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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Higgins Clark Narrator: Jean Stapleton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alvirah and Willy Series Release Date: December 1994 ISBN: 9780743540551
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SOLVING CRIMES FROM COAST TO COAST!

Alvirah Meehan, the ever-resourceful former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, won the hearts of millions of readers and listeners when she narrowly survived a stalking killer in the #1 bestseller Weep No More My Lady. Now she returns with her occasionally befuddled mate Willy in this dazzling collection of interconnected stories.

From the glittering streets of New York City to the shores of both California and Cape Cod, Alvirah and Willy come to the aid of a vacationer accused of murder in "Death on the Cape," assist a fellow lottery winner in distress in "A Clean Sweep," return to the Cypress Point Spa to solve a brutal slaying among the rich and beautiful in "The Lottery 'Winner," and track down a kidnapper at Christmas time in "Bye, Baby Bunting."

Written with Mary Higgins Clark's trademark wit, romance, and keen eye for thrilling detection, and presented here in unabridged recordings, these Alvirah and Willy stories are destined to become perennial favorites.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clark's books are always megahits, and her fans love the nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat suspense that is her trademark.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terry | 2/20/2014

    " Alvirah and Willy get a bit on my nerves. Not realistic people. Goofy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chazzle | 2/14/2014

    " Totally charming. Six short mystery stories, with retired maid Alvirah and her retired plumber husband Willy, who won the lottery, providing companionable conversation, mild chuckles, and solutions to the crimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karianne | 2/12/2014

    " These are all short stories featuring Alvirah and Willy Meehan. She was a house cleaner in NYC who ends up winning the lotto. They are a funny and endearing couple and the stories are all short and keep you interested. Alvirah is one on my favorite fictional characters so I loved these. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 2/11/2014

    " "Murder She Wrote"-ish, in print. Not very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/10/2014

    " Alvirah and Willy seem to be a magnet to trouble. This is a book of short stories of two as they go through some adventures they get involved in. It is an easy read and fun as well. Winning the lottery has not changed those two. They are so lovable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonnie michele Frye | 1/25/2014

    " A very funny book. I love the characters in this book and I am glad that she has had them in other books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " It was more like a collection of stories than a novel. Also, the main character suddenly developed super crime solving powers after winning the lottery, a bit far fetched. It would have been much easier to read if it flowed better, it just jumped from one story to the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Scafidi-gratman | 1/20/2014

    " This novel is a lot different from the suspense novels Mary Higgins Clark usually rights in that it is centered around a central character, a lottery winner who is not victim herself but aids in solving crimes. The character is a quirky likable character but lacks the depth of the protagonists in books I read by her in the past. The book was a little too "Murder She Wrote" because someone not involved in law enforcement at all is able to solve crimes that detectives cannot solve. It is a good read for anyone who likes a more comedic spin on a suspense thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/15/2014

    " I didn't realize that this was a bunch of short stories at first but once I figured it out, I had a fun read. I liked reading smaller mysteries that I could read in a single sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valori | 1/10/2014

    " I love the characters in this book. It was a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra | 12/21/2013

    " Group of short stories. It was good but I like more in depth stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 11/13/2013

    " I listened to this on tape, it was fun, I enjoyed the charachters most of all. Fun short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Oberfoell | 9/14/2013

    " A charming collection of short mysteries. Nothing gruesome. Reminds me of the Murder She Wrote show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 8/31/2013

    " A perfect book for the plane! It's a collection of short stories about a likable couple who won the lottery and go around solving mysteries. You can pick it up and put it down without forgetting important details and all the plots wrap up quickly and nicely. An pleasant, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Koland | 8/9/2013

    " love the suspense. quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 6/21/2013

    " My all time favortie author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 6/8/2013

    " This is another great anthology of stories introducing Alvirah as the lottery stories. This is better than the Anastasia Syndrome in my opinion. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 5/11/2013

    " I like these characters in the books that the have been in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlene | 3/16/2013

    " One of Higgins Clark's lighter mysteries but entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pennyt | 1/21/2013

    " Okay. Not MHC's best novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 1/18/2013

    " I love Alvirah and Willy stories. I wish there would be another book with these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/5/2013

    " This is a book of short stories. Most of them were pretty good, just not as exciting as I like, but a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 8/11/2012

    " Good so far - stories are short! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami | 7/20/2012

    " I love Alvirah! This is the first Mary Higgins Clark book I read and I was hooked immediately! Alvirah is such a believable character, I think I know her and I want to be her when I grow up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 6/23/2012

    " A Collection of stories about Alvirah and Willy. Light reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 4/22/2012

    " The introduction of 2 fabulous characters! I love Alvirah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Robles | 4/14/2012

    " It has been years since I read this book but remember liking it very much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/8/2012

    " Haven't read a lot of MHC, but I like her Alvirah Meehan character. Read by Carol Higgins Clark, who did a great job with the New York accents. It's entertaining while I do work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meera Srikant | 1/21/2012

    " My first of MHC... Okay... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison G. | 12/8/2011

    " This was one of Mary Higgins Clark's best books in my opinion. I loved it! There were so many different mysteries in this book it kept you guessing the whole time. Alvirah and Willy are great at solving mysteries. I can't wait to read more books that they are in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/25/2011

    " It was actually a book of short stories. None of them really kept my interest. Not one of her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanene | 9/3/2011

    " Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors. I think I have read everyone of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Stary | 6/27/2011

    " This book really kep me going. I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maree | 5/18/2011

    " Funny. Alvirah is quite a character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 5/14/2011

    " A collection of short stories about Alvirah and her husband, Willy. They are likable characters, and this discusses their lives after winning the lottery. Each story features a different mystery for Alvirah to solve. They are quick, easy reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/21/2011

    " I usually love Mary Higgins Clark books but this one was not one of my favorites.

    It was definately an easy read with the short stories in it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 4/5/2011

    " The remaining short stories about Willy & Alvirah (I listened to the first half of them earlier this week). These were better to read than listen to, but still not as good as her full length books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/28/2011

    " Fun to read a collection of mini stores about a woman who plays detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/18/2011

    " Just some short stories to read in between breaks while working. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra | 1/16/2011

    " Group of short stories. It was good but I like more in depth stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/12/2011

    " It was actually a book of short stories. None of them really kept my interest. Not one of her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/14/2010

    " Nice story about a nice couple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 10/27/2010

    " Alvirah and Willy are so likable. I enjoyed these stories. They were suspenseful and just the right length. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/27/2010

    " I shall be fond of Mary Higgins Clark, especially this title, since it's one of the few that reminds me of a particular growing-up time. At least reading her gave me a scare that made me feel more grown up. And an aside: My grandmother and I would trade her books back and forth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathie | 9/21/2010

    " This was a fun collection of stories. I really liked the aspect of the pair becoming millionaires after working as a plumber and housekeeper for years, they still seem normal, everyday people. They are enjoyable to read and engaging mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *~Sammie~* | 3/7/2010

    " I read this book so quickly it was so good I loved it. Origianally suspenseful and thrilling it was a normal Mary Higgins book with all the great twists and turns! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smurfybook | 2/26/2010

    " One of the 1st ones I read "

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About the Author
Author Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark’s books are worldwide bestsellers. In the US alone, her books have sold over one hundred million copies. She is the author of over thirty suspense novels and coauthor, with her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, of five holiday suspense novels. She was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An annual Mary Higgins Clark Award sponsored by Simon & Schuster, to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, was launched by Mystery Writers of America during Edgars week in April 2001. She was the 1987 president of Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, served on their board of directors. In May 1988, she was chairman of the International Crime Congress.