All By Myself, Alone

Description from Goodreads:

A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from “Queen of Suspense” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark.

Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte.

On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise.

Three days out to sea Lady Em is found dead—and the necklace is missing. Is it the work of her apparently devoted assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his wife, Yvonne, both of whom she had invited to join them on the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare scholar who is lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a guest on the ship who is planning to spread his wife’s ashes at sea? The list of suspects is large and growing.

Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who are celebrating their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination.

All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark has 320 pages and was published in 2017 by Simon & Schuster.

The Queen of Suspense has done it again.  All By Myself, Alone is the 11th Alvirah & Willy book by Clark.  Per her usual style, this book is fast-paced with an easy-to-read, fluid writing style.  The story is interesting and captivating.  Alvirah and Willy are lovable and quirky.   It is definitely a fun read.

I love Mary Higgins Clark and have been a fan of her work for many years.  I do believe this is one of the best books I have read by her recently.

If you enjoy mystery and suspense novels, I cannot recommend this book enough.  Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Mary Higgins Clark

“Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting: she’s written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Higgins Clark and The Cinderella Murder, a new thriller in collaboration with bestselling novelist Alafair Burke.

Clark’s books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone. Her books are beloved around the world and have made her an international bestseller many times over.” (Author bio via Goodreads)

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Rating:  5 Plot Monster Spiders


Notable Quotes:

“The ship was trying to cover up the murder.”
― Mary Higgins ClarkAll By Myself, Alone

“I’ve been very active in a lot of charities because I firmly believe that much is expected of those to whom much has been given.”
― Mary Higgins ClarkAll By Myself, Alone

MDW original review.  Source:  Library.

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