Syndicate Books Acquires the Estate of Margaret Millar, MWA Grandmaster

Syndicate Books is very excited to announce that we have acquired publishing rights for the complete works of Margaret Millar, MWA Grandmaster and one-time Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year. Millar was a pioneer of the modern psychological and domestic thriller. She was also the wife of Kenneth Millar, aka Ross Macdonald.

There was a lot of bad wood beneath the veneer of the "Greatest Generation" and Millar exposed a lot of it. See the official press release below and sign up for our newsletter for more details about the project as it develops.

 Millar's  Beast in View  won the 1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel and she in turn received the title of Grandmaster from the Mystery Writer's of America in 1983.

Millar's Beast in View won the 1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel and she in turn received the title of Grandmaster from the Mystery Writer's of America in 1983.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, New York, October 23rd 2014—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 MWA 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 ebooks 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.

Syndicate Books is distributed to the trade by Soho Press, Inc.