Mary Higgins Clark


Conheeney (née Higgins; born December 24, 1927, known professionally as Mary Higgins Clark, is an American author ofsuspense 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 2015, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its seventy-fifth printing.220px-Mary_Higgins_Clark_at_the_Mazza_Museum

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 Airlinesbefore leaving her job to marry and start a family. She supplemented the family’s income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, Higgins Clark worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts until her agent convinced her to try writing novels. Her debut novel, a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well, and she decided to leverage her love of mystery/suspense novels. Her suspense novels became very popular, and as of 2007 her books had sold more than 80 million copies in the United States alone. Her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, and former daughter-in-law Mary Jane Clark, are also writers.



  • 1968 Aspire to the Heavens (reissued in 2000 as Mount Vernon Love Story)
  • 1975 Where Are The Children?
  • 1977 A Stranger is Watching
  • 1980 The Cradle Will Fall
  • 1982 A Cry in the Night
  • 1984 Stillwatch
  • 1987 Weep No More, My Lady
  • 1989 While My Pretty One Sleeps
  • 1989 The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories
  • 1990 “Voices in the Coal Bin” (short story, only available as an audiobook with Carol Higgins Clark‘s That’s the Ticket)
  • 1991 Loves Music, Loves to Dance
  • 1992 All Around the Town
  • 1993 I’ll Be Seeing You
  • 1993 Death on the Cape and Other Stories
  • 1993 Milk Run and Stowaway (Two stories. Like Voices in the Coal Bin, never officially published out of anthologies)
  • 1994 Remember Me
  • 1994 The Lottery Winner and Other Stories
  • 1995 Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • 1995 Silent Night
  • 1996 Moonlight Becomes You
  • 1996 My Gal Sunday: Henry and Sunday Stories
  • 1997 Pretend You Don’t See Her
  • 1998 You Belong to Me
  • 1998 All Through The Night
  • 1999 We’ll Meet Again
  • 2000 Before I Say Good-Bye
  • 2000 Deck the Halls (with daughter Carol Higgins Clark)
  • 2001 On The Street Where You Live
  • 2001 He Sees You When You’re Sleeping (with daughter Carol Higgins Clark)
  • 2002 Daddy’s Little Girl
  • 2003 The Second Time Around
  • 2004 Nighttime Is My Time
  • 2004 The Christmas Thief (with daughter Carol Higgins Clark)
  • 2005 No Place Like Home
  • 2006 Two Little Girls in Blue
  • 2006 Santa Cruise (with daughter Carol Higgins Clark)
  • 2007 Ghost Ship: A Cape Cod Story
  • 2007 I Heard That Song Before
  • 2008 Where Are You Now?
  • 2008 Dashing Through the Snow (with daughter Carol Higgins Clark)
  • 2009 Just Take My Heart
  • 2010 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 2011 I’ll Walk Alone
  • 2011 The Magical Christmas Horse (illustrated by Wendell Minor)
  • 2012 The Lost Years
  • 2013 Daddy’s Gone A Hunting
  • 2014 I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • 2014 The Cinderella Murder (co-authored with bestselling author Alafair Burke)
  • 2015 The Melody Lingers On
  • 2015 All Dressed in White (co-authored with Alafair Burke)




  • 2001 Kitchen Privileges, A Memoir

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