Davis Doesn't Live Here Anymore Author:John Wainwright, Jack Ripely Jack Ripley is a pseudonym of John Wainwright — It was left, like a grotesque visiting card, outside of Constable Davis' front door. There was a message in it, he was sure, but it couldn't be read. Because it wasn't really a card at all -- it was a man with a cut throat, and he was very, very dead. — To a village copper like Davis, murder might b... more »e foreign, but it was understandable. Even if he hadn't actually been involved in one before, he knew that killers were not a phenomena at that, give help and some luck, he might be able to discover who this one was. What he didn't understand at all were the deaths that followed, particularly when the next victim was his own wife. It all seemed to point to a very personal sort of vendetta, and the point was sharpened for him.
Introducing a mixed back of suspects that is very mixed indeed, Ripley tells the suspenseful tale of an ordinary policeman and the bubbling cauldron of evil that he wouldn't comprehend until it was almost too late to save himself.« less