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Death of an Old Sinner

Death of an Old Sinner

(1957)
(A book in the Mrs. Norris series)
A novel by

 
A Grand Master of crime fiction, Dorothy Salisbury Davis introduces the redoubtable crime-solving Scottish housekeeper Mrs. Norris in this thrilling tale of family secrets and murder

General Ransom Jarvis is writing his memoirs about a distinguished career that spanned five continents and three wars. Along the way, he stumbles upon a scandal about a philandering ancestor - America's ambassador to England who went on to become president of the United States. But a very clear and present danger embroils the irascible retired general in a deepening quagmire of deceit, fraud, and murder.

Enter Mrs. Norris, the housekeeper who has been almost a mother to Ransom's son since he was a boy. Jimmie is currently running for governor of New York and enjoying his budding relationship with sculptor Helene Joyce. A sudden death changes everything, plunging Jimmie and Mrs. Norris into a bizarre case headed up by Jasper Tully, chief investigator for the Manhattan district attorney's office. With more lives at stake, the trio follows lead after lead into a web of crime that only the canny housekeeper can clean up in the nick of time.

Death of an Old Sinner is the first novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis's Mrs. Norris Mysteries, which also include A Gentleman Called, a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award; Old Sinners Never Die; and "Mrs. Norris Observes," a short story in the collection Tales for a Stormy Night.

Death of an Old Sinner is the 1st book in the Mrs. Norris Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

February 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: Death of an Old Sinner (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Dorothy Salisbury Davis
ISBN: 0-7451-1077-0 / 978-0-7451-1077-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Death of an Old Sinner (The Mrs. Norris Mysteries)
Author(s): Dorothy Salisbury Davis
ISBN: 1-4804-6032-X / 978-1-4804-6032-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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August 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Death of an Old Sinner (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): Dorothy Salisbury Davis
ISBN: 0-86220-780-0 / 978-0-86220-780-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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November 1989 : USA Paperback
Title: Death of an Old Sinner (G. K. Hall (Large Print))
Author(s): Dorothy S Davis
ISBN: 0-8161-4791-4 / 978-0-8161-4791-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company.
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September 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Death of an Old Sinner
Author(s): Dorothy Salis Davis
ISBN: 0-345-34662-9 / 978-0-345-34662-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Death of an Old Sinner (Mrs. Norris)
Author(s): Dorothy Salisbury Davis
ISBN: 1-5318-0521-3 / 978-1-5318-0521-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Death of an Old Sinner
Author(s): Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Death of an Old Sinner
Author(s): Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Death of an Old Sinner (The Mrs. Norris Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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