The Mary Higgins Clark Award was first presented in 2001 and is sponsored by her publisher, Simon & Schuster. The award honors the best women's suspense novel of the year.
The winning author is presented with a Tiffany crystal book etched with the winner's name, date, book title and Mary Higgins Clark Award logo. The prize also includes a $1,000 check from Simon & Schuster.
List of winners2004 - Song of the Bones, by M. K. Preston, Intrigue Press
2003 - Absolute Certainty, by Rose Conners, Scribners
2002 - Summer of Storms, by Judith Kelman, Putnam
2001 - Authorized Personnel Only, by Barbara D'Amato, Forge