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Mary Higgins Clark

The Queen of Suspense

IN 1969, WHEN MARY HIGGINS CLARK PUBLISHED HER DEBUT, she was a widowed mother of five in her 40s, who found the time to write early in the morning, often waking at 5 a.m. to put pen to paper. Her work ethic led to commercial success a decade later after she released her The mystery thriller catapulted the writer to prominence in the genre and eventually earned her the nickname Queen of Suspense.

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