Facts about Margaret Millar

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Margaret Millar (born as Margaret Ellis Sturm in Kitchener, Ontario, died in Montecito, California), she is also known as Margaret Ellis Millar, was a famous Writer from Canada, who lived between February 5, 1915 and March 26, 1994. She became 79 years old.


Margaret Ellis Millar, baptized named Margaret Ellis Sturm, was a Canadian-American author.

Millars father was mayor of Kitchener. She studied philology, archeology and psychology at the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and the University of Ontario. In 1938, she married Kenneth Millar, later best known as author of detective novels under pseudonym Ross Macdonald.

In 1941 Margaret Millar made his debut with the crime novel The Invisible Worm. The book's detective was the psychiatrist Paul Prye. Occupation choice reflected Millars interest in psychology, which is consistent throughout his writings. Millar is considered a pioneer of the psychological crime novel. She did, however, thoroughly research the forensic and followed for 40 years murder cases from the spectator into the courtroom. Several of her novels - deribant Beast in View (1955), A Stranger in My Grave (1960) and How Like an Angel (1962) - is often mentioned as classics of crime fiction. Beast in View was awarded the Edgar Award for the year's best crime novel published in the United States in 1956, and were allowed in the HRF Keating list of all-time top 100 crime novels.

When Margaret's husband, Kenneth Millars published his fifth novel in 1949, Margaret was already so well known as a crime writer that he chose to use pseudonym. Kenneth Millar was later known as the hard-boiled crime writer Ross Macdonald and, quite the opposite of what he might have feared in 1949, it is Margaret who, according to critics later has been undeservedly overshadowed by his success.

Millars family moved in the early 1950s to California, settling in Santa Barbara. Hometown was used as the setting for several of her later novels, but under the name San Felice or Santa Felicia. Family life was, according to Kenneth Millar and his biography, not easy. Kenneth struggled with depression, the couple's daughter, Linda (born 1939) developed the psychological distress and a substance abuse problem. They were under unwanted press attention focused on them when Linda run down tree pedestrians, one of whom died, and then tried to take his life. In keeping with the assessment of the "pulp fiction" journalist tried to tie Linda's problems to the parent works. Nevertheless, the family appears to have been closely linked. After Linda's death in 1970, it went six years before Margaret Millar again published a book.

In the 1960s, Margaret and Kenneth Millar heavily involved in nature conservation. They were (among other things), helping to create the California department of conservation organization, the National Audubon Society. Margaret Millar was in 1965 Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year Award for her contribution to the environment. In 1968 she published the book The Birds and Beasts Were There with observations of the local wild life.

In 1981, Kenneth Millar diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He died at the nursing home in 1983. That same year, Margaret Millar got Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award for significant contributions to the crime genre for a long time and a large production of consistently high quality. In 1986, she was the Crime Writers of Canada Derrick Murdoch awarded the prize for especially meritorious contribution to crime literature.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Margaret.

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"Life is something that happens to you while you're making other plans"
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"Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness"