Mary Higgins Clark died

In the midst of news about the impeachment, the Iowa caucuses, and the coronavirus, I missed seeing that novelist Mary Higgins Clark, “the Queen of Suspense” died on January 31. She was 92.

Her obituary in this week’s print issue of Time showed her sitting at her computer desk, her feet on a stack of books, a dictionary and other books open on the floor around her chair. Here’s a link to her Time obituary, here’s another to her Washington Post obituary, and here’s one to the New York Times obituary.

Clark began writing novels in the 1960s. The first of her novels to make the top 10 bestselling fiction list was While My Pretty One Sleeps in 1989. Her other bestsellers to make the top ten list in the 20th century are:

  • Loves Music, Loves to Dance (1991) to be reviewed here March 10, 2020
  • All Around the Town (1992), to be reviewed here April 14, 2020
  • Silent Night (1995), to be reviewed here July 25, 2020
  • Pretend You Don’t See Her (1997), to be reviewed here Oct. 6, 2020
  • All Through the Night (1998), to be reviewed here Nov. 17, 2020

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I make big ideas simple for learners. In eight sentences, 34 words, I taught teens and adults to write competently. Now I'm writing guides to turn willing volunteers into great nursing home visitors.

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