For women’s history month I would like to shine the spotlight on beloved
author, Mary Higgins Clark. Mary Higgins Clark was born on Christmas Eve
in 1927. Though she is best know as a novelist, she has held many
exciting job positions. She has been a model, an actress, a flight
attendant, a switchboard operator, a secretary, and she wrote for a radio
show as well. Higgins Clark has said she got some of her story ideas from
her time as a switchboard operator. She even listened in on Tennessee
Williams quite a bit, though she says he never said anything too interesting
while she was listening.
Mary Higgins Clark’s first novel was about George and Martha
Washington. It wasn’t until several years later that she published her first
suspense novel, Where Are The Children?, for a small profit of $3000. Only
two years after the publication of Where Are The Children? Higgins Clark
published her second suspense novel for $1.5 million dollars.
Today, Mary Higgins Clark has more than 60 published novels, many of
which are bestsellers. She is the all time bestselling fiction author in
France, where she received the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in
1980. At ninety years old, she shows no signs of slowing down as she her
works are still being published today. Her books have sold over 80 million
If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading a Mary Higgins Clark book I
suggest you start with her first suspense novel, one of my favorites, Where
Are The Children? That is the first of her stories I read and she
became an instant favorite. Since then I’ve read more than 20 of her
books. One of the great things about Mary Higgins Clark’s books is that
they are great for readers of all ages.
Though this is only a tiny bit of information on a woman who has lived
such a full life, we can see why she is called the queen of suspense.
Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod.
In this gripping #1 New York Times bestseller from Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, a Manhattan ER doctor is brazenly murdered in front of his young son in a city playground. Five years later, his killer is still at large.
Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that she "prepares so carefully and executes with such relish" (The New York Times Book Review) about a witness to a murder who finds that what she's seen might make her the next casualty.