Book List in Order:29 titles

  • A MASTER OF SUSPENSE Margaret Millar (1915-1994) was an internationally popular author whose well-crafted and sharply-written books pioneered the subgenre of psychological suspense. In a nearly 50-year writing career which began in her native Canada...


  • Out of print for decades, and extremely hard to find until now, Margaret Millar’s bestselling and only book-length foray into children’s literature stars a precocious (maybe pernicious) young girl named Priscilla, whose flair for the dramatic is ...


  • in Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries

    No hit-or-miss anthology, this first-rate collection of 25 contemporary mysteries offers a cross-section view of the American detective, suspense and mystery short-story worlds. Gorman, editor of Mystery Scene, gathers the works of such masters as To...


  • What happened to Daisy Harker on Decemeber 2,1955? That was the date she had seen on the tombstone and yet she was still alive. The name on the grave was hers but whose was the body? Regardless of the lives that would be shattered by the truth, her i...


  • Viginia Barkeley, spoiled child of a wealthy family, sat in a Michigan jail cell and refused to answer her lawyer's questions. Her husband knew that she had been out with Claude Margolis. Her mother knew that Virginia was capable of killing Margolis ...


  • A Fatal Vacation Amy Kellogg and Wilma Wyatt appeared simply to be two bored, wealthy American ladies on holiday in Mexico City. But when Wilma suddenly; inexplicably jumped to her death from her hotel window, the carefree vacation turned into tra...


  • The motives and prejudices of twelve jurors are on full display in the case of a Carribean yacht capitain who has been accused of murdering a wealthy white client for her jewelry.Twelve Santa Felicia County citizens have assembled for their civic dut...


  • The investigation into the disappearance of a wealthy California rancher brings to light the secrets of a whole community in this haunting masterpiece of suspense On a small family ranch outside Boca de Rio, a California city just across the Mexican...


  • On a Saturday night in April, Ron Galloway's friends have all arrived at his Ontario lakeside vacation lodge for a boys' weekend without their wives. But as the night wears on and the host himself doesn't arrive, the party turns sour. The...






  • The quintessential Hollywood mystery novelclever, humorous, and thoroughly Hitchcockiana faded actress's death sows chaos among a quirky set of characters in the nervous hills of California. Rose's best days are behind her. No longer does she star...


  • The decomposed body of a much-loved eight-year-old Annamay Hyatt, is found in a wooded Creekside area. To an agonizing degree everyone concerned with Annamay feels responsible. To an even more agonizing degree, someone is. The effect of the child...


  • BLESSED ARE THE LIVING Martha O'Gorman's husband had walked out the door one rainy night five years ago and never come back. The police verdict was accidental death - but Patrick O'Gorman's body was never found. Now a stranger had come to town ...


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    Cleo Jasper, a beautiful woman in her early twenties, drops out of sight while attending an exclusive school for retarded young people. Shortly before her disappearance she had gone to the office of Tom Aragon, a young Hispanic lawyer, for what seems...


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    Miranda Shaw was a rich and recent widow in her early fifties. The head lifeguard at the Penguin Beach Club, Grady Keaton, was exactly half her age. When Grady and Miranda dropped out of sight at the same time, rumors began to circulated among the ot...


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    Gilly Decker is rich, fifty and married to a human vegetable. Cut down by a stroke on their honeymoon, Marco has given up. He hungers only for pills and thirsts only for the fluid in the hypodermic needle. Gilly Decker has lost one husband and is...


  • TEMPTRESS IN TOWN Gordon Foster's activities took a sudden bounce off the track of his daily pattern of staid middle-class living when a girl asked him for a match in the lobby of a San Francisco hotel. In a matter of weeks, the girl, Ruby, f...


  • As the stranded vacationers slogged through the snow toward the house in the distance, two shots whizzed over their heads. In the doorway of the house a woman stood weeping. This was hardly her idea of a romantic ski resort, thought Isobel Seton, but...


  • A psychological thriller by a mistress of suspense at the top of her form and 1956 winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award.What starts with a crank call from an old school chum sets the lonely, aloof, financially comfortable Miss Helen Clarvoe on a path ...


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    “I’M COMING! WAIT FOR ME, KELSEY!” But Kelsey was running away from her, fleetly, as if she knew this dark wood well. “Kelsey! Wait for me…” She heard the soft laughing of birds from the branches, and a cry that throbbed into an ech...


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    UNTIL DEATH DO US PART... Dr. Frye: I have arranged a little surprise for you. Knowing how interested you are in murders I have decided to give you one on your own doorstep, as it were. Don't be too flattered. I intended to do it anyway. ...



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    Margaret Millar's debut novel introduces readers to the psychiatrist Dr. Paul Prye, a cynical man of reason with a penchant for quoting William Blake and making enemies. When Prye finds himself first the suspect in a murder investigation and then...


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    Santa Barbara in the 1960s was home to two of the 20th century’s most important mystery writers, Margaret Millar and her husband, Ken (Ross Macdonald). It was also home to nearly 400 species of bird. This is the charming story of Ken and Maggie’s...


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    A New York family rent a house in California in the hope of a tranquil summer. Mark Banner is a young, successful publisher, and his wife Evelyn is afraid of losing him. When the owner of the house returns, Evelyn recognizes the enemy at first sight....


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    “Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.” W.H. Auden A dark chain of evil inexorably strangles the lives of those involved: the spirited heroine, Charlotte Keating, a woman doctor; Violet O’Gorman, the innocent victim: Lewis...


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    In this complex and psychologically acute critique of the post-war family a husband’s paranoia concerning his young wife’s fidelity escalates just as she struggles to survive while surrounded by his oppressive insecurity.Martha and Charles Pearso...


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    First Warning Your daughter takes too dangerous risks with her delicate body. Children must be guarded against the cruel hazards of life and fed good, nourishing food so their bones will be padded. Also clothing. You should put plenty of clothing ...


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    PATHWAY TO MADNESS Lucille Morrow was a fortunate and happy woman. Though middle-aged, she retained the beauty of youth; her husband, a wealthy physician, was devoted to her; she was mistress of a large and charming home. Suddenly she was gone...


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    On a Saturday night in April, Ron Galloway's friends have all arrived at his Ontario lakeside vacation lodge for a boys' weekend without their wives. But as the night wears on and the host himself doesn't arrive, the party turns sour. The...