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Beast In View

Edgar Awards, 1955

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781780220314

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 18th August 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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She was beautiful and evil – she murdered minds as well as bodies…

‘A work of art – terrifyingly believable’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Superb … BEAST IN VIEW is cunningly plotted and has an ingenious final twist’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Millar was the master of the surprise ending (exemplified in BEAST IN VIEW)’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

At thirty, Helen Clarvoe is alone: her only visitors are the staff at the hotel where she lives, and her only phone calls come from a stranger.

Until that stranger, with a quiet, compelling voice, lures the aloof and financially secure Miss Clarvoe into a world of extortion, pornography, vengeance, madness and murder.

But who is the hunter and who is the victim…?

A gothic chiller which still feels incredibly modern, BEAST IN VIEW is a true classic of the crime fiction genre.

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Margaret Millar is surely one of late 20th century crime writer's best writers... the prose is of superb quality... But it is the use to which Mrs Millar puts her strongly imagined words that makes this book so exceptional
H R F Keating
Deeply creepy
Megan Abbott
Consistently entertaining... a justly celebrated classic
WATERSTONES GUIDE TO CRIME FICTION
A work of art - terrifyingly believable
NEW YORK TIMES
Millar was the master of the surprise ending (exemplified in BEAST IN VIEW)
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Dazzling ... In the whole of crime fiction's distinguished sisterhood there is no one quite like Margaret Millar
Matthew Coady
She is the very top rank of crime writers
Julian Symons
Warrants the highest recommendation on all scores
NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE
Superb ... BEAST IN VIEW is cunningly plotted and has an ingenious final twist
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Steadily mounting horror!
WASHINGTON STAR
A wonderfully creepy and terrifying slice of noir
CATHOLIC HERALD