Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark (December 24, 1927 – January 31, 2020), known professionally as Mary Higgins Clark, was an American author of suspense novels. Each of her 51 books was a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remained in print as of 2015, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are the Children?, in its seventy-fifth printing.
Higgins Clark has had over 50 novels published, with millions of copies sold throughout the United States.
Many of the books deal with crimes involving children or with telepathy.
Higgins Clark died of natural causes in Naples, Florida on January 31, 2020, at age 92.