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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; 1 edition (Jan. 31 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416523472
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416523475
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

Clark's sixth rollicking mystery featuring L.A. PI Regan Reilly (Fleeced, etc.) boasts a wonderful cast: Lucretia Standish, a wealthy 96-year-old former silent-film star (who claims to be 93); Lucretia's sneaky, fortune-hunting fianc , 40-ish Edward Fields; as well as the old lady's late (fifth) husband's family, a clutch of superannuated hippies who manage Altered States, a winery/hotel near Santa Barbara. Regan must track down a missing young actress and scion of Lucretia's late husband's family, Whitney Weldon, aka "Freshness Lilac," the name her hippie mother gave her. Adding to the fanciful mix are 21 tattooed bikers who have made Lucretia their pet; Regan's mother, who, like the author's own, is a successful novelist; television and movie people; and a host of other amusing California types. The redoubtable Lucretia made $60 million by being smart enough to dump some dot.com stock that Edward had foisted on her, but she's not smart enough to see through his schemes as their wedding day approaches. She drags him to Altered States to meet her eccentric family in her brand-new Rolls Royce, escorted by her idolizing bikers. It's up to Regan to sort everything out, and thanks to the transcontinental e-mail aid of her sweetheart, Jack "no relation" Reilly, she's more than equal to the task. As usual, Clark provides plenty of fast-paced fun, with all the substance of a soap bubble, and best of all, nobody gets hurt. (Aug. 27) FYI: Clark has coauthored two novels with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark, He Sees You When You're Sleeping and Deck the Halls.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal

Adult/High School-A fun detective romp set in California wine country. Regan, a private investigator, must find Whitney, an actress, before her great-aunt Lucretia's wedding as Whitney's family, former hippies running the Altered States Bed & Breakfast and Meditation Center, will receive a fortune if everyone attends. Lucretia, an aging silent-film star, inherited a fortune and then made more money in a dot-com enterprise. Of course, the groom and his cronies are criminals out to thwart the family attendance by kidnapping Whitney so that they will receive more money. Add to this framework a motorcycle gang, two friends in their 90s, buried treasure, news coverage, and wildfires for an exciting mystery. The story moves quickly with snappy dialogue and short chapters. Locales change frequently until the conclusion with everyone on location at the B & B.
Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 5 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's a shame that there are so many good writers out there who can't get published, while this one squeaks by on who she knows with a plot that's so transparently a mirror of her own life that it's not even remotely entertaining.
Regan is one of the most boring characters I've ever "met." Everything in her world is too pat and happens to easily -- for a PI, it seems she never has to lift a finger or investigate because every piece of the puzzle and every clue she needs just happens to fall into her lap at exactly the right moment. And is it really necessary for a 30-something year old PI to have her Mommy and Daddy around for every case she solves?
Nepotism, thy name is Carol Higgins Clark.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WGS on Sept. 30 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I purchased this book at a convenience store in Newark airport out of desperation. I finished it before my flight landed in Portland. Don't expect anything deep or profound. However, I did thoroughly enjoy reading this book. It was extremely fast-paced. I found it to be both interesting and enjoyable. This isn't ordinarily something I'd pick up, but I would highly recommend it to someone traveling. Helps the time pass more quickly.
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Regan Reilly and her boy friend Jack "not related" Reilly visit the California wine country until he has to return to his work as the head of the NYPD Major Cases Squad. Private sleuth Regan goes back to her office in Los Angeles. Almost the moment she arrives at work, Regan receives a call from the Weldon siblings, who she met when she and Jack toured their winery. Apparently their ninety-six going on ninety-three years old stepmother, former silent screen star Lucretia Standish, is getting married once again. If the Weldon trio plus the daughter of one of them all attend the ceremony, Lucretia will give them two million dollars each; if even one fails to show up they receive zero. The Weldons hire Regan to find the daughter off on one of her vanishing act weekends.

Regan begins investigating and receives help from Jack via email. However, the forty something groom has other plans for his fiancee's money, which include leaving the Weldons with nothing. If it means killing a detective to insure a Weldon fails to appear so be it.

JINXED is an action-packed thriller that moves at the speed of light, which leads to a fun time for the audience if one does not mind escapist cerebral cotton candy. The story line is fluff yet the audience will enjoy every page of it and most will finish in one sitting. Regan is a wonderful protagonist while readers will find the antics of the support cast quite pleasant and amusing. Carol Higgins Clark does what she does best entertain her fans.

Harriet Klausner
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By A Customer on Sept. 29 2002
Format: Audio Cassette
The author reads this book. She is great, her different accents for her characters very accurately portray them. I have not missed a single one of these mysteries. You will not be disappointed in Jinxed!!
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