Alvirah and Willy are two characters created by American author Mary Higgins Clark, with some novels co-authored by her daughter Carol Higgins Clark. They appear in various suspense novels as main and secondary characters. Alvirah Meehan has won a $40 million dollar lottery and her husband Willy is a plumber.

Alvirah and Willy made their debut in the novel Weep No More, My Lady as secondary characters. The novel was published in 1987. It wouldn’t be until 1994 until they got their own book with the short story collection The Lottery Winner. Below is a list of Mary Higgins Clark’s Alvirah and Willy books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Alvirah and Willy Books

(By: Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark)

Weep No More, My Lady(1987)Description / Buy at
The Lottery Winner(1994)Description / Buy at
All Through the Night(1998)Description / Buy at
Deck the Halls(2000)Description / Buy at
The Christmas Thief(2004)Description / Buy at
Santa Cruise(2006)Description / Buy at
Dashing Through the Snow(2008)Description / Buy at
I'll Walk Alone(2011)Description / Buy at
The Lost Years(2012)Description / Buy at
As Time Goes by(2016)Description / Buy at
All By Myself, Alone(2017)Description / Buy at

Note: Deck the Halls, The Christmas Thief, Santa Cruise and Dashing Through the Snow are co-authored by Carol Higgins Clark.

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4 Responses to “Order of Alvirah and Willy Books”

  1. Chippedbeef: 8 years ago

    OverDrive Listen lists an audiobook: “Willy and Alvirah”; 5+ hours of listening, released April 2007, Phoenix Books publisher. The audiobook per Overdrive is 3 short stories, “Death at the Cape”, “Plumbing for Willy”, “The Body in the Closet” & a special bonus recording of “Stowaway” & “Milk Run”. Thanks for your site.


  2. Jimray1: 11 years ago

    About that book I lost on my Kindle, does anyone know the name of it, Thanks


  3. Jimray1: 11 years ago

    Somehow I have lost a book on my Kindle. It was about an Interior decorator who’s son was taken from his stroller in a parl. Alvira & Willy are her best friends


    • Brandon: 11 years ago

      I believe that is I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark.


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