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At 8.30pm on the evening of October 13th, Robert Osborne left his ranch house to look for his dog. When he failed to return by 9.30pm, his wife roused the foreman of the ranch and a search was organised. It was the first of many searches covering a period of many months and an area of hundreds of square miles.Evidence proved beyond all reasonable doubt that Robert OsborneAt 8.30pm on the evening of October 13th, Robert Osborne left his ranch house to look for his dog. When he failed to return by 9.30pm, his wife roused the foreman of the ranch and a search was organised. It was the first of many searches covering a period of many months and an area of hundreds of square miles.Evidence proved beyond all reasonable doubt that Robert Osborne was killed by a band of itinerant Mexican labourers - but the solution to the mystery was not quite so straightforward......

Title : Beyond This Point Are Monsters
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ISBN : 9780930330316
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 213 Pages
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Beyond This Point Are Monsters Reviews

  • Tfitoby
    2018-09-26 17:57

    “The rest of us have monsters too, but we must call them by other names, or pretend they don't exist...”Margaret Millar's second entry in HRF Keating's list of 100 Best Crime and Mystery Novels is both a Simenon-esque courtroom rehash of the events that led to the court case and a darker study of the depths of the human psyche, thought of so highly by Keating that he was brought to write of her "Jesus, how well she writes!"Devon Osborne's husband Robert is about to be officially declared dead, he's been missing for a year after vanishing in suspicious and bloody circumstances but before the local judge can rubber stamp the declaration he must hear the sworn testimony of the small town's many gossiping witnesses.The intrigue slowly builds, something clearly isn't right with the story being presented but is it possible to ever really know the truth of events? And what is the psychological toll on all involved? Millar tells her intriguing tale with beautiful prose throughout but it is the portrait of Robert's mother who refuses to accept the death of her son that is most remarkable about this particular novel, to share more would be to spoil. It's a small entertaining novel that reads with ease and just another example of why Margaret Millar was thought of so highly that her husband Kenneth Millar had to change his name when he started writing.“The world of maps is nice and flat and simple. It has areas for people and areas for monsters. What a shock it is to discover the world is round and the areas merge and nothing separates the monsters and ourselves; that we are all whirling around in space together and there isn't even a graceful way of falling off.”

  • Iblena
    2018-10-14 19:05

    El titulo de esta novela, hace referencia al texto que en algunos mapas del Medioevo señalaban los territorios desconocidos del planeta aun no explorados por el hombre y donde no era aconsejable llegar por temor a caer en el vacío o ser devorados por bestias marinas... Pero detrás de lo conocido siempre hay algo oculto, algo con lo que se puede especular, sembrar dudas, temores y alimentar también nuestro miedo… a veces lo desconocido puede estar dentro de nosotros…y es que el ser humano suele ser muy hábil a la hora de ocultar los monstruos y demonios que lleva dentro.En Mas Allá Hay Monstruos no hay un detective carismático buscando hacer justicia dentro o fuera de la ley, ni tampoco un anti héroe sumergido en una espiral de violencia, sino una historia realista narrada de forma sencilla y compacta, bien hilvanada, y me sorprende gratamente también encontrar en ella una prosa elegante pero sin resultar rebuscada y pretenciosa, con descripciones minuciosas tanto del entorno como de la psicología de los personajes. Se trata de una novela negra distinta alejada de los tópicos y argumentos efectistas o retorcidos pero de profundo matiz psicológico que habla de oscuridad…esa oscuridad que todo ser humano lleva oculta dentro de sí y que aflora convertida en mentiras, mezquindad y obsesiones. Buen final, nada previsible pero si perturbador.

  • David
    2018-09-23 17:01

    interesting social commentary. excellent story despite somewhat 2 dimensional characters. most solid character is the story's victim. very cool manipulation of the genre as usual from Ms. Millar

  • Hannie
    2018-10-06 16:21

    Doodgepraat is een interessant verhaal over een eigenaar van een boerderij die verdwenen is. Na een jaar wil zijn vrouw hem dood laten verklaren. Omdat zijn lichaam niet gevonden is, moet er een speciale zitting bij de rechtbank voor plaatsvinden. Als lezer volg je het hele proces. Gaandeweg het proces wordt ook steeds meer duidelijk, al blijft het een mysterie hoe hij verdwenen is. De moeder van de eigenaar komt hier na het proces achter, doordat ze een beloning heeft uitgeloofd. Zo kom je als lezer toch achter de waarheid. Een minpunt vond ik dat het boek me niet echt raakte. Het verhaal is interessant en leest vlot, maar ik voelde me niet echt betrokken bij een van de personages. Het einde vond ik wel goed. Dit boek heeft me wel nieuwsgierig gemaakt naar de andere boeken van deze schrijfster.

  • Adriana
    2018-09-17 16:14

    El libro tiene una temática sencilla y es de fácil lectura en general. si bien es policíaco no puedo decir que sea un libro emocionante, más que nada resalta el cuadro de una zona rural donde todas las personas tienen algo que ocultar o de que arrepentirse mezclado con la negación sobre los propios problemas y el énfasis en los problemas de los demás. Si bien esta escrito de forma clara el resultado del libro es algo predecible y me resultó aburrido.

  • Pamela
    2018-10-10 16:10

    I say this on every Millar book I read--this woman is fantastic. If you enjoy suspense that keeps you spinning this way and that until the final page (or many times, the final sentence), then why aren't you reading Millar?

  • Ant Koplowitz
    2018-10-10 18:05

    Atmospheric. An under-rated writer, she wrote some good stuff. Look out for her.© Koplowitz 2010

  • Jose Moa
    2018-09-22 11:02

    The mind of people have uncharted seas.The missing of a son thelong searching and te long trial for sate he is dead whith a surprisin and open final

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-29 17:17

    It's a solid, short murder mystery - not as thrilling or chilling as the back of the book promised, but still well-executed and with enough of a twist to satisfy the need for a shock.

  • Paul Secor
    2018-10-13 19:02

    Dark.

  • Alfredo
    2018-09-27 11:20

    Demasiado soft para mi gusto en novela negra

  • Maureen
    2018-09-23 11:20

    An intriguing mystery well written.