Before Father Duffy of St. Timothy's realizes that his soft-spoken, gentle confessioner has just admitted to the cardinal sin of murder, the man leaves the church -- still carrying the hammer he used in the crime. With only a half-muttered name to go on, Duffy is led half-way across the country in his attempt to find the man he realizes will kill again. With its compelling pictures of Manhattan, its fine suspense, and its compassionate insight into the tortured spirit of the guilty man, A Gentle Murderer rose to become a standard mystery writing and is considered a classic of the genre to this day.
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Dorothy Salisbury Davis is the author of 20 novels, seventeen of which are mysteries, and numerous short stories. She has received seven Edgar nominations and in 1985 received the Mystery Writers of America grandmaster award. One of her books, A Gentle Murderer, is considered a classic in the genre.
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Book Description Vivisphere Publishing, 1951. Book Condition: Fair. 1st THUS. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86543577