Carol Higgins Clark's greatest claim to fame, and her biggest stepping-stone to fame is the fact that she is the daughter of acclaimed writer of suspense novels Mary Higgins Clark. Carol calls herself a writer and an actress. Indeed, she has appeared in a variety of productions on television, in films and on stage. Not surprisingly, her big break in the acting world was a starring role in the 1992 television movie "A Cry in the Night," based on her mommy's novel.

Carol Higgins Clark's main and repeating character in her books is Regan Reilly, a spunky detective who always gets her man.

She was born in 1956 and graduated from Mount Holyoake College and, as of 2001, lived in New York City.