The Classic Clark Collection Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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About the Author
Mary Higgins Clark's books are world-wide bestsellers. In the U.S. alone, her books have sold over 85 million copies.
She is the author of twenty-seven previous suspense novels. Her first book, a biographical novel about George Washington, was re-issued with the title, Mount Vernon Love Story, in June 2002. Her memoir, Kitchen Privileges, was published by Simon & Schuster in November 2002. Her first children's book, Ghost Ship, illustrated by Wendell Minor, was published in April 2007 as a Paula Wiseman Book/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
She is co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of four holiday suspense novels Deck the Halls (2000), He Sees You When You're Sleeping (2001), The Christmas Thief (2004) and Santa Cruise (2006).
Mary Higgins Clark was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An annual Mary Higgins Clark Award sponsored by Simon & Schuster, to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, was launched by Mystery Writers of America during Edgars week in April 2001. She was the 1987 president of Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, served on their Board of Directors. In May 1988, she was Chairman of the International Crime Congress.
Kate Burton appeared as the title character in The Constant Wife for the Roundabout Theatre. Her Broadway credits include starring roles in Hedda Gabler (title role, Tony nominated), The Elephant Man (Tony nominated), and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Her film and TV roles include Celebrity, The Ice Storm, Swimfan, Grey's Anatomy and Rescue Me.
Kate Nelligan received Tony nominations for her performances in Spoils of War, Serious Money, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and Plenty, for which she also received the Olivier Award in London. Her films include How to Make an American Quilt, The Prince of Tides (Oscar nom), Frankie and Johnny (DW Griffith & British Academy Awards), Fatal Instinct, Eye of the Needle, Eleni, and White Room. She received an Emmy nomination for her performance on the television series The Road to Avonlea.
Lindsay Crouse is an award-winning veteran of the New York stage. In television she has guest-starred on Law and Order, E.R., C.S.I., NYPD Blue, Alias, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some of her best loved films include The Verdict, House of Games, The Insider, Daniel, Slapshot, Indian In The Cupboard and Places in the Heart, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.
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One night the three are to meet for dinner but Erin never shows up. Darcy becomes worried but Nona thinks Erin has just lost track of time. Unfortunately, Darcy's fears come true. Erin has gone missing. Even more to worry about is the re-investigation of a 15-year-old murder where the victim was found with one dancing shoe and one shoe she had been wearing. Can the two be related? Surely not!
There are three men in the picture. A doctor who is writing a book on people who write/answer personal ads, a philandering husband and a man who tells people he is Erin's agent. What do these three have to do with the fact that Erin is missing? Everything? Nothing? But wait; there is yet another man - the brother of the girl that was murdered 15 years ago. Darcy is attracted to him. Can this be a good thing or even a safe thing?
In investigating Erin's disappearance, more girls are found to have gone missing. Now the mates to the shoes found on the first victim turn up and other similar pairs are being found. What is happening? Where is Erin? Is Darcy safe? Grab a copy of LOVES MUSIC, LOVES TO DANCE and find out.
ALL AROUND THE TOWN: I have always been fascinated with the Multiple Personality Syndrome (MPS) and with the fact that one human being can inflict so much pain on another. With these two themes, Ms. Clark writes an engrossing tale of 4-year-old Lorie who is taken by Bic and Opal and kept for two years. She is then returned to her family with threats of death repeated to her many times before the couple lets her go.
Because of the fear Lorie lived with during those two years, other "people" have come to help her cope with life. Lorie is in college when one of her "people" show themselves to a professor. Then the professor is found dead and Lorie is accused. Sarah, Lorie's sister, is an attorney and takes up her case. A detective takes up Lorie's case to help Sarah prove her sister's innocence. Lorie goes into therapy to get help with the MPS and to discover who really killed the professor before the sentencing deadline causes Lorie to be sent to prison.
The story is fast-paced and well written. The two themes work well together and prove the listener with a tale that is hard to put down.
WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN: Nancy Harmon keeps to herself because seven years ago, she was on trial for murdering her two small children. During the trial, the prosecution's only witness goes missing so they are unable to prove Nancy committed the murders. Nancy is set free and flees to a small town in Maine where she meets and marries Ray Harmon, a real estate agent. Only Ray's assistant, Dorothy knows the truth about Nancy as Nancy wouldn't marry Ray until she told him the truth. Dorothy wants to be with Ray and Nancy but a client has scheduled a visit to a property that Ray has for sale. A Mr. Parrish lives in the apartment at the top of the house and isn't happy that Dorothy is showing the house this day.
Life begins again for Nancy and she has two more children, Michael and Missy. Nancy lets the children out to play and the horror of missing children begins all over again. Someone takes them and Nancy is the sheriff's main suspect. Now Nancy needs a lawyer and a neighbor comes to her aid. He is an attorney who is writing a book on the ten most famous unsolved murders, one of which is murder trial of Nancy.
Also in the mix is a psychiatrist that was a good friend of Nancy's mothers. When Nancy was put on trial for murder, he wanted to come to her aid but he didn't know if Nancy's mother had told her of their relationship and didn't want to add to her burden. But now he can't stay away and comes to help her try to remember the actual facts of the first set of missing children.
Her husband, Ray, doesn't believe for a moment that Nancy could hurt their children, nor does he believe she hurt her first children. With all the support of Ray, Dorothy, her attorney and her psychiatrist, Nancy is able to "let go" of some hidden thoughts. This, with the addition of a barely audible phone call from her son, Michael, brings the story to its conclusion.
I'LL BE SEEING YOU: Megan Collins is a news reporter with a law degree. Her mother, Katherine owns an Inn. Her father, Edwin, is supposedly dead almost a year because of a bridge/river accident but no body has ever been recovered. A few weeks before he died, he took all the cash value out of his insurance policies and the insurance company has yet to pay on the policies that is causing Katherine cash flow problems.
Megan is at the hospital covering a past senatorial candidate's illness when a stabbing victim comes in DOA. In covering the stabbing story, Megan sees a girl that looks to be her twin. She dismisses it. Then she is sent to cover a party held at the Infertility Clinic where all the children born with the help the Clinic provides gathers yearly. There is a mother about ready to give birth to her 3-year-old son's identical twin. What a story this will be Megan thinks. In the meantime, Megan goes to see Edwin's business partner, Phillip Cater and begins to clear out her fathers belongs so the firm can move on.
Not to give too much of the story away, Ms. Clark intertwines several stories into one and tells a story with all the intrigue only she can write. With a parking attendant and his mother, a former sweetheart and his son, a shady employee of Edwin's firm, a bio-geneticist doctor and several police and detectives, Ms. Clark brings the story to a spellbinding conclusion that only she can do.
She is by far my favorite mystery and suspense author. I listen to these books at work. Each story is intriguing and the ladies that read the stories keep you on the edge of your seat. Never a dull moment. Always interesting. LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!
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