Dashing Through the Snow (Regan Reilly Series)

Dashing Through the Snow (Regan Reilly Series)

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by Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
     
 

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From beloved mother-daughter duo Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and Carol Higgins Clark, author of the hugely popular Regan Reilly mystery series, comes Dashing Through the Snow, 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

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From beloved mother-daughter duo Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and Carol Higgins Clark, author of the hugely popular Regan Reilly mystery series, comes Dashing Through the Snow, 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. This fast-paced holiday caper will keep you dashing through the pages!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The festive fifth holiday mystery from the bestselling mother-daughter Clarks (after 2006's Santa Cruise) focuses on a wish-fulfillment theme many Americans dream about-winning a fortune in the lottery. As Christmas approaches, the folks of Branscombe, N.H., are celebrating their first "Festival of Joy." Visiting from New York City are novelist Nora Regan Reilly and her PI daughter, Regan Reilly, and their close friends Alvirah and Will Meehan, who won $40 million in the lottery a few years earlier. When four employees of Conklin's Market win $160 million using numbers supplied by their associate Duncan Graham, they decide to share their winnings with Duncan. Duncan, alas, has vanished. The Reillys and Meehans soon get on a trail of intrigue involving an abduction, thieves, con men and a second winning lottery ticket. Though the plotting and the characterization can be as thin as early winter ice, this trifle still rates a cheerful ho ho ho. (Nov. 18)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439130087
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Regan Reilly Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-four suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel; two children’s books; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.

Carol Higgins Clark is the author of the bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries. She is coauthor, along with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark, of a bestselling holiday suspense series. Also an actress, Carol Higgins Clark studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has recorded several novels. She received AudioFile’s Earphones Award of Excellence for her reading of Jinxed. She lives in New York City. Her website is CarolHigginsClark.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Saddle River, New Jersey and New York, New York
Date of Birth:
December 24, 1929
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
New York University; B.A., Fordham University, 1979
Website:
http://www.simonsays.com/subs/index.cfm?areaid=12

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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are excited and volunteering as the village prepares for its first ever Festival of Joy with plans to hold annual galas. Visitors are expected from the rest of New England and especially New York. In fact novelist Nora Regan Reilly and her daughter private investigator Regan Reilly accompanied by their close friends Alvirah and Will Meehan, are in town for the event.

On the night before the opening ceremony, four employees of Conklin's Market win $160 million in the lottery. The Meehans especially understand the joy and pitfalls of lottery winnings as they won $40 million a few years ago. The grateful quartet agrees to share their new wealth with a fifth employee of the store, Duncan Graham who provided the winning numbers at the last moment declined participation on the advice of financial advisors. When they go to tell him what they want to do to thank him, the foursome finds him missing. The NYC visiting quartet begins to investigate a strange trail of cons and lottery winners.

The latest holiday collaboration between the great mother and daughter queens of suspense is a fun tale that focuses on lottery winnings. As with the previous adventures (see SANTA CRUISE and THE CHRISTMAS THIEF) Carol Higgins Clark¿s sleuth Regan Reilly is the lead investigator assisted by her retinue. The story line is razor thin, but no one will care as fans will enjoy DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW of New Hampshire along side Regan, her mom and their friends.

Harriet Klausner
bunnyhop More than 1 year ago
I won't give the plot away. Just to say it's another uplifting read and if you like this author, by all means don't wait for it to come to your library. Romance, believable characters and intriguing plot make it four stars. I left one off because I thought the cover was a little too Higginsonian, hardly room for the title.
JERSEYGIRL2N More than 1 year ago
I WAS THRILLED TO SEE THAT THIS YEAR A NEW BOOK CAME OUT BY MOTHER & DAUGHER THEY WRITE WONDERFUL STORIES TOGETHER..CAN'T SEEM TO PUT IT DOWN .ALL THE REILLY'S ALVIRA WILLY.WHAT COULD BE BETTER..THE STORY KEEPS YOU GOING..ALWAYS A GREAT PLOT WITH A TWIST..I HOPE TO READ MANY MORE OF THEIR STORIES.....GIRLS YOU HAVE ANOTHER WINNER....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this a great quick read for the holidays and escape from the gift buying, parties, and rush if the holidays. It was very enjoyable, funny and had a few surprises. Fun!
TonyaL More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great. I love the way this mother-daughter pair writes! It is a fun book to read. It is hard to stop reading.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
As always this Mary Higgins Clark with Carol Higgins Clark mystery was a real page-turner. Non-stop action and suspense will draw U right in. Great plot development & lively characters will keep U reading and guessing what's going to happen next. Want a great who-done-it to figure out? go grab this an begin Ur journey to determine which of the many suspects is the one. Enjoy! A great reading adventure.
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I did not like this book at all.  I love Mary Higgins Clark  and Carol Higgins Clark books.  This one was  BORING.  Too many characters with too many different stories to follow.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the characters, they remind me of friends, funny,nosy friends
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kaseysmom1 More than 1 year ago
Light reaading and fun for the holidays. Highly recommend this book if you are looking for a good Holiday adventure read.
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