Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane Clark in an American author of two series of suspense novels. Her first twelve books are media thrillers influenced by her three decades of experience in broadcast journalism. She plots murder mysteries investigated and solved by the characters who work at KEY News, the fictional television news world she has created. Her next series is The Wedding Cake Mysteries, featuring an actress-turned wedding cake designer who gets involved in murder cases which threaten to prevent ceremonies.


Early life

The daughter of a special agent with the FBI who uncovered Russian espionage during the Cold War and, later, worked on kidnapping and extortion cases, Clark's interest in suspense started at an early age. [1] She attended high school at the Immaculate Heart Academy, in Township of Washington, Bergen County, New Jersey, graduating in 1972. With the goal of working in television news, she graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in journalism and political science. [2] She started her professional career as a desk assistant at CBS News headquarters in New York City, eventually becoming a producer and writer. [3]


Clark resides in Hillsdale, New Jersey (in the New York City area) and Florida.[4] She has two children, a daughter, Elizabeth, an actress, and a son, David who has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common inherited form of developmental disability. Mary Jane supports the FRAXA Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports scientific research aimed at finding a treatment or a cure for the condition. [5]

Clark's former mother-in-law is the well-known American author Mary Higgins Clark.[6]


  • 1998 Do You Want to Know a Secret
  • 1999 Do You Promise Not to Tell
  • 2000 Let Me Whisper in Your Ear
  • 2001 Close To You
  • 2002 Nobody Knows
  • 2003 Nowhere to Run
  • 2004 Hide Yourself Away
  • 2005 Dancing in the Dark
  • 2006 Lights Out Tonight
  • 2007 When Day Breaks
  • 2008 It Only Takes a Moment
  • 2009 Dying for Mercy


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