Dresser, Davis (1904-1977)
Scope:
The Davis Dresser collection includes manuscripts and printed materials.

Manuscripts in the collection consist of novels, teleplays, and other materials. Published works include: Death is A Lovely Dame (Gold Medal, 1954), The Body Came Back (Dodd, 1963), Michael Shayne’s Fiftieth Case (Dodd Mead, 1964); and television scripts for the series Shayne. The collection also includes several unpublished works.

Printed materials consist of articles published in Italian-language periodicals in 1967 and 1968, written by Davis Dresser under his real name, Brett Halliday.
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Notable Figures
1. Dresser, Davis, 1904-1977
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide