Another great fast-paced mystery by Carol Higgins Clark!
Regan is in New York attending a crime conference organized by her mother and enjoying time with her new beau, Jack.
Good Book. I like these Regan Reilly mysteries. They are light and fun reading. This is the second one I have read. Alot going on in the story and keeps you wanting to know what's next.
Private investigator Regan Reilly tries to track down some priceless diamonds, which were to have been bequeathed to a down-on-its-luck Manhattan social club but which have mysteriously disappeared.
Good book, fun charecters...
read this back in 2003 got another copy for myself though
This is a Regan Reilly mystery. In this book Regan is trying to figure out who stole some valuable diamonds and killed the two donors who gave them an exclusive club.
a fun reagan reilly mystery. any fan of carol higgins clark's character regan reilly will enjoy this book. a mystery surrounds the deaths of two best friends, nat and ben members of the settlers' club and they were going to donate diamonds to the club to help with the finances. when regan's family friend thomas, who is the president of the setters' club, becomes the prime suspect in their death. thomas ask regan for help in between the crime conference organized by her mother and enjoying time with new beau, jack "no relation" reilly reagan is already on the go. but regan has to help thomas before he becomes a victim himself.
This is a Regan Reilly book. She is a private detective. In this book, she's in New York trying to solve two murders that have taken place at at the Settlers' Club, a private club that has been around for a long time but is having financial problems.
If you like Mary Higgins Clark books, then you'll also love her sister's books. She writes great suspenseful mysteries just like her sister. I enjoyed this book immensely. I love her main character, Regan Reilly. She has very believable characters.
Will be reading more by this author..
"good enough for a holiday dessert"- The calgary Herald
In case you were wondering... yes, this is Mary Higgins Clark's daughter. A fine chip off the maternal block. I find Carol's writing to be a little faster read. Fun, well-plotted, deftly written. A lovely summer book!
One of Carol Higgins Clarks easy to read books. Regan Reilly is a smart, saucy sleuth featured in all of her bestsellers and this is no different. Fast read.
Regan Reilly-the smart, saucy sleuth featured in all of Carol Higgins Clark bestsellers-is in New York attending a crime conference organized by her celebrity author mother..and enjoying time with a new beau Jack "no relation" Reilly. It's not long before trouble finds her: a family friend, Thomas Pilsner-the president of the Settlers' Club on Gramerey Park-desperately needs help. Two Settlers are dead, diamonds they were donating to the flagging club have vanished, and Thomas is rapidly becoming the prime suspect on all counts. As sharp as ever, Regan sets about solving the mystery of the disappearing diamonds and dead donors in order to save Thomas' neck...before the real killer finds him.
Hadn't read one of her books in a while. I really enjoyed it.
These Regan Reilly mysteries are great to read. I throughly enjoy them. Hope you do too.
I enoyed this Regan Reilley mystery. Not terribly intellectual or hard to follow the plot. Just a quick, good read.
An old fashioned mystery combined with the suspense of a Manhattan thriller. Another Best seller featuring Regan Reilly, the saucy sleuth featured in all of Clark\'s novels.
Los Angeles PI Regan Reilly crosses the continent to visit Manhattan, her parents, and lover (New York cop Jack "no relation" Reilly), but ends up with almost all of her time consumed by a murder mystery. Clark's breezy, choppy style she crams 81 chapters into a page count achieved with generous amounts of white space and cavalcade of eccentric characters are the sum of the book. Dithering friend Thomas Pilsner, president of the Settlers' Club in Gramercy Park, calls Regan when two of the club's oldest and wealthiest members die just before they were to give the club four diamonds valued at more than $4 million. The money would have allowed Pilsner to save the venerable but deteriorating club but, alas, the diamonds have disappeared. Convinced that the "accidental" deaths were nothing of the sort, Pilsner wants Regan to prove it and recover the missing diamonds. A nascent butlering school, a dating service, a histrionic movie director, a pair of grasping con men and a couple of stuffed sheep figure prominently in the cast. A strange collection of oddballs and schemers have made the Settlers' Club the focus of their attentions, and the author rapidly switches her attentions from one to another till they collide in a climactic scene in which the killer stands revealed. Clark's light touch can be entertaining, but those expecting a real solution to the murder might be disappointed.
This was funny and a mystery too. Great read!
Typical Clark with multiple twists and turns right up to the end.
I really like this series. They have all been quick fun mysteries.
Regan Reilly is back. The smart, saucy sleuth featured in all of Carol Higgins Clark\'s bestselling novels was last seen in Deck the Halls, the holiday thriller Carol wrote with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark.
Now Regan is in New York to attend a crime conference organized by her celebrity-author mother. A friend, Thomas Pilsner -- the frenetic president of the Settlers\' Club on Gramercy Park -- calls Regan, desperately pleading for help. Thomas is distraught over the sudden suspicious deaths of two members of the Settlers\' Club. The men had promised to donate a cache of valuable diamonds to save the Club. But now the diamonds are gone, the men are dead, and Thomas is a mess. He fears the police will suspect he is at the heart of both mysteries, and worse yet, he\'ll lose his job.
Enter Regan. Who better than the star of Decked, Snagged, Iced, and Twanged to solve the mystery of the missing diamonds and suspicious deaths? Who better to contend with the quirky characters around the Club, such as Lydia Sevatura, the self-styled \"Princess of Love,\" who operates a dating service, and her butler, Maldwin Feckles, who has just opened the first school of butlering in New York City? And who better than Carol Higgins Clark, with her sparkling, canny prose, to keep the readers guessing to the end \"who done it\"?
Published to coincide with the paperback of Deck the Halls, Fleeced is a witty portrait of modern urban life. This fifth Regan Reilly mystery proves once again that Carol Higgins Clark is a uniquely talented writer.