Death Wears A Beauty Mask
And Other Stories
By 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
This April, Simon and Schuster is thrilled to be publishing DEATH WEARS A BEAUTY MASK AND OTHER STORIES (Simon & Schuster; April 28, 2015; $26.00), a new 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. After recently rediscovering the old manuscript, Mary returned to Death Wears a Beauty Mask and the result is spectacular.
2015 also marks the 40th anniversary of the publication Where Are The Children?, and it’s the year that S&S publishes record-breaking three books with Mary, following up on DEATH WEARS A BEAUTY MASK AND OTHER STORIES with The Melody Lingers On (6/23/15), a thrilling new stand-alone that combines a headline-making financial scandal and a breathtaking tale of deception and betrayal, and All Dressed in White (11/17/15), the second book in her bestselling collaborative series with Alafair Burke. In celebration of “The Year of Mary,” Simon & Schuster will be doing promotions throughout 2015. This the perfect time to reflect on Mary Higgins Clark’s amazing life as a writer, and DEATH WEARS A BEAUTY MASK will provide not only the chills and heart-pounding drama we’ve come to expect but a glimpse into the evolution of the remarkable career of the “Queen of Suspense.”
About the Author
MARY HIGGINS CLARK, #1 New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-four suspense novels; four collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She is the coauthor with Carol Higgins Clark of five suspense novels: Dashing through the Snow, Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, The Christmas Thief, and Santa Cruise. Her books are worldwide bestsellers, with over 100 million sold in the United States alone. She lives with her husband, John Conheeney, in Saddle River, New Jersey.
About the Book
DEATH WEARS A BEAUTY MASK AND OTHER STORIES
By Mary Higgins Clark
Published by Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
E-book ISBN: 9781501111013
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