THE FIEND. Margaret Millar.


New York: Random House, [1964]. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Mystery-suspense novel. "The modern crime novel, at its highest peak, seeks to attain the values of the main­stream novel in its exploration of character and society, while retaining the elements of suspense, puzzlement and surprise which characterize the who­dunit. It is a tricky proposition. When it comes off well, the results can be remarkable. Margaret Millar was one of the pioneers in this movement, with “Wall of Eyes” (1943), which she followed with many other books of unusual distinction, in­cluding the by now-classic “Beast in View” (1953). But even by Mrs. Millar's unusually high standards, her latest, THE FIEND, is something extraordinary. It may well be the finest example to date of the fusion of the novel of character and the puzzle of suspense." - Anthony Boucher, review in the New York Times, 21 June, 1964. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips. (21975). Item #21975

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