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Millar, Margaret 1915-1994

Works: 90 works in 960 publications in 17 languages and 11,839 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3563.I3725, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Margaret Millar
Most widely held works by Margaret Millar
Spider webs by Margaret Millar( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Santa Felicia County, California, Cully Paul King, an attractive Caribbean captain of a private yacht -- a black man, a ladies' man -- is on trial for first-degree murder. Madeline Pherson, a married woman whose body was found in the ocean, wrapped in kelp, was last seen on Cully's boat, Bewitched. Cully is accused of killing her for her jewelry, which she kept in a green box that has mysteriously disappeared." --
Beast in view by Margaret Millar( Book )

95 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman with a dangerously split personality brings destruction to various people in a California town
Banshee by Margaret Millar( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decomposed body of a much-loved eight-year-old, Annamay Hyatt, is found in a wooded creekside area. To an agonizing degree everyone concerned with Annamay feels responsible. To an even more agonizing degree, someone is ..." --
The murder of Miranda by Margaret Millar( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Miranda Shaw was a rich and recent widow in her early fifties. The head lifeguard at the Penguin Beach Club, Grady Keaton, was exactly half her age. When Grady and Miranda dropped out of sight at the same time, rumors began to circulate among the other members and employees of the club. And when Admiral Young's two somewhat addled daughters, Cordelia and Juliet, spotted some of Miranda's jewels at an estate auction, the rumors darkened and the hunt was on. Tom Aragon, the engaging lawyer who solved the bizarre mystery in Ask for Me Tomorrow, has to undertake an even stranger case in Margaret Millar's new tragicomedy ..." --
Ask for me tomorrow by Margaret Millar( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having heard that her first husband, B.J. Lockwood, had amassed a fortune in Mexico, and with her second husband now a helpless invalid and dying, Gilda Decker hires Tom Aragon to go to Mexico to search for Lockwood. The stated reason: Gilda wants her share of Lockwood's money -- he owes her. But as Aragon questions those who knew Lockwood, he finds the man's past shrouded in mystery; and as the young lawyer gets closer and closer to the truth, people start dying, one by one." --
Mermaid by Margaret Millar( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cleo Jasper, a beautiful woman in her early twenties, inexplicably drops out of sight while attending an exclusive school for retarded young people. Shortly before her disappearance she had gone to the office of Tom Aragon, a young Hispanic lawyer, for what seems to have been a trivial reason. Cleo's older brother, Hilton, hires Aragon to find the vulnerable girl and bring her back home ..." --
How like an angel by Margaret Millar( Book )

55 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A private eye fresh broke from Reno arrives in southern California and chances upon 'The True Believers,' an agressive but disintegrating cult." --
Beyond this point are monsters by Margaret Millar( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The investigation into the disappearance of a wealthy California rancher brings to light the secrets of a whole community in this haunting masterpiece of suspense On a small family ranch outside Boca de Rio, a California city just across the Mexican border from Tijuana, time has stood still for the last year, since the day Robert Osborne, the 24-year-old ranch owner, went out for a walk with his dog and never came home. A large amount of two types of blood was found on the floor of the canteen used by the Mexican viseros, day-laborers hired to work the fields, but Robert's body was never recovered--if he was killed. The sheriff investigating the case pursued the case so tirelessly he couldn't cope with his failure to solve it and quit his job. In the year that has passed, the ranch has languished. Until Robert is declared dead, the ranch's executorship cannot be passed to someone else. His widow, Devon, yearns to move on with her life. But Robert's mother can't accept that her son is dead. Now, at last, the case to have Robert Osborne declared dead in absentia is being heard before the County of San Diego Court. It should be a cut-and-dry ruling--all evidence points to murder. But as witnesses come forward to testify before the judge, secrets of the ranch's past are exposed--secrets of a salacious love affair and a suspicious suicide, of anti-Mexican racism and illegal border-crossing, of alcoholism, indigence, adultery, unwanted pregnancy, even older rumors of murder. Will learning the truth about Robert Osborne allow these wounds to finally heal, or will it only rip open new ones?
The listening walls by Margaret Millar( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mystery story about the search for a missing woman, ranging from Mexico City to San Francisco and points in between." --
The fiend by Margaret Millar( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlie Gowen, a handsome young man with a badly disordered past, finds himself profoundly drawn toward a nine-year-old girl. His past record suggests, even to Charlie himself, that his sick passion for little Jessie is placing her life in jeopardy. But he can't stay away from her school, her street, her house ... Charlie's fiancée Louise, who loves him desperately, risks her life in an effort to save him from the dark forces of his own nature ..." --
A stranger in my grave by Margaret Millar( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A southern California housewife is haunted by a dream in which she has been dead four years and her name appears on a gravestone." --
The iron gates by Margaret Millar( Book )

18 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one was more astonished than her immediate family when Lucille [Morrow], in mad fear and horror, ran away from her comfortable home, her loving husband, and all the things she had seemed to value. In one day she changed from a serene and self-possessed woman into a creature dominated by a fear so intense that she was glad to be shut up behind the iron gates of an asylum for the insane, a fear so persistent that it gradually destroyed her mind. In searching for the cause of Lucille Morrow's flight Detective Inspector Sands ... followed a long trail which took him to the ugly cadaver of an ex-convict in the Toronto morgue, to the death of a harmless old dipsomaniac in Penwood Asylum, through a maze of fears which tortured the mind of Lucille Morrow in her last days, and even back to the bloody death of Dr. Morrow's first wife sixteen years before. As his case progressed, Sands observed, with the cold and catholic sympathy which made him a great detective, the deterioration of the Morrow family under the influence of fear and perhaps of guilt ... The Iron Gates is a strange and fascinating novel of murder, psychological horror and inevitable retribution ..." --
The devil loves me by Margaret Millar( Book )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cannibal heart by Margaret Millar( Book )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychological suspense novel set in a house on the remote part of the California coast" --
Crimes and misfortunes : the Anthony Boucher memorial anthology of mysteries( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each writer has contributed not only what he thought was Anthony Boucher's favorite of his own stories, but has provided an introduction in which this particular story or his career is related to the famous critic
An air that kills by Margaret Millar( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a crisis in his second marriage, Ron Galloway dropped out of sight. Having said good-bye to his wife and sons in Toronto, he started out for his hunting lodge, where he had invited some friends to spend the weekend with him. When Ron failed to appear, two of his friends, Ralph Turee and Harry Bream, took it upon themselves to investigate his disappearance. Even before his body was found, they discovered that Ron had been leading a double life ..." --
Fire will freeze by Margaret Millar( Book )

20 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanish in an instant by Margaret Millar( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virginia Barkeley, spoiled child of a wealthy family, sat in a Michigan jail cell and refused to answer even her lawyer's questions. Her husband knew that she had been intimate with Claude Margolis. Her mother knew that Virginia was capable of killing a man with a knife. Even Meecham, her lawyer, believed that she was guilty, so far as he believed anything at all. Then Meecham was approached by a young man with a weirdly distorted body and death in his face. His name was Earl Duane Loftus, and he brought with him a signed confession which the police were unable to pick to pieces. If Loftus was lying, his lie seemed as unshakable as truth itself. But if Lotus was telling the truth, he had killed on impulse a man he had never seen before ..." --
The soft talkers by Margaret Millar( Book )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Canadian businessman, living near Toronto, disappears on the eve of a fishing trip with firends. Is he dead? Has he been the lover of his wife's best friend? Soon these questions appear to be answered..." --
Rose's last summer by Margaret Millar( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To most of the people in La Mesa, Rose French's only claim to fame was the brilliant explosiveness of her periodic binges. Frank Clyde and a few others knew that she had been a great star in the days of silent pictures, had married and left five husbands, and that Rose at sixty still had the vitality of a force of nature. Frank was a young social worker who sometimes let his feelings color his work, and Rose was his favorite case history. When that history came to a sudden end in a deserted garden, Frank was deeply affected. The coroner's jury pronounced Rose dead of natural causes, but Frank had his doubts ..." --
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