Sunday, August 8, 2010

Announcement - The Queen of Suspense Challenge - Join In (Sept - Aug 2011)

Welcome to Tea Time with Marce

Mary Higgins Clark, The Queen of Suspense, is my favourite author and has been for over 10 years. This is a personal challenge for me, I want to rate all of her books so I can say which one is my favourite.  I only have 13 Hardcovers on my bookshelf and my goal is to have all of them in Hardcover.  I have her new one, The Shadow of your Smile and will start it on Sept 1st to begin the challenge.  Please Join In.

Challenge Dates:  September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011


* If you participate in this challenge please signup below and do a post in order to get word out so we can have more bloggers join in and to network with.  Please link back to this post with your direct link to your intro challenge post, not just your blog link.

* You do not have to list the chosen books ahead of time and your choices can crossover into other challenges you have joined.

*  You can join anytime before next year Aug, this challenge is to make a fan out of you and to share thoughts and discussions about the Queen of Suspense from those who are already a fan. 

* All forms of books will count - eBooks, Audiobooks, etc

* Rereads do count towards this challenge, as that is the main idea for me.  Also, the collaboration with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark will count.

Level of Participation

2 Books -  New to Mary Higgins Clark
3 Books -  Reacquainting myself with Mary Higgins Clark
6 Books -  Rating my Love for Mary Higgins Clark (If you have read her new one already, I will allow this to be included towards the total 6 for this category only)

Go here to Post Reviews

List of Mary Higgins Clark books

All participants that have at least one review posted when Mary Higgins Clark releases her next book will be added into an International Giveaway to win the Hardcover.  I will do a post to link your reviews on September 1st.

Biography of the Queen of Suspense

Mary Higgins Clark's books are world-wide bestsellers. In the U.S. alone, her books have sold over one hundred million copies.

She is the author of twenty-nine previous suspense novels. Her first book, a biographical novel about George Washington, was re-issued with the title, Mount Vernon Love Story, in June 2002. Her memoir, Kitchen Privileges, was published by Simon & Schuster in November 2002. Her first children's book, Ghost Ship, illustrated by Wendell Minor, was published in April 2007 as a Paula Wiseman Book/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
She is co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of five holiday suspense novels Deck the Halls (2000), He Sees You When You're Sleeping (2001), The Christmas Thief (2004), Santa Cruise (2006), and Dashing through the Snow (2008).

Mary Higgins Clark was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An annual Mary Higgins Clark Award sponsored by Simon & Schuster, to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, was launched by Mystery Writers of America during Edgars week in April 2001. She was the 1987 president of Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, served on their Board of Directors. In May 1988, she was Chairman of the International Crime Congress.


If you have any great Mary Higgins Clark posts - interviews, reviews etc, please email as I would like to feature a MHC post monthly.

Thanks for visiting Tea Time with Marce


  1. Hey Marce! Well, Ms. Mary really isn't one of my faves, but I have a surprising amount of her books on my TBR shelf. I would be more than happy to give her a chance and sign up for this challenge!

    I do have at least one of her books already reviewed on my blog. Head on over and check it out if you would like!

  2. Wow.I am really new to this author. Suppose I will check on my local library if they have her books. Thanks Marce.This is a good challenge since suspense is one of my fav genre!

  3. Yah! I love it. I'm a huge suspense fan. I can't wait for the reviews :)

  4. Thanks for letting me know about this challenge! I'm new to Mary Higgins Clark, so I'll have to see if I can buy/borrow some of her books. In the meantime, I look forward to reading your reviews! :)

  5. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that your challenge was added to the yahoo group A Novel Challenge! It sounds great and I am going to go through my books and see if I have any Mary Higgins Clark so I can join in!
    Til We Read Again,

  6. I have read everything she has published up to today but there are always chapter books and Anthologies

  7. I just realised this Linky is closed, hmmm, will figure it out soon I hope.

  8. Linky is fixed - thanks for participating

  9. First of all, I would like to join. I've never read any of her books before but I love this genre so I'd like to try. I'm taking the button to my blog. Next, where is linky?

    Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

  10. I am so excited about this new challenge. I have never read Mary Higgins Clark accept for one book, The Mount Vernon Love Story. That makes me new to Mary Higgins Clark. I will start with two books. Can't wait until Sept. comes. Thanks for coming by.

  11. Oh gosh! I loved Mary Higgins Clark some five years ago - I've read practically everything by her (barring her last book - waiting for the paperback version).

    Enjoy the challenge - I won't be joining in, as I have read everything by her, but I would love to read everyone's thoughts.

  12. Oh my, thank you so much for doing this - you know how much I love MCH! Can't wait to get started on this challenge - I am going for the 6 books one.

  13. *sneaks in quietly and looks around* I can't resist! Of course I'll join and do the 6, I can do that in 11 months! I haven't read Mary in I don't know how many years so this will be fun. thank you Marce :)

    Tomes Devotee

  14. This challenge sounds cool. I have to admit I haven't read any of her books in awhile although i do have quite a few of them. I think I need to balance out my reading with her books and all my YA books I now have. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. here's the first one I read :)

  16. Is she in any way a relation of Jack Higgins? I've read a couple of his books and have enjoyed them. Am really looking forward to giving Clark a try!

    Also,....I was under the impression that Agatha Christie was the Queen of

  17. I can see why you would ask Risa, but even with googling Who is Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark comes up but of course Agatha Christie is the classic.

  18. How fun! I was insanely in love with MHC all through jr. high and high school. I've read everything except her two newest books. I find that I like her older stuff better than the newer though.

    I have too many other challenges I'm participating in right now, so I don't know that I'll participate (although I'm a sucker for challenges, so I might) but my favorites are Pretend You Don't See Her (the first I read), Loves Music, Loves to Dance, All Around the Town, Moonlight Becomes You, and Where are the Children. :)

    I'm sure I could go on, but those are probably my top 5.

  19. Hey there, Marce! I signed up about a week ago with my blogger account. I'm transfering my activity to my wordpress blog, so Im signing up again with that account.:)



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