A Death in the Life

Dorothy Salisbury Davis


A Death in the Life

A Death in the Life

  • Title: A Death in the Life
  • Author: Dorothy Salisbury Davis
  • ISBN: 9781892323866
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback



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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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 eas [...]

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; ob [...]

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

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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