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The Resource Collected Millar : dawn of domestic suspense, Margaret Millar

Collected Millar : dawn of domestic suspense, Margaret Millar

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Collected Millar : dawn of domestic suspense
Title
Collected Millar
Title remainder
dawn of domestic suspense
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Millar
Title variation
Dawn of domestic suspense
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collected for the first time: Five novels that defined the domestic crime story and announced Margaret Millar as a writer for whom no subject was taboo. A grim locked room mystery doubles as brilliantly funny comedy; a nuanced portrait of a marriage rocked by paranoia and loneliness; an examination of a deeply flawed mother's psychology-and its deadly consequences; a chilling noir tale about the value--or lack thereof--of a human life; and the quintessential Hollywood tale about an aging actress and the chaos that follows her unlikely demise. Humor, politics, chilling psychological insight and the outright macabre are all on display in these novels, which were formative both for the author and the generations of writers who followed her. Fire Will Freeze (1944) A locked-room mystery in which a bus filled with ski enthusiasts breaks down in the middle a blizzard, sending a mismatched group of strangers out into the night to find shelter from the storm. Experiment In Springtime (1947) A poignantly observed story of an unfortunately entered marriage, a novel that scrapes away the veneer of domestic bliss to reveal the heartbreaks, neuroses, and dissatisfactions of the mythical post-WWII nuclear family. The Cannibal Heart (1949) A deeply unsettling depiction of a mother who both resents her special needs child and covets the neighbor's young daughter. Do Evil In Return (1950) Perhaps Margaret Millar's most controversial book, a perfectly plotted noir that tackles abortion and the hypocrisy of the laws governing a woman's body. Rose's Last Summer (1952) In this quintessential Hollywood story--clever, humorous, and thoroughly Hitchcockian--a faded actress's death sows chaos among a quirky set of characters
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BTCTA
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1915-1994
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Millar, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • 1915-1994
  • 1915-1994
  • 1915-1994
  • 1915-1994
  • 1915-1994
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  • Millar, Margaret
  • Millar, Margaret
  • Millar, Margaret
  • Millar, Margaret
  • Millar, Margaret
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  • Marriage
  • Husband and wife
  • Murder
  • California
Label
Collected Millar : dawn of domestic suspense, Margaret Millar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fire will freeze
  • Experiment in springtime
  • The cannibal heart
  • Do evil in return
  • Rose's last summer
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9781681990309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn951947919
  • (OCoLC)951947919
Label
Collected Millar : dawn of domestic suspense, Margaret Millar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fire will freeze
  • Experiment in springtime
  • The cannibal heart
  • Do evil in return
  • Rose's last summer
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9781681990309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn951947919
  • (OCoLC)951947919

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