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Santa Cruise

Summary

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

Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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Snagged

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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

Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Iced

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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

Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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Zapped

Summary

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.

Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Jinxed

Summary

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

Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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Dashing Through the Snow

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Summary

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

Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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All Through the Night

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All of Alvirah's deductive powers and Willy's world-class common sense are called upon as the two stumble into a Christmas mystery. A woman abandons her newborn at a Manhattan church. Simultaneously, a thief is absconding with a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a star-shaped diamond. To elude police, he grabs the stroller and disappears. Seven years later, the mother returns to the scene and finds Alvirah and Willy helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after-school shelter. Soon the savvy sleuths set out to solve the puzzle of the missing child and chalice - and to unmask scam artists threatening to shut down the shelter.

©2008 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Hitched

Summary

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.

Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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Cursed

Summary

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

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Willy and Alvirah

Summary

Follow the adventures of lottery-winning couple Willy and Alvirah Meehan through these best selling short stories. The couple is targeted and pursued by ex-cons after winning the lottery in "Plumbing for Willy," they discover the body of actress Fiona Winter in their New York apartment in "The Body in the Closet," and they help Cynthia Lathem solve the murder of her stepfather in "Death at the Cape." As a special bonus, author Mary Higgins Clark pushes the aura of suspense sky-high in "Stowaway" and "Milk Run," a pair of stories set aboard jetliners.

©1990, "Stowaway" and "Milk Run" Copyright 1988, "Death at the Cape" Copyright 1989, and "Plumbing for Willy" Copyright 1992 by Mary Higgins Clark (P)1994 by Dove Audio, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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Burned

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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.

Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
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Laced

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Summary

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.

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Murder for Love, Murder for Women

Summary

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

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Popped

Summary

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

Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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