Author Mary Higgins Clark, dubbed the 'Queen of Suspense,' dead at 92

David Caplan
January 31, 2020 - 10:12 pm

FILE - In this June 3, 2004 file photograph, author Mary Higgins Clark poses in her home in Saddle River, N.J. Clark, the tireless and long-reigning "Queen of Suspense" whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world's most popular writers, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at age 92. Clark's publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced that Clark died in Naples, Fla, of natural causes. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Best-selling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark, died Friday night in Naples, Florida, according to Simon & Schuster. She was 92.

"It is with deep sadness we say goodbye to the "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark," the book publisher tweeted. "She passed away peacefully this evening, January 31, at the age of 92 surrounded by family and friends."

Clark was born in the Bronx and was the author of more than 40 best-selling books. 

"Nobody ever bonded more completely with her readers than Mary did,” her longtime editor Michael Korda said in statement. “She understood them as if they were members of her own family. She was always absolutely sure of what they wanted to read — and, perhaps more important, what they didn’t want to read — and yet she managed to surprise them with every book.”