Author(s): Marc Behm
Eye of the Beholder is a cult classic, first published in the 1980s and now reissued, that has inspired both French and English film adaptations.Joanna Eris has a bad habit of marrying men that wind up dead. An unnamed private detective, known simply as `The Eye' is hired to investigate the death of her husband. The novel charts the development of the detective's dangerous obsession with a femme fatale, as he pursues her across the United States. `One of the most remarkable combinations of a private-eye novel and psychological suspense story, with an entirely new slant, that has ever been published' The New York Times Book Review `A pivotal work in the history of mystery fiction' Maxim Jablowski, The Guardian 'One of the great novels of obsessive detective fiction' Chris Petit 'An astonishing novel that is unlike anything you have ever read. One of the great lost novels of the last century.' Stav Sherez
Marc Behm was born in 1925 in Trenton, New Jersey and served with the US army in Europe during WWII. After playing a variety of small parts in American television, he eventually made a name for himself as a screenwriter. Eye of the Beholder was his second novel. When he retired from screenwriting he published five more novels, including Afraid to Death, which will also be published by Arcadia.