Dorothy Salisbury Davis was born 25 April 1916, and died 3 August 2014
- Men seem to find excitement in a sequence of violent action. Whereas women like the read about gentlemen, which they don’t find in paperback fiction and possibly not in real life either.
- Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys.
- There’s no snobbery like that of the poor toward one another.
- My detectives turn out to be straight men to a lot of character actors. I am fonder of my villains.
- The law is above the law, you know.
- We reveal more of ourselves in the lies we tell than we do when we try to tell the truth.
- History’s like a story in a way: it depends on who’s telling it.
Davis was an American crime fiction writer. She was the author of 17 crime novels. She served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and was a founder of Sisters in Crime.
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