Margaret Millar was an American-Canadian suspense and mystery writer who was highly recognized at the time. She was the recipient of the lifetime achievement award, the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Millar was known for her excellent characterization and her mature look at the psychology of her characters.

Millar was born in Berlin, Ontario in 1915. She would go to college at the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto before moving to the United States after marrying her husband. The couple would move to California and it was there that she would do her writing and build her career. Her novel, Best in View was adapted for the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Publication Order of Paul Pyre Books

The Invisible Worm(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weak-Eyed Bat(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Loves Me(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Sands Books

Wall of Eyes(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taste of Fears aka The Iron Gates(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Aragon Books

Ask for Me Tomorrow(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of Miranda(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mermaid(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Fire Will Freeze(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Experiment in Springtime(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's All in the Family(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cannibal Heart(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Do Evil in Return(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rose's Last Summer aka The Lively Corpse(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vanish in an Instant(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wives and Lovers(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beast in View(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soft Talkers aka An Air That Kills(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Listening Walls(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stranger in My Grave(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How Like an Angel(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Friend(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond This Point Are Monsters(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fiend(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Banshee(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spider Webs(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Birds and the Beasts Were There(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Margaret Millar Books, You’ll Love…

Beast in View may be Millar’s best known work and it is also an Edgar Award winner. The book follows thirty-year-old Helen Clarvoe who is all alone. She’s a shut-in who is not close to her family and survives of her family’s money with the only one close to her being the family’s attorney. A series of prank phone calls send her spiraling and running to the attorney for help. At first he doesn’t believe her, but he quickly realizes just how dangerous this situation is.

Another good book by Millar is The Listening Walls. Amy Kellogg is on vacation in Mexico, but she’s having a hard time as she keeps fighting with her freind Wilma. She wants to go home, but before she can Wilma is found dead outside of the hotel room and the authorities think it’s a suicide. Amy is traumatized by the incident and takes a holiday in New York – without her husband Robert. Her brother has his worries and when Amy’s stay drags on for months, the suspicions grow to a breaking point in the family.

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