Moonlight Becomes You Mass Market Paperback – May 1 1997
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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.
Top Customer Reviews
~Maggie Holloway is a fashion photographer and has decided to visit an old friend in Newport, RI when a strange murder happens to another old friend. The neighborhood is in an uproar over the way it has happened and Maggie notices something odd...something too weird to be ignored. Something linking itself to an old Victorian custom in burial...
Secrets bigger than the highclass neighborhood can bear are tearing this community apart. Maggie suddenly finds herself the sole heir of the dead friend's property and also the target of the killer...Can she figure it out before its too late? Or will she be yet another of the killer's victims...buried...perhaps alive?
Like I said, Ms. Clark has done a lot better and this doesn't do her justice. But I will say I did learn a lot about some facts of Victorian death and the way life was conducted. Educational in the least even if its not too suspenseful...
Most recent customer reviews
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