Queen of Suspense

04.16.13

Book Bag: Mary Higgins Clark’s Favorite Chilling Thrillers

She is back with her latest novel, Daddy’s Gone a Hunting, but who is the Queen of Suspense's biggest competitor for the royal title? She herself picks the five best in the genre.

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By C.S. Forester

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One of the best suspense stories ever written. The reader feels the fear and dread of the killer and the ending is a magnificent twist.

Fallen
By Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter always grabs you on the first line and never lets go.

The Woman in White
By Wilkie Collins

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Credited with being the first suspense story of its kind. Engrossing from page one. Layer upon layer of suspense. A great story.

Green Darkness
By Anya Seton

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I've always loved the idea of people living out the unfinished tragedy of other people in another lifetime. This is a splendid and page-turning tale.

As Husbands Go
By Susan Isaacs

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One of the top suspense writers of our time, Susan's funny, delightful and well plotted tale is a joy to read.