Book Reviews of All Through the Night (Holiday Classics)

All Through the Night (Holiday Classics)
All Through the Night - Holiday Classics
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671027124
ISBN-10: 0671027123
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This is a fantastic read. Short, but one of her best. Two sub-plots that do not hinder the other, tied together by a little girl named Star. The whole setting is easy to believe, so you can easily let yourself flow with the story. And it does flow; you will not wish to put it down. There are a couple things that are just too convient. But I guess you would need a much longer book to fit everything in. A good read for Christmas.
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A short book from the Queen of Suspense. It was a nice holiday themed book and although not as supsensful as some of her other work it was a good read. Her likable characters Alvirah and Willy make appearances and help solve the case of the theft of a priceless religeous artifact stolen 7 years ago and the identity of an abandoned baby.
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I really like her writing and style of mystery. Just enough intrigue to keep me reading, yet not over the top on scary.
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Cute book, easy and fast read. Perfect for travel.
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If you are looking for a simple, easy and completely unrealistic book to read this would be your pick. This is one of Clark's books which has no true suspense....the reunion is unrealistic blah blah blah
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A satisfying Christmas mystery from a proven talent
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"All Through the Night" is a Christmas story featuring Alvirah and Willy Meehan, Clark's recurring characters. This story is not meant to be up to par with her longer novels. It is simply meant to be a Christmas story. Alvirah Meehan solves two mysteries; one concerning a missing baby left in front of a church 7 years earlier, and the other concerning a phony will. I enjoyed it.
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A good read for those who enjoy MHC books.
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A sweet book by Mary Higgins Clark. An easy read, but the characters are likable, well most of them anyway, and good triumphs in the end.
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Excellent book, brought tears to my eyes. Predictable but an easy read.
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Nothing says Merry Christmas than a great MHC book!
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Good Christmas cosy.
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THIS IS A CHRISTMAS BOOK BUT I COULDNT PUT THE BOOK DOWN AND I DIDN'T READ IT AT CHRISTMAS. IF YOU LOVE CHRISTMAS AND CHILDREN AND GOOD ENDINGS YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK. A BABY IS LEFT ON THE STEPS OF A CHURCH AT CHRISTMAS... WILL IT SURVIVE? WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BABY???
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As always, Mary Higgins Clark provides a fun read, with two new characters who have won the lottery, retired, and now solve mysteries in their spare time.
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Fans of Mary Higgins Clark and cozy mysteries will relish this Christmas confection. Unlike her previous holiday novel, Silent Night, All Through the Night is virtually free of life-and-death crime. Rather, it is a Dickensian tale of good deeds rewarded and crimes punished.

The wintry story begins on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with 18-year-old Sondra Lewis, an aspiring violinist, tearfully leaving her baby on the steps of St. Clement's Church. Unbeknownst to her, Lenny Centino is robbing that same church on the same night, with his attention particularly on the Church's diamond inlaid chalice. He finds a buggy outside the church and uses it for cover as he flees. Only later does he realize that his take for the night includes the infant Stellina (Italian for star). The narrative then abruptly moves ahead seven years. Clark's lottery-winning protagonists, Alvirah and her husband Willy (introduced in Weep No More, My Lady) return for some amateur sleuthing. Sister Cordelia's thrift shop doubles as an after-school recreation place for neighborhood children (including a shy little girl named Star), but the building has been condemned. Bessie Maher had vowed she was leaving the house to the nun and her children. Now that she is gone, the will indicates that the tenants of the house, Vic and Linda Baker, are the true heirs. As December rushes on towards Christmas, Alvirah struggles to put things right before the children are left in the cold.

Like the best holiday stories, All Through the Night steers toward sentimentality, but it veers back on course with narrative wit and Alvirah's charm. Clark's prose is lean and her plotting is brisk. This is a mystery that would be a pleasure to share aloud with a family gathered at the fireplace for some holiday cheer. --Patrick O'Kelley
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THIS IS A GREAT HOLIDAY CLASSIC FROM THE AUTHOR THAT WE ALL LOVE. IT WILL WARM YOUR HEART AND KEEP YOU READING UNTIL THE END. I LOVED IT. I READ IT IN ONE SITTING.
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loved this book.
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A great Mary Higgins Clark read
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Another book by the same author: Mary Higgens Clark! The same two sleuths Alvia and Woody, a married couple, can they solve the mystery of a missing child and a stolen chalice? A MUST READ!
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Very interesting read. Mary Higgins Clark is a great author and keeps you guessing until the very end.
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Mary Higgins Clark is always good for suspense.
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This book was very good. Once you start reading it you don't want to put it down.
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Good read but not one of her best.
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Very touching, excellent reading.
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When Alvirah and Willy, two of Clark's most beloved characters, become caught up in a Christmas mystery, all of Alvirah's deductive powers and Willy's world-class common sense are called upon. It begins when an unmarried woman leaves her newborn on the rectory doorstep of a Manhattan Church....... Suspense filled and a great read. You won't want to put the book down
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When Alvirah and Willy, two of Clark's most beloved characters, become caught up in a Christmas mystery, all of Alvirah's deductive powers and Willy's world-class common sense are called upon. It begins when an unmarried woman leaves her newborn on the rectory doorstep of a Manhattan church. Meanwhile, a small-time thief and drug peddler is absconding from the church with a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a single star-shaped diamond. To elude the police, he grabs the stroller and disappears.

Seven years later, the young mother returns to the church where her child was kidnapped while Alvirah and Willy are helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after-school shelter. But the future of the shelter is threatened when the city condemns the site and it is learned that the brownstone to which the shelter was moving has been willed to a smooth-talkng couple, tenants in the building. Suspecting that the will is a fake and the tenants con artists, Alvirah sets out to discover the truth. Soon she finds herself in the middle of the puzzle of the missing child and chalice.
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When Alvirah and Willy, two of Clark's most beloved characters, become caught up in a Christmas mystery, all of Alvirah's deductive powers and Willy's world-class common sense are called upon. It begins when an unmarried woman leaves her nowborn on the rectory doorstep of a Manhattan church. Menwhile, a small time thief and drug peddler is absconding from the church with a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a single star-shaped diamond. To elude the police, he grabs the stroller and disappers. Seven years later, the young mother returns to the church where her child was kidnapped while Alvirah and Willy are helping neighborhood kids prepare for Christmas pageant at an after school shelter. But the future of the shelter is threatened when the city condemns the site and it is learned that the brownstone to which the shelter was moving has been willed to a smooth talking couple, tenants in the building. Suspecting that the will is a fake and the tenants con artists, Alvirah sets out to discover the truth. Soon she finds herself in the middle of the puzzle of the missing child and chalince.
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When Alvirah and Willy become caught up in a Christmas mystery, all of Alvirah's deductive powers and Willy's world-class common sense are called upon. It begins when an unmarried woman leaves her newborn on the rectory doorstep of a Manhattan church. Meanwhile, a small-time thief and drug peddler is absconding from the church with a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a single star-shaped diamond. To elude the police, he grabs the stroller and disappears.
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BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS.
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It begins when an unmarried womans leaves her newborn on the rectory doorstep of a church. Meanwhile, a small-time thief & drug peddler is absonding from the church w/a treasured artifact. To elude the police, he grabs the stroller and disappears.
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When Alvirah and Willy become caught up in a Christmas mystery, all of Aovirah's detective powers and Willy's world-class common sense are called upon. It begins when an unmarried woman leaves a newborn on the rectory doorstep of a Manhattan church.