Rachel Cusk’s Outline (2014) and Transit (2017)


Readers meet a woman up in the air. Literally. She is flying to Athens, where she will teach a course in creative writing. This is Outline. Perhaps partly because she could instruct in the art of outlining, demonstrate for her students the art of constructing a framework on which

Rachel Cusk’s Outline (2014) and Transit (2017)2017-10-25T16:47:19-05:00

Reading Margaret Millar: Superior Bamboozler


Agatha Christie said her work was "very original". Julian Symons declared that she "has few peers, and no superior in the art of bamboozlement". Soho Press Compilation, 2016 And Anthony Boucher said that Beast in View was "written with such complete realization of every character that the most

Reading Margaret Millar: Superior Bamboozler2017-07-26T13:51:50-05:00

Intersection: Games and Books


The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board and Table Games by Margaret K. Hofer is a sriking showcase of the games in Ellen and Arthur Liman's historic collection of American games. It began with a $6 yard-sale purchase in 1980 and grew to contain more than 500 games

Intersection: Games and Books2020-10-20T09:23:55-05:00

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


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)2017-07-24T15:00:28-05:00

Margaret Millar’s Vanish in an Instant (1952; 2016)


Margaret Millar's mysteries are being brought back into print by Soho Syndicate. The Master at Her Zenith volume is comprised of five of her well-known books, including the Edgar-winning Beast in View. Throughout, her interest in psychology is evident. Both she and her characters are fascinated by detail. And the

Margaret Millar’s Vanish in an Instant (1952; 2016)2017-07-24T15:00:38-05:00
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