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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,092 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol Higgins Clark Narrator: Carol Higgins Clark Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Regan Reilly Mysteries Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780743550246
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Regan Reilly and her best friend, Kit, are on vacation in Honolulu, intent on having a Hawaiian adventure. They won't be disappointed!

When we last saw L.A.-based private detective Regan Reilly, she'd recently become engaged, but before the big event Kit convinces her to come to Hawaii for one last girls' weekend.

At the Waikiki Waters Resort, the body of Dorinda Dawes washes ashore. Around her neck is an exquisite and historically valuable shell lei that had been stolen from the Seashell Museum in Honolulu thirty years before. Will Brown, the manager of the resort, doesn't believe that it's an accidental drowning. In the three months Dorinda had worked in Hawaii, she had become a controversial character who had a reputation for pointing out the very worst in people. Will is afraid that she was murdered and that the murderer might still be in their midst.

Lucky for Will, he meets Regan Reilly in the hotel lobby and convinces her to get on the case. Can Regan find out what really happened to Dorinda before it's too late for someone else? Before it's too late for her?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Crime solving with a humorous streak.”

    Raleigh News & Observer (North Carolina)

  • “Regan Reilly is a humorous detective . . . [R]eminiscent of the ‘Thin Man’ stories.”

    Beverly Hills Courier

  • “Entertaining storytelling and likable characters.”

    Booklist

  • “The author narrates with humor and skill, developing quirky characters such as the mysterious ‘over-the-hill’ twins and the man with ‘overly long’ toes. She switches genders, ages, and character styles seamlessly, using pitch, timing, and subtle nuances to round out the characters and bring them to life…She captures the essence of this romp.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 2/13/2014

    " I wish I had paid attention to the order and read this right after Popped. Oh well it was still fun. I really liked all the characters in this book. It was strange to (SPOILER) have Ned go good at the end. I didn't really feel that was a natural progression. He mentioned he might of made a nice guy, but that was it. I didn't get that one totally. But I liked the twist with the Twins the best. This series is just light fun reading. I finished it in a couple of days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christena | 2/4/2014

    " Quick easy read. Nothing fancy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 2/4/2014

    " It was a fun quick beach read. I could dream I was in Hawaii along with Regan Reilly. I didn't realize it was part of a series but it worked well on its own. It is a good book when you are looking for a light mystery although it wasn't quite as funny as the reviews suggested it would be. I will try some other books in the series but not right now since the book wasn't deep enough and the characters were not really developed enough to make me really want to find out what other adventures Regan has. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison Agnew | 2/3/2014

    " Cheesy. The plots and suspects were so predictable that I thought there would be some crazy twist at the end. Instead, there were no surprises, the plot was contrived, and I only finished it because I had no other book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 2/3/2014

    " This book was a fun read for a weekend trip to the beach. :) I liked the characters of Regan and her friend Kit and will probably look for others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Rawlins | 1/25/2014

    " Regan Reilly goes to Honolulu to join her friend Kit when she is unable to get to NY due to a snow storm. Once again, Regan encounters murderers, theives, and crazy patrons of the Waikiki Waters Hotel. Will, the hotel manager learns that Regan is a private detective and immediately asks for her help. Despite the fact that she only has the weekend, Regan manages to identify the numerous people responsible for all different types of wrongdoing. The murderer gets caught, the theives are revealed and greedy visitors get what's coming to them. There are a lot of different subplots, but Carol Higgins Clark actually ties it all up quite nicely. Burned is one of her better books, to be sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camie | 1/14/2014

    " Entertaining, an easy read, a good little mystery. Nothing too deep or dark. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tisha | 1/14/2014

    " not as good as her prior books in this series. pretty cheezy, but the ending wasn't as predictable as i thought. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peggy | 1/7/2014

    " This is another Regan Reilly, private detective, story that is an enjoyable read but a typically shallow Carol Higgins Clark book. It follows the same format she uses in most of her books and is very predictable. The story line is enjoyable but nothing spectacular. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trudy | 12/27/2013

    " Yes, embarrassingly, I read this. Between better books, happily. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mellissa | 12/23/2013

    " I know I read this, but can't remember much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 12/19/2013

    " Great book. The ending was a little too clean for my liking but the book was a really interesting read. This is my first time reading Carol Higgins Clark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/3/2013

    " This is another great Carol Higgins Clark cozy mystery. This takes place in Hawaii, what a tropical setting. Nice good mystery for this gentle read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 11/29/2013

    " I love following this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 11/23/2013

    " This was my first book read by her and will definately NOT be the last!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy B | 11/14/2013

    " Again, running out of things to say! This was another good one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 11/13/2013

    " VERY light read, the Regan Reilly series are cute, cheeky little mysteries....pretty easy to figure out but good if you need a mindless book here and there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skeetoid | 7/13/2013

    " This is a good "read by the pool" book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/8/2013

    " Overall just ok-characters were predictable, dialouge was pretty stilted, and the mystery itself just wasn't very interesting. Don't think I'll be reading any more of her stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 5/25/2013

    " This book was awesome! I liked it even better than Wrecked..I need to find Hitch so I can read that one too. Thanks Linda for recommending such an awesome book. I loved the ending! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 5/20/2013

    " kind of boring, but it was a fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 5/13/2013

    " This is the first book I've read by this author and I was totally involved with the story and I loved all the small plots that were unfolding.....Will read more by Carol Higgins Clark, I am looking forward to it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin perez | 4/28/2013

    " Cute book, Typical Regan Reilly book. As with most of her books, the main character is beautiful, rich, and smart. It's a quick, fun read. With most of the Regan Reilly, there are a lot of quirky characters which makes the reading fun. As normal, you can usually figure who did it before the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 4/25/2013

    " Although it kept me interested enough to read the whole book to hear the ending; I wasn't as impressed with book; think it could have been much better! Was disappointed; don't recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Julienne | 12/27/2012

    " Absolutely fun story, loved Regan Reilly. This is the first of her stories I've read and will have to go back and read all back stories...expecting tons of fun. Love how Regan's mind works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 12/7/2012

    " I like Carol Higgins Clark books; these are a "just for fun" read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pineapple | 9/5/2012

    " I really liked this book (and the other Regan Reilly mysteries), but I am starting to wonder about Carol Higgins Clark and her fascination with Bernadette Castro. She mentions Bernadette Castro and those sofa beds in every book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NK | 5/23/2012

    " Enjoyed first CHC book. Like books set in Hawaii "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ana | 3/14/2012

    " Good read. I expected more but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billie | 12/29/2011

    " I adore the entire Regan Reilly series. They read so quickly. I don't think it's taken me a day to read any of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/21/2011

    " As always I enjoyed this book very much. I like Reagan Reilly and all her cases. You never know what is going to happen. This book had so many crimesthat she solved, it was fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Glen | 9/17/2011

    " Again, there were too many characters and not enough depth to the important ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/20/2011

    " Don't judge me too harshly for my love of lowbrow fiction! Carol Higgins Clark's books are as simple as her one word titles, but for quick poolside read they are just right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 6/13/2011

    " A good summer read as it takes place at the beach. Regan and her mother head to the jersey shore to help her friend at her garage sale. It turns into a case of a missing actress that had rented the house. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 6/8/2011

    " Regan goes down to the Jersey shore for her mother's birtday. They attend Edna's garage sale. Look for missing actress Cleo Paradise and there is generally just a lot going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bschulman87 | 6/5/2011

    " Read this on my Kindle. Quick and entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 6/5/2011

    " Not a great mystery but a fast read.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 5/30/2011

    " A typical Nora Reilly and Regan Reilly her daughter who is a private investigator get involved in situations that end up including Regan's husband Jack who is a NYPD det quick read light entertainment.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 5/29/2011

    " It was fun -- a simple mystery without being gruesome or gory. Regan Reilly is always good for a few laughs and is able to solve the case. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/22/2011

    " This was just OK. There were too many ultra quirky characters in this story. I like the Christmas books she writes with her mother much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 5/18/2011

    " This was a quick, fun read which all the Regan Reilley books are. Carol Higgins Clark does a great job creating a variety of interesting, and often twisted, characters and surprises you with who's done it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 5/18/2011

    " Although I don't like her writing as much as her mother's, and although everyone is a little-too-conveniently tied together, and although it's just mindless reading, I do enjoy her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 5/17/2011

    " Another fun read from Carol Higgins Clark. A light mystery, there are always lot of entertaining characters and enough twists and turns that while you may have met the bad guy(s), the end result isn't quite what you expected. Quick and fun, I always look forward to these releases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/15/2011

    " Another quick read in this enjoyable series...I may be partial due to the "Jersey Shore"setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 5/12/2011

    " Like all her Regan Rielly mysteries, this one was short, funny, and not too scary. A good choice for me when I don't have a lot of time to read. I can put it down for a day or so, and not loose track of the story or important details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/10/2011

    " I love Carol's books (and her mom's) because they take place in New Jersey. I really like recognizing the towns and places in them. This book was a bit anti-climactic, but good. "

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About the Author
Author Carol Higgins Clark

Carol Higgins Clark is the author of the bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries. Her first novel, Decked, was published in 1992 and was nominated for both the Anthony and Agatha awards; she also coauthored a bestselling series of holiday mysteries with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark. Also an actress, Clark studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has recorded several of her mother’s works. She received an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of Jinxed in 2002. She currently lives in New York City.