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Mary Higgins Clark is the undisputed Queen of Suspense. She captivates her audience in every thirller she pens. Now, in two vintage stories written in 1958, she draws on her early career as a flight attendant ot create these harrowing tales of high-flying intrigue.

In Stowaway, a conscientious flight attendant becomes involved in politics and intrigue when she hides a frightened young stowaway from the authorities.

In Milk Run, another flight ...

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Overview

Mary Higgins Clark is the undisputed Queen of Suspense. She captivates her audience in every thirller she pens. Now, in two vintage stories written in 1958, she draws on her early career as a flight attendant ot create these harrowing tales of high-flying intrigue.

In Stowaway, a conscientious flight attendant becomes involved in politics and intrigue when she hides a frightened young stowaway from the authorities.

In Milk Run, another flight attendant becomes immersed in a web of deception when she serves as a carrier for an important document—only to find it's been stolen during the flight.

Stowaway and Milk Run are two edge-of-your-seat classics that could only come from Mary Higgins Clark.

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This production features Clark's first two published stories, which concern flight attendants who make impulsive decisions that put their lives in peril before takeoff and find their problems solved by touchdown. These women solve their mysteries in between brightening their lipstick, pining after the men in their lives, and serving cocktails. Add in a sinister Soviet police commissioner and a cover-up by the "Reds," and you have tales that show their age. Reader Jan Maxwell can't break through stock characters and plot to make the stories come alive, but Clark's many fans may be interested, so demand will warrant purchase. Otherwise, this is not recommended.--Adrienne Furness, Genesee Community Coll., Batavia, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671046248
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 1 cassette, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children's books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She is also the coauthor with Carol Higgins Clark of five holiday suspense novels. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.

Biography

The Queen of Suspense, Bronx-born and -bred Mary Higgins Clark has achieved international success against heavy odds. Her father died when she was 11, and her mother struggled to raise and provide for Mary and her two brothers. Clark attended secretarial school after high school and worked for three years in an advertising agency before leaving to become a stewardess for Pan American Airlines. Throughout 1949, she flew international flights to Europe, Africa, and Asia. " I was in a revolution in Syria and on the last flight into Czechoslovakia before the Iron Curtain went down," she recalls. In 1950, she quit her job to marry Warren Clark, a neighbor nine years her senior whom she had known and admired since she was 16.

In the early years of her marriage, Clark began writing short stories, making her first sale in 1956 to Extension Magazine. Between writing and raising a family, the decade flew by. Then, in 1964, Warren Clark suffered a fatal heart attack, leaving his young widow with five children to support. She went to work writing radio scripts; and, around this time, she decided to try her hand at writing books. Inspired by a radio series she was working on, she drafted a biographical novel about George Washington. It was published in 1969 under the title Aspire to the Heavens. (In 2002, it was re-issued as Mount Vernon Love Story.) Her first suspense novel, Where Are the Children?, appeared in print in 1975. It was a huge hit and marked a turning point in her life. Since then, she has developed a loyal fan base, and each of her novels has hit the bestseller lists. She has also co-written stories and novels with her daughter Carol, a successful author in her own right.

In the 1970s, Clark enrolled in Fordham University at Lincoln Center, graduating summa cum laude in 1979. A great supporter of education, she has served as a trustee of her alma mater and Providence College and holds numerous honorary degrees. She remains active in Catholic affairs and has been honored with many awards. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, funds an annual award in her name to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition.

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    1. Hometown:
      Saddle River, New Jersey and New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 24, 1929
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      New York University; B.A., Fordham University, 1979
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