Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

by Mary Higgins Clark

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.”

Pocket Books |  368 pages | ISBN 9781501111006 | January 2016

Death Wears a Beauty Mask by Mary Higgins Clark

Press & Praise


“Praise for Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories This collection nicely illustrates Clark’s range and superlative storytelling talent.”
– Publishers Weekly

“A gem…a tale with all of Clark’s trademarks: multiple twists, rising tension and a true whodunit. It’s a story to savor, as are the remaining pieces — all previously published — in the collection…There’s something about Mary, and that something is her unfailing ability to grip her legion of readers. And those fans are in for a triple treat as her anniversary year proceeds.”
– Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Praise for I’ve Got You Under My Skin Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Praise for The Cinderella Murder Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller…Clark keeps readers guessing and in suspense.”
– Publishers Weekly

“The snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery by two talented writers. ”
– Booklist

“This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark’s legion of fans and may well win her some new ones.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Praise for Daddy’s Gone A Hunting Mary Higgins Clark has penned yet another mystery that will keep her at the top of the suspense writers list for a very long time….Daddy’s Gone A Hunting will chill readers….This one is not to be missed.”
– Bookreporter.com

“Praise for I’ll Walk Alone Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark’s crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller. ”
– Booklist

“Fans will bite their nails to the quick. ”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Praise for The Lost Years They say that Agatha Christie was the Grand Dame of Mystery. If that’s true, then Mary Higgins Clark must be the Marquise, because this book is a royal treat. . . . The Lost Years is truly a keeper. ”
– Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“Praise for New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark The mistress of high tension.”
– The New Yorker

“A flawless storyteller.”
– The Washington Post Book World

“The grande dame of American thriller writing.”
– Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Clark, known rightly as the Queen of Suspense, performs her usual magic. ”
– Richmond Times-Dispatch

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