T.S. Eliot be damned. April is a most kindly month for Mary Higgins Clark, the acknowledged grande dame of mysteries – Simon & Schuster has been successfully publishing Clark’s hardcovers and mass market reprints in April for many years. Last year, for example, Where Are You Now?, Clark’s 32nd hardcover, landed atop our (Publisher’s Weekly) list on April 21 (and ran for six weeks) that book’s mass market landed at #1 two weeks ago, on April 6. Just take My Heart hits today’s list in second place, narrowly edged out by Jim Butcher. Following local New York and New Jersey events, Clark took to the road on April 18 on an 11-city jaunt, traveling with daughter Carol Higgins Clark. Look for the duo May 1 on Today.
(Publisher’s Weekly, Apr. 20)