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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, The Lost Years, The Melody Lingers On, As Time Goes By and Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry. She is the author of the Alvirah and Willy series, which began with Weep No More, My Lady. She is also the co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of several holiday crossover books including Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, Santa Cruise, The Christmas Thief, and Dashing Through the Snow. She writes the Under Suspicion series with Alafair Burke. In 2001, Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir was published. She received numerous honors including the Grand Prix de Literature of France in 1980), the Horatio Alger Award in 1997, the Gold Medal of Honor from the American-Irish Historical Society, the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University the first Reader's Digest Author of the Year Award 2002 and the Christopher Life Achievement Award in 2003. Many of her titles have made the best sellers list. Her recent books include All By Myself, Alone, I've Got My Eyes On You, and You Don't Own Me. Bestselling suspense novelist, Mary Higgins Clark died on January 31, 2020 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) Mary Higgins Clark has written nineteen novels & three short story collections since 1975. She has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America & lives in Saddle River, New Jersey. (Publisher Provided)
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Two Little Girls in Blue 2,631 copies, 51 reviews
On the Street Where You Live 2,335 copies, 27 reviews
Daddy's Little Girl 2,331 copies, 23 reviews
Loves Music, Loves to Dance 2,183 copies, 15 reviews
Pretend You Don't See Her 2,174 copies, 19 reviews
All Around the Town 2,075 copies, 13 reviews
I Heard That Song Before: A Novel 2,059 copies, 19 reviews
You Belong To Me 2,048 copies, 17 reviews
Moonlight Becomes You 2,019 copies, 15 reviews
Remember Me 2,018 copies, 13 reviews
Where Are the Children? 2,008 copies, 29 reviews
I'll Be Seeing You 1,977 copies, 11 reviews
Nighttime Is My Time: A Novel 1,944 copies, 23 reviews
No Place Like Home: A Novel 1,935 copies, 27 reviews
Before I Say Good-Bye 1,889 copies, 17 reviews
A Cry In The Night 1,873 copies, 14 reviews
Let Me Call You Sweetheart 1,857 copies, 20 reviews
Where Are You Now?: A Novel (Author) 1,828 copies, 33 reviews
The Second Time Around: A Novel 1,828 copies, 10 reviews
We'll Meet Again 1,821 copies, 13 reviews
While My Pretty One Sleeps 1,792 copies, 11 reviews
The Cradle Will Fall 1,687 copies, 10 reviews
Weep No More, My Lady 1,659 copies, 8 reviews
Stillwatch 1,627 copies, 13 reviews
Silent Night 1,563 copies, 15 reviews
A Stranger Is Watching 1,558 copies, 11 reviews
Just Take My Heart: A Novel 1,384 copies, 27 reviews
My Gal Sunday (Author) 1,383 copies, 11 reviews
Deck the Halls 1,187 copies, 15 reviews
The Shadow of Your Smile 1,161 copies, 26 reviews
I'll Walk Alone: A Novel 1,117 copies, 24 reviews
The Christmas Thief: A Novel 1,029 copies, 23 reviews
The Lost Years 867 copies, 23 reviews
Daddy's Gone A Hunting 771 copies, 27 reviews
The Cinderella Murder 672 copies, 19 reviews
Dashing Through the Snow 662 copies, 21 reviews
Kitchen Privileges : A Memoir 539 copies, 16 reviews
The Melody Lingers On 520 copies, 13 reviews
All Dressed in White 485 copies, 17 reviews
As Time Goes By 462 copies, 13 reviews
All By Myself, Alone: A Novel 432 copies, 12 reviews
The Sleeping Beauty Killer 419 copies, 11 reviews
I've Got My Eyes on You 369 copies, 16 reviews
Every Breath You Take 299 copies, 11 reviews
You Don't Own Me 280 copies, 7 reviews
Ghost Ship: A Cape Cod Story 177 copies, 3 reviews
Piece of My Heart 169 copies, 3 reviews
Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America (Editor; Introduction; Contributor) 150 copies, 30 reviews
The Magical Christmas Horse 37 copies, 3 reviews
The Lost Angel 19 copies
Double Vision 12 copies
Caribbean Blues 12 copies, 1 review
Lucky Day 11 copies
I 10 copies
Lacey/Alice 6 copies
Va mu sa 2 copies
Power Play 2 copies
Wachzeit 1 copy
Relatos 1 copy, 1 review
HEARTBEAT 1 copy
Muerte en el cabo 1 copy, 1 review
Nos veremos 1 copy, 1 review
The Poacher's Son (Author, some editions) 622 copies, 77 reviews
Inherit the Dead (Contributor) 260 copies, 10 reviews
Mistletoe Mysteries (Contributor) 220 copies, 6 reviews
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 220 copies, 7 reviews
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Women of Mystery (Contributor) 115 copies, 1 review
Sisters in Crime 2 (Contributor) 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Sisters in Crime (Contributor) 83 copies, 2 reviews
Murder for Love (Contributor) 81 copies
Great American Ghost Stories (Contributor) 34 copies
Murder Among Friends (Anthology 11-in-1) (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
Eastern Ghosts (Contributor) 21 copies
Murder in the Family (Anthology 12-in-1) (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Hochspannung 3 copies

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