Book Reviews of Santa Cruise (Alvirah Meehan Regan Reilley)

Santa Cruise (Alvirah Meehan Regan Reilley)
Santa Cruise - Alvirah Meehan Regan Reilley
Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
ISBN-13: 9781416538028
ISBN-10: 141653802X
Publication Date: 10/2007
Pages: 287
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 129 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I love all these characters!! When Mary & Carol get together on a book it is always a fun read. This is their latest and it is good. Combines Nora & Luke Reilly, Reagen & Jack Reilly, and Alvirah & Willie. Alvirah and Willie have won a wonderful four day cruise in the Carribean and invite the rest of the crew to join them. It sets sail a couple of days after Christmas, and since noone has any special plans until the New Year they all decide to go. A calm, restful break from the hectic Christmas season this is not! There is way more going on with this cruise than meets the eye, and of course the lot of them get caught up in trying to piece together all the puzzles and solve the mysteries. A great read!
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Helpful Score: 4
"Santa Cruise" is the third Alvirah Meehan/Regan Reilly Christmas mystery written by the mother and daughter team of Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark. Randolph Weed owns the cruise ship, The Royal Mermaid, and the maiden voyage is one that is free to guests who have done much good in the line of charity work. Alvirah Meehan wins a free cruise with her husband, Willy, and invites Jack and Regan Reilly and Nora and Luke Reilly to join them on the cruise. Eric, Weed's nephew, is hiding out 2 fugitives who are going to an island where there is no extradition to the US. One of the fugitives, a mobster named Tony Pinto, looks like the boxer turned mystery writer Left Hook Louie, and 2 women think they have seen the writer's ghost. Alvirah steals the show as she attempts to nab the suspects. There is too much coincidence in the book and Regan does very little in the way of detection for a private investigator. It is not the best of books for either author, but can provide a few hours of light entertainment if you have nothing better to do. Mary Higgins Clark is a fine mystery writer and her full length novels are excellent.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have read all of Mary Higgins Clark's books and some of Carol Higgins Clark's books. It seems to me that Mary Higgins Clark can still spin a tale, but her stories have lost their edge. There is not much mystery to this story. It is a fun, easy read though.
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Helpful Score: 2
Mary Higgens Clark brings back Alvirah Meehan in this fun story.

A cruise dedicated to those who give to charity or do good works. Yet, nothing seems to go right on this cruise. Alvirah and friends find a mystery...can they solve it in time?
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Helpful Score: 2
I LOVE Mary Higgins Clark, have all of her books, but have only read one other by Carol Higgins Clark and I wasn't too impressed. This book does bring back some characters from MHC's and I guess CHC's previous books, but you don't get a real feel for the characters from this book alone. There were a few cute mishaps occurring, but it was a quick read, and I found it boring and hard to get through.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was okay. I perfer their other Christmas novels.
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This was am excellent book, couldn't put it down until the end.
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I have this book as a hard cover but the isb number is different. I love it!
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While not one of Mary Higgins Clarks most suspenseful novels, this book is a quick and diverting mystery which takes place during a Yuletide cruise.
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Kind of boring. Not a whole lot of mystery to it.
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The book was definitely very interesting and kept you wondering how things would turn out. With a little humor and some sweet moments it was a pleasure to read!
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A Christmas cruise that was not as merry as it seem. Who are the extra santas? Or was it a ghost?Who are hiding sercerts? Cozy little story.
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quick reading, read the entire book while sitting for Jury Duty. Not very mysterious...but ok quick mindless reading.
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An easy, quick read, unlike the authors' usual books, this is a murder mystery that takes place on a Christmas cruise. Even though, it might be described as "light" reading, it was enjoyable and a deep enough mystery to keep your attention until the end.
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A delightful, Christmas-themed mystery. Enjoy this one, and pass it on!
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I am a big fan of Mary Higgins Clark but I have to say that I really didn't like this book at all! The characters were very slow to develop and I found myself saying "so what?" during most of this book.

This is not one of her better works. Some of the characters are the same from her book called The Lottery Winner... I didn't like that book either.
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I liked this book. I enjoy Carol Higgins Clark's books. I believe she is just as talented as her mother but I enjoy how she adds humor to her books and I like how they are a light read. It is a good vacation or airplane book.
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Not the best read but it was good for Christmas time as it was easy to put down and pick back up without losing anything. Quick read for the busy holiday season, nothing earth shattering though.
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a holiday mystery on a cruise ship . really enjoyed it not to hard to follow
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This is a mystery book on a cruise ship. Good book!
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kept my interest.
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Very enjoyable....a quick read!!!!
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Another fun read!!!
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Great holiday mystery!
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I just couldn't get into this one like I have with others by these authors.
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I enjoyed this book.I always enjoy anything by Mary Higgins Clark.
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This was another great book by MHC!!! Loved it!!!

*****
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This was a really good book. I enjoyed it very much and it was hard to put down.
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A cute, light fast paced holiday mystery.
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All four Reillys take a charity cruise with the Meehans and ten santas, with the usual result.
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Great book.
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A fun, holiday read. Great little mystery.
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A fun read.
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Not as good as some of the Classic MHC but still an enjoyable quick read.
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easy read- fun for cruisers
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Quick easy read. Your done before you realize it. Very good.
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Not Mary Higgens Clark's best work by any means, but is mildly entertaining especially if you are an Alvirah & Willy fan.
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I really enjoyed the storyline. Especially enjoy the Christmas themed books!
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this was a good light holiday read. good mystery
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Gift cruise for do-gooders turns out bad with angry Santa's, spies on the ship, and a public relations nightmare.
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I enjoy a holiday mystery
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Great book!
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I've enjoyed several of these Christmas mysteries by the Clark mother &/or daughter, including this one!
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Alvirah Meehan mystery. Murder on a holiday cruise.
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excellent cruise mystery!
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I have not read this book, so cannot provide a review. I got if for Christmas from my mother, and have just not gotten around to reading it yet! But, its a Mary Higgins Clark, so its got to be good1