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by Margaret Millar

eBook Murder of Miranda download ISBN: 0575027479
Author: Margaret Millar
Publisher: Victor Gollancz / Book Club; Reprinted edition (1980)
Language: English
Pages: 192
ePub: 1472 kb
Fb2: 1232 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Mystery

This volume published in 2017 by Syndicate Books. Miranda Shaw lay on a chaise beside the pool, shielded from the sun by a beach towel, a straw hat, an umbrella and several layers of an ointment imported for her from Mexico. She had no way of knowing that she was the subject of Mr. Van Eyck’s current literary project. What a fraud you are, acting so refined in public and doing all those you-know-what things in private.

Rich widow Miranda Shaw and lifeguard Grady Keaton, half Miranda's age, disappear from the Penguin Beach Club . I've never read any of Margaret Millar's books. I couldn't put this one down

Rich widow Miranda Shaw and lifeguard Grady Keaton, half Miranda's age, disappear from the Penguin Beach Club, an. I couldn't put this one down. 5 people found this helpful.

The Murder of Miranda book. Margaret Millar's first book about fast-talking Mexican-American lawyer Tom Aragon, "Ask for Me Tomorrow," showed him being dispatched to Mexico to track down a missing man, where he solved a trio of murders but wound up unable to do anything about it. Aragon was a delight to follow - sharper than people expected, cracking jokes mostly for his own A cleverly written novel that's more of a dark comedy than an actual mystery, I found this novel to be something of a letdown from its predecessor.

Margaret Millar can build up the sensation of fear so strongly that at the end it literally hits you like a battering ram.  . Margaret Millar (1915-1994) was the author of 27 books and a masterful pioneer of psychological mysteries and thrillers

Margaret Millar can build up the sensation of fear so strongly that at the end it literally hits you like a battering ram. -BBC. Wonderfully ingenious. Margaret Millar (1915-1994) was the author of 27 books and a masterful pioneer of psychological mysteries and thrillers. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, she spent most of her life in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband Ken Millar, who is better known by his nom de plume of Ross Macdonald. Her 1956 novel Beast in View won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel.

Millar's books are distinguished by depth of characterization. Ask for Me Tomorrow (1976). The Murder of Miranda (1979). Often we are shown the rather complex interior lives of the people in her books, with issues of class, insecurity, failed ambitions, loneliness or existential isolation or paranoia often being explored. Margaret Millar is surely one of late twentieth-century crime fiction's best writers, in the sense that the actual writing in her books, the prose, is of superb quality. On almost every page of this one there is some description, whether of a physical thing or a mental state, that sends a sharp ray of extra meaning into the reader's mind.

The Murder of Miranda. An affair between the help and a club member is always looked at with suspicion at the prestigious Penguin Beach Club in Santa Barbara but when both go missing it's an outrage. Enter Tom Aragon, the droll Mexican-American lawyer turned private investigator, who finds himself navigating a viper's nest of California elites in his quest for the truth. California cultists, duplicitous damsels in distress, and dangerously high stakes conspire against Joe Quinn, a private eye who is beginnnig to feel more like a knight-errant. Joe Quinn is cut adrift.

Book in the Tom Aragon Series). Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780930330958.

An affair between the help and a club member is always looked at with suspicion at the prestigious Penguin Beach Club in Santa Barbara but when both go missing it’s an outrage. Enter Tom Aragon, the droll Mexican-American lawyer turned private investigator, who finds himself navigating a viper’s nest of California elites in his quest for the truth.

Margaret Millar (1915-1994) was a pioneering author of psychological mysteries and thrillers. Syndicate Books is very close to announcing the outline for the republication of Margaret's works. Look to next Tuesday for the big news. 100 Years of Margaret Millar. She 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.

The Murder of Miranda (1979) Miranda Shaw and Grady Keaton should have made for a run-of-the-mill scandal at the prestigious Penguin Beach Club.

Book Format: Paperback. The Murder of Miranda (1979) Miranda Shaw and Grady Keaton should have made for a run-of-the-mill scandal at the prestigious Penguin Beach Club.

Comments: (4)
Direbringer
I do not recall what I read to cause me to purchase this novel. It has been on the table for months. I started reading it a few days ago. The writing is magnificent in a quiet understated way. You really do not know where the novel is leading. The ending was for me completely unexpected.
Margaret Millar is an author who should be enjoying a reader renaissance. Anyone interested in well written mysteries and in outstanding writing will enjoy this novel.
Ghordana
I've never read any of Margaret Millar's books. I couldn't put this one down. When I finished the book, I went straight to the Amazon website and ordered two more of Ms. Millar's books.
Bele
This is not your standard whodunnit mystery novel. I first read this when I was a member of the Detective Book Club many years ago, and this book is the only one I kept over the years. I lost it the last time I moved and can't do without it. It is just too wonderful a story. The characters are well drawn, each with their own eccentricities. Miranda is the widow of a rich man who finds she has no money and has to work for a living. Much of the story is centered around the country club swimming pool many of the characters belong to. Miranda gets a position as a sort of governess, but can't let go of the past, going to Mexico for treatments to keep her looking young (and bringing a handsome young country club employee, young enough to be her son, with her). Her job is hopeless; her employer's daughters are adults but childish and refuse any attempt to teach them the manners they desperately need to learn. The employer's wife resents a handsome woman moving into her home--does she have an ulterior motive?

I apologize if I have any errors in my description; I haven't read the book in a while. I've just ordered me a copy to replace my lost one. I wonder if there will be material in it I haven't read; I don't know if the Detective Book Club was like the Reader's Digest Condensed Books or not. But I guarantee that you won't be able to put this book down, and the ending will definitely surprise you.
Huston
Great detective story. Not your typical one considering the year it was written (1940's). Here we have gays and an Hispanic detective. Miranda is the widow of a rich husband & finding out after he's gone....not so rich. Now a woman has been killed and Miranda is the suspect. This is a black comedy. This is played for laughs more then horror.

Millar, by the way was married to Ross MacDonald also a crime writer. She was from Canada and was a prolific writer.