Weep No More, My Lady

Weep No More, My Lady

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by Mary Higgins Clark
     
 

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Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death from her Manhattan penthouse, Elizabeth is determined to unearth the truth about how Leila died. Dashing multimillionaire Ted Winters stands accused of her murder, but Elizabeth has

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Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death from her Manhattan penthouse, Elizabeth is determined to unearth the truth about how Leila died. Dashing multimillionaire Ted Winters stands accused of her murder, but Elizabeth has doubts.
Along the windswept cliffs of the Monterey coast, in luxurious bungalows, between gourmet meals and beachfront walks, uneasiness stalks Elizabeth while she begins opening doors to the past. As glimpses of the dark truth about Leila's life and death -- and about Elizabeth herself -- start to crash against her mind, an ominous wave from an unexpected source threatens to engulf her entirely.

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United Press International Mary Higgins Clark has produced yet another taut, suspenseful work that will keep her fans turning pages late at night and win many new admirers....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743206167
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
05/25/2000
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
24,284
File size:
2 MB

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Chapter 1

Pan American flight 111 from Rome began to circle on its final approach to Kennedy Airport. Elizabeth pressed her forehead against the glass, drinking in the brilliance of the sun gleaming on the ocean, the distant outline of the Manhattan skyscrapers. This was the moment she had once loved at the end of a trip, the sense of coming home. But today she passionately wanted to be able to stay on the plane, to go wherever its next destination might be.

"It's a lovely sight, isn't it?" When she'd boarded the plane, the grandmotherly-looking woman next to her had smiled pleasantly and opened her book. Elizabeth had been relieved; the last thing she'd wanted was a seven-hour conversation with a stranger. But now it was all right. They'd be landing in a few minutes. She agreed that it was a lovely sight.

"This was my third trip to Italy," her seatmate continued. "But it's the last time I'll go in August. Tourists all over the place. And so terribly hot. What countries did you visit?"

The plane banked and began its descent. Elizabeth decided it was just as easy to give a direct answer as to be noncommittal. "I'm an actress. I was working on a film in Venice."

"How exciting. My first impression was that you reminded me a little of Candy Bergen. You're just about as tall as she is and have the same lovely blond hair and blue-gray eyes. Should I know your name?"

"Not at all."

There was a faint bump as the plane landed on the runway and began taxiing. To deter any more questions, Elizabeth made a business of pulling her carry-on bag from under the seat and checking its contents. If Leila were here, she thought, there wouldn't be any question about identifying her. Everyone recognized Leila LaSalle. But Leila would have been in first class, not coach.

Would have been. After all these months, it was time the reality of her death set in.

A newsstand just beyond the Customs enclosure had stacks of the early-afternoon edition of the Globe. She couldn't help seeing the headline: TRIAL BEGINS SEPTEMBER 8. The lead read: "A visibly angry Judge Michael Harris scathingly denied further postponements in the murder trial of multimillionaire Ted Winters." The rest of the front page was filled with a blowup of Ted's face. There was a stunned bitterness in his eyes, a rigid set to his mouth. It was a picture snapped after he'd learned that the grand jury had indicted him for the murder of his fiancÉe, Leila LaSalle.

As the cab sped toward the city, Elizabeth read the story -- a rehash of the details of Leila's death and the evidence against Ted. Pictures of Leila were splashed over the next three pages of the paper: Leila at a premiere, with her first husband; Leila on safari, with her second husband; Leila with Ted; Leila accepting her Oscar -- stock publicity shots. One of them caught Elizabeth's eye. In it, Leila had a hint of softness in her smile, a suggestion of vulnerability that contrasted with the arrogant tilt of her chin, the mocking expression in her eyes. Half the young girls in America had imitated that expression, copied Leila's way of tossing her hair back, of smiling over her shoulder....

"Here we are, lady."

Startled, Elizabeth looked up. The cab had stopped in front of the Hamilton Arms, at Fifty-seventh Street and Park Avenue. The paper slid off her lap. She forced herself to try to sound calm. "I'm so sorry. I gave you the wrong address. I want to go to Eleventh and Fifth."

"I already turned off the meter."

"Then start a new fare." Her hands shook as she fumbled for her wallet. She sensed the doorman was approaching and did not raise her eyes. She did not want to be recognized. Unthinkingly she had given Leila's address. This was the building where Ted had murdered Leila. Here, in a drunken rage, he had pushed her off the terrace of her apartment.

Elizabeth began to shiver uncontrollably at the image she could not banish from her mind: Leila's beautiful body, wrapped in the white satin pajamas, her long red hair cascading behind her, plummeting forty stories to the concrete courtyard.

And always the questions....Was she conscious? How much did she realize?

How awful those last seconds must have been for her!

If I had stayed with her, Elizabeth thought, it never would have happened....

Copyright © 1987 by Mares Enterprises, Inc.

Meet the Author

Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-four suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel; two children’s books; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Saddle River, New Jersey and New York, New York
Date of Birth:
December 24, 1929
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
New York University; B.A., Fordham University, 1979
Website:
http://www.simonsays.com/subs/index.cfm?areaid=12

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Weep No More, My Lady 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clark's best book to date! I've read almost all of her books and this one has always been my favorite! I love it! It's got suspense, action, and romance all rolled into one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a page turning suspence. I can not recall the last time I have read a book that had me so interested and so into the story before! If you like crime, mystery, or good books I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Weep No More, My Lady is a good book I liked it. Parts in this book are realistic in how things can really happen. There can be family problems and you might have to move away. Leila has a dream of being a famous actress, many girls have that dream. Its the 'american dream'.This book shows you that you have to watch out for even the most unlikely people. You just never know. I really liked the plot of the story a famous actress murdered,her fiance framed, loving sister left behind and is determined to figure out who did this. What I didnt like about this book is there was a lot going on at once. I like to have a story to follow and I like it to be complicated, but there were even unrelated storys going on, some of the parts could have been left out. But I would have to say that this is my favorite book by Mary Higgins Clark,well atleast from the ones I have read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an easy read and it always kept the reader guessing. It toyed with two major questions did Elizabeth's sister commit suicide or was she murdered? And if so why? This was a classic Mary Higgins Clark. And like most of her books it goes along with a song intitled Weep No More, My Lady. She allows you to learn about the closeness of Elizabeth and her sister Lelia. This is a must read for Mary Higgins Clark fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first picked up this book from my high-school sister's bookshelf. She reccomended it to me and I'm glad she did. This amazing book proves to us how bad our world is and how many famous people are the victims of crimes than regular, and how many people love to make others suffer. Also it shows the determination of the young woman to find her sister's killer and how she prevailed. Read this book!
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FarmLadyNC More than 1 year ago
Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors. This book was fun and kept you guessing as to "who dun it". I really enjoyed reading this one!
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Great book
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I enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful.
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I really loved this book. It is one i have read more than once.
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Mona007 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book! Although I was able to guess the killer midway through, it made for an easy read!
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anavidreaderalways220 More than 1 year ago
Another great book by this author. Mary Higgins Clark is one of the best.
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