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Margaret Millar (1915–1994)

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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, näytä lisää 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. näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Margret Millar, Margaret Millar


Tekijän teokset

Beast in View (1955) 400 kappaletta
Muukalainen haudassani (1960) 243 kappaletta
Tappava ilma (1957) 157 kappaletta
Rautaportti (1945) 137 kappaletta
Kuin enkeli (1962) 132 kappaletta
The Fiend (1964) 130 kappaletta
Beyond This Point Are Monsters (1970) 127 kappaletta
Kysykää minua huomenna (1976) 119 kappaletta
Vanish in an Instant (1952) 94 kappaletta
Mirandan murha (1979) 83 kappaletta
Rose's Last Summer (1952) 81 kappaletta
Wall of Eyes (1943) 74 kappaletta
Fire Will Freeze (1944) 74 kappaletta
Pahan valta (1950) 73 kappaletta
Mermaid (1982) 64 kappaletta
Banshee (1983) 63 kappaletta
Lain seitit (1986) 56 kappaletta
The Cannibal Heart (1949) 37 kappaletta
Wives and Lovers (1954) 32 kappaletta
The Devil Loves Me (1942) 28 kappaletta
It's All in the Family (1948) 21 kappaletta
Experiment in Springtime (1947) 12 kappaletta
The Invisible Worm (1941) 10 kappaletta
The Weak-Eyed Bat (1942) 4 kappaletta
El Maligno (1964) 2 kappaletta
Sólo monstruos 1 kappale
A CAIXA DE PRATA 1 kappale
VIDA POR VIDA 1 kappale
Muro de ojos 1 kappale
Sólo una mirada 1 kappale
UN DOIGT DE FOLIE (1990) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Avustaja — 451 kappaletta
Pahan palkka : vuosisadan parhaat jännityskertomukset (2001) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s (2015) — Avustaja — 128 kappaletta
Stories to Stay Awake By (1971) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Fifties (1976) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (1962) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Mystery: More from the Sixties (1979) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Lethal Sex (1959) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Inward Journey (1987) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
American Crime Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Every crime in the book: An anthology of mystery stories (1975) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Sanfter Schrecken (1997) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Millar, Margaret
Virallinen nimi
Millar, Margaret Ellis
Muut nimet
Sturm, Margaret Ellis
Kitchener, Ontario, Kanada
Santa Barbara, Kalifornia, USA
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 (aviomies)
Mystery Writers of America (President, 1957-1958)
National Audubon Society
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
MWA Grand Master (1983)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.



I read it in one sitting, starting after dinner and going past midnight. I couldn't put it down!
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blueskygreentrees | 1 muu arvostelu | 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.
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leslie.98 | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
Most of what you could want in a book of the type. Taut, pacy, tense, bit of humour, good characters. Bit dated in places but hard to fault it for that. Only missing a truly satisfying denouement. Not entirely sure the plot adds up but I did read it across two plane rides so quite possibly the fault is mine.
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hypostasise | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2023 |



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