Mary Higgins Clark


The iconic, the delightful, and the very royal queen of suspense Mary Higgins Clark spoke with Jim once again about her newest novel, Every Breath You Take. Listen to their interview below!

Jim Brickman: One of my favorite guests is back on the Jim Brickman show- the queen of suspense and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Mary Higgins Clark, hi Mary! It’s great to have you back on the show.

Mary Higgins Clark: Oh, Jim, it’s always a pleasure to be with you, you know that.

JB: Now you have this Under Suspense series, you’ve got the fourth book already out, I don’t know how you do it! This one is called Every Breath You Take. So give us an idea of whose story we’re actually prying into in this novel.

MHC: Alright, well, this story is set at the Metropolitan Gala, the most glorious event of the year, and the main character (as long as she lives), is a dowager of age 60- very attractive, with a 40-year-old boyfriend, and three children that are worried that [their mother] has told them she’s leaving all her money to charity. And a nephew, who shares their concern. And the boyfriend, who owes her a lot of money. And she goes up to the roof of the Met for a breath of fresh air, and when she was up there someone throws her over the edge. Now, Laurie gets in on the case, Laurie Moran, who is the detective in the Under Suspicion series. She’s told about the case, and the boyfriend comes in and says, “I loved her, I never would have hurt her, and I know that everyone thinks I did.” And that’s how the case falls into Laurie’s hands, and then we’ll see what happens.,

JB: And why did you decide to pick an event like the Met Gala for this mystery to take place?

MHC: Well, we thought it would be a glamorous setting, and it is! You know, we’ve never done anything quite like that, and you know, that is so glorious and festive, so we thought, let’s do it there!

JB: Mary Higgins Clark, we love talking to you, and I just don’t know how you write these books so quickly, it’s amazing and so great. The frouth Under Suspense novel is available now and there’s a lot more to it at It’s the holiday season on the Jim Brickman show.

More on Author Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark’s books are world-wide bestsellers. In the U.S. alone, her books have sold over 100 million copies. Her most recent suspense novel, All By Myself, Alone, was published by Simon & Schuster in April 2017. She also published a collaborative novel in November 2014 with Alafair Burke – The Cinderella Murder, All Dressed in White in November 2015 and The Sleeping Beauty Killer in 2016.  She is the author of thirty-seven previous best selling suspense novels, four collections of short stories (the most recent, Death Wears A Beauty Mask), an historical novel, a memoir and two children’s books. She is co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of five suspense novels. Two of her novels were made into feature films and many of her other works into television films.

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