Davis, Carol Anne 1961-
DAVIS, Carol Anne 1961-
PERSONAL: Born July 10, 1961, in Dundee, Scotland; married; husband's name Ian (a computer programmer). Education: Earned master's degree in criminology. Hobbies and other interests: Contemporary dance, reading, cinema.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Allison & Busby Ltd., Bon Marche Centre, 241 Ferndale Rd., London SW9 8BJ, England.
CAREER: Writer. Member of Children Are Unbeatabler.
Shrouded (crime novel), Do-Not Press (London, England), 1997.
Safe As Houses (crime novel), Do-Not Press (London, England), 1999.
Noise Abatement (crime novel), Do-Not Press (London, England), 2000.
Women Who Kill: Profiles of Female Serial Killers, Allison & Busby (London, England), 2001.
Children Who Kill: Profiles of Pre-teen and TeenageKillers, Allison & Busby (London, England), 2003.
Kiss It Away (crime novel), Do-Not Press (London, England), 2003.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A crime novel; a "true crime" book.
SIDELIGHTS: Carol Anne Davis told CA: "A world without crime would be a veritable utopia, so I'm very interested in exploring criminal backgrounds and motivations and looking at ways in which we can change these for the common good. Violent criminals have invariably suffered at the hands of the violent parents—so if we made it illegal for adults to strike children, we'd soon start to see a significant reduction in violent crime. They banned the hitting of children in Sweden in the seventies, and their suicide, alcoholism, and crime rates have been decimated as a result."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, October 1, 1999, Emily Melton, review of Safe As Houses, p. 345; April 1, 2001, Emily Melton, review of Noise Abatement, p. 1448.
Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), January 27, 2001, Carl MacDougall, review of Noise Abatement, p. 21.
Library Journal, October 1, 1997, Rex E. Klett, review of Shrouded, p. 130; May 15, 2001, Michael Sawyer, review of Women Who Kill: Profiles of Female Serial Killers, p. 144.
New York Times Book Review, April 14, 2001, Marilyn Stasio, review of Noise Abatement, p. 20.
Publishers Weekly, May 21, 2001, review of WomenWho Kill, p. 97.
Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland), July 15, 2001, Sharon Feinstein, "Teenage Murder Rage Drove Me to Write Best-Seller: Child Abuse Terror for Angry Carol," p. 23; February 16, 2003, Sharon Feinstein, "If Smacking Was Banned Jamie Bulger Might Be Alive Today: Ten Years after the Murder of the Tragic Toddler Appalled Britain, a Scots Author Lifts the Lid on the Secret Family Hell Which Can Turn Youngsters into Child Killers," p. 46.