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All By Myself, Alone: A Novel

by Mary Higgins Clark

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Another winner from MH Clark. I liked the setting of the cruise ship (brings back good memories) and the characters on board. Can Celia get past her ex-fiance's lies and damage he did to her and her friends while she escapes on this trip? She has the opportunity to present a few workshops in her field of expertise of gemology. And she meets Lady Em, owner of Cleopatra's famous emerald necklace. But when Lady Em is killed and the necklace missing, Celia has more problems than she bargained for. Can her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan help her find the killer and the thief? ( )
  MichelleConnell | Sep 26, 2018 |
Another great Mary Higgins Clark novel. :) ( )
  Tiffy_Reads | Mar 19, 2018 |
Not much substance to this book. Characters were moderately developed and the storyline had a few twists. All-in-all, a good, no brain needed, who dunit. ( )
  sunnydrk | Nov 10, 2017 |
“All By Myself, Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark, an international best-selling author, is another mystery in the “Queen of Suspense” list of novels.

Celia Kilbride has been hired to lecture on precious gems on the maiden voyage of the Queen Charlotte ocean liner. She is really running away from the fallout from her fiancé’s arrest for hedge fund abuses. She even convinced some of her friends to invest their money with him. Now, she is a person of interest in being a partner in his crimes. Of course, she knew nothing about that, she also lost money. However, she was engaged to be married to him and no one believes her.

This maiden voyage of Queen Charlotte is very important to the shipping line and all efforts to make this an outstanding voyage for the elite and non-so-elite who are travelling on it are the number one concerns of the line. Of course many passengers are wearing their most expensive jewelry which would tend to draw unscrupulous gem thieves to travel along. We have a jewel thief on board, but who is it? There is an inspector from Scotland Yard aboard, also the assistant to a very wealthy woman, Lady Em, her maid, and various other suspects. After this poor woman is murdered, it becomes most important for Celia to establish that she is not a thief, nor a hedge fund accomplice, but a true gemologist, renowned in her field.

I received a complimentary print copy from NightOwlReviews.com for reading and review. You can read this review on my blog at http://wp.me/p2pjIt-sx. Check out other book reviews at http://imhookedonbooks.wordpress.com. I have also placed a review of this book on https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2148600078, on NetGalley.com, and on Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/review/R1U7U3M3NPGQ35. ( )
  SilverShrew | Oct 27, 2017 |
Typical MHC. You know what you're getting when you pick up a book of hers to read.

Some very entertaining edits made by an earlier reader in the book, and are documented in my instagram feed (bookczuk). ( )
  bookczuk | Aug 26, 2017 |
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"A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from "Queen of Suspense" and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark. Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship--the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, "Lady Em," as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea Lady Em is found dead--and the necklace is missing. Is it the work of her apparently devoted assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his wife, Yvonne, both of whom she had invited to join them on the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare scholar who is lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a guest on the ship who is planning to spread his wife's ashes at sea? The list of suspects is large and growing. Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who are celebrating their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination. Never, in all her long career as a #1 bestselling suspense novelist, has Mary Higgins Clark been in better form"-- "A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from "Queen of Suspense" and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark"--… (more)

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