Margaret Millar 100th Anniversary


Margaret Millar (1915-1994) was the author of 27 books and a pioneer of the modern psychological thriller. Millar’s novel Beast in View won the 1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel and she was the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award in 1983. In 1965 she was selected by the Los Angeles Times as “Woman of the Year.” Syndicate Books will publish all 27 of Millar’s books in ten print volumes in the fall of 2015 and all 27 titles as individual ebooks throughout 2015, starting in January. 2015 is the centennial of Margaret Millar’s birth. She was married to fellow crime writing legend Kenneth Millar, who is better known by his nom de plume, Ross Macdonald. (Source: Syndicate Books)

I’m currently reading Beast in View, my contribution to Past Offences #1955book meme of February this year.

9 thoughts on “Margaret Millar 100th Anniversary

  1. I read and reviewed Beast In View last year. I also came across a Keyhole Crime copy of a book of hers at my parents’ at Christmas; I THINK it’s called Ask For Me Tomorrow. Great to hear her books are going to be reissued. I love Ross MacDonald too; there were loads of his books in our local bookshop in the 70s but I was too young to read them then!

  2. I hadn’t realized this was her centenary year — thanks!

    I’m currently reading Beast in View, my contribution to Past Offences #1955book meme of February this year.

    So that answers my question as to whether there was a Margaret Millar I could read for Rich’s challenge . . . damn you for getting there first!🙂

    • Guess there’ll be several posts on Rich’s challenge about Margaret Millar and Beast in View, John. And it will be of interest to read different opinions of this master classic. I look forward to your review.

  3. This is great news, a great author – look forward to reading what you made of BEAST IN VIEW, her breakthrough novel but which was perhaps too influential for its own good!

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