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Feb 06, 2018 | ISBN 9781681990361

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Winner of the 1956 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel
BookRiot 100 Must-Read Novels of Noir

“Millar’s work was long overshadowed by that of her husband, detective novelist Ross Macdonald. In fact, her best novels — like 1955’s Beast in View — have a ferocious edge that make him look rather tame.”
—John Powers, NPR’s Fresh Air

“Millar’s mastery of domestic-oriented suspense found full fruition in Beast in View, published in the same year (1955) as Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, which Millar’s novel bested for the Edgar Award . . . The surprise-twist gear shift, rooted in the inevitable, is like all of Millar’s twists—they shock, but they always, always play fair.”
—Sarah Weinman, The New York Times

“Deeply creepy.”
—Megan Abbott

“Stunningly original.”
—Val McDermid

“Written with such complete realization of every character that the most bitter antagonist of mystery fiction may be forced to acknowledge it as a work of art. ”
—Anthony Boucher for The New York Times

“A creepy bit of a thriller that will spin you right out of your world and into a mid-20th century time of silk stockings and pompadours, sexual secrecy, stalkers, and surprise endings.” 
—Long Island Herald


Mystery Writers of America Grand Master
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel
Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year

“One of the most original and vital voices in all of American crime fiction.”
—Laura Lippman
“I long ago changed my writing name to Ross Macdonald for obvious reasons.”
—Kenneth Millar (Ross Macdonald), in a letter to the Toronto Saturday Night newspaper

“One of the greatest this country has ever produced.”
—The Globe and Mail

“[Millar] writes with care and devises clever plots, holding back plenty of surprises until she is ready to let the reader know… She exhibits a virtuoso talent for creating distinct identities for her characters, even if they  might have more than one identity.” 
—The Buffalo News 

“A writer whose own work is every bit as psychologically bruising and critically acclaimed as that of her husband [Ross Macdonald], if not as well known. But [Syndicate Books] hopes to rectify that with Collected Millar.”
—Kevin Burton Smith, Mystery Scene Magazine

—The Seattle Times

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