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The Sound of Insects

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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
188 pages
Published 1966 by Doubleday
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Mar 20, 2015 Peggy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mysteries
This was another excellent book by Mildred Davis. She does suspense well! Johnny seems to be blackmailing everyone in town. Finally he meets his match and someone puts an ice pick through his heart. They should have felt safe now but then the whispering phone calls started! His mother is acting strange and snooping around, determined to find the killer. Making all kinds of innuendos. Pitting one neighbor against the other. Is she the one making the calls?

A good study in human behavior. Davis set
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Un policier sans prétentions mais agréable à lire.
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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.
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