Search Results: "Mary Higgins Clark"


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THE MELODY LINGERS ON by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2015

"This novel only serves to remind readers of how good Clark can be and isn't this time around."
A missing con artist proves the catalyst for intrigue, revenge, and romance in this latest novel by the prolific Clark. Read full book review >

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SILENT NIGHT by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"Clark's huge audience, nostalgic for the days when Christopher was a fully accredited saint, are bound to swallow this winsome fantasy in a single gulp before the Christmas turkey is cold. (First printing of 750,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Who better than Clark, the patron saint of damsels and children in distress, to reheat the milk of human kindness in this Christmas fable for the '90s? 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 >

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I'LL BE SEEING YOU by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1993

"But nobody will care. (Literary Guild Triple Selection for July)"
Welcome back to Clarkland, where the menace to young womanhood is piled on as thick as whipped cream, and where, this time, a TV reporter's investigation of a nefarious fertility clinic—and of her own family—is provoked by the street murder of a woman who looks like her identical twin. Read full book review >

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ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2001

"Along with a pretty transparent killer, fans will have to make allowances for an anniversary calendar of crime that won't stand close scrutiny and a damsel whose distress is considerably more interesting than she is. As if they cared."
A century and more after some fiend has strangled three young women in a seaside town, he's back, or somebody just like him is, in the latest damsel-in-distresser from Clark (Before I Say Good-Bye, 2000, etc.). 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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LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 1995

"About what you'd expect when Clark neglects her tried-and- true damsel-in-distress formula for a whodunit: an amateurish plot studded with toothlessly menacing villains, told in prose as telegraphic and arrhythmic as a plot summary. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Following the publication of her best book (Remember Me) and her worst (The Lottery Winner, both 1994), Clark returns to the middle range—maybe a little south of the middle—in this tale of a ten-year-old murder revisited. Read full book review >

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MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"About average for Clark's G-rated thrillers, as if you were counting—with enough material on funerary customs to make you resolve to live forever. (Literary Guild Main Selection; author tour)"
The arresting opening tableau—a young woman buried alive in a satin-lined coffin—is a perfect image for the sleekly cushioned menace Clark dispenses in her 13th novel (Silent Night, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"The mixture is as before, with a bit less of everything except suspects and red herrings."
The latest from Clark (The Sleeping Beauty Killer, 2016, etc.) is retro even for her: the maiden voyage of a trans-Atlantic ship crammed with more beautiful people, gossips, thieves, and killers than Death on the Nile—or her own daughter Carol Higgins Clark's 1992 debut, Decked. 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 >

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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 >