Paul Oliver, publisher of Syndicate Books, has reached an agreement with Craig Tenney at Harold Ober Associates and the estate of Margaret Millar to publish the [Mystery Writers of America] Grandmaster’s complete works in North America.(Hat tip to In Reference to Murder.)
Millar (1915-1994) was the author of 27 books and a pioneer of the modern psychological thriller. Millar’s novel Beast in View won the 1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel and she was the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award in 1983. In 1965 she was selected by the Los Angeles Times as “Woman of the Year.” Syndicate Books will publish all 27 of Millar’s books in ten print volumes in the fall of 2015 and all 27 titles as individual e-books throughout 2015, starting in January.
2015 is the centennial of Margaret Millar’s birth. She was married to fellow crime writing legend Kenneth Millar, who is better known by his nom de plume, Ross Macdonald.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Readers who for years have said that the many novels by Margaret Millar deserve rediscovery by new generations should welcome this announcement from Syndicate Books, an imprint of Soho Press: