Book Reviews of The Lottery Winner: Alvirah and Willy Stories

The Lottery Winner: Alvirah and Willy Stories
The Lottery Winner Alvirah and Willy Stories
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671867171
ISBN-10: 0671867172
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 235 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
this was really enjoyable. it's a small collection of short stories involving alvirah and willy meehan. 6 rather exciting quick mysteries. i never read the book the characters were introduced in, but it didn't hurt my enjoyment of these stories any. they're instantly likeable characters.
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Helpful Score: 4
Alvirah and Willy are a cute and funny couple who are always finding themselves in trouble of sorts as Alvirah tries to solve crimes on her own. These are all funny short stories about some of their adventures. Some of the stories are also in the book "Death on the Cape," but this was the only thing that disappointed me.
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Helpful Score: 3
WONDERFUL BOOK,
PAGE TURNER.
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Helpful Score: 3
Three stories in one book. Alvirah Meehan, one of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, returns in these dazzling, intertwines tales of sleuthing and suspense. Alvirah, the former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, made her first appearance in "Weep No More."Now, with her devoted mate, Willy, the ever-resourceful Alvirah delves into crime-solving on a grand scale-and with her own inimitable style.
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Helpful Score: 2
Collection of short stories. Very cute characters and good, quickly resolved mysteries.
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Helpful Score: 2
one of my favorite of hers
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Helpful Score: 1
I like Mary Higgins Clark books because not only are they good Mysteries, they are also a relaxing, enjoyable read. They get better all the time.
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Helpful Score: 1
all her books are good!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Up to Mary's usual high standards.
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Helpful Score: 1
This collection of short stories is a fun and enjoyable read. Alvirah and Willy are such a great character, and they get this book all to themselves!
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A good book, not her best.
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If you enjoy the Alvirah character then you will get a kick out of this book!
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Among their many adventures, Alvirah and Willy find a dead actress in their Central Park South condominium upon their return from London in "The Body in the Closet."
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I always enjoy Mary Higgins Clark's books. This one was enjoyable - with lots of humor and mystery.
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This book has murder and some comedy.
Good book
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Another great Mary Higgins Clark book - a little off the beaten track
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a continuence in the adventures of Alvirah and Willy, a must for all die-hard Mary Higgins Clark fans...best I have read since "Where are the Children?"
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Funny and clever!
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Written with the trademark wit, romance, and a keen eye for thrilling detection that have made Mary Higgins Clark a #1 bestselling author, The Lottery Winner is destined to become a perennial favorite, a classic of suspense.
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More adventures of one of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters 'Alvirah Meehan.'
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Mary Higgins-Clark is always a good read! Alvirah is a hoot, she is the take charge, no nonsense woman that we all admire, and get annoyed by...poor dear Willy!...lol Enjoy!
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I love Mary Higgins Clark's mysteries. This book was a really good read.
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this was really enjoyable. it's a small collection of short stories involving alvirah and willy meehan. 6 rather exciting quick mysteries. i never read the book the characters were introduced in, but it didn't hurt my enjoyment of these stories any. they're instantly likeable characters.
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Good read
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Delightful upbeat tales of Alvirah/former cleaning lady and her husband/plumber after they won the lottery and get involved in rich locales and murder mysteries. Great vignettes of fun who-done-it mayhem.
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Willy and Alvirah are great characters................easy read
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Love Mary Higgins Clark
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Enjoy the book of short stories featuring Alvirah and Willy. They are such unlikely sleuths. Very quick read.
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This is a series of stories about two characters that have won the lottery. The adventures that they find themselves in, are exciting and fun to read about. I love Mary Higgins Clark!
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Great read!
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This book contains a number of stories about Alvirah Meehan, the cleaning woman who won the lottery and appeared in "Weep No More, My Lady." Here are some reviewers comments on the book:

"No one knows better than Mary Higgins Clark how to turn fear into great entertainment....She is a true national treasure." --Wake Tsunada, Associated Press

"The six stories in The Lottery Winner are gems...In addition to Clark's tight, wonderfully suspenseful polots, the reader simply enjoys being with Alvirah and Willie...Clark has always been a great author with whom to spend an afternoon or evening, and her latest book holds true to form." --Baton Rouge Advocate

"Clark's book is fun because perhaps everyone has dreamed of winning the lottery, and the two protagonists of these stories couldn't be more deserving...Alvirah also has turned into a brilliant sleuth..Best of all, we get to play You Be the Detective with the unflappable Alvirah...Let's hear it for Mary Higgins Clark." --San Fransisco Chronicle

"Readers of Mary Higgins Clark will welcome this collection of stories from her experienced hand in a series of ingenious mysetry-cum-search exploits which testify to the author's storytelling abilities." --John Barkham Reviews

"The Meehans' escapades constitute a good read." --Lexington Herald Leader

"This is a literary comfort food...jsut as chicken soup is something to the body, The Lottery Winner restores the mind." --Denver Post
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HEARTWARMING, FUNNY, REALISTIC
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Alvirah is a force to be reckoned with... I love her gut instincts and desire to help
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short stories about cleaning woman and husband plummer Alvirah and Willy who win the lottery and she becomes an amateur detective!
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Alvirah and Willy are quite a pair! Their adventures are hilarious. Have fun with this one!
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Very good short stories.
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short stories made it easy to read when you don't have time. alvirah Meehan and willy trying to be a detective to solve murder. After they hit the 40 million dollars lottery and life is not the same as it use to be.
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A good book.
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Fun characters - group of short stories entertaining to read!!
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Alvirah makes for a fun read!
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I couldn't read this, it started out boring and I didn't get far. Maybe this is considered a 'cozy' mystery but I like something with 'meat' and suspense and thrill.
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Alvirah Meehan, one of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, returns in these dazzling, intertwined tales of sleuthing and suspense. Alvirah, the former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, made her first appearance in Weep No More, My Lady. Now, with her devoted mate, Willy, the ever-resourceful Alvirah delves into crime-solving on a grand scale and with her own inimitable style.
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I love Alvirah and Willy! A sweet elderly couple who came into big bucks through the lottery and are experts at solving mysteries and helping people.
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Great book, page turner
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Easy reading. I enjoy this author. Great for curling up on the couch and getting away from life to relax.
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Classic Mary Higgins Clark work - good read!
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Can't ever go wrong with a Mary Higgins Clark book!
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One of her best books and I wish she'd make this a series!
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Very entertaining collection of stories.
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Good book
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One of my favorite authors-very good book!!!!
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Alvirah and Willy are among the most charming of all detectives in mystery literature.
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I love the Alvirah and Willy characters! This is one of the best.
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I enjoyed reading this book very much.
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Alvirah Meehan, one of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, returns in these dazzling, intertwined tales of sleuthing and suspense. Alvirah, the former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, made her first appearance in Weep No More, My Lady. Now, with her devoted mate, Willy, the ever-resourceful Alvirah delves into crime-solving on a grand scale--and with her own inimitable style.

Among their many adventures, Alvirah and Willy find a dead actress in their Central Park South condominium upon their return from London in "The Body in the Closet." Needing a break from the big city, they escape to Cape Cod--only to meet a would-be heiress framed for murder in "Death on the Cape." When Alvirah and Willy seek the tranquility of the Cypress Point Spa, it's the perfect getaway--until a jewel thief turns up in "The Lottery Winner." Back in Manhatten, the search for a neightor's missing newborn makes for a suspence-filled Christmas in "Bye,Baby Bunting." Written with the trademark wit, romance, and keen eye for thrilling detection that have made Mary Higgins Clark a #1 bestselling author, THE LOTTERY WINNER is destined to become a perennial favorite, a classic of suspense.
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This is an great book that M.H. Clark fans will enjoy. It is a series of short stories that are interconnected. The Main characters are always Alvirah and Willy, popular from her other books.
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Great book !!
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This book has several stories about Alvirah and Willy. The stories are suspenseful but not ugly. The writing causes the reader to want to continue reading. The 2 main characters are very likeable. Some of the "bad" guys are really bad, but some are, more than anything else, confused. There are some surprise endings, but, thankfully, no shockingly surprising graphic writing upon turning a page.
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Book and Sust Cover as new. Very good reading, as all Mary HIggins Clark books are. Enjoy!!
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If you have ever read "Weep No More, My Lady" you have met Alvirah, A sweet cleaning lady who won the lottery and how her life changed, and Willy, her husband, you are in for a treat as this book is full of Alvirah and Willy stories. It is funny and interesting.
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Mary Higgins Clark is a great suspense author!!
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Alvirah Meehan returns in these dazzling, intertwined tales of sleuthing and suspense. Alvirah, the former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, made her first appearance in 'Weep No More My Lady" Now with her devoted mate Willy, the ever-resourceful Alvirah delves into crime-solving on a grand scale - and with her own inimitable style.
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It was good but isn't my favorite