Mary Higgins Clark’s ‘Death Wears A Beauty Mask And Other Stories’ Is Brilliantly Written [REVIEW]

Woman's hand on floor

Sometimes high fashion can be murder.
(Photo courtesy Wimena Kane, Flickr)

In Mary Higgins Clark’s latest collection, Death Wears A Beauty Mask and Other Stories, the queen of suspense has published ten smartly written pieces of fiction, including the never-before-published title novella which she began writing in 1972, but only recently finished. 

Death Wears A Beauty Mask

Simon and Schuster

Although I enjoyed reading the entire volume, I particularly liked “Death Wears a Beauty Mask” which transports readers into the high stakes world of haute couture in New York City during the 1970s and keeps them guessing until the end.

Then, in “The Cape Cod Masquerade,” fan favorites Alvirah and Willy Meehan rent a cottage in the village of Dennis only to get embroiled in yet more of their humorous exploits.

Clark’s adventurous spirit, wit and creativity really shine here. All of the tales presented will engage and delight readers with their fascinating, funny, quirky characters and original mysteries. Also, each story is tightly written, self contained and of moderate length, so even busy readers can easily consume a story or two at a time.

So if you are going on vacation or even a short drive, be sure to pick up a copy of Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories for all the twists and turns you’ve come to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark story. You won’t be disappointed!

Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark
(Photo by Bernard Vidal)


Mary Higgins Clark, number one international and New York Times bestselling author, has written 34 suspense novels; four 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, and the coauthor, with Alafair Burke, of The Cinderella MurderHer books have been sold more than 100 million copies in the United States Alone.

Visit Mary online at or like her on Facebook!

By Mary Higgins Clark
304 pgs. Simon & Schuster. $26.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: