As Time Goes By: A Novel (Paperback)
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The #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark crafts a thrilling mystery in which a news reporter develops an interest in her birth parents just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom when she begins covering a sensational murder trial. She should be thrilled with the story of her career, but her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.
On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has suffered from Alzheimer’s for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence.
Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance—his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors.
As the trial unfolds and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence. A true classic from Mary Higgins Clark, As Time Goes By is a thrilling read by “the mistress of high tension” (New Yorker).
About the Author
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-seven suspense novels, four collections of short stories, a historical novel, a memoir, and two children’s books. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels, and also wrote The Cinderella Murder, All Dressed in White, The Sleeping Beauty Killer, and Every Breath You Take with bestselling author Alafair Burke. More than one hundred million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone. Her books are international bestsellers.
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)
Praise for The Melody Lingers On
“A summer list would be lacking without one from Mary Higgins Clark.” (New York Post)
“[An] enjoyable novel of romantic suspense…Clark keeps readers wondering.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Clark,whose novels and short stories have entertained her fans for 40 years, proves again that she's a master of plot twists and sympathetic portrayals of strong damsels in serious distress. The Melody Lingers On is no exception, and the octogenarian Clark continues to shine.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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)