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Angus MacVicar (28 October 1908, Argyll — 31 October 2001, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute) was a Scottish author with a wide-ranging output. His greatest successes came in three separate genres: crime thriller, juvenile science fiction, and autobiography. His early writing was interrupted by wartime service with the Royal Scots Fusiliers, hence most of his fiction appeared in the two decades following World War II.

MacVicar, whose father was a Presbyterian minister in the Church of Scotland, lived most of his life in the village of Southend. After attending the University of Glasgow he went on to work for the Campbeltown Courier.

Highlights of his many thrillers included the Edgar Wallace-style Greybreek (1947) and the smoothly readable The Killings On Kersivay (1962), plus some books with pleasant golfing backgrounds.

His children's stories at their best would combine simple character sketches and exotic adventure with a non-obtrusive Christian morality. The excellent Lost Planet series was extremely popular in books, radio and TV versions (he was also an accomplished screenwriter and playwright) . In these fondly-remembered stories a pacifist theme came through strongly. Later titles such as Space Agent from The Lost Planet still have their fans; the series became less effective as it extended. There are six novels in "The Lost Planet" series: "The Lost Planet" (1953), "Return to the Lost Planet" (1954), "Secret of the Lost Planet" (1955), "Red Fire on the Lost Planet" (1959), "Peril on the Lost Planet" (1960) and "Space Agent from the Lost Planet".

It was the first Science Fiction series ever translated to Hebrew, and had considerable impact on the development of this genre in Israel

The short unrelated Atom Chasers series was also popular, boasting a fine twist ending in The Atom Chasers in Tibet (1957).

In later life MacVicar turned to portraying his life and background as a child of the Manse in several delightful memoirs such as Salt in My Porridge (1971). These books showed his Scottish literary voice at its most characteristic, unhampered by the genre requirements of his fiction.

MacVicar also presented the BBC television program Songs of Praise.
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Total Books: 55
Bees in My Bonnet
Bees in My Bonnet (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091470708
ISBN-10: 0091470706
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Canisbay Conspiracy
Canisbay Conspiracy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780090802685
ISBN-10: 0090802683
Genre: Nonfiction

Capers in My Kirk Confessions of a Would-be Christian
Capers in My Kirk Confessions of a Would-be Christian (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091681609
ISBN-10: 009168160X
Genre: History

Capers in My Kirk Confessions of a Would-be Christian
Capers in My Kirk Confessions of a Would-be Christian (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099534501
ISBN-10: 0099534509

Cave of the Hammers
Cave of the Hammers [Early Bird Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718201647
ISBN-10: 0718201647

Death by the Mistletoe
Death By the Mistletoe [Black Dagger Crime] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745186962
ISBN-10: 0745186963

Dinny Smith comes home
Dinny Smith Comes Home (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780222693006
ISBN-10: 0222693002

Duel in Glenfinnan
Duel in Glenfinnan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780090990603
ISBN-10: 0090990609

Golf in My Gallowses Confessions of a Fairway Fanatic
Golf in My Gallowses Confessions of a Fairway Fanatic (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091541606
ISBN-10: 0091541603
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Gremlins in My Garden Confessions of a Harassed Horticulturalist
Gremlins in My Garden Confessions of a Harassed Horticulturalist (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091602703
ISBN-10: 009160270X

Heather in my ears More confessions of a minister's son
Heather in My Ears More Confessions of a Minister's Son (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091190200
ISBN-10: 0091190207

Heather in My Ears Unabridged
Heather in My Ears Unabridged (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781860420573
ISBN-10: 1860420575

The High Cliffs of Kersivay
The High Cliffs of Kersivay (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780245560828
ISBN-10: 0245560823

A Highlands Omnibus
A Highlands Omnibus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099851103
ISBN-10: 0099851105

Kersivay Kraken
Kersivay Kraken [Flying Foal Bks.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780245585630
ISBN-10: 024558563X

The Killings on Kersivay
The Killings on Kersivay [Black Dagger Crime] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780754085669
ISBN-10: 075408566X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Let's Visit Scotland
Let's VIsit Scotland (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780222992079
ISBN-10: 0222992077

Lifeboat-Green to White
Lifeboat-green to White (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340035733
ISBN-10: 0340035730

Maniac (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780090955602
ISBN-10: 0090955609

Murder at the Open
Murder at the Open (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780860252337
ISBN-10: 0860252337
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Painted Doll Affair
Painted Doll Affair (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091170004
ISBN-10: 0091170001

Scotland [Let's Visit Series] (Other)
The Singing Spider [Black Dagger Crimes] (Hardcover)