I really like Regan Reilly. She is cute and quirky and someone I'd like to be friends with. Even though this is a "series" book, it stands alone as well (this was one of the first I read, actually, before realizing it was a series). This is an action-packed novel that I finished in one sitting. The other characters in the book are also very likeable and the story is well put-together.
Female PI, Regan Reilly, gets an urgent call from a woman and her two hippie brothers that own a California winery, Altered States, trying to track down her daughter in time to attend a wealthy aunts wedding. The wealthy aunt is 93 and her future husband is a con artist that is 46. They learn that each of them will inherit $2 million but only if they attend the wedding. Will her daughter make it to the wedding? Will the wedding happen?
another great regan reilly book. i really had a hard time putting this book down. it's a fun read and good story.
regan faces an unusual challenge when she gets an urgent call from lilac weldon, owner with her two hippie brothers, of the run-down california winery altered states, lilac asks regan to find her actress daughter, whitney aka "freshness," i time to attend the wedding of lilac's wealthy aunt lucretia standish, a 93 year old silent flim star. the weldons have learned from a secre source that each family member will receive a gift of $2million from lucretia-but only if they all attend.
lucretia's bridgroom, a 46 year old con man and former actor, knows he must keep whitney away;they have met before and she is wise to his game. how regan foils his plot makes for an exciting climax to this comic suspense novel.
By Carol Higgins Clark, with Los Angeles P.I. Regan Reilly. Features a 93-year-old former silent film star about to marry a 46-year-old con man, and her relatives who run a winery & Bed and Breakfast. Light & amusing.
Regan Reilly and her boy friend Jack "not related" Reilly visit the California wine country until he has to return to his work as the head of the NYPD Major Cases Squad. Private sleuth Regan goes back to her office in Los Angeles. Almost the moment she arrives at work, Regan receives a call from the Weldon siblings, who she met when she and Jack toured their winery. Apparently their ninety-six going on ninety-three years old stepmother, former silent screen star Lucretia Standish, is getting married once again. If the Weldon trio plus the daughter of one of them all attend the ceremony, Lucretia will give them two million dollars each; if even one fails to show up they receive zero. The Weldons hire Regan to find the daughter off on one of her vanishing act weekends.
Regan begins investigating and receives help from Jack via email. However, the forty something groom has other plans for his fiancee's money, which include leaving the Weldons with nothing. If it means killing a detective to insure a Weldon fails to appear so be it.
JINXED is an action-packed thriller that moves at the speed of light, which leads to a fun time for the audience if one does not mind escapist cerebral cotton candy. The story line is fluff yet the audience will enjoy every page of it and most will finish in one sitting. Regan is a wonderful protagonist while readers will find the antics of the support cast quite pleasant and amusing. Carol Higgins Clark does what she does best entertain her fans.
BACK OF BOOK-
SAVY YOUNG LOS ANGELES P.I. REGAN REILLY FACES AN UNUSUAL CHALLENGE WHEN SHE GETS AN URGENT CALL FROM LILAC WELDON, OWNER-WITH HER TWO HIPPIE BROTHERS-OF THE RUN-DOWN CALIFORNIA WINERY ALTERED STATES. LILAC ASKS REGAN TO FIND HER ACTRESS DAUGHTER, WHITNEY, AKA "FRESHNESS," IN TIME TO ATTEND THE WEDDING OF LILAC'S WEALTHY AUNT LUCRETIA STANDISH, A 93-YEAR-OLD SILENT-FILM STAR. THE WELDONS HAVE LEEARNED FROM A SECRET SOURCE THAT EACH FAMILY MEMBER WILL RECEIVE A GIFT OF $2 MILLION FROM LUCRETIA-BUT ONLY IF THEY ATTEND.
LUCRETIA'S BRIDEGROOM, A 46-YEAR-OLD CON MAN AND FORMER ACTOR, KNOWS HE MUST KEEP WHITNEY AWAY; THEY HAVE MET BEFORE AND SHE IS WISE TO HIS GAME. HOW REGAN FOILS HIS PLOT MAKES FOR AN EXCITING CLIMAX TO THIS COMIC SUSPENSE NOVEL, FILLED WITH CAROL HIGGINS CLARK'S INIMITABLE CHARACTERS.
here is a story of a 20th century St. George, who was not a saint, and a dragon with glowing wounds who prepared him for a sacred search. As a Chinese Mystery Box holds boxes within boxes, so this book contains 22 parables woven within one parable