Death Wears A Beauty Mask and Other Stories

Death Wears A Beauty Mask and Other Stories

Book - 2015
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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Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has honed over her tremendous career--including a bone-chilling, previously unpublished short story forty years in the making.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.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781501111006
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: viii, 290 pages ; 24 cm


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May 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this collection of short stories by Mary Higgins Clark. You could see a bit how her writing has changed over time. I especially enjoyed the title story and "A Crime of Passion", as well as the one with Alvirah Meehan. I think she and her husband are some of the most enjoyable mystery novel characters to read about, they are easy to relate to, down to earth, and unintentionally funny at times. The last story really should have been left out- a first person re-invention of "The Tell-Tale Heart" was not a good choice for subject material. All in all, a great set of mini-mysteries! : )

klara1955 Feb 24, 2016

as always, Mary Higgins Clark,

Sep 09, 2015

I love all the authors in this book, but a couple of stories weren't as good as the other stories by these authors were before. On the other hand, the other stories were very good. Still love all the authors regardless of these stores.

Jun 09, 2015

Disappointed in this book .Have enjoyed all her books but this one is not up to her usual mystery writing


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