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Margaret Millar


(Margaret Ellis Millar)
Canada (1915 - 1994)
Wife of Ross MacDonald

Margaret Millar was born 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, in 1941 and she worked as a screenwriter for Warner Brothers. She was active in the conservation movement in California in the 1960s and was named a Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles Times in 1965, and in 1982 she became a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Paul Pyre
   1. The Invisible Worm (1941)
   2. The Weak-Eyed Bat (1942)
   3. The Devil Loves Me (1942)
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Inspector Sands
   1. Wall of Eyes (1943)
   2. The Iron Gates (1945)
     aka Taste of Fears
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Tom Aragon
   1. Ask for Me Tomorrow (1976)
   2. The Murder of Miranda (1979)
   3. Mermaid (1981)
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Novels
   Fire Will Freeze (1944)
   Experiment in Springtime (1947)
   It's All in the Family (1948)
   The Cannibal Heart (1949)
   Do Evil in Return (1950)
   Rose's Last Summer (1952)
     aka The Lively Corpse
   Vanish in an Instant (1952)
   Wives and Lovers (1954)
   Beast in View (1955)
   The Soft Talkers (1957)
     aka An Air That Kills
   The Listening Walls (1959)
   A Stranger in My Grave (1960)
   How Like an Angel (1962)
   The Fiend (1964)
   Beyond This Point Are Monsters (1970)
   Banshee (1983)
   Spider Webs (1986)
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Books containing stories by Margaret Millar
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Los Angeles Noir 2 (2010)
The Classics
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Denise Hamilton

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Awards
1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel : Beast in View

Award nominations
1971 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Beyond This Point Are Monsters
1965 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Fiend
1964 CWA Gold Dagger (nominee) : The Fiend


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