Beyond the Bosporous

With 42 bestselling books to her name, novelist Mary Higgins Clark, a.k.a. the “Queen of Suspense,” knows a thing or two about keeping audiences on the edges of their seats. Now, lucky fans can hear her spin tales about her life, career, and suspense-writing secrets, live and in person on Crystal Cruises’ “Beyond the Bosporous” sailing from Venice to Istanbul on September 7.

Clark didn’t achieve success writing books until her late ’40’s, when her second book, Where are the Children, became a paperback hit. Since then, her books have sold over 100 million copies in the U.S. alone, with her most recent, I’ll Walk Alone, being published just this past April. Clark has been honored with numerous awards as an author, and is an active advocate for, and participant in, literacy programs.

Her presentations on board Crystal Serenity will see her opening the book on what it takes to write her tomes, from conception to publication, with personal true tales behind the fiction, and even a Q&A session.

The Crystal Serenity sailing provides more time in romantic Venice and cosmopolitan Istanbul with overnights in both starting and ending ports. Additional calls during the twelve day Black Sea/Mediterranean voyage include Katakolon, Greece; Navplion, Greece; Constanta, Romania; Odessa and Yalta, Ukraine; and Trabzon, Turkey (maiden call). Per person, Two-for-One fares start at $7,485, with savings on verandah and penthouse staterooms as part of Crystal’s big fall fare sale. All bookings include free air transportation from 24 North American gateway cities, and $2,000 per couple “As You Wish” shipboard credit.

Crystal’s award-winning, luxurious offerings always include a diverse selection of thought-provoking, scholarly, and sophisticated enrichment activities that provide extensive onboard choices for cultured world travelers. The renowned Crystal Experience has been rated “World’s Best” in its category more than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, or call 888-799-4625. Visit

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