Search Results: "Carol Higgins Clark"


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ICED by Carol Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 1995

"Her obvious competitors, the Nancy Drew stories, are much cheaper, and illustrated with line drawings. (Mystery Guild main selection; national advertising; author tour)"
Regan Reilly, the LA investigator who's evidently never worked at home or for money, is at it again, this time dogging the steps of the thief who's been disguising himself as a Santa at children's parties in order to clean out paintings from some old acquaintances in Aspen, Colorado. Read full book review >

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MOBBED by Carol Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"To find the unguessable culprit, you'll have to look beneath a pile of suspects who seem less menacing than bothersome, like a cloud of Jersey mosquitoes."
Private eye Regan Reilly, down at the Jersey shore to celebrate the birthday of her mother, that famous suspense writer, is on hand—you can't really say she does much more than that—for a hastily organized garage sale whose satellites include an aspiring killer. Read full book review >

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SNAGGED by Carol Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 1993

Kindly crackpot Richie Blossom's developed his latest invention- -runproof, snagproof pantyhose—just in time for a Miami pantyhose convention. Read full book review >

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DECKED by Carol Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 1992

"Welcome flashes of mild humor don't lift this from the humdrum."
Despite the contemporary setting, it might as well be 1938— Agatha Christie time—aboard the Queen Guinivere, where p.i. Read full book review >

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FLEECED by Carol Higgins Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 2001

"Baa, humbug."
Manhattan's once tony Settler's Club, now reduced to letting space to Miss Lydia and her Meaningful Connections singles' gatherings and Maldwin Feckles and his ill-attended school for butlers (current enrollment: four students), is about to receive a hundredth birthday windfall: Longtime members Nat and Ben, joint-owners of four immensely valuable diamonds, have decided to sell them and donate the proceeds to the club. Read full book review >

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DECK THE HALLS by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Admire the shipshape carpentry as the preposterous story purrs along while still delivering fewer thrills than most fruitcakes."
Christmas is a time for family togetherness, so it figures that this first collaboration between bestselling Mary Higgins Clark (Before I Say Good-Bye, p. 404, etc.) and her daughter Carol (Twanged, 1998, etc.) tosses together so many regulars from both authors that there's barely room for the crooks. Read full book review >

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HIGGINS HOLE by Kevin Boreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Steer clear. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A middle-grade undersea fantasy angles to be a comical clambake but reels in only a damp debacle. Read full book review >

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TALLAHASSEE HIGGINS by Mary Downing Hahn
Released: March 23, 1987

"Despite its flaws, a page-turner with a well-drawn protagonist."
Liz was hardly more than a child herself when her daughter Tallahassee was born; 12 years later she still thinks like a teen-ager, a bitter fact that her daughter finally accepts after her first winter away from her. Read full book review >

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ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >