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A collection of Mary Higgins Clark's acclaimed short stories, with her most famous unfinished story finally completed.

From the first-ever published story (1956's "Stowaway") to the classic "Alvirah and Willy", "My Gal Sunday", and many more, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories gives listeners the chance to revisit the short story highlights from the prolific "Queen of Suspense". As a grand finale to this collection of previously published hits comes a brand-new novella showcasing the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City: Death Wears a Beauty Mask.

When Janice steps off the plane in New York City with her new husband, Mike, she can barely contain her excitement knowing Alexandra is waiting at the gate. It's been nearly a year since Janice saw her glamorous, fashion model older sister, whose busy workload even kept her from attending Janice and Mike's wedding.

But when Alexandra doesn't meet them at the airport as promised, Janice begins to worry. Even worse, no one has seen or heard from the beautiful model since she returned from shooting a campaign in Europe for the latest in luxury cosmetics: Beauty Mask.

As Janice and Mike race around New York searching for clues, they are swept into the secretive world of modeling agents, fashion photographers, and high-stakes advertisers who are all as desperate as they are to find Alexandra and learn the truth behind the Beauty Mask.

©2015 Mary Higgins Clark and Robert Petkoff (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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surprisingly good short stories

We were hesitant to purchase a book of short stories by Clark, fearing it might be a "throw away book" to fulfill an obligation.
But it instantly caught our attention and we found it enjoyable. We would recommend this book.

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Great for travel!

As always, Mary Higgins Clark does not disappoint! Each story was very engaging. Also, Since it was a series of short stories, the longest being about two hours,it was perfect for a car ride where you would have to get in and out of the car frequently.