First edition of Beast in View by Margaret Millar.
Octavo, 249pp. Light blue boards over black cloth spine, title stamped in orange on spine, blind stamped on front cover. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Top edge yellow. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.50 on front flap, faint sunning to spine and a touch of wear to the spine ends, a bright, near fine example.
This work by Margaret Millar won the 1956 Edgar Mystery Writers of America Award for Best Novel of the year. It is included in The Library of America series, Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s.