A Gentleman Called (Black Dagger Crime series)

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9780745187082: A Gentleman Called (Black Dagger Crime series)

Three of Davis' most endearing and enduring characters return to delight and thrill mystery and suspense fans. This time, Jimmie Jarvis finds himself involved in a threatened paternity suit against a dapper little man named Teddy Adkins, whose wealthy family are old clients of Jarvis' law firm. At the same time, Jasper Tally is embroiled in the investigation into the strangulation of a woman -- crime which appears tied to several other unsolved mysteries. At the center of the two storm fronts, Mrs. Norris, the redoubtable housekeeper, must fend off the attentions of the dapper client and an unseen, sinister threat to her life.

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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. Born in Chicago in 1916, she grew up on farms in Wisconsin and Illinois and graduated from college into the Great Depression. She found employment as a magic-show promoter, which took her to small towns all over the country, and subsequently worked on the WPA Writers Project in advertising and industrial relations. During World War II, she directed the benefits program of a major meatpacking company for its more than eighty thousand employees in military service. She was married for forty-seven years to the late Harry Davis, an actor, with whom she traveled abroad extensively. She currently lives in Palisades, New York.

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“Superbly developed, gruesomely upsetting.” —Chicago Tribune
“At once gentle and suspenseful, warmly humorous and tensely perplexing.” —The New York Times
“Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Josephine Tey . . . Dorothy Salisbury Davis belongs in the same company. She writes with great insight into the psychological motivations of all her characters.” —The Denver Post
“Davis is one of the truly distinguished writers in the medium; what may be more important, she is one of the few who can build suspense to a sonic peak.” —Dorothy B. Hughes, Los Angeles Times

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