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The Cinderella Murder (Under Suspicion #1)

by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke

Television producer Laurie Moran is elated when the pilot for her reality drama Under Suspicion is a success. Even more, the program – a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected – is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode.

Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next instalment of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder left numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan’s boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Why was Susan so concerned about her roommate’s infatuation with a new-age religious sect? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered?

With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will make a great program, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood’s elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen – but is Cinderella’s murderer ready for a close-up?

 

“Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller…Clark keeps readers guessing and in suspense.”  Publishers Weekly

“The snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery by two talented writers.”  Booklist

“This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark’s legion of fans and may well win her some new ones.”  Kirkus Reviews

 



About Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark is the author of thirty-one suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, and a memoir. She is the co-author with her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, of five holiday suspense novels. Mary Higgins Clark's books are world-wide bestsellers. In the U.S. alone, her books have sold over 80 million copies.


About Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke is the author of  “two power house series” (Sun-Sentinel) that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likeable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair’s novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America’s police precincts and criminal courtrooms. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair “is a terrific web spinner” who “knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy. A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. Her novels have been praised by some of the world’s most respected crime writers, including Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Scottoline, and Lisa Unger.

Other books by Alafair Burke



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