Sunday, July 2, 2017
WALL OF EYES - Margaret Millar
Since the accident that left her blind, Kelsey has become more difficult than ever. At least tis is what Alice told the psychiatrist.
Languishing in a house full of servants and unloving family, Kelsey has become bitter. She was driving the car that night. Geraldine did die, and Kelsey will never see again. but that was two long years ago. Time enough to heal. So why wold Kelsey now want to end her life with a grain of morphine.
This is the first Margaret Millar book I have read and it is very, very dark, full of repulsive characters which makes for a fantastic read.
Even the Detective Inspector is next level strange when compared to the British versions of Marsh, Tey etc ( this is set in Toronto).
There is murder, there is a mystery and the solution keeps you guessing until the last few pages.
This is one of the best of this genre I've read in a long time.
Plus I discovered after buying the book that Ms. Millar was the wife of Kenneth Millar, who under the pseudonym Ross MacDonald wrote the superb Lew Archer series, which is one of the best.
Margaret Millar is on the " must find" list.