Excerpt from Death Wears a Beauty Mask

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I love Mary Higgins Clark’s novels, and recently finished a collection of her short stories in Death Wears a Beauty Mask. They run the gamut from suspenseful to silly, and were written at various points in Mary Higgins Clark’s career. If you want to read more by the Queen of Suspense, bestselling author of Where are the Children? pick it up!

“You mean my sister arrived in New York three days ago and you haven’t heard from her?” Janice demanded.

Emma shook her head. “She was due in from that Beauty Mask trip Monday evening. When that Wilson fellow called, he said that they all arrived on the chartered plane but separated at the airport. He told me Miss Alexandra was supposed to be driven home by the owner of the charter airline. He hasn’t seen her since…”

Mary Higgins Clark, Death Wears a Beauty Mask

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From Clark’s first-ever published story (1956’s “Stowaway”), to classic tales featuring Alvirah and Willy, My Gal Sunday and many more, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories gives readers the chance to revisit the short story highlights from the “Queen of Suspense.” The jewel of this collection is the novella showcasing the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City: Death Wears a Beauty Mask, which Mary began in 1974 and put aside to write Where Are the Children, the book that launched her career. Mary returned to Death Wears a Beauty Mask nearly forty years later and the result is spectacular.

Featuring the same chills and heart-pounding drama we’ve come to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark title, and including an exclusive author’s introduction, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories is a spine-tingling read and glimpse into the evolution of the remarkable career of the “Queen of Suspense.”

Comments

  1. I haven’t read this one; I’ll look it up. My teaser/intro is from Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-15o

  2. It’s been ages since I read a Mary Higgins Clark book. I used to read her books like there was no tomorrow. She’s such a nice person too. I’ve had the chance too meet her and her daughter Carol a couple times at book festivals.

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