Search Results: "Mary Boyd Higgins"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Raw material on the life of a dissident thinker that does little to enhance or further damage his reputation."
The last volume of the letters and journals of the prototypical mad scientist, Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957). Read full book review >

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WHO HAS A BELLY BUTTON? by Mary Batten
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"An especially wonderful book to share with youngsters awaiting the birth of a sibling, and a great addition to the nonfiction library collection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Batten introduces the characteristics that set mammals apart from other animals. Read full book review >

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WHILE MY PRETTY ONE SLEEPS by Mary Higgins Clark
Released: May 8, 1989

Unusually diffuse suspense from a popular author who of late has retreated from the focused shocks of her earlier work (Where Are the Children?, etc.) into more elegant but attenuated thrills (Weep No More, My Lady, etc.). Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1994

"Readers more interested in mystery than menace may well find this her best book yet. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Everything you'd expect from the reigning queen of prepubescent female suspense: A bereaved young mother battles demons from a recent mystery, from the distant past, and from her own fearful imaginings about the impending fate of her infant daughter. Read full book review >

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MY GAL SUNDAY by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Clark's army of fans won't find any unseemly surprises here- -and will know better than to expect much in the way of mystery or suspense in this gentle, upscale epithalamion. (First printing of 800,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Like Dorothy Sayers's memorably subtitled Busman's Honeymoon, Clark's new cycle of four longish tales is best described as ``A Love Story with Detective Interruptions.'' Certainly her newlywed detective team comes with the most impeccable credentials. Read full book review >

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I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2007

"Less peril and more mystification than usual. The conscientiously plotted result provides less tension and a longer wait before Clark's trademark velvet-glove momentum kicks in."
For her 27th suspense novel, Clark (Daddy's Little Girl, 2002, etc.) turns to the founding figure of the modern Gothic: the mysterious husband who may or may not be a killer. Read full book review >

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YOU BELONG TO ME by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1998

"Wait till next year's cruise. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"

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DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2002

"Less mystery, more raw pain, and a tough-cookie heroine who tells her own story make this a real departure for Clark (On the Street Where You Live, 2001, etc.), and one that carries more conviction than her usual glossy fantasies."
Clark's latest damsel-in-distress is a former child witness set against her teenage sister's convicted killer when he comes up for parole 23 years later. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 2010

"So many conspirators that the unmasking of the biggest villain is a distinct anticlimax. Until then, however, it's a pleasure watching the slow grinding of well-oiled gears as the unsurprising outcome looms."
Life-giving miracles counterbalance Clark's usual turn toward velvety death-dealing menace (Just Take My Heart, 2009, etc.) in this tale of a pregnant nun's tangled legacy. Read full book review >

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BEFORE I SAY GOOD-BYE by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"Less suspense and more honest-to-goodness mystery than most of Clark's best-selling output (We'll Meet Again, 1999, etc.), though the author telegraphs each twist so conscientiously that few fans will be fooled. "
Clark's heavy-breathing 22nd asks who planted a bomb on a rising architect's yacht, and whether the killer may be closing in on his widow. Read full book review >

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ALL AROUND THE TOWN by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1992

"Just be grateful the author isn't running for office. (Literary Guild Split Dual Selection for July)"
For her ninth sure-fire bestseller, Clark returns to what she does best: using a threatened child (this time, a regressive college-student traumatized by a childhood kidnapping) to grab you by the throat and shake well. Read full book review >

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JUST TAKE MY HEART by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"Clark (Where Are You Now?, 2008, etc.) handles the courtroom scenes capably, and fans will be as excited as ever coming down the home stretch. It's a shame that the climax awaiting them is the most strained and silly the bestselling author has ever fobbed off on her devoted readers."
An assistant prosecutor trying the biggest case of her life doesn't realize that the victim she's hoping to avenge isn't the only damsel in distress. Read full book review >