Police Procedurals

A Gentle Murderer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis

By Dorothy Salisbury Davis

A scary confession leads a clergyman to seek down a assassin in Grand grasp of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis’s bestselling novel, which critic Anthony Boucher referred to as “one of the simplest detective tales of contemporary times”


On a sizzling Saturday evening in ny, Father Duffy sits in a confessional, starting to be alarmed as he listens to the voice of a distraught younger guy who speaks of bloody hair and a lifeless girl and a compulsion to do issues with a hammer that he doesn't comprehend. earlier than the priest can convince the guy to admit to the police, the killer flees, nonetheless clutching the hammer.


The subsequent day, Father Duffy learns high-class name woman at the East part has been savagely murdered, and no suspect has been chanced on. As he searches for the disturbed younger guy who he fears will kill back, cerebral long island Police detective Sergeant Ben Goldsmith takes the lead within the research of the call-girl homicide, racing opposed to the clock to trap a really smart killer who, whilst enraged, can't keep watch over his have to swing a hammer.

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