Suspense Novelist Mary Higgins Clark To Be Guest at Tenth Annual Literary Voices™ Dinner


Worldwide bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark will be the guest speaker at the Library Endowment Trust's 10th annual Literary Voices dinner. 

The fundraising event will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $150 per person for the dinner or $250 per person to attend the dinner and a private reception with Mrs. Clark to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. Bob Allee.  The event's emcee will be Larry Nichols, Executive Chairman of Devon Energy Corporation.

Mrs. Clark's books have sold over one hundred million copies in the United States alone.  She is the author of 32 suspense novels, as well as a memoir, Kitchen Privileges; a children's book, Ghost Ship; and five holiday suspense novels co-authored with her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark.  Her newest novel, The Lost Years, will be released one week before the Literary Voices dinner, on April 3.  It has been described as "at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time."

The dinner benefits the Library Endowment Trust, whose funds have supported the services and programs of the Metropolitan Library System since 1986.  This year's event will also include the presentation of the 2012 Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. High Rice.  Mr. Rice is a longtime champion of the library system and a member and former Chair of the Metropolitan Library Commission for the last 19 years.

This year's Best Seller sponsors are Devon Energy Corporation and Steve and Maggie Dixon.  Publisher's Choice sponsors are American Fidelity Foundation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Crowe & Dunlevy, Christy and Jim Everest, First Fidelity Bank, Mrs. Henry Freede, Inasmuch Foundation and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, OGE Energy Corp., and Steve Payne/Frates Insurance & Risk Management.

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