Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Millar Makes a Return

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:
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.

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.
(Hat tip to In Reference to Murder.)


John said...

Fantastic news! So happy to see her back in print. I'll be excited to buy copies of THE INVISIBLE WORM and THE WEAK-EYED BAT, her first two mystery novels. Both are inexplicably scarce and way too expensive to buy in the used book market. Never seen a copy of either in my lifetime. Not even in a library.

TracyK said...

That is interesting and welcome news. It will be good to be able to supplement whatever books can't be gotten in used copies in new, reprint editions. And I hope a wider audience will experience them this way.