Book Reviews of The Christmas Thief (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly)

The Christmas Thief (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly)
The Christmas Thief - Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly
Author: Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN-13: 9780743272254
ISBN-10: 0743272250
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I like both mary and carol higgins clark but this was a waste of time.
**Hardback**
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Helpful Score: 1
Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have a few characters they've been reuniting the last couple of years to tell a new Christmas story. The books have been cute and predictable. It's a little too complicated for me to get into all the characters of the book because it was just an enjoyable little bit of fluff. Bottom line: the group is headed to Stowe, VT for a weekend around Thanksgiving. It turns out that the Christmas tree going to Rockefeller Center is being cut down right in that area and they want to go see it. Also headed to Vermont is a recently released con man who hid his stolen loot 12-1/2 years ago in a tree ... guess which tree? It's a nice little story, light hearted and with the usual happy ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
zzzzzz This is one of the most boring books I have read in a long time. I generally like MHC books, but when she writes with her daughter they aren't as interesting. Trying to finish it only because I am out of books to read. Hopefully, my next selection will be here early Monday morning!
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute little read. Quick read for during a busy holiday season!
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This book was very disappointing to me. The beginning wasn't bad but the farther along in the book the harder it was for me to stay focused. I think this was a real bomb for Clark.
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Great fun! Their books are always good and this one is no exception. Good Christmas story.
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Unabridged audio CD read by Carol Huggins Clark
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Another good holiday mystery by Mary Higgins Clark. If you like her this is a good one, if you haven't tried her this would be a good one to read.
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Good book from two great authors.
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A Christmas tree for Rockefeller Center is stolen from the woods, and no one has a clue that there are priceless diamonds hidden in it.
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Just so-so....I am just not very enamored with Alvirah and Willy.
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Fun, quick read.
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another great book by the Clark's
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Another great book by the mother/daughter duo. Really puts you in the mood for Christmas!
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fun, easy read, light-hearted mystery
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This was a cute Christmas story and funny. A nice book for light easy reading to remind us of the Christmas spirit.
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Gets better with every turn of the page!
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Alvirah,everyones favorite lottery winner returns as a amateur sleuth.a thiefs hidden stach of priceless diamonds has been hiden safely in a Xmas tree for 12 years. Now it is headed to be THE TREE at Rockefeller Center,with the crook and Alvirah chaseing after them.Always A FUN read!!
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Good book!
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Not favorite of hers however, it was a quick, fun, read.
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This is a very light read and very entertaining.
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We all know that those two women can weave a great story.
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Awesome book! Couldn't put down! Mary Higgins Clark has done it again!!
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Fantastic, loved every word. Enjoyed the character, two elderly sleuths, their friends and the problem. Can they figure out why someone would want to steal the tree that's been selected to be THE Tree at Rockefeller Center??? Fabulous books!
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Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale.

Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, teams up with private investigator Regan Reilly to solve another Christmas mystery. In Deck the Halls, they rescued Regan's kidnapped father. This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don't have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there over twelve years ago.

An excited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot. Once there, he is horrified to discover that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning. With a bumbling crew consisting of Jo-Jo, Benny, and an unsuccessful poet, Milo, he knows he has to act fast.

What Packy does not know is that Alvirah and Regan are on a weekend trip to Stowe with Alvirah's husband, Willy; Regan's fiancé, Jack; Regan's parents, Luke and Nora; and Alvirah's friend Opal, a lottery winner who lost all her winnings in Packy's scam. On Monday morning when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing, Packy Noonan may be in the vicinity, and Opal has disappeared.
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Another great holiday romp with all the usual characters! Regan, Jack, Nora, Luke, Alvirah and Willie are all there and solving more mysteries. Quick read, maybe because I had a hard time putting it down!
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PREDICTABLE, BUT STILL A GREAT READ. VERY LIGHT AND GREAT FOR A SUNDAY ON THE COUCH!
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Good read!
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Alvirah Meehan the lottery winner turned amatuer slueth, teams up with private investigator Regan Reilly to solve another Christmas mystery. In Deck the Halls they rescued Regan's kidnapped father. This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful 80 foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree dont have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there over 12 years ago. AN excited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot. Once there, he is horrified to discover that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning. With a bumbling crew consisting of Jo-Jo, Benny, and an unsuccessful poet, Milo, he knows he has to act fast. While Packy does not know that Alvirah and Regan are on a weekend trip to Stowe with Alvirah;s husband, Willy; Regan's fiance, Jack; Regan's parents, Luke and Nora; and Alvirah's friend Opal, a lottery winner who lost all her winnings in Packy's scam. On Monday morning when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing. Packy Noonan may be in the vicinity, and Opal has disappeared.
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Interesting read. 'Bumbling thieves should not associate with other bumbling thieves' is the best summary I can come up with.
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My rating is 5 stars. (having trouble trying to get the stars to work right. Ugh!)

A funny read about a thief who couldn't get anything right and as usual the thief is not seeing the whole picture and what......? You tell me after you read it.
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Really Fast and interesting read.
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A great Holiday book.
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A mystery with Regan Reilly and her parents, also brings back Alvirah & Willie. Fast read, good story.
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Alvirah and Willy are at it again. The Regans are also in this adventure....You will love this....
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Alvira Meehan, P.I., is in the middle of a case involving a beautiful 80 foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don't have a clue that attached to one of it's branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden it there over twelve years ago. An exited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot. Once there, he is horrified to dicover that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning, With a bumbling crew consisting of Jo-Jo, Benny, and an unsuccessful poet, Milo, he knows he has to act fast. What Packy does not know is that Alvirah and Regan are on a weekend trip to Stowe with Alvirah's husband, Willy; Regan's fiance, Jack; Regan's parents, Luke and Nora; and Alvirah's friend Opal, a lottery winner who lost all her winnings in Packy's scam.On Monday morning when they were supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing, Packy Noonane may be in the vicinity, and Opal has disappeared.
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Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter team up to create a suspenceful and humorous holiday tale.
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Good book for a Christmas read, but I'm getting a little tired of these characters.
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Entertaining characters. Story line moves right along. Cute story with happy ending. What more could you ask for?
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A quick read. Very enjoyable.
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ALVIRAH MEEHAN THE LOTTERY WINNER WORKS TO SOLVE ANOTHER MYSTERY.
THE CHRISTMAS THIEF IS FILLED WITH SUSPENSE, COMIC CHARACTERS AND OF COURSE HOLIDAY CHEER. ANOTHER MARY HIGGINS CLARK & DAUGHTER CAROL HIGGINS CLARK BEST SELLER.
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This was a great Christmas story.
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good book
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very good!
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If you enjoy the mysteries Alvirah Meehan gets herself into you will enjoy this book. It will keep your interest through to the very end.
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great book, I really enjoyed this..quick read when you need to sit for a few moments
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Another great Christmas mystery by two of my favorite authors. A quick, easy read I think you will enjoy.
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The folks who picked a beautiful eighty-foot blue spurce from Stowe, Vermont, to be Rockerfeller Center's famous Christmas tree don't have a clue that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, hid priceless diamonds in it more than twelve years ago. But when Packy learns that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning, he knows he has to act fast.

What Packy does not know is that Alvirah, everyone's favorite lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and savvy private investigator Regan Reilly are visiting Stowe with their friend Opal, who lost all her lottery winnings in Packy's scam. And just when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing....and that Opal has disappeared.
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The folks who picked an 80-foot blue spruce from Stowe, Vermont to be Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree don't have a clue that Packy Noonan, a scam artist, just released from prison, hid priceless diamonds in it more than 12 years ago. He learns the tree will be heading to NY the next morning and has to act fast. What Packy doesn't know is that Alvirah, a lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly are visiting Stowe with their friend Opal, who lost all her lottery winnings in Packy's scam. And just when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing and that Opal has disappeared.

I have always enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark's books. You will enjoy this one as well!
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Mother and daughter Clark, each a bestseller in her own right, have produced a singularly slight and unmemorable tale with their third holiday suspense novel (after 2001's He Sees You When You're Sleeping). This time the villainy centers on an 80-foot Vermont spruce earmarked for the traditional Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Unbeknownst to the tree's owners, its branches contain millions of dollars' worth of diamonds, secreted there more than a decade earlier by con man Packy Noonan to conceal the proceeds of an investment scam. One of the scam's victims happens to be vacationing near the site of the planned tree-cutting, along with Alvirah and Willy Meehan, who successfully resolved a kidnapping in their previous caper. When Packy is finally paroled, he heads straight for the treasure, enmeshing him, his confederates, the Meehans and a bevy of other characters in vandalism, abduction and other crimes.
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A great pre holiday mystery
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A suspenseful and humorous holiday tale. The folks who picked a beautiful eighty foot blue spruce from Stowe, Vermont, to be Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree don't have a clue that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, hid priceless diamonds in it more than twelve years ago. But when Packy learns that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning, he know he has to act fast. What Packy does not know is that Alvirah, everyone's famous lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and savvy private investigator Regan Reilly are visiting Stowe with their friend Opal, who lost all her lottery winnings in Packy's scam. And just when they're supposed to head home, they learn that that Opal has disappeared and that the tree is missing.
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The folks who picked a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce from Stowe, Vermont, to be Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree don't have a clue that Pack Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, hid priceless diamonds in it more than twelve years ago. but when Packy learns that his special tree will be heading to New York city the next morning, he knows he has to act fast.

What Packy does not know is that Alvirah, everyone
s favorite lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and savvy private investigator Regan Reilly are visiting Stowe with their friend Opal, who lost all her lottery winnings in Packy's scam. And just when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing...and that Opal has disappeared.
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I haven't read this book, but this is the synopsis on the back.

The folk who picked a beautiful eithty-foog blue spruce from Stowe, Vermont, to be Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree don't have a clue that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, hid priceless diamonds in it more than twelve years ago. But when Packy learns that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning, he knows he has to act fast.
What Packy does not know is that Alvirah, everyone's favorite lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and savvy private investigator Regan Reilly are visiting Stowe with their friend Opal, who lost all her lottery winnings in Packy's scam. And just when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing... and the Opal has disappeared.