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Newport, Rhode Island: a world of old money, old names, and sinister secrets. Maggie Holloway, a fashion photographer, goes to visit an old friend -- but when she arrives, the friend is dead, the victim of a violent robbery. Maggie is stunned when she learns that she's the beneficiary of the will -- and even more stunned when she recognizes a pattern of murder in Newport society that will lead the killer straight to her. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Pretty photographer Maggie Holloway begins Clark's latest (after Silent Night) lying in a coffin buried in a grave, pulling desperately at a string that leads to a bell with no clapper. How she got there is the essence of a convoluted tale of a ritzy Newport, R.I., retirement home whose well-heeled residents seem to die with alarming frequency, leading to high-profit turnover of their apartments there. Latest to shed her mortal coil was Maggie's much-loved stepmother, a fact that led intrepid Maggie to take an unwise amount of interest in the deaths-and also to question why several of the graves seemed to have little funerary bells on them. As usual with Clark, there is a stalwart admirer whose love does not immediately speak its name, and a surfeit of suspicious characters, including a scholarly funeral nut, a shady investment broker, a venal lawyer, a drunken, inept doctor and a nosy nurse. There's some fun in the sprightly Newport oldsters, and the many scenes and characters are shifted around smoothly and with a practiced hand. The bells gimmick seems no more than that, however, and the book is light on thrills-though there's nothing to put off Clark's myriad fans. Major ad/promo; Literary Guild main selection; Reader's Digest Condensed Books selection; paperback rights to Pocket Books; author tour. (May).
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I like Mary Higgins Clark and Moonlight Becomes You is one of her best books and is a page turner that you just can't put down until the very last page and a book you want to keep... Read morePublished on April 5 2003
This book was a HUGE disappointment. I have been a long time fan of Mary Higgins Clark, but I found that I had to make myself read this book in order to finish it. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2003
What a fabulous, exciting and just-creepy-enough read this is.Maggie Holloway is a successful New York photographer who unexpectedly meets her former stepmother, Nuala after a gap... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2002 by Beverley Strong
I loved this book. The main character is really likable and as the story develops, it gets more intense and full of suspense, so much that I really had trouble putting this book... Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2002 by Elisa
Mary Higgins Clark's MOONLIGT BECOMES YOU is a novel that kept me wondering to the last page.
Maggie Holloway is a photographer from New England who just found her stepmother... Read more
This book had a riviting opening. I could not wait to read what would happen next. Can you imagine waking up to learn you are buried alive in a coffin under ground? Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2002 by Beverly C. Sanders
I listened to the abridged audio cassette recording of Moonlight Becomes You and I liked it so much I'm going to buy the book too and I was also lucky to get the unabridged audio... Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2002