Books by Mary Higgins Clark and Complete Book Reviews

Edited by Jonathan Santlofer. Touchstone, $25.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-4516-8475-9
Despite the usual serial-novel pitfalls, C.J. Box, Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Charlaine Harris, Val McDermid, and the 15 other distinguished crime authors who each contribute a chapter to this team project succeed in fashioning an engaging...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-4767-6312-5
MWA Grand Master Clark uses the main characters of her thriller I’ve Got You Under My Skin for this engaging collaboration with Burke (If You Were Here). The novel launches a series centered on Under Suspicion, a TV show that purports to re-enact (an
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4516-6894-0
This slight novel from MWA Grand Master Clark (The Lost Years) shows her in less than top form as she unabashedly piles on coincidences. An early morning explosion that rocks Long Island City, N.Y.'s Connelly Fine Antique Reproductions kills Gus...
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Is a reincarnated serial killer at work in a New Jersey resort town more than a century after he first drew blood? That's the catchy premise that supports Clark's 24th book. In the 1890s, three young women in the upscale seaside village of...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $25.99 (319p) ISBN 978-1-4391-7226-1
When a deceased nun, Sister Catherine, becomes a candidate for sainthood in this gripping thriller from bestseller Clark (Just Take My Heart ), Monica Farrell, a 31-year-old Manhattan pediatrician, becomes the target of those who don't want her
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4516-6886-5
In Clark's tedious new mystery-thriller (after I'll Walk Alone), Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons discovers a lost manuscript believed to be the only letter written by Jesus Christ. He tries to verify its authenticity with several fellow experts, but
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $24 (320p) ISBN 978-0-684-80396-8
The latest from the Clark suspense factory has a spunky New Jersey prosecutor, Kerry McGrath, as its heroine in danger. Kerry has taken an interest in a 10-year-old murder case, in which Skip Reardon had been found guilty of slaying his beautiful...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Pocket Books $7.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-671-75889-9
This suspense story of a murderer whose victims are found wearing one dancing shoe was a Literary Guild main selection and spent 22 weeks on PW 's hardcover bestseller list, achieving...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $26 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7432-0606-8
There's something special about Clark's thrillers, and it's not just the gentleness with which the bestselling writer approaches her often lurid subject matter (in this one, for instance, there are numerous killings, but all occur off-pag
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Pocket Books $7.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-671-86711-9
This murder-thriller set in Newport, R.I., spent 14 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (May)
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $22 (304p) ISBN 978-0-671-67365-9
Effectively exploiting her canny knack for placing women and children in deadly peril, Clark has pulled out all the stops in her newest effort (after Loves Music, Loves to Dance ). As a child, Laurie Kenyon was kidnapped and abused by a creepy pair...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $15.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-684-81545-9
Clark's favored theme of endangered kids (Where Are the Children?, etc.) meshes here with a parable of faith; but, despite swift pacing, the predictability of the story line undercuts the suspense. Catherine Dornan is in Manhattan with her two sons...
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4767-4911-2
MWA Grand Master Clark (I've Got You Under My Skin) offers no major surprises in this enjoyable novel of romantic suspense spun around a lyric from an Irving Berlin song. When hedge fund billionaire Parker Bennett disappears from his sailboat, he...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $19.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-671-67367-3
The title piece in this smoothly written collection, the first from the bestselling mystery novelist, is a novella. Judith Chase is an American historian working in London and enjoying the courtship of Sir Stephen Hallett, due to become England's...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $24 (336p) ISBN 978-0-684-81038-6
Pretty photographer Maggie Holloway begins Clark's latest (after Silent Night) lying in a coffin buried in a grave, pulling desperately at a string that leads to a bell with no clapper. How she got there is the essence of a convoluted tale of a...
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-5011-3111-0
In this lesser effort from MWA Grand Master Clark, lottery winners Alvirah and Willy Meehan, last seen in 2016’s As Time Goes By, celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary by taking a luxury cruise aboard the Queen Charlotte, which is making her...
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (256p) ISBN 978-1-5011-7168-0
Early in this disappointing suspense novel from MWA Grand Master Clark (All by Myself, Alone), 28-year-old Aline Dowling finds the body of her 18-year-old sister, Kerry, at the bottom of their parents’ swimming pool at their home in Saddle River, N.J
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Pocket Books $6.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-671-00042-4
Clark's suspenseful Christmas tale spent 13 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Nov.)
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $23 (320p) ISBN 978-0-671-67366-6
Clark always has a staunch heroine and a topical story to tell. This time her star is Meghan Collins, a spunky TV reporter who is aghast when, on a hospital assignment, she finds a murdered girl who is her double. The topicality involves a clinic...
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-1-5011-1099-3
MWA Grand Master Clark assembles a selection of nine previously published tales, including her first published story (1958's "Stowaway") and one long original tale—begun in 1972 but only finished recently—that lends its name to the volume. Blending...
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4767-4906-8
Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller, which opens with the fatal shooting of Dr. Greg Moran in a Manhattan playground by a shadowy figure known only as "Blue Eyes"—the latter's...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $24 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7432-0605-1
Clark, author of 27 bestselling novels, has shifted gears and written a memoir that speaks directly to readers. The touching collection of anecdotes begins with a Depression-era childhood in the Bronx lacking in money but rich with love. The author&#
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Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $25.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4391-8096-9
MWA Grand Master Clark (The Shadow of Your Smile) explores identity theft in her middling 30th novel. Almost two years after someone snatched Alexandra "Zan" Moreland's then three-year-old son, Matthew, from his stroller while his sitter dozed, Zan,
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Pocket Books $7.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-671-86717-1
This collection of six mystery stories featuring Alvirah Meehan and her husband, Willy, spent 12 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Nov.)
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $23 (240p) ISBN 978-0-684-83229-6
An appealing husband-and-wife sleuthing team are the stars of the four stories in Clark's new collection. Her protagonists are Henry Parker Britland IV, the 44-year-old former president of the U.S., and his recent bride, plucky congresswoman Sandra (
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $25.95 (289p) ISBN 978-1-4165-6638-0
Bestseller Clark (Where Are the Children? ) spins yet another imaginative tale of murder and deceit. Every Mother’s Day over the 10 years since Charles “Mack” MacKenzie Jr. disappeared from Columbia University just before his...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $25.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-7432-6489-1
Clark's clever use of a bit of New Jersey real estate code fits perfectly into her usual formula for minting bestsellers in a novel about past deadly secrets coming to haunt the present. At One Old Mill Lane, in Mendham, N.J., 10-year-old Liza...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $25.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-7432-0607-5
This time out, Clark ups the ante from her standard female-in-peril plot to three females in peril, all targets of a serial killer who fancies himself a night-hunting predator: "I am the Owl," he whispers to himself after he has selected his
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $25 (320p) ISBN 978-0-684-81039-3
There's no arguing with success, and no doubt Clark's eager following will lap up her 13th romantic suspense novel as eagerly as ever. All the elements are in place: an appealing, plucky working-girl heroine placed in instant danger; a virile,...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $25.95 (322p) ISBN 978-0-7432-6490-7
Bestseller Clark is at her best when writing of crime against children, as shown in this chilling tale of kidnapping, murder and telepathy. Before leaving for a black-tie affair in New York City, Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $23.5 (304p) ISBN 978-0-671-86708-9
A tinge of the supernatural flavors the latest entry from our leading practitioner of the damsel-in-distress school of suspense. Just what is the mysterious presence that seems to haunt Menley Nichols and baby Hannah in their spectacular rented Cape
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $19.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7432-2987-6
Originally published in 1969 under the title Aspire to the Heavens, this slim, muted historical romance is the long-out-of-print debut by America's reigning queen of suspense. As the quasi-biographical novel opens, George Washington is preparing
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $26 (336p) ISBN 978-0-684-83598-3
Romantic suspense has no more reliable champion than Clark, despite the relative weakness of her writing. For 25 years, through 22 novels (counting this one), she has delivered respectable entertainment to her legions of fans, who haven't dwindled...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $25.95 (318p) ISBN 978-0-7432-6491-4
At the start of bestseller Clark's riveting new novel of suspense, Kay Lansing recalls her first visit as a six-year-old to the Carrington estate in Englewood, N.J., where her father worked as a landscaper. Twenty-two years later, she returns to
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $21.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-671-67364-2
Darcy Scott, the plucky heroine of Clark's disappointing latest suspense novel, is a promising young decorator whose best friend, Erin Kelley, has disappeared. At Darcy's behest, Erin had agreed to participate in research for a mutual friend's...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $26 (304p) ISBN 978-0-7432-0604-4
Writing in the first person—a rarity for this veteran author—has inspired and energized Clark. Her 21st novel of intrigue is her best in years, a tightly woven, emotionally potent tale of suspense and revenge. Clark's new heroine...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $25.95 (322p) ISBN 978-1-4165-7086-8
In this intense novel of suspense from bestseller Clark (Where Are You Now? ), the obvious suspect in the shooting murder of famous actress Natalie Raines at her Closter, N.J., home is her husband and theatrical agent, Gregg Aldrich, whom she was...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author Simon & Schuster $22 (272p) ISBN 978-0-671-86716-4
Alvirah Meehan, a former cleaning woman who won millions in the New York lottery, first appeared in Weep No More, My Lady. She has an apartment on Central Park South and uses her exceptional sleuthing instincts to solve crimes. Each of the six...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Pocket Books, Author, Martin Harry Greenberg, Editor Pocket Books $5.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0-671-73827-3
The second very solid volume in this series of mystery short stories offers ample evidence that a skillful writer can deliver a worthwhile read in pared-down prose. Amanda Cross is in fine form as she describes an unpleasant panel discussion between
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5011-0855-6
The prologue of Clark and Burke's scintillating sequel to 2014's The Cinderella Murder introduces bride-to-be Amanda Pierce, who vanishes the day before her wedding in Palm Beach, Fla. More than five years later, the fate of the so-called "Runaway...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-5011-0858-7
A clever plot and a cast of intriguing characters, whose actions and agendas are easily misconstrued, boost bestseller Clark and Burke's third novel featuring Laurie Morgan, the producer of the New York–based TV show Under Suspicion (after 2015's...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-5011-7164-2
The death of 68-year-old socialite Virginia Wakeling, who took a fatal fall off the roof of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, propels bestseller Clark and Burke’s tepid fourth novel featuring Laurie Morgan (after 2016’s The Sleeping Beauty...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5011-7166-6
In MWA Grand Master Clark and Burke’s formulaic fifth novel starring Laurie Moran (after 2017’s Every Breath You Take), Laurie, who works for a reality TV show, Under Suspicion, investigating cases that have stymied the police, is put in a difficult
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Carol Higgins Clark, Joint Author Simon & Schuster $18 (202p) ISBN 978-0-7432-1200-7
On her own, each Clark has written reliably entertaining mystery/thrillers that occasionally exhibit storytelling magic. The authors' first collaborationDwhich also sees a collaboration by their respective publishers, as well as the teaming of two...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Wendell Minor, Illustrator , illus. by Wendell Minor. S&S/Wiseman $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4169-3514-8
Bestselling adult author Clark's debut children's book meshes two eras, each depicted by Minor (Lucky ) in finely detailed, light-infused paintings. Modern-day nine-year-old Thomas has grown up hearing his grandmother speak of Captain...
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Mary Higgins Clark, illus. by Wendell Minor. S&S/Wiseman, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4169-9478-7
Nostalgic paintings and narrative, along with these collaborators’ (Ghost Ship) hefty fan bases, are likely to make this a solid holiday seller. The title is a tad misleading: there isn’t magic attached to the antique wooden horse that Johnny...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Carol Higgins Clark, Author . Scribner $22 (261p) ISBN 978-1-4165-3552-2
At the start of the lighthearted fourth yuletide mystery from the bestselling mother-daughter Clarks (after 2004's The Christmas Thief ), Randolph Weed, "self-styled commodore," launches his newly refurbished boat, the Royal Mermaid ,...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Carol Higgins Clark, Author . Simon & Schuster $23 (226p) ISBN 978-1-4391-2917-3
The festive fifth holiday mystery from the bestselling mother-daughter Clarks (after 2006’s Santa Cruise ) focuses on a wish-fulfillment theme many Americans dream about—winning a fortune in the lottery. As Christmas approaches, the...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Carol Higgins Clark, Author, Carol Higgins Clark, Joint Author . Simon & Schuster $20 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7432-7155-4
Mother and daughter Clark, each a bestseller in her own right, have produced a singularly slight and unmemorable tale with their third holiday suspense novel (after 2001's He Sees You When You're Sleeping ). This time the villainy centers on
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Mary Higgins Clark, read by Jan Maxwell. Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 9 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-5823-2
In this tale about three seemingly separate murders committed years apart, Jan Maxwell’s skillful narration ranges from intimate (when detailing the characters’ backstories) to cold and clinical (when describing the characters’ bad behavior). Since...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Jan Maxwell, Read by , read by Jan Maxwell. Audioworks $39.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-7967-4
Perhaps overcompensating for her lethargic renderings of other Higgins Clark thrillers (e.g., Where Are You Now? ), Jan Maxwell picks up pace smartly. The narration is a shade frenetic in the beginning, as Maxwell breathlessly introduces the key...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Jan Maxwell, Read by , read by Jan Maxwell. Simon & Schuster Audio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-7132-6
Mary Higgins Clark's latest novel is a well-paced thriller sure to please longtime fans. However, Jan Maxwell's reading is uninspired and sluggish. Her voice rarely diverts from the monotone droning that dominates most of this tale. There...
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Mary Higgins Clark, read by Jan Maxwell. Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-4836-3
Jan Maxwell infuses Clark’s thriller with gravitas via her mellifluous narration and sensitive portrayal of protagonist Mariah Lyons, whose biblical scholar father is found dead after making a discovery (a letter written by Jesus Christ himself)...
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Mary Higgins Clark, read by Jan Maxwell and Robert Petkoff. S&S Audio, , unabridged, 8 CDs, 9.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-8706-5
Tony Award–nominated actress Maxwell, the narrator of many of bestseller Clark’s audiobooks, reads the author’s informative introduction and seven of the eight short stories in this collection, as well as the title novella. All of the shorts are...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Julie Rubenstein, Editor Pocket Star Books $7.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-671-79348-7
Clark pulls out all the stops in this efficiently suspenseful page-turner, a Literary Guild main selection and a 15-week PW bestseller in cloth, telling of a college senior accused of murder and the televangelist couple who abused her as a child. (Fe
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Julie Rubenstein, Editor Pocket Books $7.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-671-88858-9
Clark's novel about a reporter's investigation of her family's secret past was a 13-week PW bestseller. (May)
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Julie Rubenstein, Editor Pocket Books $7.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-671-70123-9
This collection's title novella concerns a woman ``retrogressed'' to the 17th century's English Civil War by Dr. Patel, famous for treating a woman claiming to be the Russian royal family's Anastasia. According to PW, these five tales ``amply...
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Mary Higgins Clark, Author, Various, Author, Susan Isaacs, Joint Author . Berkley Prime Crime $24.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-425-18335-9
Despite the presence of such well-known mystery and suspense names as Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark and Susan Isaacs, this uneven anthology of a dozen stories gathered loosely under the rubric of "family" is largely disappointing. Block&
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Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Shuster, $26.99 (400p) ISBN 978-1-5011-7170-3
Early in this enjoyable standalone from MWA Grand Master Clark (You Don’t Own Me), New York City investigative reporter Gina Kane checks her email after being away for more than a week in a part of the world without internet service. One email that...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-9821-3254-5
MWA Grand Master Clark and Burke’s workmanlike sixth Under Suspicion novel (after 2018’s You Don’t Own Me) finds widow Laurie Moran, the producer of Under Suspicion, a reality TV show that investigates cold cases, engaged to marry Alex Buckley, a...
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