Writers Who Read: The Mysteries of Mary Higgins Clark



BY MEGAN TAYLOR

The mystery genre is one of my favorite to read and Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite within the genre. Dubbed as the “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark’s books will take you through many twists and turns. These novels are ones you’ll quickly read through because you won’t be able to put it down. Throughout the years, I have read several of her books, including the ones below. However, I still have many Mary Higgins Clark novels I want to read. Hopefully, you’ll become just a much of a fan as I am.

Weep No More, My Lady

Grieving the loss of her sister, Leila, Elizabeth Lange arrives at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, in search of some rest and relaxation. However, Elizabeth soon discovers this won’t be possible. Leila was a famous actress who jumped from the balcony of her Manhattan penthouse and her death is suspicious. Multimillionaire and friend of Leila, Ted Winters, is being accused of her murder. Yet, Elizabeth’s visit to the spa reveals more clues about herself, her sister, and Leila’s death. Are these clues Elizabeth actually wants to discover and will Elizabeth soon find herself in danger? I won’t spoil the ending to this tale or the other two. You will need to read the books to find out.

Two Little Girls in Blue

As with many novels in any genre, the reader hopes for a happy end for all the characters. Sometimes that doesn’t happen. Mary Higgins Clark’s Two Little Girls in Blue is one of those novels. The plot of the story surrounds three-year-old twin girls, Kathy and Kelly. After coming back to their Connecticut home after an evening in New York, parents Margaret and Steve Frawley discover their babysitter unconscious and both of their daughters kidnapped. A ransom note is left from the kidnapper, the Pied Piper, and says the girls will be returned only when he receives eight million dollars. Things seem to be taking a turn for the better when Steve’s company hands over the money. However, only Kelly is returned in a car. As for Kathy, the car’s driver is dead and the suicide note states she has been killed. At Kathy’s memorial service, Kelly tells her mother that “Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now.” No one, except for Margaret, believes Kelly and the fact that Kathy may still be alive. However, over time, Kelly’s warnings become more specific and alarming and eventually help the FBI with their search for Kathy. Will they find her? You’ll have to read Two Little Girls in Blue to find out.

You Belong to Me

Dr. Susan Chandler is a radio host who decides to do a segment on women who are killed by people who prey on the lonely and insecure. One particular case is of Regina Clausen. Years earlier, Regina disappeared from a cruise ship and Susan is determined to find out why. However, Susan quickly gets in a little over her head and find herself in a trouble when Regina’s killer not only wants to get rid of lonely women, but anyone who is helping with Susan’s investigation. As her search continues, she realizes her life and Regina’s may have overlapped and one of the important men in Susan’s life may be the killer, who is now wanting to kill her. You Belong to Me brings about the reminder to not always trust everyone with whom you come into contact.

With the mystery genre, some books can be easily predicted, while others end in the most unexpected way. One thing you can count on with Mary Higgins Clark books, and with these three book titles especially, you will not be able to figure out the resolution until the novel finishes. Don’t we all want our mystery books to be that way?

 

 

 

 


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