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Daddy's Gone a Hunting

Format:  Hardcover,

338 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Apr 2013

ISBN-13: 9781451668940

ISBN-10: 1451668945

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In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling "Queen of Suspense," exposes a dark secret from a family's past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.
The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate--tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister of a rising fashion designer--doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone "isn't "who he claims to be?
Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years, nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself . . .
Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters--one of whom may just be a ruthless killer . . .

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Apr 2013
ISBN-13: 9781451668940
ISBN-10: 1451668945
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 338
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Clark, Mary Higgins

Mary Higgins Clark was born in the Bronx, New York on December 24, 1927. After graduating from high school and before she got married, she worked as a secretary, a copy editor, and an airline stewardess. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, leaving her with five children, she worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts before turning to novels. Her debut novel, Aspire to the Heavens, which is a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well.

She decided to focus on writing mystery/suspense novels and in 1975 Where Are the Children? was published. She received a B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University in 1979. Her other works include While My Pretty One Sleeps, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Moonlight Becomes You, Pretend You Don't See Her, No Place Like Home, and The Lost Years. She is also co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, and The Christmas Thief.

She received numerous honors including the Grand Prix de Literature of France (1980), the Horatio Alger Award (1997), the Gold Medal of Honor from the American-Irish Historical Society, and the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2013-08-01)

In Clark's (Just Take My Heart) latest suspense novel, the Connelly family's antique furniture reproduction factory explodes in the predawn hours. The explosion kills Gus, one of its master craftsmen, and severely injures Kate, the owner's daughter. A grisly 28-year-old secret is unearthed in the rubble. Many twists and turns and seemingly unrelated incidents are masterfully brought together at the conclusion of the tale. Jan Maxwell does an excellent job reading the book. Using tone of voice and regional accents, Maxwell captures each character's personality and behavior traits.

Verdict: Highly recommended for all Clark fans and patrons who want to listen to a great mystery.

- Ilka Gordon, Aaron Garber Lib., Cleveland

(c). Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2013-03-29)

Kate and Hannah Connelly are no strangers to tragedy. Twenty-eight years ago, a boating accident killed their mother and uncle and injured their father. They were raised by their father, who owned the family antiques furniture reproduction plant and museum, but as the sisters reached adulthood and thrived as independent career women, their father's personal life and business ventures spiraled out of control. Tragedy revisits the Connelly sisters when Kate makes a clandestine visit to her father's business at 4:30 a.m. and is caught in a fiery explosion that lands her in a coma.

Kate quickly becomes the prime suspect of attempted arson at her father's floundering business. As the story unfolds, additional layers, clues, and twists emerge that hint that the destruction of the furniture plant is much more than an open-and-shut arson case.

Verdict: Clark still delivers a delicious mystery after a 40-year reign as the prolific queen of suspense. Her tautly interwoven story lines, colorful characters, and suspenseful twists will enthrall mystery and fiction readers.

[See Prepub Alert, 10/28/12.] - Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights

(c). Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

In her latest novel, Daddy's Gone A Hunting, Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved "Queen of Suspense", exposes a dark secret from a family's past that threatens the lives of sisters Kate and Hannah Connelly when the family-owned furniture firm explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including a museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.

The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate--a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country--doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone isn't who he claims to be?

Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years. Nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself.

In a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters--one of whom may just be a ruthless killer...

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