1956 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel (Beast in View).
1965 Woman of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Times.
1983 Mystery Writer's of America Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In the novels of Margaret Millar the polished veneer of the so-called "Greatest Generation" is peeled back to expose misogyny, racism, greed, and murder... lots and lots of murder.
Margaret Millar (1915 - 1994) was one of the most important mystery writers of her era and her novels, although now set decades in the past, contained a sharpness and psychological acuity that would be the envy of contemporary writers. Millar's prose was as meticulous as her plotting and as cutting as the murder weapons implemented in her stories. She won the 1956 Edgar Award for Best Novel and was a Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster, a Los Angeles Times "Woman of the Year", and a fascinating study in feminism in action.
Born in Kitchener, Ontario, she spent most of her life in Santa Barbara, California with her husband Ken Millar, better known under the nomme de plume, Ross Macdonald. Although in more recent times the name of Ross Macdonald is better known than Margaret Millar's, there was very good reason for Ken to write under a different name.