Margaret Millar’s The Listening Walls (1959; 2016)

2017-03-06T16:21:14+00:00

Although some of the characters in the Margaret Millar mysteries I have read answer their own phones, many answer other people's phones instead: the telephones of older or more privileged relatives or those of their bosses. There's even a switchboard operator in the mix, along with a woman better known

Margaret Millar’s The Listening Walls (1959; 2016) 2017-03-06T16:21:14+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “The Other Paris” (1956)

2017-03-26T09:22:36+00:00

There is, about an hour's drive from Toronto, a small town called Paris, on the Grand River. I've visited it a couple of times and I have travelled through it, by train, countless times. Rarely, on one of those rail journeys, did I miss that broad curve of the tracks, the

Mavis Gallant’s “The Other Paris” (1956) 2017-03-26T09:22:36+00:00

Margaret Millar’s Wives and Lovers (1954; 2016)

2017-07-24T15:00:28+00:00

Readers familiar with Margaret Millar's suspense novels, will immediately recognize her style and language in Wives and Lovers. (Just yesterday I discussed Vanish in an Instant, another volume in the Syndicate reprint series.) "It was a shoebox of a room, with the ceiling pressed down on it like a lid, and

Margaret Millar’s Wives and Lovers (1954; 2016) 2017-07-24T15:00:28+00:00