All Through the Night by Mary Higgins Clark
By Mary Higgins Clark
On the heart of the radical are of the author's such a lot liked characters, Alvirah, the lottery winner became beginner sleuth, and her husband, Willey, either one of them stuck up in a Christmas secret that calls on all of Alvitah's deductive powers, in addition to Willy's world-class logic. the tale starts whilst a tender single lady leaves her child baby at the rectory doorstep on the church at the higher West aspect of ny. on the similar second, contained in the church, a tender guy is stealing a valuable artifact, a chalice embellished with a unmarried star-shaped diamond. either the newborn and the chalice disappear. Seven years later, a number of weeks ahead of Christmas, Alvirah and Willy are busy supporting Willy's sister Cordelia, a nun who runs a thrift store that doubles as an after-school shield for local teenagers, organize for the impending Christmas festival. the way forward for the shield is threatened, notwithstanding, while the town condemns the construction for that use, and it really is furthered jeopardized whilst a close-by brownstone to which the preserve used to be to be moved seems to were willed to a tender couple who have been tenants within the construction. Alvirah refuses to think that the need is actual and units out to turn out that the couple are con artists. quickly she is keen on the secret of the chalice and the kid.
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