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Mary Higgins Clark
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Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (April 5, 2013)
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She writes the Under Suspicion series with Alafair Burke. No Place Like Home Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series Windsor selection. She received numerous honors including the Grand Prix de Literature of France in 1980), the Horatio Alger Award in 1997, the Gold Medal of Honor from the American-Irish Historical Society, the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University the first Reader's Digest Author of the Year Award 2002 and the Christopher Life Achievement.

Mary Higgins Clark began writing short stories as a way to supplement her family's . Astonishingly, all Higgins Clark suspense books have been bestsellers and most are still in print. 2013 - Daddy's Gone A Hunting. 2013 - Inherit the Dead. 2014 - I've Got You Under My Skin.

Mary Higgins Clark began writing short stories as a way to supplement her family's income. After her husband died in 1964, she wrote radio scripts until her agent persuaded her to try to write a novel. When her first novel-a fictional biography of George Washington -didn't sell well, she turned to writing mystery and suspense novels. 2010 - The Shadow of Your Smile.

Daddy's Gone a Hunting. In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling Queen of Suspense, exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the. night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years

Published April 5th 2013 by Thorndike Press. Hardcover, 503 pages. Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark (Goodreads Author).

Published April 5th 2013 by Thorndike Press. ISBN: 141045598X (ISBN13: 9781410455987).

When her sister is wrongly implicated in an explosion that has destroyed her family's priceless antiques business and killed an employee, Hannah struggles to find clues in the ashes and discovers a life-threatening secret from the past.
  • Nuadabandis
Mary Higgins Clark has become known as the "Queen of Suspense" in the years since her first novel, Where Are the Children (1975) and for good reason. Her suspense/mystery books are reminiscent of Agatha Christie with plot twists and turns, multiple red herrings, and a dramatic conclusion that the reader comes to understand only in the last pages of the book. Her novels for the last decade or so have focused on the uncanny sleuthing skills of Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy and did not have the same edge as her earlier works. Daddy's Gone A Hunting, however, is more of a return to her earlier style and was a quick, easy and suspenseful read with just the right mix of suspense, loveable and hate-able characters, plot twists and humor. My only complaint, if in fact I have one, is that there are so many characters that it becomes difficult to remember who's who. Since I read the Kindle version, I must say the x-ray feature would have been of great benefit in this case, but unfortunately was not available for this book.

The story begins with a deadly explosion in the furniture warehouse of the Connelly family of New York, known for their high quality reproductions of fine antique furniture. Injured in the explosion is daughter Kate Connelly and dead is Gus Schmidt, a long-time employee who was bitter over having been fired five years earlier. Kate had called Gus, asking him to meet her at the warehouse in the wee hours of the morning, and now Kate is in a coma and Gus is dead; suspicion naturally falls on these two who cannot tell what actually happened. This is also the story of lawyer Mark Sloan from Chicago, his mother, and his sister Tracey who disappeared 28 years prior when she went to New York to pursue her dream of an acting career. And it is the story of a man named Clyde, a hero, a decorated Vietnam Vet who came home emotionally damaged after the war and left his family for a life on the streets. Their lives all convene in this tale of greed and subterfuge with just a little romance folded into the mix.

The book is fun, fairly non-violent for a mystery and appropriate for any age group from teens to seniors. While I have also enjoyed Ms. Clark's aforementioned series with Alvirah and Willy, this was a welcome switch back to her earlier style which led me to be a fan of her writing decades ago. Don't be put off by my 3-star rating ... those who follow my reviews know that I only give 4 or 5 star ratings to books I believe have significant social value, are destined to become classics, or are among the best books I've ever read.
  • Shaktiktilar
DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING by Mary Higgins Clark. The story starts with an explosion that destroys the Connelly family antique reproductions business in New York City. Gus Schmidt, a former disgruntled employ, is killed and Doug Connelly’s oldest daughter, Kate, is seriously injured. Her younger sister, Hannah, refuses to believe Kate had anything to do with causing the explosion and keeps a daily watch at her bedside. Mark Sloan, a newly minted lawyer, moves to NYC to pursue his profession and the 28-year-old cold case of his missing sister, Tracey. Another missing girl, Jamie Gordon, daughter of a wealthy investment company executive also goes missing. The story has a multitude of interesting characters and at least three separate plot lines that Clark manages to weave together rather seamlessly. Early on I realized I needed a score card to keep track of Clark’s many characters. Only after I started making notes of each as they surfaced was I able to keep up with the story. Clark skillfully manages to bring each one of them to life. This novel will keep you engaged from the very first page to its shocking finish.
Some say that Mary Higgins Clark, after 40 years of writing, has lost her mojo; others say she should put down her pen. I say, you go girl. You surely have many more tantalizing stories to tell. For so many years you have been the icon of the suspense story-telling world. I, for one, await your next best seller.
I rate Daddy’s Gone a Hunting a strong 5 stars.
  • great ant
This was an improvement over recent MHC novels but nowhere near the quality of her early work. Unlike some reviewers, I was not bothered by the multitude of characters but it certainly contributed to a lack of character development. Everyone seemed to fit a preconceived role - the victim, the sister, the distraught wife, the cop, the friend, the potential love interest and, of course, a select group of possible bad guys who (as any reader could figure out) were actually the bad guys. While I didn't learn much about the motivations of any one of these characters, I was, at least, was interested enough to keep reading this book to its conclusion.

Since there was little question as to who the bad guys were, it was their roles, their actions and their complicity that provided the suspense. Overall, it was an intriguing story, particularly how all of the disparate crimes were pulled together. However, having the main bad guy describe all of his crimes thru an internal dialogue was disappointing. (Still don't quite understand why he did what he did.) Surely there was a better way to provide that reveal.

At least the cops and the private detectives were competent, unlike some of her more recent novels. Her heroine(s)were not particularly interesting, likeable but rather dull and didn't really contribute to the advancement of the plot. MHC continues to feel the need to provide out-of-the blue romantic interests for her main female characters that have nothing to do with the plot and, in this instance, detract from it because of the overload of characters. Her continued reliance on certain expressions/habits wears thin: wearing slacks, eating sandwiches.

I try to keep MHC's novels in perspective - not great literature just easy reads to pass the time.