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Marlys Joy Millhiser

Boulder, Colorado

May 27, 1938 – Apr 20, 2017 (Age 78)


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Crist Mortuary Obituary

May 27, 1938 – April 20, 2017Marlys J. Millhiser left us on April 20, 2017. Marty dealt with Alzheimer's for the last seven years, but before that, she worked hard at her chosen craft of mystery writer. Marty published 14 novels, "The Mirror" being the most famous. She also published...

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I am sad to find Marlys' passing, even if a year later. Thanks to my mother picking up "The Mirror" whilst pregnant with me, I avoided the fate of being named Jessica. Thank you for that, Marlys, and thank you a great read and a great character in Shay Garrett. RIP.

For Marlys, I didn't know her but I'll miss having to know they're won't be any more books written by her.

I am reading her book The Mirror for the fifth time. I bought it in 1979 and it is the only book I have kept and I reread it every few years. I was going to write and tell her how much I loved it and was sad to see she had passed. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. She was loved as an author and will be missed.

We are reading The Mirror in our book club. She remains a beloved author

I read The Mirror when I was 10 and it was a book I took with me everywhere. I read and reread it so many times. I was thinking of it today and thought of writing to Ms. Millhiser to tell her how important her book was to me all through my teen years, only to find that she so recently passed away. I hope her family finds some comfort in knowing what an impact she made on people with her work. I wish I could have told her. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family.

I just learned of her passing. She wrote some of my favorite books, including Michael's Wife. I had the great thrill to meet her twice in Boulder, CO in the 1980's while visiting my brother. She was very gracious to allow me this pleasure. My thoughts go out to the family.

Just found her books a few years ago, read "The Mirror" "Michael' s Wife" "Willing Hostage" and "Nella Waits". I like how she used Iowa and Colorado in some of her books. She seemed like a lovely person, condolences to her family

Sad to know Marlys passed away, I read her book Michael's Wife years ago, gave my copy to someone and never received it back. When I tried to purchase it again it was out of print. Then one day I found it on kindle and purchased it and have read it many time, my favorite book of any book I've ever read God bless your wife and mom. Ps I also read the mirror and willing hostage. Michael's Wife was the first book I ever read.

I met Marlys years ago at a Mystery Writers of America dinner. She was so kind to new writers, warm and witty. I loved her books, especially The Mirror, which was an extraordinary book. I was thinking about her today because I missed being able to buy her books for our library district. I googled her and learned that she had died after battling Alzheimer's. She will be missed by many.