Saturday, February 1, 2020

RIP Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020)

Suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark has died at the age of 92 (Dec 24, 1927–Jan 31, 2020). While I've never read one of her books, they usually ended up in bookstore horror sections. Her 1970s and '80s paperbacks are perfectly vintage, even Paperbacks from Hell-adjacent. I've heard some of her early novels are more Gothic in nature than the pure suspense thrillers she wrote later. I'm sure lots of young horror fans of that era supplemented their Stephen King/John Saul/V.C. Andrews diets with plenty of Clark!

Clark in 1975


John said...

A class act and a fine mystery writer -- a mystery fiction icon.

Astroboymn said...

I read Where Are the Children and A Stranger is Watching waaay back when they were published in the 70's and remember them as quite good suspensers - as in, read-the-last-chapters-at-a-gulp gripping. RIP, Mary.