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Beast in View
Beast in View
Author: Margaret Millar
At thirty, Helen Clarvoe is only: her only visitors are the staff at the hotel where she lives, and her only phone calls come from a stranger. A stranger whose quiet, compelling voice lures the aloof and financially secure Miss Clarvoe into a world of extortion, pornography, vengeance, madness and murder...
ISBN-13: 9780739406854
ISBN-10: 073940685X
Publication Date: 1990
Edition: Unabridged
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Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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A lonely, wealthy woman subjected to harassing phone calls hires a retired policeman to investigate the matter. Suffers a bit from an ending that, while it may have been a shock at the time, isn't much of a surprise now. Still as gracefully written as one would expect from Millar, one of the most underrated mystery writers.
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A psychological suspense story. It won Millar an Edgar in 1955. Reprinted in the 1990s.


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