Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

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About The Book

A one-of-a-kind mystery collection that showcases the immense storytelling talent #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has honed over her tremendous career—including a bone-chilling, previously unpublished short story forty years in the making.

In 1974, master storyteller Mary Higgins Clark began writing a novella inspired by the dark side of the New York City fashion world. She then put the unfinished manuscript aside to write Where Are the Children?, the novel that would launch her career. Forty years later, Clark returned to that novella and wrote its ending. Now—for the first time ever—Death Wears a Beauty Mask is available for readers along with a stunning array of short fiction that spans her remarkable career.

From Clark’s first-ever published story (1956’s “Stowaway”), to classic tales featuring some of her most memorable characters, Death Wears A Beauty Mask And Other Stories is a jewel of a collection brimming over with the chills and heart-pounding drama we’ve come to expect from the Queen of Suspense. Death Wears A Beauty Mask And Other Stories is a spine-tingling read and a special glimpse into the evolution of a world-class writing career.

About The Author

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-seven suspense novels, four collections of short stories, a historical novel, a memoir, and two children’s books. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels, and also wrote The Cinderella Murder, All Dressed in White, The Sleeping Beauty Killer, and Every Breath You Take with bestselling author Alafair Burke. More than one hundred million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone. Her books are international bestsellers.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Books (January 2016)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501111006

Raves and Reviews

Praise for Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

“This collection nicely illustrates Clark's range and superlative storytelling talent.”

– Publishers Weekly

“A gem…a tale with all of Clark’s trademarks: multiple twists, rising tension and a true whodunit. It’s a story to savor, as are the remaining pieces – all previously published – in the collection…There’s something about Mary, and that something is her unfailing ability to grip her legion of readers. And those fans are in for a triple treat as her anniversary year proceeds.”

– Richmond Times-Dispatch

Praise for I've Got You Under My Skin

"Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller."

– Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Cinderella Murder

"Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller...Clark keeps readers guessing and in suspense."

– Publishers Weekly

"The snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery by two talented writers."

– Booklist

"This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark's legion of fans and may well win her some new ones."

– Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Daddy’s Gone A Hunting

“Mary Higgins Clark has penned yet another mystery that will keep her at the top of the suspense writers list for a very long time….Daddy’s Gone A Hunting will chill readers….This one is not to be missed.”

– Bookreporter.com

Praise for I'll Walk Alone

“Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark’s crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller.”

– Booklist

“Fans will bite their nails to the quick.”

– Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Lost Years

“They say that Agatha Christie was the Grand Dame of Mystery. If that’s true, then Mary Higgins Clark must be the Marquise, because this book is a royal treat. . . . The Lost Years is truly a keeper.”

– Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Praise for New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark

“The mistress of high tension.”

– The New Yorker

“A flawless storyteller.”

– The Washington Post Book World

“The grande dame of American thriller writing.”

– Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Clark, known rightly as the Queen of Suspense, performs her usual magic.”

– Richmond Times-Dispatch

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