All by Myself, Alone - Mary Higgins Clark

All by Myself, Alone

By Mary Higgins Clark

  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 345 Ratings


A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from “Queen of Suspense” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark.

Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte.

On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise.

Three days out to sea Lady Em is found dead—and the necklace is missing. Is it the work of her apparently devoted assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his wife, Yvonne, both of whom she had invited to join them on the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare scholar who is lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a guest on the ship who is planning to spread his wife’s ashes at sea? The list of suspects is large and growing.

Celia, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who are celebrating their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination.

Never, in all her long career as a #1 bestselling suspense novelist, has Mary Higgins Clark been in better form.


  • By myself

    By punk90
    Super good storyline. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
  • Take a cruise into suspense with Mary Higgins Clark!

    By ES the horror fan
    I’m so amazed at the negative reviews for this book! I read it as a paperback, of course, and, while it’s not her best book, I really enjoyed taking this suspenseful cruise with Mary Higgins Clark! It’s the first book I’ve read that featured such involvement from her famous husband-and-wife team of sleuths, Alvirah and Willy. I liked this charming couple more than I thought I would, but the story’s main female character was the real attraction for me. An intriguing, unpredictable mystery from the Queen of Suspense!
  • A Scooby-Doo-like story

    By Candyd28
    This was one big mystery cliché, from the presence of a butler to the actual yanking of a wig and beard a la Scooby-Doo. I felt like I was reading a novel written for a teenager.
  • Excess kills

    By Writekid
    Too many characters and a quick ending that does not clear the plot up in a satisfying way. So what could have been a good book comes up short in the end. For example -- your wife tries to kill you by pushing you off a cruse ship into the ocean and it's all right in the end?
  • All by myself, alone

    By CAmcrap
    This is the first time I have been disappointed in a MHC book- I read it in one afternoon - and I just didn't like it. This might be because I had just finished Zoo Keeper's Wife which is really well written - but Mary Higgins Clark failed on this one. I was looking forward to a quick light read - this was that, and pretty stupid to boot!
  • All by myself alone

    By Xzuidejhp
    Will not download. Just has error page on all pages