By Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, celebrates the season with this Christmas vintage that includes of her such a lot cherished characters.
ALL throughout 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 new york church. concurrently, a thief is absconding with a precious artifact, a chalice embellished with a star-shaped diamond. To elude police, he grabs the stroller and disappears. Seven years later, the mummy returns to the scene and unearths Alvirah and Willy supporting local young children arrange for a Christmas festival at an after-school protect. quickly the savvy sleuths got down to clear up the puzzle of the lacking baby and chalice -- and to unmask rip-off artists threatening to close down the safeguard.
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Willy put a restraining hand onAlvirah'sarm. "Don't forget we're due at Home Base to helpCordeliawith the rehearsal for the Christmas pageant," he reminded her. "Meaning mind my own business. Well, I suppose you're right,"Alvirahagreed cheerfully. She glanced across the street again. The young woman was walking rapidly away, headed west. Alvirahsquinted to get a good look at her classic profile even as she admired her regal carriage. "She looks familiar," she said flatly. " - They're talking about me, Sondra thought as she hurried away.
You should be proud. She's a beautiful child in every way," Maeve Marie said shortly. She stood in the doorway and watched him leave. She sensed something disturbing and unsettling about that man. Still troubled by concern for Sister Cordelia, she made a final check of the premises, turned on the security system and walked home through the dusting of snow that was promising to turn into another full-blown storm. She found Sister Cordelia sitting with Sister Bernadette and Sister Catherine, two elderly retired nuns who shared their apartment-convent.
She seemed quite happy with it then. " "Bessie left me an income, and according to the new will, I'm allowed to live in the apartment in the Bakers' home rent free. " The tears now ran freely down Kate's face. "I can't believe Bessie would do this to me. To leave this house to perfect strangers like that. She knew I didn't like the Bakers. And to get an apartment somewhere else is impossible. " Kate's scared and she's angry and she's hurt, Alvirah thought. But even worse.. She looked across the table and thought that for the first time since she'd known her, Cordelia looked her age.