By Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, celebrates the season with this Christmas vintage that includes of her so much liked characters.
ALL in the course of the NIGHT
All of Alvirah's deductive powers and Willy's world-class logic are known as upon because the stumble right into a Christmas secret. a lady abandons her baby at a ny church. concurrently, a thief is absconding with a precious artifact, a chalice embellished with a star-shaped diamond. To elude police, he grabs the stroller and disappears. Seven years later, the mum returns to the scene and reveals Alvirah and Willy assisting local youngsters arrange for a Christmas festival at an after-school look after. quickly the savvy sleuths got down to clear up the puzzle of the lacking baby and chalice -- and to unmask rip-off artists threatening to close down the guard.
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An instant later she heard the click of the receiver being replaced. Sondra waited until the caller was a few paces away before she grabbed the receiver, dropped in the coins and dialed. "St. " The voice was that of an elderly man. It had to be the old priest she had seen atMass. " "I'm Father Dailey. Perhaps I can help you. Monsignor is outside with the police. " Quietly, Sondra broke the connection. They had found the baby already. She was safe now, and Monsignor Ferris would see that she was placed in a good home.
Kate, sit down," Alvirah ordered. She turned to Cordelia. " she asked. For a moment the troubled frown on the face of the seventy-year-old nun disappeared. Cordelia's eyes softened as she looked at her sister-in-law and smiled. "It's nothing even you can fix, Alvirah. We have thirty-six kids, ages six to eleven, who come to us after school. I asked Pablo if he'd rather have them on the streets. I asked him what we're doing wrong. We give them a snack. We've rounded up some trustworthy high school kids who help them with their homework and play games with them.
It was one o'clock, and after a Mass of Resurrection, Bessie Durkin had been lowered into her final resting place, alongside three generations of Durkins inCalvaryCemetery . Willy and Alvirah, Sister Cordelia and her assistant, Sister Maeve Marie, who was a twenty-nine-year-old former NYPD policewoman, and Monsignor Thomas Ferris were at the table in Bessie's townhouse, enjoying the Virginia ham, homemade potato salad and sourdough biscuits prepared by Kate. " Kate asked meekly before she took her place at the table.