By Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, celebrates the season with this Christmas vintage that includes of her so much loved characters.
ALL during the NIGHT
All of Alvirah's deductive powers and Willy's world-class logic are referred to as upon because the stumble right into a Christmas secret. a lady abandons her child at a ny church. at the same time, a thief is absconding with a precious artifact, a chalice decorated with a star-shaped diamond. To elude police, he grabs the stroller and disappears. Seven years later, the mum returns to the scene and reveals Alvirah and Willy assisting local little ones arrange for a Christmas competition at an after-school defend. quickly the savvy sleuths got down to resolve the puzzle of the lacking baby and chalice -- and to unmask rip-off artists threatening to close down the guard.
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A lot of people would think she's good-looking, Alvirah conceded as she took in Linda's even features, but I'd hate to get on the wrong side of her. There's a coldness to her eyes that I don't trust, and that spiky hairdo with all those brassy gold highlights is the pits. as though she were my own mother," Linda was saying, a quiver in her voice. Willy, of course, had heard the remark and couldn't help adding his own. " he asked. Without waiting for an answer, he took Alvirah's arm and propelled her toward the kneeling bench.
When they reached the building onAmsterdam Avenue -formerly the Goldsmith and Son Fur-niture Emporium-that now housed Sister Cor-delia's clothing thrift shop, Alvirah and Willy went directly to the second floor. It was four o'clock, and the children who regularly came to Home Base to take advantage of the after-school facilities were sitting cross-legged on the floor around Sis-ter Maeve Marie. The large area had been transformed into a kind of bright and cheery auditorium. The faded linoleum was polished to the point that even the floor-boards beneath the worn spaces glistened.
Late yesterday afternoon she had gone to the public library and called up the microfilm of theNew York news-papers of December 4th, seven years ago. The only refer-ence to St. Clement's that day was an article about a theft there, stating that the chalice of Bishop Santori, the found-ing pastor to whom many of the devout prayed, had been stolen. That's probably why the police were there when I called that night; that's why the monsignor was outside, Sondra thought, her distress growing. And I believed it was be-cause they'd found the baby.
All Through the Night (Holiday Classics) by Mary Higgins Clark