August 11, 2009

My Gal Sunday

My Gal SundayTitle : My Gal Sunday
Author : Mary Higgins Clark
Reading Dates : 11 Aug - 11 Aug 2009

About the Author.
Mary Higgins Clark, hailed as The Queen of Suspense was born on 24 Dec 1927 in the Bronx, New York. The author was the second child of Nora and Luke Higgins. She married Warren Clark on 26 Dec 1949 and had 5 children : Marilyn, Warren, David, Carol and Patricia. Her first husband passed away in 1964 of a heart attack. The author graduated summa cum laude in 1979 from Fordham College with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 1996, she married John Conheeney. Her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark is also a suspense writer.
The first short story the author sold 'Stowaway' was rejected 40 times before being bought by a Chicago magazine for the sum of 100 dollars. The author's first mystery novel 'Where Are the Children' was bought by Simon & Shuster in 1974 for the sum of 3000 dollars. To-date, the author has published 33 novels. She is also the #1 fiction bestselling author in France and was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards.

About the Book.
My Gal Sunday, published in 1996, is a collection of 4 short stories based on the husband-and-wife team of sleuths, former American president Henry Parker Britland IV and his Congresswoman wife Sandra O'Brien also known popularly as Sunday.
In A Crime of Passion, the 44-year old ex-president and his bride of 8 months attempt to proof the innocence of Thomas Shipman, Henry's long-time friend and former Secretary of State, who has been accused of murdering his ex-fiance, Arabella Young. Next, Henry races against time to rescue Sunday who has seemingly been kidnapped by terrorists while on the way home after a session in Congress in They All Ran After the President's Wife. Henry and Sunday then solve the 3 decade old mysterious disappearance of Costa Barria's Prime Minister Garcia del Rio from aboard the Britland family yacht in Hail, Columbia! In the last tale, the husband-and-wife team reunites a kidnapped young boy with his family on Christmas day in Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noel.

Thoughts on the Book.
I've always loved this book and wished that there were more stories on the husband and wife team. The stories itself are interesting but the attraction for me has always been the combination of Henry and Sunday. The strong, smart and funny Sunday is just the match for her Renaissance man.

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