Margaret Press, born in Los Angeles, now makes Salem her home. She writes mysteries set in Salem.
In 1996, she published a non-fiction book about the murder of Martha Brailsford by Thomas Maimoni, called "Counterpoint: a murder in Massachusetts Bay." Brailsford was killed in 1991 while sailing with Maimoni.
Her previous two fiction books were "Requiem for a postman" and "Elegy of a thief", both set in Salem.
- Vertical file in Salem Collection - Press, Margaret
- Margaret Press Official Website
- "Salem author publishes book on sailboat murder" Salem Evening News, June 13, 1996, p. A1
- Counterpoint: a murder in Massachusetts Bay Margaret Press with Joan Noble Pinkham
- "Author finds a perfect setting for mystery (Elegy for a Thief)" Salem Evening News, May 17, 1993, p.7
- "Salem author pens first mystery novel" Salem Evening News, Dec. 16, 1991, p.7
- Legendary Locals of Salem Curley, Malcolm and Dionne, p. 47.