WorldCat Identities

Maxwell, Jan 1956-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 416 publications in 1 language and 31,845 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Drama 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, Actor, Recipient
Classifications: PS3553.L287, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan Maxwell
Just take my heart by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her best childhood friend Natalie goes onto life support after an awful accident, Emily O'Connor, a 34-year-old professor at Boston Layman College, begs the hospital to use her dying friend's heart in a transplant. The transplant recipient? Emily's other best childhood friend, Alice. But with Natalie's death and Alice's heart surgery comes a series of unsettling and complex discoveries that may put Emily's own life in danger
Two little girls in blue by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traumatized by the kidnappings of her twin three-year-old girls, only one of whom was recovered, a mother begins a desperate search when her returned daughter claims that the other twin, believed dead, is still alive and in mortal danger
No place like home by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of ten, Liza Barton had shot her mother, trying desperately to protect her from her estranged step-father, Ted Cartwright. Despite his claim that the shooting was a deliberate act, the Juvenile Court ruled the death an accident. Many people, however, agreed with Cartwright, and the tabloids compared her to the infamous murderess Lizzie Borden, pointing even to the similarity of their names. To erase Liza's past, her adoptive parents change her name to Celia. Her peace of mind later in her life is shattered when her new husband, Alex Nolan, surprises her with a gift -- the house in Mendham, New Jersey, where she killed her mother. On the day they move in, they find the words LITTLE LIZZIE'S PLACE -- BEWARE painted on the lawn, splotches of red paint all over the house, and a skull and crossbones carved into the door. More and more, there are signs that someone in the community knows Celia's true identity
I'll walk alone by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-two year old Alexandra Moreland is a rising star in the architectural world and lives in Manhattan. But when she is plagued by identity theft, her successful life is turned upside down. Someone has gained access to her bank accounts, credit cards, personal background, and is now impersonating her. Then, with overwhelming circumstantial evidence stacked against her, Alexandra is arrested for the murder of a woman she claims she's never met. Or has she?
Daddy's little girl by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-0ld sister, Andrea, was murdered near their home in a rural village in New York's Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-old scion of a wealthy, prominent family whom Andrea has been secretly dating; Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea, and Will Nebels, a local handyman in his 40s."--Container
I heard that song before by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marrying the son of her father's wealthy employer, twenty-eight-year-old gardener's daughter Kay Lansing becomes increasingly disturbed by the suspicion surrounding her husband, Peter, in regard to the mysterious deaths of his first wife and a high-school senior
On the street where you live by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily is drawn into a mystery when she begins renovating her ancestral home only to discover the bones of a young woman
Where are you now? a novel by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven to solve the mystery of her older brother's disappearance ten years earlier, a young lawyer investigates a bizarre community of people who choose to disappear, embarking on a quest with life-threatening consequences
The second time around by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a corporate scandal leads to a boy's mysterious disappearance, the wife of a fugitive businessman assumes that her husband is accountable, only to learn that the consequences of corporate misdeeds can be a matter of life and death
The shadow of your smile a novel by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia Morrow, eighty-two and in failing health, has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church. The letters show that Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a son whom she gave up for adoption. The biological father, Alex Gannon, was a world-famous doctor and inventor holding medical patents. Two generations later, Monica Farrell, Catherine's granddaughter, is the rightful heir to the Gannon fortune. But in telling Monica this, Olivia would reveal her cousin's secret. The only people aware of Olivia's impending choice are those exploiting the Gannon inheritance--and they might stop at nothing to keep her quiet
Nighttime is my time by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown to attend the twenty-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy alumni, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, drowned in her pool during an early-morning swim. Alison is the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end. Adding to Jean's sense of unease is a taunting, anonymous fax she received, referring to her daughter -- a child she had given up for adoption twenty years ago
Daddy's gone a hunting by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark secret from a family's past threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly. When the family-owned furniture firm, including the mansion where priceless antiques are kept, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement
I've got you under my skin by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] Manhattan ER doctor is brazenly murdered in front of his young son in a city playground. Five years later, his killer is still at large. Meanwhile his widow, Laurie Moran, is now an award-winning TV producer. Still haunted by her husband's murder, she has been raising their son alone. Laurie and her TV crew have just received the green light to produce a new 'cold case' series. Revisiting unsolved crimes one at a time, she and her TV crew will gather a victim's friends and family, who have lived under suspicion of guilt for many years. By getting paid to reenact the crime on TV, each will have the chance to clear their name-- unless, of course, someone is guilty. The first case centers on the murder of a wealthy Westchester matron, who was killed overnight while her college-aged daughter and her three best friends were having a sleepover following their celebratory graduation party-- Now grown, the four women reunite to re-create the scene of the crime" --
The switch by Sandra Brown( Recording )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melina forms a grudging alliance with a NASA Colonel when her twin is found murdered
The Cinderella murder by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with bestselling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders. Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program--a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected--is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan's boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church that was active on campus? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered? With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen--but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up?" --
Before I say good-bye by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the investigation in the the explosion of Adam Cauliff's cabin cruiser proceeds, his wife, Nel McDermott, is shocked by the official confirmations that it was not an accident but foul play. As Nel searches for the truth about Adam's death, she receives messages from Adam transmitted by a medium
The lost years by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariah Lyons risks her life to solve the brutal murder of her father, Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a well-respected academic, who in a stroke of luck comes into the possession of an ancient and highly valuable parchment stolen from the Vatican in the 15th century
We'll meet again by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Lasch, a respected and successful young Greenwich, Connecticut doctor is murdered. He was found dead at home, his skull crushed by a blow with a Remington bronze sculpture, a prized piece from his art collection. The news strikes Greenwich society like a thunderbolt as does the news that Molly Carpenter Lasch, the beautiful young wife of the slain doctor, has been arrested for her husband's murder
The melody lingers on : a novel by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating, and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett if he is still alive. Lane is surprised to find herself moved by Mrs. Bennett's calm dignity and apparently sincere belief in her husband's innocence. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Mark, the Bennetts' son, who is similarly determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn't know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life--and her daughter's life--in jeopardy" --
Hush hush : a Tess Monaghan novel by Laura Lippman( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. But now Melisandre has returned Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters and wants to film the reunion for a documentary. The problem is, she relinquished custody and her ex, now remarried, isn't sure he approves. Now that's she's a mother herself--short on time, patience--Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray, Melisandre's lawyer, has asked Tess and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, to assess Melisandre's security needs. As a former reporter and private investigator, Tess tries to understand why other people break the rules and the law. Yet the imperious Melisandre is something far different from anyone she's encountered. A decade ago, a judge ruled that Melisandre was beyond rational thought. But was she? Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident, manipulative Melisandre. But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder. Yet as her suspicions deepen, Tess realizes that just as she's been scrutinizing Melisandre, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well" --
 
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Just take my heart
Alternative Names
Jan Maxwell Actress

Jan Maxwell US-amerikanische Bhnenschauspielerin

Languages
English (272)

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Two little girls in blueNo place like homeI'll walk aloneDaddy's little girlI heard that song beforeOn the street where you liveWhere are you now? a novelThe second time around