February 22, 2020

Mary Higgins Clark's first novel finally appears in France

Mary Higgins Clark returns on November 1st at Albin Michel with a novel historical, The novel Martha and George. This book titled Aspire To The Heavens, published in 1968 in the United States, is the first opus of the famous American author.

Author of nearly thirty novels thriller all best sellers, Mary Higgins Clark change of register and reveals another facet of his talent. In The novel Martha and George, she tells the love story of one of the Fathers of America, President George Washington, with the one who will become his wife, Martha.

This fictionalized biography of the first American president, published in 1968 on the other side of the Atlantic, was not very successful when it was published. Mary Higgins Clark had then turned to the thriller and novel thriller, an area in which she now excels.

In this novel, the author paints a portrait of an unknown woman from American history and President George Washington.

Last September, Albin Michel Youth has published another book Mary Higgins Clark, The ghost ship. This children's book was illustrated by the famous cartoonist Wendell Minor.

Methodical, Mary Higgins Clark has kept its steady pace of publication a year. Although having started her career late, at 40 years ago, the "queen of suspense" signed nearly thirty novels.

In France, it knows success in 1979 with The night of the fox, a novel for which she won the Grand Prix of Police Literature. The publishing house Albin Michel then decides to publish most of his novels, in a new collection called "Special Suspense".

Mary Higgins Clark among the most read authors in France. More than 20 million copies of its novels (original edition) have also been sold in France.

Mary Higgins Clark, The novel Martha and George
Release: November 1, 2007
Albin Michel
18,50 euros

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