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Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories
by Mary Higgins Clark and Jan Maxwell and Robert Petkoff


Overview - A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling "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 readers 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling "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 readers 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 forty 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 read and glimpse into the evolution of the remarkable career of the "Queen of Suspense."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781442387065
  • ISBN-10: 1442387068
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 8
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-07-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Tony Award–nominated actress Maxwell, the narrator of many of bestseller Clark’s audiobooks, reads the author’s informative introduction and seven of the eight short stories in this collection, as well as the title novella. All of the shorts are entertaining and well performed, but a few of them stand out. In “Stowaway,” first published in 1958, a stewardess on a flight from an occupied (and only vaguely identified) country hides a young member of the underground from a brutal police commissioner, and Maxwell presents her with a teeth-clenched, nerves-of-steel delivery while portraying the commissioner, in all his unpleasantness, with a snarling Russian accent. “A Crime of Passion” features former U.S. president Henry Parker Britland IV and his wife, Sandra, who give off a Nick and Nora vibe as they try to defend his secretary of state from a murder charge. As for the one entry not read by Maxwell, “The Tell-Tale Purr” is a goof on the famous Poe short story. Petkoff does a splendid job of giving voice to the effete, homicidal narrator, but the story and its final joke are about as thin as, well, a cat’s whisker. A Simon & Schuster hardcover. (Apr.)

 
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