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Fleeced (2001)

por Carol Higgins Clark

Séries: Regan Reilly (5)

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Regan Reilly is back. The smart, saucy sleuth featured in all of Carol Higgins Clark's bestselling novels was last seen in Deck the Halls, the holiday thriller Carol wrote with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark. Now Regan is in New York to attend a crime conference organized by her celebrity-author mother. A friend, Thomas Pilsner -- the frenetic president of the Settlers' Club on Gramercy Park -- calls Regan, desperately pleading for help. Thomas is distraught over the sudden suspicious deaths of two members of the Settlers' Club. The men had promised to donate a cache of valuable diamonds to save the Club. But now the diamonds are gone, the men are dead, and Thomas is a mess. He fears the police will suspect he is at the heart of both mysteries, and worse yet, he'll lose his job. Enter Regan. Who better than the star of Decked, Snagged, Iced, and Twanged to solve the mystery of the missing diamonds and suspicious deaths? Who better to contend with the quirky characters around the Club, such as Lydia Sevatura, the self-styled "Princess of Love," who operates a dating service, and her butler, Maldwin Feckles, who has just opened the first school of butlering in New York City? And who better than Carol Higgins Clark, with her sparkling, canny prose, to keep the readers guessing to the end "who done it"? Published to coincide with the paperback of Deck the Halls, Fleeced is a witty portrait of modern urban life. This fifth Regan Reilly mystery proves once again that Carol Higgins Clark is a uniquely talented writer.… (mais)
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Carol Higgins Clark is certainly not the caliber of writer her mother Mary Higgins Clark is. Reasonable premise to the story but the narrative comes off as rather amateurish. ( )
  Birta | Feb 11, 2021 |
Regan Reilly is back in New York and is asked to help a friend. Two men promised to donate some very valuable diamonds to help save his club. The men are now dead and the diamonds are missing. This is a good and fast read.
  taurus27 | Apr 22, 2020 |
Regan Reilly, PI, flew to NYC to visit her parents for a weekend at a crime convention. However, a friend who runs the Settler's Club is in need of help. Two elderly club members have died, and 4 huge diamonds are missing. The diamonds were to be used toward the refurbishing of the Club. Regan decides to take the job. Sheep, butlers, a matchmaking club, bad actors, perfume, break-ins, thieves, a shady movie company and general mayhem give Regan a run for her money.

This was a rather lackluster entry into this series. There were plenty of quirky characters and red herrings. However, I wasn't enthralled. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | May 14, 2019 |
I like her books but this was one was ok ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 7, 2016 |
I like her books but this was one was ok ( )
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Regan Reilly is back. The smart, saucy sleuth featured in all of Carol Higgins Clark's bestselling novels was last seen in Deck the Halls, the holiday thriller Carol wrote with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark. Now Regan is in New York to attend a crime conference organized by her celebrity-author mother. A friend, Thomas Pilsner -- the frenetic president of the Settlers' Club on Gramercy Park -- calls Regan, desperately pleading for help. Thomas is distraught over the sudden suspicious deaths of two members of the Settlers' Club. The men had promised to donate a cache of valuable diamonds to save the Club. But now the diamonds are gone, the men are dead, and Thomas is a mess. He fears the police will suspect he is at the heart of both mysteries, and worse yet, he'll lose his job. Enter Regan. Who better than the star of Decked, Snagged, Iced, and Twanged to solve the mystery of the missing diamonds and suspicious deaths? Who better to contend with the quirky characters around the Club, such as Lydia Sevatura, the self-styled "Princess of Love," who operates a dating service, and her butler, Maldwin Feckles, who has just opened the first school of butlering in New York City? And who better than Carol Higgins Clark, with her sparkling, canny prose, to keep the readers guessing to the end "who done it"? Published to coincide with the paperback of Deck the Halls, Fleeced is a witty portrait of modern urban life. This fifth Regan Reilly mystery proves once again that Carol Higgins Clark is a uniquely talented writer.

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