ISBN-10: 1681990393
ISBN-13: 9781681990392
Publisher: Soho Syndicate
Publish Date: 01/28/2020
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An Air That Kills


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From the Edgar-Award winning author of Beast in View, this landmark novel of domestic suspense is a gripping tale of ordinary lives ripped apart by lust, deceit, adultery, conspiracy and betrayal.

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. Then Ron Galloway’s suspicious wife, convinced he is having an affair and trying to track him down, arrives on the scene, followed by the police. It is clear something is very wrong.

In the hours and days that follow Ron Galloway’s disappearance, the secret of an ugly infidelity comes to light, tearing apart Galloway’s circle of friends and destroying two marriages. Did Ron Galloway commit suicide to escape his own unforgivable betrayals? What sinister set of circumstances brought him to his desperate end, and how will his survivors cope with the truth without tearing one another apart?

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Mystery Writers of America Grand Master
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel
Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year

"One of the most original and vital voices in all of American crime fiction."
–Laura Lippman

"I long ago changed my writing name to Ross Macdonald for obvious reasons."
–Kenneth Millar (Ross Macdonald), in a letter to the Toronto Saturday Night newspaper

"Very Original."
–Agatha Christie

"Stunningly original."
–Val McDermid

"Millar's mysteries are filled with clever twists, yet what makes them special is her surgical approach to her characters' inner lives. She's got an eagle eye for the juicy stuff lots of mystery writers still ignore–questions of class, status, sexual desire and the difficult position of women. This last was something she knew about firsthand. Millar's work was long overshadowed by that of her husband, detective novelist Ross Macdonald. In fact, her best novels – like 1955's Beast in View – have a ferocious edge that make him look rather tame."
–John Powers, NPR's Fresh Air

"One of the greatest this country has ever produced."
–The Globe and Mail

"A writer whose own work is every bit as psychologically bruising and critically acclaimed as that of her husband [Ross Macdonald], if not as well known. But [Syndicate Books] hopes to rectify that with Collected Millar."
–Kevin Burton Smith, Mystery Scene Magazine

–The Seattle Times

"She has few peers, and no superior in the art of bamboozlement."
Julian Symons

"Written with such complete realization of every character that the most bitter antagonist of mystery fiction may be forced to acknowledge it as a work of art."
Anthony Boucher reviewing Beast in View for the New York Times

"Margaret Millar can build up the sensation of fear so strongly that at the end it literally hits you like a battering ram."

"Wonderfully ingenious."
The New Yorker

"Brilliantly superlative... One of the most impressive additions to mystery literature–and the word "literature" is used in its fullest sense."
San Francisco Chronicle

"In the whole of crime fiction's distinguished sisterhood, there is no one quite like Margaret Millar."
The Guardian

"A superb writer."
H.R.F. Keating

"She writes minor classics."
Washington Post

"Mrs. Millar doesn't attract fans she creates addicts."
Dilys Winn, namesake of the Dilys Award

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ISBN-10: 1681990393
ISBN-13: 9781681990392
Publisher: Soho Syndicate
Publish Date: 01/28/2020
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H
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