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Book Reviews of Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly)

Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly)
Deck the Halls - Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly
Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780743418133
ISBN-10: 0743418131
Publication Date: 11/1/2002
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 158 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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36 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Holiday Romantic Suspence. Blends suspence with poignancy, laugh out loud humor, and all around holiday cheer.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
On her own, each Clark has written reliably entertaining mystery/thrillers that occasionally exhibit storytelling magic. The authors' first collaborationDwhich also sees a collaboration by their respective publishers, as well as the teaming of two of their best-known sleuthsDis only middling, however, though it will please their many fans. Three days before Christmas, Luke Reilly, who owns a string of funeral homes, and his young female driver, Rosita Gonzalez, are kidnapped for ransom. Luke is the husband of Nora Regan Reilly, a bestselling mystery writer based somewhat on Mary Higgins Clark; both are parents to Regan Reilly, Carol Higgins Clark's series detective (Twanged, etc.). Regan gets on the case at once, but she doesn't make much headway until she pairs up with Alvirah Meegan, the cleaning woman who turned private eye after winning a $40-million lottery in Mary Higgins Clark's Weep No More My Lady. (Here, Regan and Alvirah make each other's acquaintance at a dentist's office.) Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita remain chained on a small boat offshore from New Jersey as their two bumbling kidnappers plan, execute and bobble a ransom run. The boat starts to sink. Will Luke and Rosita drown? There's probably not a reader alive who thinks they will, and it'll surprise no one when Regan and Alvirah trip over clues as big as Christmas trees to save the day. But if the novel generates little suspense, it does go down like roasted chestnuts, and fans will greatly enjoy the pairing of two favorite detectivesDand two popular writersDin a lightweight but amiably lighthearted Christmas ornament of a book. (Nov. 1)
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gottasalsa avatar reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A delightful collaboration my mother-daughter mystery writers, Mary Higging Clark and Carol Higgins Clark, teaming up their respective female detectives. A kidnapping by a couple of incompetents. A lot of fun to read.
tigers9494 avatar reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 49 more book reviews
Alvirah & Regan Reilly...enough said!
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 204 more book reviews
I finished this book in one sitting. Not because the book was that well written or that engrossing, but because it felt like something I read in grade school. Roberts should be ashamed of herself for this disaster.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 58 more book reviews
Right before Xmas, Regan Reilly meets Alvirah Meehan at a NJ dentist's office. That where it all begins. While Regan's mom, Nora, has a broken leg in the hospital, her husband and his chauffeur are kidnapped and held for $1,000,000 ransom. Together, Regan and Alvirah track the case. During this, a winter storm is gathering force.

This is a suspenseful, humorous, story.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on
I read this book around Christmas time. It was a very good book, especially if you like Mary Higgins Clark!
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 51 more book reviews
How does she do it? Mary Higgins Clark is a master of mystery and thrills, and in this book she does it again.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on
Deck the halls blends suspense with pognancy laugh out loud humor and all around holiday cheer a christmas classic for many seasons to come.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 211 more book reviews
Nice light reading for around the Holidays when you need a break. Enjoyable.
Chakitty avatar reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 67 more book reviews
From Publishers Weekly
On her own, each Clark has written reliably entertaining mystery/thrillers that occasionally exhibit storytelling magic. The authors' first collaborationDwhich also sees a collaboration by their respective publishers, as well as the teaming of two of their best-known sleuthsDis only middling, however, though it will please their many fans. Three days before Christmas, Luke Reilly, who owns a string of funeral homes, and his young female driver, Rosita Gonzalez, are kidnapped for ransom. Luke is the husband of Nora Regan Reilly, a bestselling mystery writer based somewhat on Mary Higgins Clark; both are parents to Regan Reilly, Carol Higgins Clark's series detective (Twanged, etc.). Regan gets on the case at once, but she doesn't make much headway until she pairs up with Alvirah Meegan, the cleaning woman who turned private eye after winning a $40-million lottery in Mary Higgins Clark's Weep No More My Lady. (Here, Regan and Alvirah make each other's acquaintance at a dentist's office.) Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita remain chained on a small boat offshore from New Jersey as their two bumbling kidnappers plan, execute and bobble a ransom run. The boat starts to sink. Will Luke and Rosita drown? There's probably not a reader alive who thinks they will, and it'll surprise no one when Regan and Alvirah trip over clues as big as Christmas trees to save the day. But if the novel generates little suspense, it does go down like roasted chestnuts, and fans will greatly enjoy the pairing of two favorite detectivesDand two popular writersDin a lightweight but amiably lighthearted Christmas ornament of a book.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 110 more book reviews
Really a good quick read - especially nice around Christmas!
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 69 more book reviews
Blends suspence with poignancy,laugh-out-loud humor, and all-around holiday
sarah5775 avatar reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 386 more book reviews
This is a collaberation between super-successful author Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, who is also a good writer, Carol Higgins Clark. Some of the reviews:

"A seamless collaberation...a thriller that fits right into the Yuletide Spirit." --San Diego Union Tribune

"In thier first collaberation, mother and daughter have produced a holiday confection." --The New York Times Book Review

"Mary Higgins Clark and daughter Carol Higgins Clark create a winning detective duo by teaming up favorite characters from their own respective novels...An entertaining...Christmas treat." --People

"Fans will greatly enjoy the pairing of two favorite detectives- and two popular writers- in a Christmas ornament of a book." --Publishers Weekly
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 111 more book reviews
Very good book and a quick read. I enjoy both authors and they are really great together
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 6 more book reviews
Exciting small book with the "who done it " style of the author
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 377 more book reviews
Both M and C make a good team.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 26 more book reviews
Kept me on the edge of my seat so I ended up reading it all in one night.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 52 more book reviews
good read
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 9 more book reviews
good, quick read. nice Christmas mystery.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 19 more book reviews
A story with Regan Reilly and Alvirah Meehan.Has lots of twists and turns. This is the first Mary Higgins Clark book I've read and will read more.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 94 more book reviews
Pretty good for a holiday novella. I am not a particular fan of Mary Higgens Clark and have never read Carol. I enjoyed this. It was a quick mystery with suspense, mystery and romance. From Amazon.com-Three days before Christmas, Luke Reilly, who owns a string of funeral homes, and his young female driver, Rosita Gonzalez, are kidnapped for ransom. Luke is the husband of Nora Regan Reilly, a bestselling mystery writer based somewhat on Mary Higgins Clark; both are parents to Regan Reilly, Carol Higgins Clark's series detective (Twanged, etc.). Regan gets on the case at once, but she doesn't make much headway until she pairs up with Alvirah Meegan, the cleaning woman who turned private eye after winning a $40-million lottery in Mary Higgins Clark's Weep No More My Lady. (Here, Regan and Alvirah make each other's acquaintance at a dentist's office.) Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita remain chained on a small boat offshore from New Jersey as their two bumbling kidnappers plan, execute and bobble a ransom run. The boat starts to sink. Will Luke and Rosita drown? There's probably not a reader alive who thinks they will, and it'll surprise no one when Regan and Alvirah trip over clues as big as Christmas trees to save the day.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 10 more book reviews
Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth from the novels of Carol Higgins Clark meets Alvirah Meehan, the famous lottery winner and amateur detective from the novel of Mary Higgins Clark meet in a dentist office. Alvirah is to accompany her husband home after a grueling session, while Regan is there in hopes of connectig with her busy father, who is scheduled for a routine visit.

After Regan's father fails to keep his appt., Alvirah gives Regan a ride home. Regan receives a phone call about her father and his drive are being held for a million dollar ransom. Alvirah offers to help Regan to gain their release.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 7 more book reviews
If you want something quick to read that will keep you interested, this is it!
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 2 more book reviews
This was a great book. If you like holiday and relgion ready, then you will love this book.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 314 more book reviews
A kidnapping.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 236 more book reviews
3 days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in Carol Higgins Clark's novels, accidentally meets Alvirah Meehan, Mary Higgins Clark's famous lottery winner and amatuer detective, at a Jersey's dentist office. That's where it all begins.
prairiegrass1 avatar reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 29 more book reviews
A heartwarming story of suspense, with a hearty dose of holiday cheer, from Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark.
Bonnie avatar reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 383 more book reviews
I read this while on vacation...a quick read, very so-so.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 909 more book reviews
A good read.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 51 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book, was quick and easy
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 38 more book reviews
did not read,, sorry
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 711 more book reviews
Three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, accidentally meets Alvirah Meehan, Mary Higgins Clark's famous lottery winner and amateur detective, at a Jersey dentist's office. That's where it all begins. Whlie Regan's mother, Nora, the famous mystery writer, is in the hospital with a broken leg, her husband, Luke, and his chauffeur, Rosita, are kidnapped and held for a million-dollar ransom.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 27 more book reviews
Three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, accidentally meets Alvirah Meehan, Mary Higgins Clark's famoous lottery winner and amateur detective, at a Jersey dentist's office. That's where it all begins. While Regan's mother, Nora, the famous mystery writer, is in the hospital with a broken leg, her husband, Luke, and his chauffer, Rosita, are kidnapped and held for a million-dollar ransom. Together, Regan and Alvirah track the case as the inept yet dangerous kidnappers make their demands known. Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita are held captive on a houseboat on the Hudson River and a fierce winter storm is gathering force.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 31 more book reviews
A delightful read.
reviewed Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly) on + 75 more book reviews
Three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, accidently meets Alvirah Meehan, Mary Higgins Clark's famous lottery winner and amateur detective, at a Jersey dentist's office. That's wher it all begins.
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