Mary Higgins Clark’s best-selling novel On The Street Where You Live will serve as the inspiration for a upcoming causal game for PC and Mac to be developed and published by Merscom, the company announced today.

First published in 2002, On The Street Where You Live tells the story a woman who is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow inextricably linked. 

"We strongly feel Mary Higgins Clark is the author who best resonates with the casual game market, in part because they have helped buy nearly 100 million copies of her books," said Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom. "We view this as an opportunity to build a games franchise with one of the most successful and popular authors."

The "Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark is the author of 28 previous suspense novels, including Where Are the Children?, Before I Say Good-bye, and No Place Like Home. She is co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of five holiday suspense novels Deck the Halls (2000), He Sees You When You’re Sleeping (2001), The Christmas Thief (2004), Santa Cruise (2006), and Dashing through the Snow (2008).

This is Clark’s first foray into computer games.