Margaret Millar

Margaret Millar


Born
in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
February 05, 1915

Died
March 26, 1994

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Margaret Ellis Millar (née Sturm) was an American-Canadian mystery and suspense writer. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, she was educated there and in Toronto. She moved to the United States after marrying Kenneth Millar (better known under the pen name Ross Macdonald). They resided for decades in the city of Santa Barbara, which was often utilized as a locale in her later novels under the pseudonyms of San Felice or Santa Felicia.

Millar's books are distinguished by sophistication of characterization. Often we are shown the rather complex interior lives of the people in her books, with issues of class, insecurity, failed ambitions, loneliness or existential isolation or paranoia often being explored with an almost literary quality that transcen
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Beast In View

3.77 avg rating — 824 ratings — published 1955 — 28 editions
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A Stranger In My Grave

3.73 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 1960 — 23 editions
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How Like an Angel

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1962 — 13 editions
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The Fiend

4.09 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1964 — 8 editions
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The Listening Walls

3.85 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1959 — 14 editions
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Vanish in an Instant

3.72 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1952 — 12 editions
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The Iron Gates

3.70 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1945 — 11 editions
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Beyond This Point Are Monsters

3.81 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1970 — 18 editions
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Ask for Me Tomorrow

3.44 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1976 — 17 editions
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Fire Will Freeze

3.56 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1944 — 13 editions
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“Some people become so expert at reading between the lines
they don't read the lines.”
Margaret Millar, An Air That Kills

“The rest of us have monsters too, but we must call them by other names, or pretend they don't exist...”
Margaret Millar, Beyond This Point Are Monsters

“The world of maps is nice and flat and simple. It has areas for people and areas for monsters. What a shock it is to discover the world is round and the areas merge and nothing separates the monsters and ourselves; that we are all whirling around in space together and there isn't even a graceful way of falling off.”
Margaret Millar, Beyond This Point Are Monsters

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