|Publish Date:||Mar 2013|
|Number of Pages:||375|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.4|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.0 x 7.0 x 1.25|
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.
Die-hard Clark fans will welcome her latest thriller, which builds a plot of murder and mystery around the disappearance and rediscovery of a letter written by Jesus Christ to Joseph of Arimathea. Other listeners may find the characters shallow, the resolution obvious, and the exposition overly dependent on characters' internal thought processes.
Verdict: Broadway actress Jan Maxwell's reading is adequate but not memorable enough to rescue this program. Purchase if demand warrants.
[The S. & S. Ac was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.] - Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA
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America’s long-reigning Queen of Suspense delivers her most astonishing novel yet—part spine-tingling murder mystery, part breathless treasure hunt.
Just weeks after discovering a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ himself, biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons is found shot to death in his study. Police suspect his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, murdered him in a jealous rage. But the priceless parchment is missing, and Jonathan had recently confided to a family friend his suspicions that someone he once trusted had designs on the ancient document. It is up to his daughter, Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father’s death—before her own revelations become her last.
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