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Born in the 50s, Carol Higgins Clark clearly inherited her mothers gift for mystery and suspense writing. However the writing bug hit Clark — as it tends to do. She was assisting her mother with various writing duties such as re-typing all of her transcripts for her, as well as assisting in changes to her books such as naming locations different and naming characters different. Carol Higgins Clark learned a lot by helping her mother, and this is what would lead her to be a writer. Carol Higgins Clarks books feature the character Regan Reilly, and the inspiration from her mother is clearly obvious. In a nice tribute to her mother, the character Regan Reillys mother is a famous author called Nora Regan Reilly — a nice hat tip to her mother there. Regan Reilly is female, and enjoyed the finer side of life with education in private schools as well as trips around Europe, before becoming a private detective.
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Mary Higgins Clark began writing short stories as a way to supplement her family's income. After her husband died in , she wrote radio scripts until her agent persuaded her to try to write a novel. When her first novel—a fictional biography of George Washington —didn't sell well, she turned to writing mystery and suspense novels. More than million books later, it is safe to say she made the right choice. All of her suspense novels—some written with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark—have become bestsellers.