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3.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 5 3.53 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Higgins Clark Narrator: Carol Higgins Clark Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1998 ISBN:
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Follow the adventures of lottery-winning couple Willy and Alvirah Meehan through these best selling short stories. The couple is targeted and pursued by ex-cons after winning the lottery in Plumbing for Willy, they discover the body of actress Fiona Winter in their New York apartment in The Body in the Closet, and they help Cynthia Lathem solve the murder of her stepfather in Death at the Cape. As a special bonus, author Mary Higgins Clark pushes the aura of suspense sky-high in Stowaway and Milk Run, a pair of stories set aboard jetliners. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 2/3/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 2/3/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Morgan | 1/26/2014

    " Nice story about a nice couple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoyed these six short stores about two of my favorite characters, Alvirah and Willy. Once again Alvirah and her starburst pin with the secret recorder to the rescue. Naturally, the plots weren't as in depth as a full lenght novel, but they were a delightful, fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 1/23/2014

    " Good so far - stories are short! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/4/2014

    " 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 Diane Scafidi-gratman | 1/3/2014

    " 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 Maria Miaoulis | 1/1/2014

    " Mary Higgins Clark has been crowned America's Queen of Suspense for good reason - try as you might, you can never figure out who the criminal is in her whodunnit mysteries. And with Alvirah and Willy Meehan, she's struck gold, having created two beloved characters which no one can possibly not like. In "The Lottery Winner" the former cleaning lady and plumber have already struck it rich in the lottery and are getting accustomed to a life of leisure. But there is never a dull moment thanks to Alvirah's budding career as an amateur detective, which takes them on many adventures. From finding a dead actress in "The Body in the Closet," to clearing an innocent woman of murder charges in "A Clean Sweep," this collection of stories will surely entertain and intrigue one and all. By the end you'll feel like the Meehans are family, which begs the question: When will we hear from them again, Ms. Clark? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 12/28/2013

    " 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 Jen | 12/21/2013

    " 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 Swhe641200 | 12/19/2013

    " August 2012. Fun short read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca18158 | 12/11/2013

    " Loved it - still love the new ones as they come out! Light reading and interesting - great escape reading I guess you could call it - however her latest one with Alvirah was pretty intense... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cordell | 12/9/2013

    " I liked it but it never really grabbed me like some of Marys other books have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 12/2/2013

    " 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 Meg Capson | 12/1/2013

    " If you like suspense novels you will love Mary Higgins Clark. My mom got me hooked on them in High School and I love them. They are a fun read for those who have a very graphic imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 11/17/2013

    " A good read - several short mystery stories that were fun and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meera Srikant | 11/11/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra | 10/13/2013

    " 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 Denise Michel bentley | 8/8/2013

    " Having not read a Mary Higgins clark book for sometime this was a quick fun collection of short stories featuring a character from a previous book, weep no more my lady. the character, Alvirah, was fun enough for me to want to find the book o read her back story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlene | 7/22/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/8/2013

    " I thought the characters in this novel were a bit more 'down to earth' than in most M.H.C. books. It was kind of almost 'weird' coming from her pen, but still not bad. Enjoyed the read and will recommend it to friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Stary | 9/28/2012

    " 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 Chazzle | 7/21/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tory | 7/13/2012

    " Kind of like Jessica Fletcher. Well, if Jessica Fletcher was a lottery winner and a good natured husband. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca Dean | 5/31/2012

    " I really can't count this book as "read" because I just couldn't finish it. It did nothing for me. I have enjoyed a couple of other Clark' books, they were OK. I guess she is very popular, but just didn't do it for me. Sorry Ms. Clark "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/1/2012

    " 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 Alice | 4/6/2012

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 2/27/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanene | 1/1/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline Christian | 7/31/2011

    " Easy read. Fun. Take it or leave it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 2/8/2011

    " As always, a very fun and clean mystery book. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Carol Higgins Clark is the author of the bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries. Her first novel, Decked, was published in 1992 and was nominated for both the Anthony and Agatha awards; she also coauthored a bestselling series of holiday mysteries with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark. Also an actress, Clark studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has recorded several of her mother’s works. She received an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of Jinxed in 2002. She currently lives in New York City.