Search Results: "Mary Higgins Clark"


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I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"Rest easy, Agatha: Clark (Daddy's Gone A Hunting, 2013, etc.) can't match your skill at spinning webs as logical as they are surprising. Along the way, however, few readers will be able to resist her creaky charm."
That up-to-the-minute phenomenon, reality TV, provides the basis for Clark's most retro tale ever. Read full book review >

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THE LOST YEARS by Mary Higgins Clark
Released: April 3, 2012

"Not much nourishment here for fans of The Da Vinci Code, but nothing to trouble Clark's gargantuan fan base either, as long as they don't mind all those felonies, all those criminals and all those coyly conspiratorial phone calls with Mr. Anonymous at the other end."
Tempers discreetly fray and corpses mount around a parchment that just might be the only surviving letter from Jesus Christ. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'LL WALK ALONE by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"Fans will bite their nails to the quick while they wait for all the characters who know bits and pieces of the story to pool their knowledge before the malefactor can strike again. Experts on identity theft will marvel that no matter what raw material goes into the Clark hopper, it all comes out looking much the same."
According to Clark's unique take on identity theft, the thief doesn't just want to steal your money but to ruin your credibility, snatch your son and take your life. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1994

Six clean-cut criminal adventures for Alvirah Meehan, the $40- million-lottery-winning cleaning lady from Weep No More, My Lady, and her husband, Willy, who no longer sends bills for his plumbing jobs. Read full book review >

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LOVES MUSIC, LOVES TO DANCE by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 1991

"Thrills as domestically reliable as Wonder Bread or Ivory Soap—but, like them, this is mostly air. (Literary Guild Split Dual Selection for June)"
Clark's huge following, presumably drawn by her trick of presenting female nightmares with the greatest measure of cozy reassurance—no explicit sex or violence, no threatening moral complexity, killers with the minds of arrested children—will probably eat up this year's model: the most wholesome tale of murder through the personal ads you're ever likely to see. Read full book review >