07 June, 2007

Mildred Davis, mystery author (not the silent film star)

The talented master of suspense, Mildred Davis, published twelve mystery novels between 1948 and 1977 (see 1st link below.) In addition, she co-authored the first published novel of her daughter, Katherine Roome, Lucifer Land. Beginning in 2006, Katherine has returned the favour by collaborating with Mildred on three new mystery novels (see 2nd link below.)

This heart-stopping photo of the elusive Mildred Davis
accompanied her Edgar Award-winning first novel,
The Room Upstairs, in 1948.

Little is known of Mildred's personal life, and what is known is not all true. She has lived with her husband and four daughters for many years in Westchester County, New York. But she prefers her private life to be just that, and so I will say no more.


The Mildred Davis Mystery Bookroom
Tribute, bibliography and a free download: the novella "Suicide Hour", first published in 1954 and not now available anywhere else.
Murder in Maine
Purchase three new novels: The Avenging of Nevah Wright, The Fly Man Murders and The Butterfly Effect.

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