Most people associate Margaret Millar with her more famous husband, Kenneth Millar (aka, Ross Macdonald). But Margaret Millar was a terrific writer. My favorite novel of her’s is How Like An Angel. Joe Quinn, private eye, has a gambling problem. He’s lost his job, his car, and his girlfriend. On his way back from Reno to California, Quinn meets Sister Blessing, part of a religious cult. Sister Blessing asks Quinn to locate a man who is supposedly dead. How Like An Angel explores communities who have withdrawn from society and the implications of a “counter-culture” movement. If you haven’t read Margaret Millar, you’re missing a great writer.
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