Iced (Regan Reilly Series #3)

Iced (Regan Reilly Series #3)

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by Carol Higgins Clark
     
 

Solving A Crime at A Ski Resort can be All Downhill! P.I. Regan Reilly has high hopes for her Aspen vacation. But a mystery soon has the chic detective snooping rather than skiing. Million-dollar paintings have been disappearing, and an old friend of Regan's-a folksy ex-con named Eben Bean-has vanished too. Everyone except Regan believes Eben has gone bad...again.

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Overview

Solving A Crime at A Ski Resort can be All Downhill! P.I. Regan Reilly has high hopes for her Aspen vacation. But a mystery soon has the chic detective snooping rather than skiing. Million-dollar paintings have been disappearing, and an old friend of Regan's-a folksy ex-con named Eben Bean-has vanished too. Everyone except Regan believes Eben has gone bad...again. Her hunt to find him leads away from the tourist crowd into the founding families of this former frontier town. She never expects to get in hot water with a wild and woolly seventy-something lady who has a shocking secret she'd die to keep. Or get in over her head trying to save a famous portrait a dangerous criminal would kill to steal. Now the snow is falling, the plot is thickening, and Regan is engaged in a different winter sport, one that's right up her alley-trying to catch a thief!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a continuation of the Regan Reilly series, the detective's Christmas holiday in Aspen is interrupted by the theft of some high-priced paintings. (June)
Library Journal
Clark's two previous mysteries, Decked ( LJ 7/92) and Snagged (Warner, 1993), sold well in spite of lukewarm reviews. In Iced , intrepid sleuth Regan Reilly encounters murder most foul while vacationing at a swank ski lodge.
School Library Journal
YA-Regan Reilly, private investigator, finds mystery on her Christmas vacation in Aspen, Colorado. She wonders who is stealing the paintings from wealthy owners as she doesn't believe that it's the person the police have accused. Readers know part of the answer, but they don't learn until the climax the surprising identity of the ``Coyote,'' who has been glimpsed throughout as he makes plans to steal from the thieves. This fun, fast-paced novel is a good choice for teens, who will enjoy the wit, the characters, and the modern setting. The text is mainly easy-to-read dialogue and there is plenty of action. Although there are many supporting characters and the chapters shift frequently between them, the plot is simple to follow as the mystery develops.-Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Emily Melton
Given the huge popularity of Clark's first two Regan Reilly mysteries, plus the astonishing amount of hype her publisher is prepared to provide for her, plus the instant name recognition (Mom is superstar suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark), Clark can hardly fail with her third effort. Thirtysomething private investigator Reilly is headed for the ski slopes of Aspen for the Christmas holidays, parents in tow. Mom and Dad are to be houseguests of television actress Kendra Wood while Regan visits with an old friend who's opening a new restaurant. But the Reillys walk into more than just a cheery holiday ski party--Kendra Wood's valuable art collection has been stolen, and her trusted housekeeper, Eben Bean, is missing. That's all Regan needs to know to send her off in pursuit of Eben and the sneaky thieves. After assorted hijinks, adventures, false alarms, and--yes--plain old silliness, the plot finally gets all tied up in a nice, neat, mostly happy ending that will no doubt charm even the most Scrooge-like reader. Solidly entertaining, mostly clever, occasionally funny, and always fun, this one is sure to please the author's growing audience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446601986
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Regan Reilly Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
285,721
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(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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Iced (Regan Reilly Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Iced after I read some of her more recent novels, like Fleeced, Burned and Hitched. With the exception of Hitched and Laced, I think Carol's earlier books of the Regan Reilly series were better. The suspense and the twists in this novel as compared to the more recent stories are definitely better. If you've been disappointed in her novels lately, try reading this book and Snagged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of the Regan Rielly series and look forward to any new adventures in this series.