The Sound of Insects
Miss Davis, whose The Voice on the Telephone (1964) was chilling enough, has produced another spidery tale about a homegrown blackmailer whose murder is particularly disrupting to the influential citizens of typical suburbia. The reader is allowed to be present at the scene of the crime and the choice of suspect is limited to four (or five?) females... which is the deadlie...more
Published 1966 by Doubleday
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Mildred B. Davis, an american teacher, published her first novel, The Room Upstairs, in 1948. It was awarded an Edgar for best first novel of the year by the Mystery Writers of America. A rich novel with subtle strains of gothic horror and hard-boiled private eye, this book lifted her into the limelight as an author of promise.More about Mildred Davis...