New Release Books by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke is the author of Piece of My Heart (2020), Where Are the Children Now? (2023), Where Are the Children? (2023), Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry (2019) and other 201 books.

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Piece of My Heart

release date: Nov 17, 2020
Piece of My Heart
In the latest thrilling collaboration from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, television producer Laurie Moran must solve the kidnapping of her fiancée’s nephew—just days before her wedding. Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-summer wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach, triggering a search party. Witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack, but no one remembers seeing him in the afternoon. As the sun sets, Johnny’s skim board washes up to shore, and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere, even under the water. A ticking clock, a sinister stalker, and a fresh romance combine in this exhilarating follow up to the bestselling You Don’t Own Me—another riveting page-turner from the “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and her dazzling partner-in-crime Alafair Burke.

Where Are the Children Now?

release date: Apr 18, 2023
Where Are the Children Now?
The legacy of the “Queen of Suspense” continues with the highly anticipated follow-up to Mary Higgins Clark’s iconic novel, Where Are The Children?, featuring the children of Nancy Harmon, all grown up and again in peril. Of the fifty-six bestsellers the “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark published in her lifetime, Where Are the Children? was her biggest, selling millions of copies and forever transforming the genre of suspense fiction. In that story, a young California mother named Nancy Harmon was convicted of murdering her two children. Though released on a technicality, she was abandoned by her husband and became such a pariah in the media that she was forced to move across the country to Cape Cod, change her identity and appearance, and start a new life. Years later her two children from a second marriage, Mike and Missy, would go missing and Nancy yet again became the prime suspect—but this time, Nancy was able to confront the secrets buried in her past and rescue her kids from a dangerous predator. Now, more than four decades since readers first met Nancy Harmon, comes the thrilling sequel to the groundbreaking novel that set the stage for future generations of psychological suspense. A lawyer-turned-successful podcaster, Missy has recently married a man whose first wife died tragically, leaving him and their young daughter, Riley, behind. While Missy and her brother Mike help their mom Nancy relocate from Cape Cod to the equally idyllic Hamptons, Missy’s new stepdaughter goes missing. Drawing on the experience of their own abduction, Missy and Mike race to find Riley to save her from the trauma they still struggle with—or worse. Just like the original, Where Are the Children Now? keeps you guessing and holding their breath until the very last page.

Where Are the Children?

release date: Feb 21, 2023
Where Are the Children?
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense launched her career with this classic thriller following a woman whose past holds a terrible secret. Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod. Now remarried, she has two more beloved children, and the terrible pain has begun to heal—until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten. She knows that the nightmare is beginning again...

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry

release date: Nov 05, 2019
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry
An electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark! When investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a “CRyan” describing her “terrible experience” while working at REL, a high-profile television news network, Gina knows she has to pursue the story. But when Ryan goes silent, Gina is shocked to discover the young woman has died tragically in a jet ski accident while on holiday. Meanwhile, REL counsel Michael Carter finds himself in a tricky spot as several more female employees have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Carter approaches the CEO, offering to persuade the victims to accept settlements in exchange for their silence. It’s a risky endeavor, but it could well make him rich. As more allegations emerge, Carter’s attempts to keep the story from making headlines are matched only by Gina Kane’s determination to uncover the truth. Was Ryan’s death truly an accident? And when another accuser turns up dead, Gina realizes someone—or some people—will go to depraved lengths to keep the story from seeing the light. “Clark’s usual mixture now updated, with surprising and welcome assurance, for a new generation of imperiled women” (Kirkus Reviews).

It Occurs to Me That I Am America

release date: Jul 02, 2019
It Occurs to Me That I Am America
A provocative, unprecedented anthology featuring original short stories on what it means to be an American from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen: “This chorus of brilliant voices articulating the shape and texture of contemporary America makes for necessary reading” (Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies). When Donald Trump claimed victory in the November 2016 election, the US literary and art world erupted in indignation. Many of America’s preeminent writers and artists are stridently opposed to the administration’s agenda and executive orders—and they’re not about to go gentle into that good night. In this “masterful literary achievement” (Kurt Eichenwald, author of Conspiracy of Fools), more than thirty of the most acclaimed writers at work today consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through fiction in an anthology that “promises to be both a powerful tool in the fight to uphold our values and a tribute to the remarkable voices behind it” (Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU). With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and edited by bestselling author Jonathan Santlofer, this powerful anthology includes original, striking art from fourteen of the country’s most celebrated artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists, including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl. Transcendent, urgent, and ultimately hopeful, It Occurs to Me That I Am America takes back the narrative of what it means to be an American in the 21st century.

You Don't Own Me

release date: Nov 06, 2018
You Don't Own Me
The “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke are here with their fifth enthralling mystery in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series as television producer Laurie Moran must solve the murder of a celebrity doctor—before a mysterious stalker plots his next move. Television producer Laurie Moran recently became engaged to her investigative television show’s former host, Alex Buckley, and since then, the two have been happily planning a summer wedding, preparing for Alex’s confirmation to a federal judicial appointment, and searching for the perfect New York City home for their new life together. But then Laurie is approached by Robert and Cynthia Bell, parents of Dr. Martin Bell, a physician who was shot dead as he pulled into the driveway of his Greenwich Village carriage house five years ago. The Bells are sure that Martin’s disgraced and erratic wife, Kendra, carried out the murder. Determined to prove Kendra’s guilt and win custody over their grandchildren, they plead with Laurie to feature their son’s case on Under Suspicion, ensuring her that Kendra is willing to cooperate. As Laurie dives into the case, she learns that Martin wasn’t the picture-perfect husband, father, and doctor he appeared to be and was carrying secrets of his own. And what does the web of lies ensnaring the Bell family have to do with a dangerous stranger, who gazes at Laurie from afar and thinks, She is actually quite a lovely girl, I’m sure she’s going to be missed…? You Don’t Own Me is the perfect, exhilarating follow up to the bestselling Every Breath You Take. The “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and her dazzling partner-in-crime Alafair Burke have devised another riveting page-turner.

I've Got My Eyes on You

release date: Apr 03, 2018
I've Got My Eyes on You
The newest thriller and instant #1 New York Times bestseller from Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark shows us just how far a family and a town will go to protect their own in the wake of tragedy. After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. The immediate suspect is her boyfriend, who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a twenty-year-old neighbor who was angry because she didn’t invite him to the party. Or is there another suspect who has not yet been seen on the radar? Kerry’s older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the prosecutor’s office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger… From #1 New York Times bestselling author and the “Queen of Suspense” comes a thrilling investigation asking what we truly know about those we trust, and the secrets lying in even the most idyllic of neighborhoods.

Every Breath You Take

release date: Nov 07, 2017
Every Breath You Take
The New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series by the “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke returns with this gripping mystery following television producer’s Laurie Moran investigation of the unsolved Met Gala murder—in which a wealthy widow was pushed to her death from the famous museum’s rooftop. Laurie Moran’s professional life is a success—her television show Under Suspicion is a hit, both in the ratings and its record of solving cold cases. But her romantic break from former host Alex Buckley has left her with on-air talent she can’t stand—Ryan Nichols—and a crippling sense of loneliness. Now Ryan has suggested a new case. Three years ago, Virginia Wakeling, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and one of the museum’s most generous donors, was found dead in the snow, after being thrown from the museum’s roof on the night of the Met Gala. The leading suspect then and now is her much younger boyfriend and personal trainer, Ivan Gray. Ivan runs a trendy, successful boutique gym called Punch—a business funded in no small part by the late Virginia—which happens to be the gym Ryan frequents. Laurie’s skepticism about the case is upended by a tip from her father’s NYPD connection, and soon Laurie realizes there are a bevy of suspects—including Virginia’s trusted inner circle. As the Under Suspicion crew pries into the lives of a super wealthy real estate family with secrets to hide, danger mounts for several witnesses—and for Laurie.

All By Myself, Alone

release date: Apr 04, 2017
All By Myself, Alone
From the Queen of Suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a thrilling mystery aboard a luxurious but deadly cruise. Fleeing the disastrous and humiliating last-minute arrest of her fiancé on the eve of their wedding, Celia, an expert on gems and jewelry, is hoping to escape from reality on a glamorous cruise ship. But it is not to be. On board in the most luxurious suite is the elderly and world-famous Lady Emily Harworth. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian on her death. Three days later Lady Em is found dead—and the necklace is missing. Is it the work of her apparently devoted secretary, or her lawyer-executor, both of whom she had invited on board for the cruise? Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan—who are splurging on their wedding anniversary—sets out to find who the killer is, not realizing that she may have put a target on her back.

The Sleeping Beauty Killer

release date: Nov 15, 2016
The Sleeping Beauty Killer
The third thrilling novel in the Under Suspicion series by #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke follows television producer Laurie Moran as she tries to help a woman she believes was wrongfully convicted of killing her fiancé. Fifteen years after being convicted of murdering her fiancé—the famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III—Casey Carter is determined to clear her name. Though she has served her time, she finds that she is still living under suspicion. Going on the true crime show Under Suspicion seems to be her only hope to prove her innocence. The show’s producer, Laurie Moran, also believes in her innocence and wants to help Casey. But with Alex Buckley taking a break from the show—cooling his potential romance with Laurie—Under Suspicion introduces a new on-air host in Ryan Nichols, a hot shot legal whiz with a Harvard Law degree, a Supreme Court clerkship, experience as a federal prosecutor. Ryan has no problems with steering the show, and even tries to stop Laurie from taking on Casey’s case because he’s so certain she’s guilty. An egomaniacal new boss, a relentless gossip columnist, and Casey’s longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey’s innocence—that is, if she’s innocent.

All Dressed in White

release date: Sep 20, 2016
All Dressed in White
"The second novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series, following The Cinderella Murder, features intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride.

The Melody Lingers On

release date: Apr 19, 2016
The Melody Lingers On
Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight-- on a sailboat in the Caribbean-- just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Lane Harmon, assistant to an upscale interior designer, is working on his wife''s townhouse. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Eric, the Bennetts'' son, who is determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn''t know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life-- and her daughter''s life-- in jeopardy.

The Cinderella Murder

release date: Aug 25, 2015
The Cinderella Murder
In this collaboration between “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and bestselling author Alafair Burke, “the snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery” (Booklist). Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program—a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected—is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan’s boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered? With the help of Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood’s elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen—but is Cinderella’s murderer ready for a close-up? Together Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke deliver “plenty of intrigue and excitement” (Publishers Weekly) in this exciting start to a new series that will keep you guessing until the final page.

Snow White, Deadly Night

release date: Nov 01, 2018
Snow White, Deadly Night
Laurie Moran''s professional life is a success--her television show Under Suspicion is a hit, both in the ratings and its record of solving cold cases. But her romantic break from former host Alex Buckley has left her with on-air talent she can''t stand--Ryan Nichols--and a sense of loneliness, despite her loving family. Now Ryan has suggested a new case. Three years ago, Virginia Wakeling, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and one of the museum''s most generous donors, was found in the snow, after being thrown from the museum''s roof on the night of its most celebrated fundraiser, the Met Gala. The leading suspect then and now is her much younger boyfriend and personal trainer, Ivan Gray. Ivan runs a trendy, successful boutique gym called Punch--a business funded in no small part by the late Virginia--which happens to be the gym Ryan frequents. Laurie''s skepticism about the case is upended by a tip from her father''s NYPD connection, and soon Laurie realizes there are a bevy of suspects--including Virginia''s trusted inner circle. As the Under Suspicion crew pries into the lives of a super wealthy real estate family with secrets to hide, danger mounts for several witnesses--and for Laurie.

I've Got You Under My Skin

release date: May 08, 2014
I've Got You Under My Skin
A Manhattan ER doctor is in the local playground with his young son when someone ruthlessly guns him down. Now his young widow, a television producer, is raising their son alone and is under pressure to come up with a successful TV series. Her new show will focus on cold case files. Revisiting unsolved crimes one at a time, she and her TV crew plan to gather friends and family of the victim who have lived under suspicion of guilt for many years. By paying them to reenact the crime on television, they will be given a chance to clear their name - unless, of course, they are guilty . . . Praise for Mary Higgins Clark: ''I adore Mary Higgins Clark'' Karin Slaughter ''Trust Mary Higgins Clark to know what frightens us to death'' New York Times ''Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless'' Daily Mirror ''Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you''ll be reading late into the night'' USA Today

Loves Music, Loves To Dance

release date: Jan 31, 2014
Loves Music, Loves To Dance
Erin and Darcy, answering personal ads as research for a TV show, discover a whole new New York sub-culture - adulterers, con men, the shy and frankly weird, all looking for love. And one man looking for something darker . . . A serial killer who has just got away with murder for fifteen years, and has promised himself just two more . . .

The Christmas Thief & other stories

release date: Nov 30, 2017
The Christmas Thief & other stories
Steal yourself away this winter with a collection of festive mysteries from the Queen of Suspense and international bestseller, Mary Higgins Clark. The Christmas Thief When someone steals a ninety-foot Christmas tree on its way to Rockefeller Center, Alvirah Meehan, lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, must track it down. She knows the tree is irreplaceable. But she doesn’t know that, hidden in a hole in the tree’s trunk, is a fortune in priceless gems… Dashing through the Snow The quiet town of Branscombe is famous for its annual Yuletide Festival of Joy. But joy is in short supply this Christmas season, when a local man is cheated out of a winning $160 million lottery ticket, and then vanishes. It’s up to Alvirah to figure out where the missing man is…and who wound up with his ticket. Silent Night A little boy named Brian is the only witness to a crime: a pickpocket stealing a precious family heirloom from his mother. Brian takes matters into his own hands and follows the thief into New York’s labyrinthine subway system, determined to get the heirloom back, as he believes it will cure his seriously ill father. But it’s not long before Brian, his mother and the thief become part of an extraordinary story that will teach them the true meaning of Christmas. Each of these stories is a delightful, Christmassy treat, perfect reading for cold winter nights.

Untitled Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

release date: Nov 11, 2021
Untitled Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
The extraordinary new novel in the Under Suspicion series from Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark & her dazzling partner-in-crime Alafair Burke The number one New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark wrote thirty-five suspense novels; four collections of short stories; a historical novel, a memoir, two children''s books, and partnered with Alafair Burke to collaborate on a series: the Under Suspicion novels. Her books are international bestsellers with more than one hundred million copies in print in the United States alone. Alafair Burke is the Edgar-nominated, New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, including The Wife, The Ex, If You Were Here, Long Gone, and the Ellie Hatcher series. A former prosecutor, she is now a professor of criminal law and lives in Manhattan. Praise for Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke: ''I adore Mary Higgins Clark'' Karin Slaughter ''Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless'' Daily Mirror ''Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you''ll be reading late into the night'' USA Today ''Once again Mary Higgins Clark affirms why she is the ''Queen of Suspense''... Ms. Clark has another winner for her readers to enjoy getting us there with this entertaining taut tale in which the suspense spins from family violence to biblical archeological violence'' Mystery Gazette ''At once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archeological treasure of all time'' BookReporter.com ''A clever and gripping page-turner from the Queen of Suspense'' Publishing News ''Another cracking tale from the ex-president of the Mystery Writers Club of America'' Hello! ''A suspenseful page-turner to delight her many fans'' Booklist ''The Queen of Suspense is renowned for her fast-moving prose and dazzling plot twists'' Good Book Guide ''There''s something special about Clark''s thrillers . . . the compassion she extends to her characters'' Publishers Weekly
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