Queen of Suspense

04.16.134:45 AM ET

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.

Payment Deferred
By C.S. Forester

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

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

The Woman in White
By Wilkie Collins

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

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

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

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