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Gypped (Regan Reilly Series #15)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478550310
  • Publisher: World Publications Group
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Sales rank: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Higgins Clark
Carol Higgins Clark is the author of fourteen previous bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries. She is coauthor, along with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark, of a bestselling holiday mystery series. Also an actress, Carol Higgins Clark studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has recorded several of her mother’s works as well as her own 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.

Biography

If Mary Higgins Clark is the Queen of Suspense, then her daughter, Carol, could be considered the Princess of the Pratfall for the quirky comedy she liberally sprinkles throughout her bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries. As a reviewer once said, "Mary Higgins Clark goes for the jugular; Carol Higgins Clark goes for the funny bone."

Clark's apprenticeship to her mega-bestselling mom began early on. In 1975, when she was a student at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, mama Mary was still working full time, supporting five children on her own while trying to get her fledgling career as a novelist off the ground. Daughter Carol did her part to help, pitching in between term papers and acting classes to peck away at her mother's pages on a manual typewriter, making savvy edits along the way.

She recalled to the Philadelphia Inquirer her early days as an unsung editrix of her mother's work: "In one of her books, Loves Music, Loves to Dance, she had a serial killer who was making dates through the personal ads and then killing the girls. So the best friend of one of the girls he killed is trying to figure out who might have done it, so she's going out on these dates. So I was reading it and going over it with my mother and she had all these bars in New York. I said, 'No one goes there, no one goes there.' So I changed all the bars and restaurants. And People magazine said in its review: 'Clark offers a well-informed tour of New York's singles haunts.' So that was my contribution to that book. But I was really learning a lot."

After a few acting stints in off-Broadway theater, movies, and television -- her first role was as an extra on the soap opera Ryan's Hope -- Clark decided to try her hand at writing her own novel. She conjured up a semi-autobiographical heroine, sleuth Regan Reilly (who just so happens to have a celebrity author mother), and Decked debuted in 1992, garnering nominations for both an Agatha and an Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Clark relishes researching each new Regan Reilly adventure, gleaning inspiration from real-life capers both daffy and decadent.

After establishing herself in her own right as a farcical force to be reckoned with -- all of her Regan Reilly novels hit the New York Times bestseller list -- Clark teamed up with her mother in 2000 to pen their first holiday-themed thriller, Deck the Halls. We think it's pretty safe to say Carol didn't have to do all the typing!

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Clark:

"My first job was at a dry cleaner's. You'd be amazed at what you find in people's pockets! All sorts of clues about their lives! I had a character in Iced who worked at a dry cleaner's."

"I started out as an actress, and that background has helped me with my books. I love going to the theatre."

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    loved the story line, so naturally had to get the this book. It

    loved the story line, so naturally had to get the this book. It did not disappoint!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I love the Regan Reilly series. It's funny and entertaining and a little drama,too. I also love Mary Higgins Clark. I have been reading their books for years and have never been disappointed.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Regan meets an old acquaintance who asks her to look into some o

    Regan meets an old acquaintance who asks her to look into some of the people in her life and Regan quickly uncovers duplicity and fraud. I love this series. The several subplots enhanced the main plot with a comfortable tone that was easy flowing in this fast-moving story. As always, Regan gets to the root of this mystery that is satisfactory to all involved. This was a great read and I enjoy every minute of my visit with the Reilly clan and look forward to more fun-filled adventures in this wonderful and entertaining series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Regan Reilly Series

    I have read all of the series and keep coming back to them. They are fun to read and I can't wait for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Title.

    Couldn't believe the title. Shouldn' t an editor know the origin of the word?

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    what a terrible choice for a title. do people still not realize

    what a terrible choice for a title.
    do people still not realize that the term "gypped" is egregiously racist? because it is.

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    TO ALL

    Move to 'rle' res one to 11!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Not the worst but far from good

    I've heard better stories having coffee!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Gypped! This is the first book I have read by Carol Higgins Cla

    Gypped! This is the first book I have read by Carol Higgins Clark. I felt it was good. Love her mom's books - Mary Higgins Clark!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Flameburst

    Yes, i would *smiles*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    another enjoyable book. Carol Higgins Clark provides many funny

    another enjoyable book. Carol Higgins Clark provides many funny scenes again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Only 176 pages...

    As a reader of all of her titles, i found this very disappointing.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Review title: Schemes and Scams. Another interesting storyline w

    Review title: Schemes and Scams.
    Another interesting storyline with protagonist Regan Reilly is between these pages for you. Enjoy a fascinating mystery-suspense thriller taken from real-life stories as Regan investigates the background of several characters. Just when you think you have figured it all out new information is revealed. So good is the plot that you could read this book in one weekend. *Great escape for the weekend.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    4 STARS I really like Regan Reilly P.I. who married Jack Reilly

    4 STARS
    I really like Regan Reilly P.I. who married Jack Reilly no relation except by now being married.
    Jack is a police Detective in New York where they now live. He is in LA for a conference. Regan had lived for years in L.A. but moved back to New York after they got married. Regan wants to show Jack some places and meet some of her friends after his conference is over.
    Regan out shopping while Jack is busy with the conference runs into an old friend she made while they were on a game show together. They both lost.
    Her friend tells her that she was now rich a neighbor who lived in her apartment that she sometimes walked her dog when she was sick left her to her surprise 8 million dollars.
    Regan was invited to a party she was having this evening in a rundown mansion she bid on a charity auction and won for a week. After the party she asks Regan to help her find out about her father's new wife when she finds out they eloped.
    Before Regan finds out much her friend gets really sick so she stays the night to keep watch and help her.
    Earlier in the day Regan saw a suspious guy trying to get into multiple cars and reports it to security at the mall. She doesn't realized that she is followed to her hotel or the party.
    I liked the story it was not her best but it was good. She usually comes out in the spring with her books. I read some of others reviews until then I did not realize that Gypped was a racist title until it was pointed out. Maybe they did not realize or think of it in that context either. Sorry some people got hurt I will try not to use it now that I know.
    04/03/2012 PUB Scribner

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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