Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the Major Case Squad in New York City, have just gotten hitched! They've headed to Hennessey Castle, a romantic spot in western Ireland, to escape the world and the criminals they deal with daily. But their getaway is anything but relaxing!
©2003 Carol Higgins Clark. All rights reserved (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
From beloved mother-daughter duo Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark comes a holiday treat you won't want to miss. In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first (and many hope, annual) Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchased in the next town, but the winner hasn't come forward. Could Duncan have secretly bought it? The Clarks' endearing heroes - Alvirah Meehan, the amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly - have arrived in Branscombe for the festival. They are just the people to find out what is amiss. As they dig beneath the surface, they find that life in Branscombe is not as tranquil as it appears. So much for an old-fashioned weekend in the country.
©2008 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio
After hobnobbing with the rich and famous at the Cannes Film Festival with her parents, Regan Reilly sets off for her next destination, Naples...Florida, that is. It's there that Regan's college buddy Maura lives. Maura works in quality control at the nearby Palm Hotel. With three kids and a husband, Maura's household is a full one, so she arranges free lodging for Regan at the Palm. But the Palm Hotel is no quiet oasis either, as Regan quickly discovers. A pantyhose convention is taking place there...and when an executive suddenly is found murdered -a pair fishnet stockings wrapped fatefully around his neck -Regan finds herself snagged into searching out the killer and solving the mystery.
©2009 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2009 Phoenix
It's Christmas week in Aspen, and the beautiful are out party by day on the magnificent slopes of Aspen, by night at whatever exclusive holiday fate is on tap. Among the revelers is Regan Reilly, a bright young private investigator who has come from L.A. to ski and celebrate with her parents and their rich Aspen friends. It ends up being a busman's holiday for Regan, who gets swept up in art theft intrigue after some multimillion-dollar paintings are stolen from her parent's friends. The thieves continue to elude capture, but Regan is on their trail. She's up against time, though, as the clock ticks down to Aspen's biggest party of the season-at which the town's most valuable painting of all will be unveiled.
©2008 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2009 Phoenix
Private Investigator Regan Reilly is back in another "fun, delightful, and entertaining mystery, enhanced by quirky endearing characters" (WashingtonTimes.com) PI Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting they plan to vacation in California so Regan can show Jack her old haunts and introduce him to friends who didn't make it to their wedding. One friend Regan gets in touch with is in distress. A health nut, recently turned vegan, - and a "health coach" to boot, Zelda suspects she is being gypped by her business manager who had her invest in a new line of vitamins. Regan and Jack look into Zelda's business deals. What they uncover is a scam extending up and down the coast of California, involving people whose only concern is the health of their pocketbooks! Carol Higgins Clark's fans are sure to enjoy another "fast-paced mystery with unexpected plot twists and Clark's trademark humor" (The Daily Beast).
©2012 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
When Athena disappeared from St. Polycarp's College at Oxford, her friends assumed she had run away - to hide from her overbearing, wealthy Greek family, or even to marry some unacceptable young man. To their shock, they find out at their 10-year reunion that her body has been discovered in an excavation. Private investigator Regan Reilly, Athena's former college roommate, is determined to track down her friend's killer. Despite a 10-year-old trail, she uncovers a host of eccentric and uncooperative suspects. A down-to-earth, likable heroine, a wonderful cast of eclectic characters, and a suspense-laden plot add up to an impressive first novel for Carol Higgins Clark.
©1992 by Carol Higgins Clark (P)1992 by Dove Audio, Inc.
This anthology of suspense showcases 5 renowned American mystery writers. The mixture begins with Lucky Day, by Mary Higgins Clark (narrated by Betsy Palmer). It's the story of a young bride who suspects her husband is somehow involved in a strange disappearance. Trapped, by Dean R. Koontz (narrated by Bess Armstrong), takes you into the darkest depths of terror as he explores the psychology of both sides of the human hunt. In Pastime, by Robert B. Parker (narrated by David Dukes), Spenser comes to the aid of a boy he once straightened out. Carol Higgins Clark narrates her own story, Snagged, in which private eye Regan Reilly follows a trail of murder and deceit at a pantyhose convention. Finally, Dealer's Choice, by Sara Paretsky (narrated by Elliott Gould), pays homage to Raymond Chandler by bringing back Philip Marlowe to investigate a case.
©1988 by Sara Paretsky, Copyright (P) 1992 by Dove Audio, Inc.; 1993 by Carol Higgins Clark, Copyright (P)1993 by Dove Audio, Inc.; 1989 by Nkui, Inc., Copyright (P)1992 by Dove Audio, Inc.; 1986 by Mary Higgins Clark, Copyright ; 1991 by Robert B. Parker, Copyright (P)1991 by Dove Audio (P)1990 by Dove Audio, Inc.
When we last saw L.A.-based private detective Regan Reilly, she'd recently become engaged, but before the big event Kit convinces her to come to Hawaii for one last girls' weekend. At the Waikiki Waters Resort, the body of Dorinda Dawes washes ashore. Around her neck is an exquisite and historically valuable shell lei that had been stolen from the Seashell Museum in Honolulu 30 years before. Will Brown, the manager of the resort, doesn't believe that it's an accidental drowning. In the three months Dorinda had worked in Hawaii, she had become a controversial character who had a reputation for pointing out the very worst in people. Will is afraid that she was murdered and that the murderer might still be in their midst. Lucky for Will, he meets Regan Reilly in the hotel lobby and convinces her to get on the case. Can Regan find out what really happened to Dorinda before it's too late for someone else? Before it's too late for her?
©2005 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Sleuth Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, return to New York from their honeymoon in Ireland and discover that their next-door neighbor has put up his apartment for sale. They decide to buy it and enlarge the loft Jack lived in as a bachelor. Regan takes time off from her work as a private investigator to supervise the construction, while Jack resumes his job as head of the Manhattan Major Case Squad. On a sweltering summer night, a major blackout hits New York City, and more than one person in the Reilly's building blows their fuse! In the midst of the chaos, with Jack out coping with the city's problems, Regan finds herself drawn into a case she would never expect to happen in her own home. Zapped, set in New York City, blends Clark's sophisticated humor with her remarkable gift for portraying characters in different walks of life. Here, she creates a penetrating, humorous profile of bosses and workers in the New York real-estate and construction business, and the ardors of renovating a home, which we all know can drive one crazy.
©2008 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. They are looking forward to a quiet romantic weekend out of town. Wouldnt you know their choice of destination provides them with anything but! Regan and Jack had considered going to Bermuda, but instead they decide to spend four days at his parents beachfront home on Cape Cod, a wonderful spot where theyd never been alone. Arriving at the Cape late at night, Regan and Jack are just in time to experience the beginning of a major storm. The next morning, Cape Cod Bay is quite a sight, churning with whitecaps. The wind is howling ferociously. Sheets of rain are pelting the house. Regan is looking forward to settling in the den with Jack and watching the storm. However, the best laid plans.... In the bedroom, Regan opens the curtains to find Skip, the Reillys young caretaker, pressing his nose against the glass, supposedly checking for leaks. Skip later comes running into the house, distraught that hed just discovered Adele Hopkins, the woman renting the house next door, in a heap at the bottom of her staircase to the beach. Regan and Jack run back down with him, but huge waves are crashing on the shore. Hopkins is gone, presumably swept out to sea. Who was Adele Hopkins? No one knows. The sixty-ish loner, who moved in five months ago, shunned her neighbors. Even her landlords have no idea how to locate her next of kin. Discovered in her dining room are stacks of apology cards shed not yet sent and bags of pillows that are embroidered with the saying grudge me, grudge me not. Regan and Jacks search for clues to this mysterious womans identity makes for an anniversary weekend theyll never forget!
©2010 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
America's Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark joins forces with her best-selling daughter Carol in this fast-paced novel set on a special holiday cruise that sets sail from Miami the day after Christmas. Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth; recently "hitched" private detective Regan Reilly; and their husbands Willy and Jack, are guests on the Royal Mermaid's maiden voyage, the Santa Cruise. The cruise is Commodore Randolph Weed's gift to a select group of people who in the last year made the world a better place. What he doesn't know is that his ne'er-do-well nephew, Eric, has smuggled two escaping criminals on board. As the Royal Mermaid sails through troubled waters, Alvirah and Regan uncover clues that lead them to the dangerous men who were not on the original guest list! Filled with suspense and humor, Santa Cruise is a holiday mystery you won't want to miss. Join the Clarks as they bring this unpredictable voyage to a hair-raising and heartwarming conclusion and ring in the New Year.
©2006 Mary Higgings Clark and Carol Higgins Clark (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
It's up, up and away with sleuth Regan Reilly -- in a lively new caper from beloved New York Times best-selling author Carol Higgins Clark. L.A.-based private detective Regan Reilly flies to Las Vegas to help an old school chum, Danny Madley. Danny is producing the pilot of a reality TV show, "Love Above Sea Level." But someone is trying to sabotage Danny's show before he can shoot the final scene at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Is the culprit one of the contestants on Danny's show? Could it be the advice columnists Danny has hired who are there to help rekindle the sparks between the husbands and wives? Is it Danny's right hand man Victor, a local Vegas boy Danny met while gambling? Or his cameraman Sam, who would much rather be surfing than working? There is no shortage of suspects and no shortage of mishaps. From their base in The Fuzzy Dice Hotel, Regan tries to help Danny keep his production on an even keel. Jealousy among the "Love Above Sea Level" contestants escalates. Mysterious, inexplicable events keep occurring. But Regan is determined to keep Danny's show on schedule and she'll do whatever it takes. Popped is written with Clark's expert light touch and filled with the richly drawn quirky characters so relished by her fans. As Nelson DeMille says, "Clark keeps her readers entranced and entertained from cover to cover."
©2003 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2003 Simon & Schuster
A collection of the best crime-of-passion short stories, including "For Whom the Beep Tolls" by Carol Higgins Clark, "Definitely, a Crime for Passion" by Mary Higgins Clark, "The Stalker" by Faye Kellerman, "Nancy Drew Remembers" by Bobbie Ann Mason, "At the Paradise Motel, Sparks, Nevada" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Heartbreak House" by Sara Paretsky, "The Blackmailer" by Ann Perry, and "True Crime" by Donna Tartt.
©1996 Dove Audio (P)1998, 2019 NewStar Media, Phoenix Books
New York Times best-selling author Carol Higgins Clark is a native of New Jersey. So is her sleuth, Regan Reilly. In Mobbed, Clark sends Regan down the shore, where they have both vacationed since childhood. But this trip turns out to be no vacation for Regan! PI Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, plan to spend the weekend at the Jersey shore with her parents. Regans mother, suspense writer Nora Regan Reilly, will be celebrating her birthday on Saturday. But Regans weekend gets off to an early start when she receives a phone call from her mother asking if shed hop on a train right away. Regan had just finished delivering bad news to a high-school classmate. Hayley Patton is a successful New York City event planner who had become suspicious that her beau, Scott, was seeing other women and hired Regan to follow him. When Hayley got the lowdown on Scotts treachery, she vowed revenge with such vehemence that Regan is worried that Hayley might go too far. Turns out Nora had also just spoken to an agitated high-school classmate. Karen Frawley Fulton, who lives in San Diego, called Nora after learning her mothers plans for the day. To Karens shock, Edna Frawley just sold their home at the Jersey shore and is having a garage sale to end all garage sales. Everything the beautiful young actress Cleo Paradise left behind when she recently rented the house is up for grabs. Once inside the house, Regan becomes increasingly suspicious about why Cleo left so many belongings behind when she vacated Ednas home unexpectedly. Was she in that much of a hurry? Regan wonders. Where did Cleo go? is a question too many people are suddenly asking. But no one has the answer. It isnt long before Regan finds herself searching for Cleo, whose next hours may be her last.
©2011 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
Savvy 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 learned from a secret source that each family member will receive a gift of $2 million from Lucretia -- but only if they all 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.
©2002 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2002 Simon & Schuster
Regan Reilly and her fiance, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are getting married! Regan had the perfect dress made by two young designers on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Arriving at the bridal salon to pick up her gown, Regan discovers the shop has been broken into, the designers bound and gagged, and wedding dresses for four of the April brides (her dress included) are missing. A fifth dress is in shreds on the floor. Even though it's a week before her wedding, Regan gets on the case, and in the process she meets an unusual mix of brides and grooms-to-be, or, perhaps "not-to-be". Over at One Police Plaza, Regan's bridegroom, Jack, is trying to solve a perplexing series of bank robberies. The robber, nicknamed "The Drip" by the NYPD because he always strikes during rainstorms, has been eluding the police for months. Jack is determined to crack the case before his upcoming nuptials. Carol Higgins Clark fuses the two seemingly unrelated mysteries with an ingenious twist, taking readers from the streets of New York City, to the casinos of Atlantic City, and finally to that most popular wedding spot, the one and only Las Vegas. She weaves a web of mystery around a charming, humorous tale of five April brides and the trials and tribulations they face planning their weddings.
©2006 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division.
Regan Reilly is in New York to attend a crime conference organized by her celebrity-author mother. A friend, Thomas Pilsner - the frenetic president of the Settlers' Club on Gramercy Park - calls Regan, desperately pleading for help. Thomas is distraught over the sudden suspicious deaths of two members of the Settler's Club. The men had promised to donate a cache of valuable diamonds to save the club. But now the diamonds are gone, the men are dead, and Thomas is a mess. He fears the police will suspect he is at the heart of both mysteries, and worse yet, he'll lose his job. Enter Regan. Who better than the star of Decked, Snagged, Iced, and Twanged to solve the mystery of the missing diamonds and the suspicious deaths? Who better to contend with quirky characters like Lydia Sevatura, the self-styled "Princess of Love" who operates a dating service and her butler, Maldwin Feckles, who has just opened up the first school of butlering in New York City? And who better than Carol Higgins Clark whose sparkling, canny prose keeps listeners guessing "who done it" to the end? Fleeced is a witty portrait of modern urban life, and proves once again that Carol Higgins Clark is a uniquely talented writer.
©2001 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
Private Investigator Regan Reilly moved from Los Angeles to New York City when she married her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. To help a friend she ends up taking on a case that calls her back to her old stomping ground. Cursed opens on a cold and gray January morning. Sleet and snow are swirling as Regan arrives at a warehouse in Long Island City with a trunk full of her old case files from Los Angeles. After carting all her boxes into a storage unit, she heads back out into the snow, and her cell phone rings. Abigail Feeney, a young woman who had lived across the hall from Regan in an apartment complex in the Hollywood Hills, is on the line. Abigail believes her life has been cursed since birth. She was born on Friday the 13th of January, and her parents gave her a name with 13 letters. A hairdresser on movie sets, Abigail was recently injured at work when a piece of scaffolding fell and knocked her over, and her arm was broken in two places. But that isn't why she is calling. "Regan!" she exclaims. "The 'no good bum' has been spotted in town. I desperately need the money he owes me. Can you please come out here and help me find him?" Regan immediately knows the identity of the "no good bum." Within hours Regan is on a flight to Los Angeles where her adventure with Abigail will take her from the beaches of Malibu, to the mountains north of the city, to the renovated lofts of downtown L.A. Regan starts to feel Abigail's curse is contagious as she encounters a cast of characters who aren't always welcoming. Some are downright dangerous. And there's one who is the most dangerous of all....
©2009 Carol Higgins Clark; 2009 Simon and Schuster