Decked (Regan Reilly Series #1)

Decked (Regan Reilly Series #1)

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by Carol Higgins Clark
     
 

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When P.I. Regan Reilly attends a class reunion in England, the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up. Clues to the mystery follow Regan as she sails home--and into the hands of a killer.

Overview

When P.I. Regan Reilly attends a class reunion in England, the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up. Clues to the mystery follow Regan as she sails home--and into the hands of a killer.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Actress/writer Clark does her mother, Mary Higgins Clark, proud in this skillful cat-and-mouse debut. When Los Angeles PI Regan Reilly is in Oxford, England, for the 10th reunion of her semester-abroad college class, the body of her former roommate Athena is found buried in the woods nearby. Though Athena had disappeared at the end of term a decade ago, everyone had thought that the Greek girl had simply fled for home. Now Regan is appalled to learn that Athena was strangled to death. Another reunion surprise is the engagement announcement of shy instructor Philip Whitcomb, whom Athena adored. Once Regan realizes that she can't help the local police with their investigation, she agrees to accompany spry Lady Exner, who is Philip's aunt and was a friend to all the girls when they were in school, on her ocean crossing to New York. On board are also Regan's parents (her mother is a noted suspense author, her father a funeral director) and someone with plans to kill Lady Exner and her companion. Clark deftly ties the plot playing out on the ocean liner to Athena's murder in a suspenseful climax in this lively series launch. (July)
Library Journal
First in a proposed series by the daughter of Mary Higgins Clark, this shows private detective Regan Reilly returning to Oxford for her tenth reunion. Discovery of a dead classmate's body on the estate of a former professor and his eccentric aunt, however, dampens any festivity. Regan accompanies the aunt on a week-long cruise to New York after someone poisons the original companion but stays in touch with police. Danger lurks on the boat, of course, and Regan figures things out just in time. A forgettable story with no subtlety, no starch, no strength.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446508728
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Regan Reilly Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Higgins Clark is the author of ten bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries, including DECKED which was nominated as Best First Novel for both the Agatha and Anthony Awards. She is the daughter of America's # 1 bestselling suspense writer, Mary Higgins Clark, and they have co-authored four bestselling holiday suspense novels. Before turning to writing, Carol studied acting. She has recorded several audiobooks and received AudioFile's Earphones Award of Excellence for reading her novel Jinxed. She lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1978
Website:
http://www.carolhigginsclark.com

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Decked (Regan Reilly Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
MissyFL More than 1 year ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly series of books! They are fun and easy to read and enjoy! Just want to grab a cup of coffe and snuggle up and read from cover to cover. Its hard to get anything else done around my house when I have a new Regan Reilly book calling my name!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first one I read was Iced and I had to find out if there were any other books in this series, I have now read Decked, Snagged, Twanged along with Iced, and I can not wait for the next one. This is the type of book you just can't put down. I will be buying and keeping this series for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After seeing the high reviews on this book, I was really excited to delve into this detective novel. Regan Reilly was a very likeable character, as were several others, but the story seemed to be going by so slowly. Plus, it was a bit confusing in the beginning because multiple characters were narrating different parts of the plot. I don't want to say it was boring, but there was hardly any humor or wit, and no romance... not even some good flirting. If you want strictly a detective novel, this will be a good choice.
Mary Jane Gillen More than 1 year ago
Liked this first book and am in process of reading them all (in order, of course. Can't wait to get into "Iced," the next ine in the series.
nkell More than 1 year ago
The setting was interesting and the characters were just whacky enough to keep you smiling. I will continue reading the series about Regan Reilly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She is just as good as mom and her Regan serirs is just great. All of her books leave you waiting for the next one to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idk
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EDM produfers rp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plan to collect the other eBooks in this series as well. Also,will donate my paperback copies to the library,or thrift store for someone else to enjoy reading. This series is mystery mixed with humor and romance ! Good job,Carol Higgins Clark! Look forward to any and all future eBooks in this series. The Reagan Riley,or Ed series as some may call it are some of my favorite mystery books ever. Definitely recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read some of the other Regan Reilly series and enjoyed them. I thought I would read the series starting at the beginning.
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love-2-readDH More than 1 year ago
Good for late teens
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A boring read the story line was obvious
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