dare Instead of a mere lark, Julie discovers true compassion and concern for her congregation actors, shop keepers, impoverished residents of the Willoughby Hotel, the angry poor of the tenements, various street characters including Sweets Romano, Goldie the pimp, and arc a young prostitute But when a man is found murdered in the girl s room, Julie is plunged into the investigation.
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    About Dorothy Salisbury Davis


    1. Dorothy Salisbury Davis is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, and a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from Bouchercon and Malice Domestic The author of seventeen crime novels, including the Mrs Norris Mysteries and the Julie Hayes Mysteries three historical novels and numerous short stories she has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and is a founder of Sisters in Crime.


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    1. Although published in 1976, A Death in the Life exudes a certain late 1950s Greenwich Village vibe After all, who really said After all, who still really said dig it to mean like or understand by the time Gerald Ford was president Our protagonist, Julie Hayes, is a second rate actress who takes refuge in a marriage to Geoffrey Hayes, a New York Times columnist 15 years her senior With him gone on assignment so much, Julie spends her time in the sort of housewifely boredom easily recognized by an [...]

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    2. As I continue to read women mystery authors from the 50s, 60s and 70s, I m so pleased to have found Dorothy Salisbury Davis s Julie Hayes series four books in all The mystery in the book is solid, but what stands out is the voice Davis gives to Julie It s so unapologetic I can t imagine someone writing this book today it seems the market wants or publishers think the market wants sympathetic female characters to sociopathic female characters I m speaking from my reading experiences obviously the [...]

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    3. I had never heard of this mystery writer until I ran across one of her short stories It was such a good story that I immediately looked up her novels A Death in the Life is a good, entertaining book, with a complex protagonist It doesn t follow the usual formulas of mystery fiction except that there is a murder and it gets solved It s not the greatest mystery novel I ever read, but it was good enough that I am reading another book by the same author I recommend it

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    4. sounds promising Aimless and drifting, Julie Haynes opens a Reader Advisor shop on a dare Instead of a mere lark, Julie discovers true compassion and concern for her congregation actors, shop keepers, impoverished residents of the Willoughby Hotel, the angry poor of the tenements, various street characters including Sweets Romano, Golde the pimp, and a young prostitute But when a man is found murdered in the girl s room, Julie is plunged into the investigation.

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