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Publisher's Summary

A collection of short stories from the number-one New York Times best-selling "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark, including the never-before-published novella Death Wears a Beauty Mask

From Clark's first-ever published story (1956's "Stowaway") to classic tales, featuring "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 "Queen of Suspense". The jewel of this collection is the novella showcasing the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City: Death Wears a Beauty Mask, which Mary began in 1974 and put aside to write Where Are the Children?, the book that launched her career. Mary returned to Death Wears a Beauty Mask nearly 40 years later, and the result is spectacular. 

Featuring the same chills and heart-pounding drama we've come to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark title, and including an exclusive author's introduction, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories is a spine-tingling listen and glimpse into the evolution of the remarkable career of the "Queen of Suspense".

The full copyright information can be found below:

“Stowaway” ©1958 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.; originally published as “Last Flight from Danubia”.
“When the Bough Breaks” ©1960 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
“Voices in the Coalbin” ©1989 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
“The Cape Cod Masquerade” ©1994 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc. originally published as “Death on the Cape”
“Definitely, A Crime of Passion ©1996 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
“The Man Next Door” ©1997 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
“Haven’t We Met Before?” ©2000 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
“The Funniest Thing Has Been Happening Lately” ©2002 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
“The Tell-Tale Purr” ©2009 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
The above stories have been previously published.
“Death Wears a Beauty Mask” ©2015 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.
All rights reserved.
(P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

©2015 "Stowaway" ©1958 Nora Durkin Enterprises, Inc.; originally published as "Last Flight from Danubia." (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Must have while driving on short or long trips.

Really enjoyed it. Kept me wanting to hear more. Mary Higgins Clark has been my favorite author since where are the children.

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Short, so so

This book was very short. The stories were good, but they were not what I was expecting. Not something I would see reading or listening to again sadly

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Jean

Love the fact that there is no cursing. Listened to it multiple times. Very good book.

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Very good mystery!

Where does Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top of the list. It is a very good mystery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories?

Loved the whole book.

What about Jan Maxwell and Robert Petkoff ’s performance did you like?

Great job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

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Not the Normal

This was an okay listen. It was fun in that these were short stories written in the early years for Mary Higgins. It was disappointing in that I expected a story. My Fault, I know. That being said the shorts were okay.

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Too many stories with same theme.

What was most disappointing about Mary Higgins Clark’s story?

Same theme different title

Any additional comments?

Disappointed, I'm a MHClark fan but these were too much of the same thing.