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Mary Higgins Clark, Best-Selling Queen of Suspense, Dies at 92

All of us at rĀthe® mourn the passing of Mary Higgins Clark.

Her books inspired the founder to pursue her life’s dream of becoming a mystery novelist.  

Thank you, Mary Higgins Clark, for leaving humanity the gift of your work.  

Sleep well “My Pretty One”

“She became a world-renowned author writing about ‘nice people whose lives are invaded.’

Mary Higgins Clark, a fixture on best-seller lists for decades whose more than 50 novels earned her the sobriquet Queen of Suspense, died on Friday in Naples, Fla. She was 92.

Her death was confirmed by her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, also a mystery novelist. In addition to Naples, Ms. Higgins Clark had homes in Saddle River, N.J., and Manhattan and on Cape Cod.

Ms. Higgins Clark, whose books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone, was still writing until recently, her daughter said, and had a book published in November.

Legions of readers were addicted to her page-turners, which popped up on the market one after another. She wanted to create stories that would make a reader say: “This could be me. That could be my daughter. This could happen to us,” she told Marilyn Stasio in a 1997 interview in The New York Times.”

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