The Anastasia Syndrome and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $7.99
  • Save: $0.80 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by My Books Online
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for *FREE* Super Saver Shipping! Excellent customer service, qualifies for Amazon A to Z satisfaction. Pages and dust cover are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is undamaged.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1991


See all 32 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.19
$2.00 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$7.61

Frequently Bought Together

The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories + My Gal Sunday + Stillwatch
Price for all three: $21.57

Buy the selected items together
  • My Gal Sunday $7.19
  • Stillwatch $7.19

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reissue edition (March 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671701231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671701239
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.1 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The title piece in this smoothly written collection, the first from the bestselling mystery novelist, is a novella. Judith Chase is an American historian working in London and enjoying the courtship of Sir Stephen Hallett, due to become England's next prime minister. Beset by vague fears. Judith consults Dr. Patel, famous for treating Anna Anderson, who claimed she was Anastasia of the Russian royal family. "Retrogressed" by Patel, Judith finds herself in the 17th century, during the English Civil War and Restoration, (of the monarchy), reliving horrors that the author exploits in full measure. This and the four other stories, (three of them previously published in Woman's Day magazine,) amply demonstrate Clark's skill at maintaining suspense by creating nightmarish situations that lie just beneath the surface of ordinary life. Literary Guild alternate.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"Entertaining, edge-of-the-seat crowd pleasers ... They never fail to win the race."
The New York Times Book Review

"The Anastasia Syndrome and other stories amply demonstrate clark's skill at maintaining suspense by creating nightmarish situations that lie just beneath the surface of ordinary life."
Publishers Weekly

More About the Author

If I were to define myself in one sentence, I would say, "I'm a nice Irish Catholic girl from the Bronx."

I was a Christmas Eve baby all those years ago, the second of the three children of Nora and Luke Higgins. Mother was pushing forty when they married and my father was forty-two. My older brother was named Joseph. Nineteen months later I, Mary, was born. Three and a half years later, my little brother, John, came along.

We lived in a very nice section of the Bronx on a street off Pelham Parkway. I loved our house. I still love it. After my father died, when I was eleven, my mother had to sell it.

I went to Saint Francis Xavier Grammar School. Two years ago I went back and was Principal for a Day. Escorted by two of the tiniest children, I was led into the auditorium while the whole student body sang "Hello Mary. You're back where you belong." I still tear up thinking about it.

I was awarded a scholarship to Villa Maria Academy which is in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, otherwise I couldn't have afforded to set foot in it.

I went to Woods Secretarial School and at eighteen had my first full-time job as Secretary to the creative director of Remington Rand's in-house advertising agency. If I were making that choice now I would have gone to college even though God knows we needed the income. On the other hand the three years I spent in Remington Rand was a tutorial in advertising which served me well when I was widowed with five small children. Another plus was that I left Remington to be a flight stewardess with Pan American Airways and when my contemporaries were seniors in college, I was flying to Europe, Africa and Asia.

Warren Clark and I were married on December 26, 1949 and had five children in the next eight years; Marilyn, Warren, David, Carol and Patricia. Warren died of a heart attack in 1964. The highest compliment I can pay my kids are that they are like him.

I sold my first short story when I was twenty-eight. It was alled 'Stowaway'. It had been rejected forty times before a magazine in Chicago bought it for one hundred dollars.

My first book was about George Washington. It was published in 1969 and disappeared without a trace. Three years ago Simon and Schuster co-published it with the Mount Vernon Historical Society and retitled 'Mount Vernon Love Story', it became a bestseller.

My first suspense novel 'Where Are the Children' was bought in 1974 for three thousand dollars by Simon and Schuster. Thirty-three books later, I'm still with S&S.

Time to wind up - at least for the present. As soon as I sold 'Children' I enrolled in Fordham College. Went there for five years at night and earned a B.A. in Philosophy. Summa cum laude, if you please.

I never thought I'd marry again but ten years ago I threw a cocktail party on St. Patrick's day. My daughter, Pat, urged me to invite John Conheeney. Her opening words about him were, "Have I got a hunk for you!" He came to the party and we were married eight months later.

I'm Honorary Chairman of FraXa Research. My grandson, David, has the Fragile X syndrome, which is the second leading cause of retardation after Downs Syndrome. Basically the brain of the people who have it can't send out the proper signals because there's a kind of short circuit in the synapses that carry the signals. We raise money for research with the goal of finding a medication that will work around that short circuit. I go all over the country to the fund-raisers as new chapters of FraXa are opened.

I'm always asked to name my favorite book. They're ALL my favorites. If there is one book that is very special to me, it is my memoir 'Kitchen Privileges' because writing it made me relive my early life including those first struggles to become a writer. I think 'Kitchen Privileges' is both tender and funny and it's me.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
15
4 star
10
3 star
5
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 31 customer reviews
It was well written and interesting from beginning to end.
dixie waite
I read this collection of short stories when I was in my early twenties and I thoroughly enjoyed each story especially the main novella The Anastasia Syndrome.
Kendall A. Childs
This is the 2nd book by Mary Higgins Clark that I have read and I loved it.
"auorchid"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Beatrice on December 21, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
THE ANASTASIA SYNDROME - One Star - This story is very un-Mary Higgins Clark. It might be a good story if you believe in supernatural powers. I don't, therefore it left me disappointed. It is well-written, she created a very dark and eerie atmosphere but the whole theory of the Anastasia Syndrome seems pretty silly to me. TERROR STALKS THE CLASS REUNION - Five Stars - This is a stupid title but a great story. It makes you feel as helpless as the victim. I had a nightmare about this story the night after I finished it - and I read a lot of suspense stories but almost never dream about them! LUCKY DAY - Three Stars - A nice story about trust but not outstanding. I liked the ending, it is very good - and surprising. DOUBLE VISION - Four Stars - A very creepy story about acting and revenge. It includes another supernatural appearance but this one is easier to tolerate than "The Anastasia Syndrome". THE LOST ANGEL - Three Stars - A Christmas story with a very predictable ending. Not much suspense but okay to read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2000
Format: Audio Cassette
The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories, Mary Higgins Clark
I will be writing a book report of The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories. It is by Mary Higgins Clark and includes four other stories besides "The Anastasia Syndrome". "The Anastasia Syndrome" is about a woman whose mind gets taken over by an evil woman from the past. When the evil woman is controlling her mind, Judith, the main character, doesn't remember anything that happened. Judith is writing a book about the time which the evil woman is from, so she is involved in the events in which the evil woman was in. It takes place in England but Judith travels around quite a bit. She is a war orphan and is searching for her lost family. She is engaged to the next prime minister, and she doesn't want the news of her search to be revealed. The evil woman in her mind is controlling her and makes her do evil things, like try to bomb a statue, and the tower of London. It is a good book, and also includes facts from the history of England. It has a great surprise ending and I loved it! The other stories are, "Terror Stalks the Class Reunion", "Lucky Day", "Double Vision", and "The Lost Angel". In "Terror Stalks", a woman gets abducted when she goes to her class reunion. "Lucky Day" is about a woman whose luck changes very dramatically in one swift move. "Double Vision" is about a jealous actor that goes back to kill the director that he believes ruined his career. "The Lost Angel" is a story about a young girl that gets lost in New York City, with her mother frantically trying to find her before other miseries come upon her. I think that it is a very good book, and I recommend any of Mary Higgins Clark's books. In my opinion, she is an excellent writer. This book is part mystery, history, and fantasy, filled with suspense.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 18, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
MAry Higgins Clark has done it again. This author just can't miss.
I have never read a book of her's that has disappointed and this is no exception. It is a little different in that instead of one story-- it is four little stories. Each one with its own little twists and turns. Perfect short story reading for a commuter or a busy parent on the run!
Miss Mary, keep 'em coming!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mamalinde on January 26, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Anatasia Syndrome, by Mary Higgins Clark. Assemblage of ambitious and varied tales. Not formula at all, some of these stories will jolt the reader with their conclusion. Tightly written and clever, a nice change of pace.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "auorchid" on October 10, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The sories in this book are great reading. This is the 2nd book by Mary Higgins Clark that I have read and I loved it. Having 5 short stories in one book was great for my short attention span. If you do not have a lot of time to sit down and read a whole book at one time, this would deffinatly be a good to read. You could read one story at a time.
My favortie story was the first one, The Anastasia Syndrome. A womans mind is taken over by an evil womans mind from the past. You will never guess how it ends.
The other four stories were very enjoyable reads as well. Terror Stalks the Class Reunion will keep you guessing through the whole story.
Lucky Day starts out as a lucky day for one man and turns out to be unlucky for him and two other people.
Double Vision is a bit of a stretch for the title. You have to read it to find out why.
The Lost Angel is my least favorite but an enjoyable read any way.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Kirkman on September 20, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read other books of Mary Higgins Clark before, but I've enjoyed this book of Anastasia and other short stories the most.
In the main story, Anastasia, an historical writer Judith Chase, is engaged to the future prime minister, Stephen Hallet. She is working on a novel though, and is caught up in a lot of other issues along with it. The evil mind of Margaret Carew, dominates Judith, and it is a true mystery as to what is happening within her mind. You really have to read into it to know what I am referring to here, but it becomes very frightening in many places as Judith experiences strange events. The psychiatrist, Dr. Patel, puts her under hypnosis, giving her a drug that makes her regress further into her confusing past.
The other stories in the book, were even scarier yet, than Anastasia. If you feel like a good thrill, read on!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?