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Weep No More My Lady (Alvirah and Willy #1)

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Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death from her Manhattan penthouse, Elizabeth is determined to unearth the truth about how Leila died. Dashing multimillionaire Ted Winters stands accused of her murder, but Elizabeth has doubts.
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ebook, 336 pages
Published May 25th 2000 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1987)
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Ashleigh
Aug 16, 2009 Ashleigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Recommended to Ashleigh by: Mother
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Celina
Apr 01, 2013 Celina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This novel was my first foray into Mary Higgins Clark, and my expectations were pretty high considering she is well known for being the queen of suspense. I didn't find this book to be all that suspenseful or mysterious though, so I was disappointed. I'm not all that clever, and even I had the killer pegged from the beginning! I feel like this book was formulaic and very much like all the other books being produced by the likes of John Saul, Dean Koontz, Stuart Woods, and Heather Graham.

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Bea
A very 80s book but it held up fairly well. The romance, which was slight, was not believable but the mystery was nicely done except for the motive. That was hinted at but should have been fleshed out a bit more.
Kellie
Very good. I love Mary Higgins Clark and she never disappoints and didn't with this one.
Marj
Aug 21, 2009 Marj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
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Kavita
May 20, 2015 Kavita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A woman is dead and before her trial starts, a bunch of her former friends gather together at a spa, including her sister, the star witness and the fiance Ted, the man on trial for her murder. The killer is apprehended at the end. The premise is interesting enough and the suspense is sustained throughout the book, especially since everyone has something to hide and people keep lying in order to protect themselves or someone else. The author also introduced Alvirah Meehan in this book, who goes o ...more
Amanda McGill
May 19, 2016 Amanda McGill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Not the best novel by Mary Higgins Clark.

I was surprised by the number of similarities between Weep No More, My Lady and one of Higgins Clark's newest novels All Dressed in White even though there is almost 30 years between them.

A superstar celebrity, Leila LaSalla, was killed after being throw off a balcony. Her fiancé is the prime suspect, while her sister, Elizabeth, is one of the witnesses. Before trial begin, like the rick and famous do, all her Leila's friends gather together at a spa.

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Jessica
Nov 09, 2008 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Faouzia
May 09, 2015 Faouzia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read many books by Mary Higgins Clarck, some i liked, others not really! This one is really great!!
I enjoyed the story a lot, and it's one of her best thrillers.

Leila LaSalla, a famous actress, is murdrered and her fiancé, a rich businessman, is accused of her murder. Her sister, Elizabeth Lange, is the main witness to this accusation. She is invited to Cypress Point Spa, where she find herself surrounded by many friends that all seem to have some hidden secrets regarding her sister!

As the sto
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Rachel
Aug 10, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting read. I had a lot of buildup to it because I'd heard about Mary Higgins Clark my whole life thanks to Gram :). I had anticipated it being a little creepier but maybe there are others that have a bit more of the scare factor to it. I guessed correctly early on, switched my answer halfway through and then about 3/4 of the way in I called it for sure. She did do a good job of making it seem like everyone was capable of it and yet not capable of it at the same time. Although ...more
Lauren S.
Oct 17, 2010 Lauren S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favortie mystery books. I never saw the end coming. And thats what makes it great. Its full of twists and turn ands secrets that keep you guessing. It is extremely well done to make the ending exciting. This also makes the rest of the book suspenseful with clues about different characters dropped here and there.
It also draws you in because of the beginning. The young life/conditions lived in it displays for these girls is deplorable really at best. But then they get out and w
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Connie
Jun 19, 2011 Connie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book today and liked it very much. I did guess who had murdered Leila, but still enjoyed how everything was tied together. This one had Alvirha Meehan in it and I am pretty sure this is the first book that she was introduced in. She is quite the character. The only complaint I have and it is a minor one, is that some of the sentences appear to be choppy. But I did like the book and plan to read more by this author.
Gab
Feb 14, 2015 Gab rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those really bad books that I shouldn't have bothered to finish reading. I'm not sure why this author is known as the 'Queen of Suspense' but she apparently is. Lucky I only paid a dollar or two for it
Ashley Haley
Somewhere around 3.5 stars... About half way through I thought I had it figured out and was disappointed that it was so easy, but alas in the last 40 pages or so the plot thickened and the ending did take me by surprise.
Jessica Gettel
A little pulpy, but enjoyable. I've read a lot of mary Higgins Clark, but in my experience this is one of her lesser books. Seems like the motive wasn't built up enough so It wasn't a very satisfactory end.
David
Jul 08, 2015 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took a little while for the story to grip me, but once it did, it held tight. I enjoyed the previous book of hers that I read more, but this was still a thrilling read!
Lindsay Merrill
Jan 20, 2017 Lindsay Merrill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I've been re-reading Clark's books in the order she wrote them. This was only her 7th book (I believe), and unlike all her previous ones, this one had a bit of an Agatha Christie feel to it; the cast of characters was relatively small, the people were basically confined to a particular setting (a Pebble Beach resort) all together for the duration of the book, there were many viable possibilities of the guilty party(ies) among the people at the resort, the time span of t ...more
Roxanna
Eigenlijk 2,5*, want zo'n hoogstaand stukje literatuur is dit zeker niet. Ik moet zeggen dat 'de dader' me uiteindelijk verraste hoewel ik had verwacht die allang op het oog te hebben, dus of ik ben gewoon niet zo goed in het raden van daders (eh, ja, dat klopt eigenlijk wel) of dat plot zat toch nog redelijk goed in elkaar. Maar goed, wel een fijn boek voor 'even tussendoor', lekker luchtig en vooral niet te zwaarmoedig of serieus.
Jimbo Pantas
Oct 31, 2016 Jimbo Pantas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Relentlessly suspenseful plot jerkers. Intriguing characters. Impressive writing style.
J.M. Knight
The mystery in this book is very unrealistic just like the romance. Not sure how many murders are allowed freedom after being charged with murders even with bail I doubt they are allowed to travel to Hawaii or California before their trial. There were a lot of loose ends throughout the book that are mentioned then are quickly forgotten. The accused killer is mentioned near the end as being afraid of heights how was that not brought up before? So many of these little things bugged me. Then Elizab ...more
Vanessa Kay
Jun 03, 2014 Vanessa Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another MHC’s story huh? You might be thinking that I’m now back on digging another of hers for one straight month eh? I don’t think I am. It’s just that, I miss reading her stories and FYI there’s still a ton of hers in my reading list.

And about this story, well, it’s just actually a short read. I could possibly finish it in just one sitting, but surprisingly, it took me a week. Well, I have some good reasons for that. First, I was busy with my job; second, I was also working on my so called “a
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Ritu Jagwani
amazing book, though suspense would have been more creative. :)
Kimberly
Nov 09, 2010 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Originally posted on my blog, Over The Bookshelf

It took me three tries to finally get through this book. I always got suck about 50 pages in. I would get bored and put it down and not pick it up until much later. I guess this time around it was the right time. I picked up the book and didn’t put it down until I was finished. The thing I love about Mary Higgins Clark is how she manages to keep you guessing until the end, although I actually figured out who the killer was way before it was reveale
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Ina
Since most of the book consists of spa scenes and eating at nice restaurants, it's a must that you actually enjoy reading about these things. For me, it was a breeze. I loved reading about the spa, and it's inspired me to someday get myself into a luxury spa (you know, once I save up the money first...). I can't comment on how easy I felt it was to guess the murderer, since I first read it so long ago and I had much less in the way of detective skills at that time. I will say, though, it was eng ...more
Sridhar Babu
AUTHOR
Mary Higgins Clark..
Location..
New York..Cypress point Spa Pebble Beach California..
Characters..
Elizabeth Lange, Leila LaSalle, Ted Winters, Syd, Cheryl, Craig, Scott, Min ,Helmut,ALvirah Meehan
PLOT..
Leila Lasalle is dead. A famous actress who plunged from the balcony of her Manhattan penthouse. Ted Winters a New York based business tycoon stands accused of Leila's murder . Ted Winters was witnessed by two of his friends (Syd and Helmut)in Leila's penthouse apartment at the time of her
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Miles Oliver
Jan 29, 2012 Miles Oliver rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children or Young Adults
Recommended to Miles by: No one to blame but myself...
I remember REALLY enjoying A Cry in the Night and While My Pretty One Sleeps in my youth, but these novels just don't hold the same magic that they once possessed for me. I've been picking up her novels to gulp down in brief chugs between some of the heavier titles (War and Remembrance, Exodus, etc.), and they definitely serve as something of a sorbet, but nothing more. I have one or two other titles that I'm considering giving my time to (if for no other reason than that I've already purchased ...more
Claire
To understand Leila, you had to have lived that childhood, that trip to New York, the fear and the disappointments.... And you had to know that however good it sounded in people magazine, it wasn't a beautiful story at all." The Leila in question is a gorgeous, successful actress, who has been pushed to her death from her apartment terrace. Elizabeth, her younger sister, is to be a witness at the murder trial of Leila's fiance, a wealthy building contractor.
Mary Higgins Clark, the author of seve
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Jean Deuvall
Feb 14, 2017 Jean Deuvall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery

We all love a good mystery with lots of intrigue an not being able to know who did it or who would die next. A must read.
Alida arabelle
Feb 12, 2014 Alida arabelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, gripping
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Ashley
Dec 24, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Weep No More, My Lady follows the story of Elizabeth Lange (LaSalle) and primarily focuses on the time period after the death of her sister, famous movie star, Leila LaSalle. The trial of Leila's ex-lover and fellow celebrity Ted Winters is fast approaching and the stress of the trial and memories of Leila before her death are starting to get to Elizabeth. So when an old friend and her husband invites her to spend some time at a spa they own to unwind Elizabeth hurriedly accepts. When she arri ...more
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Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting: she’s written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Hig ...more
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“you’ll be your usual overbearing self.” Min smiled wanly and allowed him to lead her toward the bedroom. His arm was still around her, she was half-leaning against him. Her head fitted into the crook of his shoulder. After” 1 likes
“are sworn, you will be asked to state your name. I know ‘Lange’ is your stage name. Be sure to tell the jury your legal name is LaSalle. Let’s review your testimony again. “You will be asked if you lived with your sister.” “No, when I left college I got my own apartment.” “Are your parents living?” “No, my mother died three years after Leila and I came to New York, and I never knew my father.” “Now let’s review again your testimony, starting with the day before the murder.” “I had been out of town for three months with a stock company. . . . I got in on Friday night, March twenty-eighth, just in time to catch the last preview of Leila’s play.” “How did you find your sister?” “She was obviously under a terrible strain; she kept forgetting her lines. Her performance was a shambles. Between” 0 likes
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