Dorothy Marie Davis’ And Never Came Back

suspense_4Stories from Suspense Magazine #4 Winter 1952: “And Never Came Back” by Dorothy Marie Davis

This cover story features a divorced woman and her daughter riding a train to a reunion with her ex-husband. Complicating matters is the second wife, also aboard, and a serious change of heart by hubby who now wants his ex and current wife to swap places. It may sound a bit forced, but Davis does such a fine job of characterization and storytelling, its one of the highlights of the issue. Davis wrote a handful of poems and short stories, starting in 1933, mostly for romance titles, a writing career that apparently ended with her story in Suspense.