Mary Higgins Clark
She is the daughter of popular mystery novelist James Lee Burke. She is known for being able to write likable female characters such as Samantha Kincaid and Ellie Hatcher. She often uses real-life cases as inspirations to her novels. Hoping to stumble upon a new author or series? You can click these links and be sent to a random series or a random author.
In this collaboration between “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and bestselling author Alafair Burke, “the snappy pace, layered characters, and many .
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Added by 41 of our members. - Mary Higgins Clark has thrilled readers for years with her psychological suspense novels.
Each of her 51 books has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries , and all of her novels remained in print as of [update] , with her debut suspense novel, Where Are the Children , in its seventy-fifth printing. Higgins Clark began writing at an early age. After several years working as a secretary and copy editor , she spent a year as a stewardess for Pan-American Airlines before leaving her job to marry and start a family. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in , Higgins Clark worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts until her agent persuaded her to try writing novels. Her suspense novels became very popular, and as of [update] her books had sold more than 80 million copies in the United States alone.
For the past decade, Alafair Burke has proven to be a skillful writer, creating both series and standalone novels with involving plots and believable characters who readers care about. Both authors have amassed a solid following and their readers often overlap. Now readers will have both authors in one book. Clark and Burke will collaborative on one novel. The Cinderella Murder will be published in November and feature characters Clark introduced in her most recent No. The Cinderella Murder will be the first collaboration novel Clark has written with an outside author, and the first time she has undertaken a continuing series. This collaboration has been a well-known secret for a few months as it has been posted for advance buys on several online retail sites.