Mary Higgins Clark

1927 - 2020

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Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark (December 24, 1927 – January 31, 2020) was an American author of suspense novels. Each of her 51 books was a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remained in print as of 2015, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are the Children?, in its seventy-fifth printing. Higgins Clark began writing at an early age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Higgins Clark has received more than 1,015,287 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Mary Higgins Clark is the 488th most popular writer (up from 827th in 2019), the 498th most popular biography from United States (up from 888th in 2019) and the 55th most popular American Writer.

Mary Higgins Clark is most famous for her suspense novels.

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Among writers, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 488 out of 5,794Before her are Samuel Johnson, Laurence Sterne, Athenaeus, Zecharia Sitchin, Sidney Sheldon, and Boris Vian. After her are Erich Kästner, Jean Paul, Washington Irving, Saint-John Perse, Robert A. Heinlein, and Jules Michelet.

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Among people born in 1927, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 21Before her are László Kubala, Turgut Özal, Janet Leigh, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Sidney Poitier, and Kim Young-sam. After her are Niklas Luhmann, Maurice Béjart, Margaret Keane, Robert Ludlum, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, and Harry Belafonte. Among people deceased in 2020, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 21Before her are Pierre Cardin, Michel Piccoli, Lucia Bosè, Little Richard, Katherine Johnson, and Stanley Cohen. After her are Qasem Soleimani, Lee Teng-hui, Tabaré Vázquez, George Steiner, Geert Hofstede, and Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 498 out of 15,968Before her are Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Nat King Cole (1919), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Harold Lloyd (1893), and Machine Gun Kelly (1895). After her are Natalie Wood (1938), Demi Moore (1962), 50 Cent (1975), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), and Washington Irving (1783).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 55Before her are Louisa May Alcott (1832), T. S. Eliot (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Susan Sontag (1933), Tennessee Williams (1911), and Sidney Sheldon (1917). After her are Washington Irving (1783), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811).