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What all of these collections finally demonstrate is that Mary Higgins Clark is at her best in the long form. She succeeds with the short story when it is essentially an episode in a composite novel. 4 Christmas Suspense Mystery and suspense are not generally invited to Christmas celebrations. In fact, murder and mayhem are expected to take a holiday during this season of peace, joy, and love. In 1995, however, Mary Higgins Clark opened the door to these uninvited guests, writing the first of a series of short novels set during the Christmas season.
Reza Patel, a renowned psychiatrist who has been conducting experiments in regression. During treatment, Judith regresses to the seventeenth century, where the spirit of Lady Margaret Carew possesses her body and soul. Lady Margaret and her family had been victims of the English Civil War, forfeiting their lives and their property to the devious plots of the greedy Simon Hallet. Prior to her execution, Lady Margaret had vowed revenge on her enemy. Judith Chase becomes the unsuspecting vehicle of that revenge.
She leaves them as well to fantasize about the heroine’s romantic possibilities, for seldom do her attractive young female protagonists bestow even a kiss on the men with whom they share mutual attractions. In many ways, Clark’s suspense novels seem a bit of an anachronism in this age of bloody thrillers; her chaste heroines seem as old-fashioned as cotton underwear. Clark finds it amusing, however, that readers and critics refer to her fiction as “clean” and that she is frequently classified as a writer of what the British call the cozy mystery.