Decked - Regan Reilly, Bk 1 Author:Carol Higgins Clark The daughter of a successful mystery writer and P.I. with pizzazz, Reagan Reilly is attending her class reunion in at St. Polycarp's, England, when the long dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Reagan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise. — She shouldn't have... more » fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the clean gin Adair. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Reagan is sailing home -- and into the hands of a young girl's killer.« less
This is one of her earlier books. It features Regan Reilly who is a P.I. Her mother is a famous mystery writer (real life?) On this book, she is the companion of an elderly lady on a cruise. It turns out there is a jewel thief and an assassin also on the cruise. I think the characters in this book are very interesting.
A story of a 10 year old murder with characters described in a funny way. This book reminded me of an old Agatha Christie book years ago about another adventure on a cruise ship where all the main characters are woven into the story and interlinked. A real cute "who done it" well written as only Carol Higgins Clark can do. I thought it was another good read I didn't want to put down.
I don't usually read anything with out any supernatural sort of characters/plot but this was a really good read. The characters are developed and the story flows well. I would recommend this to any mystery reader or anyone for that matter.
After reading Zapped and Cursed, both of which I really enjoyed, I went back to this, the first Regan Reilly book. It's rare that I dislike a book so much that I don't finish it, but I realized I was wasting my time here when I was halfway through.
Decked has little of CHC's trademark humor, and it has no suspense. The plot was intriguing, but Carol's writing just dragged on and on... it seems like she took five pages to write what could have been said in two. If you're new to Carol Higgins Clark, whatever you do, DON'T start here. Begin with #2, Snagged, which is much more entertaining and much more typical of her books. I really like Carol Higgins Clark, but this was pretty bad.
the daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's England wen the long-dead body of her former room mate turns up[ under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise.
She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the Queen Guinevere. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing home-- amd into the hands of a young girl's killer.