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Margaret Millar (1915–1994)

Autor(a) de Beast in View

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About the Author

Margaret Millar (1915-1994) was horn in Ontario, Canada and was educated at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto, majoring in classics. In 1938 she married Kenneth Millar (who wrote under the name Ross Macdonald). She published her first novel, The Invisible Worm, mostrar mais in 1941 and she worked as a screenwriter for Warner Brothers. It was her 1955 novel, Beast in View, that won Millar the coveted Edgarsup/sup Award for Best Novel and the boob was later adapted for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. She was active in the environmental conservation movement in California in the 1960s and was named a Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles Times in 1965, and in 1983 she became a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. mostrar menos


Obras de Margaret Millar

Beast in View (1955) 407 cópias
A Stranger in My Grave (1960) 246 cópias
An Air That Kills (1957) 157 cópias
The Iron Gates (1945) 141 cópias
How Like an Angel (1962) 134 cópias
The Fiend (1964) 132 cópias
Beyond This Point Are Monsters (1970) 131 cópias
The Listening Walls (1943) 131 cópias
Ask for Me Tomorrow (1976) 122 cópias
Vanish in an Instant (1952) 97 cópias
The Murder of Miranda (1979) 84 cópias
Rose's Last Summer (1952) 83 cópias
Wall of Eyes (1943) 78 cópias
Fire Will Freeze (1944) 75 cópias
Do Evil in Return (1950) 75 cópias
Mermaid (1982) 66 cópias
Banshee (1983) 64 cópias
Spider Webs (1986) 58 cópias
The Cannibal Heart (1949) 36 cópias
Wives and Lovers (1954) 33 cópias
The Devil Loves Me (1942) 29 cópias
It's All in the Family (1948) 21 cópias
Experiment in Springtime (1947) 12 cópias
The Invisible Worm (1941) 10 cópias
The Weak-Eyed Bat (1942) 4 cópias
El Maligno (1964) 2 cópias
Sólo una mirada 1 exemplar(es)
UN DOIGT DE FOLIE (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Au violeur / série noire n°1019 (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
VIDA POR VIDA 1 exemplar(es)
A CAIXA DE PRATA 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s (2015) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
Stories to Stay Awake By (1971) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
A New Omnibus of Crime (2005) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Fifties (1976) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (1962) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery: More from the Sixties (1979) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Inward Journey (1987) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Lethal Sex (1959) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
American Crime Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Detective-omnibus — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Every crime in the book: An anthology of mystery stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Sanfter Schrecken (1997) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Millar, Margaret
Nome de batismo
Millar, Margaret Ellis
Outros nomes
Sturm, Margaret Ellis
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Local de falecimento
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Locais de residência
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, USA
Montecito, California, USA
Santa Barbara, California, USA
University of Toronto (1936)
mystery writer
Macdonald, Ross (husband)
Mystery Writers of America (President, 1957-1958)
National Audubon Society
MWA Grand Master (1983)
Pequena biografia
Margaret Ellis Sturm, born in Canada, moved to the USA after marrying writer Kenneth Millar (who used the pen name Ross Macdonald) in 1938. They lived for many years in Santa Barbara, California, which often appears as a locale in her books under the pseudonyms San Felice or Santa Felicia. She published her first novel in 1941 and went on to write popular mysteries and non-mystery novels. Her autobiography appeared in 1968.



Darrrrrrk. God I love crime fiction.
Amateria66 | outras 21 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
I read it in one sitting, starting after dinner and going past midnight. I couldn't put it down!
blueskygreentrees | 1 outra resenha | Dec 19, 2023 |
Crime Novels: Four Classic Thrillers 1964-1969 is a wonderful snapshot of how the genre was evolving during this time frame. The novels are classics and having them together in one volume takes the reader back to the late 60s. Some of my general comments here will resemble what I wrote for the volume covering 1961-1964 since they have the same goals.

Collections like this I generally rate as a whole based on their purpose rather than, for instance, a collection of stories recently written that are presented to the world for the first time. In other words, while I think about how good they are I am more concerned with how representative they are of the time period. And on that note, I think this volume succeeds very well.

I preferred this volume to the one covering the previous few years for purely personal reasons. This is the time frame during which I started reading a lot of mysteries and thrillers. The summer between 3rd and 4th grade my mother, trying to keep me from getting into (too much) trouble, challenged me to see which of us could read the stack of old, as well as the new issues we got, magazines. Ellery Queen, Michael Shayne, and Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines. I've been a fan since and loved the shift from hardboiled to, well, more psychological, more backstory of criminals rather than always a straightforward whodunit. This collection highlights that shift very well.

I had read all of these previously but only remembered Run Man Run and The Tremor of Forgery in any detail, so revisiting all of them was great fun. Himes' work is a reflection of society still.

Some may find these novels "dated." I won't say I disagree, but any work of fiction that utilizes the society contemporary to the writing as an element in the story is going to be, by definition, dated. That is neither a positive nor a negative, to treat it as either is pointless beyond simply being a personal reason to not like it. In fact, in a collection that seeks to highlight how a genre was evolving during a time period, datedness is a positive attribute.

I would recommend this collection to any readers of crime fiction who enjoy good storytelling, these novels can each stand as an excellent example of crime fiction. For those who like to know how their favorite genre has developed over the years, this will give you a glimpse at the time when it was swinging from hardboiled private detectives to more psychologically, and sociologically, driven narratives, a trend started in the early part of the decade.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | Aug 5, 2023 |
This thriller/mystery isn't of the style I generally prefer (too dark & creepy) but it is extremely well written and the ending came as a complete surprise to me.
leslie.98 | outras 21 resenhas | Jun 27, 2023 |



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