10 Best Mary Higgins Clark Books Update 05/2022

Mary Higgins Clark Books

The Queen of Suspense has written more than 50 books over the course of more than 40 years. Is it even possible to start with one? Even I couldn’t decide, so I made a list to help you figure it out. In honor of Mary Higgins Clark’s 90th birthday, here are 10 of my favorite of her books! From investigative reporters to cold case murders to wrongful convictions and passion that goes awry, this master storyteller has a book for everyone.

Where Are the Children?

by Mary Higgins Clark

Where Are the Children

You can’t miss this book, which made Mary Higgins Clark the Queen of Suspense in the United States in 1975. During her first marriage, Nancy Harmon broke up with her husband. When she was accused of killing her two children, Nancy ran away. In Cape Cod, she changed her name and dyed her hair. With the help of her new husband, son, and daughter, her heart is finally starting to heal. But Nancy can’t let go of the shadows of her past, and one morning she finds the nightmare all over again.

A Cry in the Night

by Mary Higgins Clark

At the gallery where Jenny MacPartland works to support her two young children, Erich, a rich and handsome painter, meets Jenny. She thinks she has found the man of her dreams. After a quick courtship, he whisks Jenny and the girls away to his country home. It was a dream at first, but Jenny soon found out that her new husband was dangerous. When she found out she was pregnant and completely dependent on him, her fear only got worse.

The Cinderella Murder

by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

It’s the first time the Queen of Suspense and best-selling thriller author Alafair Burke have worked together. Laurie Moran, a TV producer, is working on a show called “Under Suspicion,” which revisits unsolved crimes by re-creating them with people who were affected by them. A single mother who has been through tragedy herself, Laurie finds that her heart goes out to the families of those who died. She is especially moved by the mother of a LA woman who was found dead with one of her shoes missing. One thing is for sure: Cinderella’s killer will do everything he can to keep the truth hidden. Hollywood stars, a cult-like church, and Silicon Valley millionaires are all suspects in the murder of the princess.

Every Breath You Take

by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

This is the fourth book in the Under Suspicion series, which is still based on Laurie Moran’s cold case TV show. It will keep you guessing until the very end of the book. On the night of the Met Gala, a wealthy widow fell to her death from the roof of the Metropolitan Museum. She was killed. Were Laurie and her team trying to figure out what happened? Was it just an accident? Was it done on purpose? Was there some kind of high-society crime involved? In the beginning, they didn’t know that their search for answers might also put them in danger.

All Around the Town

by Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark, who was the only girl in a family of brothers, often writes about how sisters have a strong bond that can be both heartwarming and even life-saving. When Laurie Kenyon’s fingerprints are found all over the crime scene in this best-selling book, she’s accused of killing her English professor because she’s so young. Her lawyer sister, Sarah, is sure that her sister, Laurie, isn’t guilty, even though Laurie can’t remember the night in question. There could be a lot of bad memories in Laurie’s mind, like when she was a child and was taken away from her parents. Sarah wants to help Laurie remember things, but at what cost?

Dashing Through the Snow

by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Were you aware that her daughter is a best-selling author as well? A lot of people love her because she writes the popular Regan Reilly series In this holiday thriller, the mother-daughter duo work together, and so do the characters. People who work in grocery stores in a small New Hampshire town learn they’ve won the lottery the night before the town’s annual festival. They used a number that a friend gave them as a guide. But now that friend has gone away…. Alvirah Meehan, an amateur sleuth, and Regan Reilly, a private investigator, are both at the festival. Even though this village in New England looks like a dream, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

A Stranger Is Watching

by Mary Higgins Clark

A Stranger Is Watching

Nina Peterson’s alleged killer is found guilty and sentenced to death in two days in this high-octane thriller, which starts right away. In the years since his wife died, Steve has tried to put his life back together for their son. At one point, he even fell in love with a good journalist. It’s only now that these two most important people in Steve’s life have been kidnapped that he learns the truth about his wife’s killer. It has classic suspense mixed with a modern moral debate and a heart-pounding ending. A+.

We’ll Meet Again

by Mary Higgins Clark

Molly Lasch had a reason and a way to kill her husband, a well-known doctor who was also a cheater and the founder of a successful health management company. At least, that’s how a jury saw it. They found her guilty of manslaughter after hearing that their housekeeper found the doctor’s body with Molly nearby covered in his blood. Six years later, she’s out of prison and still says she’s innocent to the press, even to an old friend and a reporter who decides to look into the case. Little did the friend’s search for information about the good doctor and his company put her own life in danger.

Loves Music, Loves to Dance

by Mary Higgins Clark

New York City is a great place to start a new job, find love, and meet people you wouldn’t have otherwise met. At least that’s what Erin and Darcy think when they move to Manhattan after they finish college. Their friend, a TV producer, wants to make a show about modern dating, and so they agree to help him by answering personal ads. It’s all fun and games until Erin disappears. Darcy might be next. When her body is found with only one dancing shoe on, it’s clear that someone has come to the city to look for something much more sinister.

The Second Time Around

by Mary Higgins Clark

When the head of a medical company and the inventor of a “miracle vaccine” disappears without a trace, reporter Marcia “Carley” DeCarlo is chosen to cover the story. As it turns out, her stepsister is married to the man who went missing and she knows a lot about the case already. Especially after it was revealed that he may have taken a lot of money from investors and his employees. She doesn’t like him very much. Yet, when she digs deeper into the company, she finds that not everything is as it seems. Whether she can get to the truth before people from corporations start getting involved is a more important question, though.

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