Helen Eustis

Helen Eustis (1916-) is an American translator (from French) whose reputation rests on two novels: The Horizontal Man (1946), which received an Edgar, and The Fool Killer (1954).

Eustis was born in Cincinnati Ohio and educated at Columbia University New York. She was married to Alfred Young Fisher and later Martin Harris and worked briefly as a copywriter. She has also written a children’s story, Mr Death, and the Redheaded Woman. The Fool Killer was made into a horror movie starring Anthony Perkins in a role not unlike that of his Psycho character Norman Bates.

Books in order of publication:

The Horizontal Man – 1945

Mr. Death and the Redheaded Woman – 1950

The Fool Killer – 1954

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