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Mary Higgins Clark - Author

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, Mary Higgins Clark is of Irish descent. "The Irish are, by nature, storytellers," says Clark, who considers her Irish heritage an important influence on her writing.
 

She was awarded the Grand Prix de Literature of France in 1980. Her books are published in translation around the world and are world-wide bestsellers. She is a #1 bestseller in France.
 

She was Chairman of the International Crime Congress, held in New York in May 1988. She was the 1987 president of the Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, on the Board of Directors of the Mystery Writers of America.

Featured books by Mary Higgins Clark

I've Got You Under My Skin

I've Got You Under My Skin

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

When Laurie Moran's husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father's killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy's dreams. Laurie is haunted by more - the killer's threat to her son as he fled the scene: 'Tell your mother she's next, then it's your turn…' Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets ...small and large. And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too ...

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Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A dark family secret puts the lives of two sisters in grave danger Hannah Connelly is plunged into a nightmare when she learns that Connelly Fine Antique Reproductions, the family business founded by her grandfather, has been levelled by a huge explosion. The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery. Could the explosion have been deliberately set? And what was Kate, Hannah's sister and a highflyer in an accounting firm, doing in the building in the middle of the night? With Kate lying in a coma in hospital, it is now down to Hannah to discover what truly happened. But little does she know that someone will do anything they can to prevent Kate regaining consciousness. Will Hannah find out the truth before that person kills to save himself?

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Other books by Mary Higgins Clark

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Falsely accused victim? Or cold-blooded killer? Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiance fifteen years ago. But Casey claims - has always claimed - she's innocent. And although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living `under suspicion'. She hears whispers at the grocery store. She can't get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she's guilty. Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team - it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her. Now Laurie must face an egomaniacal new co-host, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt and Casey's longstanding bad reputation to once and for all prove Casey's innocence -that is, if she's innocent... Praise for Mary Higgins Clark: 'I adore Mary Higgins Clark' Karin Slaughter 'Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark's crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller' Booklist 'Trust Mary Higgins Clark to know what frightens us to death' New York Times 'Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless' Daily Mirror 'Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you'll be reading late into the night' USA Today

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Falsely accused victim? Or cold-blooded killer? Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiance fifteen years ago. But Casey claims - has always claimed - she's innocent. And although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living `under suspicion'. She hears whispers at the grocery store. She can't get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she's guilty. Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team - it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her. Now Laurie must face an egomaniacal new co-host, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt and Casey's longstanding bad reputation to once and for all prove Casey's innocence -that is, if she's innocent... Praise for Mary Higgins Clark: 'I adore Mary Higgins Clark' Karin Slaughter 'Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark's crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller' Booklist 'Trust Mary Higgins Clark to know what frightens us to death' New York Times 'Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless' Daily Mirror 'Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you'll be reading late into the night' USA Today

All By Myself, Alone

All By Myself, Alone

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The thrilling new novel from the multi-million copy global bestselling author, 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark. A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly... Fleeing the humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewellery expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship, the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood - the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to a museum after the cruise. But three days out to sea Lady Emily is found dead - with the necklace missing. And the list of suspects is large and growing. Celia sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination...

All By Myself, Alone

All By Myself, Alone

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2017

A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from Queen of Suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark.Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise shipthe Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, Lady Em, as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea Lady Em is found deadand the necklace is missing. Is it the work of her apparently devoted assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his wife, Yvonne, both of whom she had invited to join them on the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare scholar who is lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a guest on the ship who is planning to spread his wifes ashes at sea? The list of suspects is large and growing. Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who are celebrating their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination. Never, in all her long career as a #1 bestselling suspense novelist, has Mary Higgins Clark been in better form.

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer's victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy's stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance-his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence, before time runs out...

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer's victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy's stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance-his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence, before time runs out...

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2016

Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiance - famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III - fifteen years ago. And Casey claims - has always claimed - she's innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living `under suspicion.' Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team - it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her. An egomaniacal new boss, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt (and a surprising informant), and Casey's longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey's innocence - that is, if she's innocent...The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2016

Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiance - famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III - fifteen years ago. And Casey claims - has always claimed - she's innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living `under suspicion.' Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team - it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her. An egomaniacal new boss, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt (and a surprising informant), and Casey's longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey's innocence - that is, if she's innocent...The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you guessing until the very end.

Sleeping Beauty Killer

Sleeping Beauty Killer

Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

The third thrilling installment in the bestselling Under Suspicion series from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burketelevision producer Laurie Moran puts everything on the line to help a woman she thinks was wrongfully convicted of murder.Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancfamed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh IIIfifteen years ago. And Casey claimshas always claimedshes innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living under suspicion. She hears whispers at the grocery store. She cant get a job. Even her own mother treats her like shes guilty. Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news teamits Caseys last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her. With Alex Buckley taking a break from the showcooling his potential romance with LaurieUnder Suspicion introduces a new on-air host named Ryan Nichols, a young legal whiz with a Harvard Law degree, Supreme Court clerkship, experience as a federal prosecutor, and regular stints on the cable news circuit. Hes got a big reputation and the attitude to match it. Ryan has no problems with steeringand stealingthe show, and even tries to stop Laurie from taking on Caseys case because hes so certain shes guilty. An egomaniacal new co-host, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt (and a surprising informant), and Caseys longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Caseys innocencethat is, if shes innocent The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you guessing until the very end.

All Dressed in White

All Dressed in White

Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart. She and Jeffrey had already battled through sickness and health, although their lives were certainly more richer than poorer as Amanda was set to inherit her father's successful garment company. Then Amanda disappeared the night of her bachelorette party. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her 'Under Suspicion' television series to investigate. By recreating the night of the disappearance at the wedding's Florida resort with Amanda's friends and family, Laurie hopes to find the same success solving the cases featured in the series' first episodes. With Amanda's former fiance now married to a bridesmaid, and a jealous sister, playboy groomsmen, and rumors about the beloved bride herself, Laurie and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley quickly realize everyone has their own theory about why Amanda disappeared into thin air. One thing is certain, whoever was behind Amanda's vanishing plans to keep the truth hidden til death do they part ...

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer's victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy's stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance-his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence, before time runs out...

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer's victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy's stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance-his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence, before time runs out...

Manhattan Mayhem

Manhattan Mayhem

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2016

Best-selling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark invites you on a tour of Manhattan's most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of all-new stories from Mystery Writers of America, produced to commemorate its 70th anniversary. In Lee Child's The Picture of the Lonely Diner, legendary drifter Jack Reacher interrupts a curious stand-off in the shadow of the Flatiron Building. In Jeffery Deaver's The Baker of Bleecker Street, an Italian immigrant becomes ensnared in WWII espionage. And in The Five-Dollar Dress, Mary Higgins Clark unearths the contents of a mysterious hope chest found in an apartment on Union Square. With additional stories from T. Jefferson Parker, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Pickard, Ben H. Winters, Brendan DuBois, Persia Walker, Jon L. Breen, N. J. Ayres, Angela Zeman, Thomas H. Cook, Judith Kelman, Margaret Maron, Justin Scott, and Julie Hyzy, Manhattan Mayhem is teeming with red herrings, likely suspects, and thoroughly satisfying mysteries. Illustrated with iconic photography of New York City and packaged in a handsome hardcover, Manhattan Mayhem is a delightful read for armchair detectives and armchair travelers alike!

Mary Higgins Clark Collection

Mary Higgins Clark Collection

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2016

THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE At age eighty-three and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave. But as the pressure of Olivias impending choice weighs down on her, little does she realise that there are people who will stop at nothing to silence her... not even murder.ILL WALK ALONE Two years after the day that her son, Matthew, was kidnapped in broad daylight, Alexandra Moreland is still torn between hope and despair. As no trace of Matthew was ever discovered, she found it impossible to give him up for dead. But now, on what would have been Matthews fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Alexandra kidnapping her own child. Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police and attacked by her angry ex-husband, Alexandra sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax. Now she is putting herself - and those she loves most - in mortal danger.THE LOST YEARS An ancient parchment stolen from the Vatican centuries ago was assumed to be lost forever - until now. The artefact falls into the hands of Dr. Jonathan Lyons, an esteemed academic. Then Jonathan is found brutally murdered in his own home. As secrets in his personal life unravel, detectives soon suspect Jonathans wife, who suffers from Alzheimers. The couples 28-year-old daughter, Mariah, is determined to expose the true motive behind her fathers death, but the web of secrets is more tangled than she could possibly know...

The Melody Lingers On

The Melody Lingers On

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Lane Harmon, assistant to a renowned interior designer, is used to meeting the rich and famous in their opulent homes. But when she is called to the Bennett house, she knows this job will be different. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years - since just before the discovery that billions of dollars had vanished from a fund he managed. The scandal has not died and a cloud of suspicion remains around his name. Did he commit suicide or was his disappearance staged? His wife is convinced Parker is innocent - and alive. But there are people after him who are determined to learn the truth at any cost. And the more Lane gets drawn into the Bennett's world of glamour and intrigue, the most she puts her life and those of her family in jeopardy... With the hair-raising skill that has made her a multi-million copy global phenomenon, Mary Higgins Clark combines a huge financial scandal and a breathtaking tale of deception and betrayal into one of her finest novels yet.

Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

Author: Mary Higgins Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2015

A collection of Mary Higgins Clark's acclaimed short stories, with her most famous unfinished story finally completed. From the first-ever published story (1956's 'Stowaway'), to classic 'Alvirah and Willy', 'My Gal Sunday' and many more, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Storiesgives readers the chance to revisit the short story highlights from the prolific 'Queen of Suspense'. As a grand finale to this collection of previously published hits comes a brand-new novella showcasing the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City: 'Death Wears a Beauty Mask'. When Janice steps off the plane in New York City with her new husband Mike, she can barely contain her excitement knowing Alexandra is waiting at the gate. It's been nearly a year since Janice saw her glamorous, fashion model older sister, whose busy workload even kept her from attending Janice and Mike's wedding. But when Alexandra doesn't meet them at the airport as promised, Janice begins to worry. Even worse, no one has seen or heard from the beautiful model since she returned from shooting a campaign in Europe for the latest in luxury cosmetics: Beauty Mask. As Janice and Mike race around New York searching for clues, they are swept into the secretive world of modeling agents, fashion photographers, and high-stakes advertisers who are all as desperate as they are to find Alexandra, and learn the truth behind the Beauty Mask.

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