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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,367 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: April 2007 ISBN: 9780743564090
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A haunted castle, a pair of international jewel thieves, and a hotel fire—so begins Regan and Jack Reilly’s honeymoon in Ireland.

Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the Major Case Squad in New York City, have just gotten hitched. They’ve headed to Hennessey Castle, a romantic spot in western Ireland, to escape the world and the criminals they deal with daily. But their getaway is anything but relaxing.

Their first afternoon in Ireland, Regan and Jack stop at an old graveyard on the edge of town, where they find a tombstone marked Reilly. Intrigued, they discover it belongs to a talented lacemaker by the name of May Reilly, who died in 1822. Legend has it that after making an exquisite tablecloth for a banquet at Hennessey Castle, May was never paid, and she has haunted the castle ever since. That same night, the hotel’s fire alarm sounds, the guests are temporarily evacuated, and the next morning May Reilly’s famous tablecloth is discovered missing. When two international jewel thieves claim responsibility for the theft in a taunting note to Jack, who has been on their trail for more than a year, the Reilly’s honeymoon comes to an abrupt end.

Working with Regan’s Irish cousin Gerard Reilly, Regan and Jack are in for the adventure of a lifetime through the tiny villages and crowded pubs of the Emerald Isle.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In an atmospheric mystery loaded with quaint characters, Clark gives the reader a unique tour of Ireland from narrow country roads to the city of Galway.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A fun and fast-paced novel, filled with scenes of the beautiful Irish Galway countryside, intriguing characters, and enough plot twists and turns to keep even a seasoned mystery reader interested.” 

    Suite 101

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 2/15/2014

    " Private investigator Regan Reilly and her new husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad are off to Ireland. But their first night at romantic Hennessy Castle is interrupted by a fire alarm that distracts hotel employees from the theft of a valuable antique lace tablecloth out of the castle's memorabilia room. A taunting note is left for Jack by the culprits...a notorious pair of jewel thieves whom he has been pursuing for over a year. Disguised as an elderly couple, they had checked out in the midst of the mayhem. Regan's cousin Gerard Reilly, a Galway resident is eager to help with the hunt but their search takes as many twists and turns as the winding country roads of the Emerald Isle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. A | 2/15/2014

    " Interesting/Quick read; "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer H | 2/11/2014

    " Another quick, good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Perry | 2/5/2014

    " Laced is a typically enjoyable Carol Higgins Clarke book. I've enjoyed all of her Reagan Reilly books. In this one she and Jack are on their honeymoon in Ireland. Two mysteries run simultaneously and make for enjoyable reading. "

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

    " I purchased this as an audiobook and listened to it in the car. The characters were intriguing as was the setting. The story felt rushed as did the ending. It was much to quickly wrapped up for my tastes. I enjoyed the story but it seemed to lack something for me. Oh well. You win some; you lose some. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Skeetoid | 1/28/2014

    " Sort of cheezy and not much character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/24/2014

    " The adventures of Regan Reilly are another good cozy to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/23/2014

    " This is quite possibly my favorite Regan Reilly book so far, and I think it's because it was focused so much on the other characters, not Regan. It felt like Jack was the main character, and so there was less of Regan's whining negative attitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 1/22/2014

    " If you love a fast paced mystery that is also funny than this book is for you. I loved every minute of it and loved the surprised ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Ellis | 1/15/2014

    " Usually not into mystery, but this was a good book that kept me guessing.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britni | 1/11/2014

    " I was a little nervous reading her books because of who her mom is, but it was good. This is a book in her Regan Reilly series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi Rice | 1/2/2014

    " Fun, light and fast - great for a cold winter day with the fireplace blazing, a dog on one side, and a cup of hot chocolate on the other! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 12/8/2013

    " Extremely mindless - and hard to really categorize as a true mystery. Good for those days when you really need to relax and not think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 11/26/2013

    " This is another great Regan Reilly Mystery from Carol Higgins Clark set in Ireland. It had a great cast of characters and Ireland for the background for a great storyline. Well done for a good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz Tucker | 11/24/2013

    " Carol Higgins Clark is *not* her mother. This is the second of her books I've struggled to get through because it was so inane. There won't be a third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aliesha | 11/17/2013

    " Her books are a nice easy read. They are clean and have a good mystery going. Would recommend to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl-Lynn | 11/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this Regan Reilly Mystery. You know throughout the story who the bad guys are but it's always interesting to see how they'll get caught. A fun fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 11/5/2013

    " I did not find this as amusing or interesting as some of the other Regan Reilly mysteries. For the most part, I have enjoyed this series very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 EJ Johnson | 7/30/2013

    " I like these series of books by Carol Higgins Clark because the main character likes the other characters even though some of them get silly/weird. They are upbeat. I get tired of them because they can be too silly. This was one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joenna | 7/12/2013

    " A bit predictable...but not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 7/9/2013

    " Not a huge fan of this author, but my mom gave me this book to try. It's one of the heroine Regan Reilly series and is a light mystery. It was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 3/26/2013

    " I great quick read. It was fast paced and the story kept moving. I can't wait to read more of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Snow | 11/21/2012

    " A delightful book. Good plot. Three stories intertwined. Wonderful characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 8/7/2012

    " this book was ok. i was reading it as a lighter read while i'm also reading city of God, which is a very heavy read. "Light" read is being kind. this book was pretty elementary with lots of cliques and predictable lines. kinda hokey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Leverkus | 6/5/2012

    " Great summer read for mystery aficionados "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/6/2012

    " It was cute, but a little bit silly and "young adult" feeling to me. Kind of reminded me of a Nancy Drew novel haha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Halverson | 2/29/2012

    " If you are looking for a quick, easy read, this is it! Love the short chapters. It was a fun adventure in Ireland, and I love to travel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy B | 10/21/2011

    " Great book! I'd love to visit Ireland some day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melaniehminer | 10/16/2011

    " This was my first Carol Higgins Clark mystery. It was a quick read. Very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanna Gaston | 10/15/2011

    " Absolutely loved this book, mainly because it takes place in Ireland!! My favorite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/3/2011

    " Overall a good book with 3 stories intertwined. Ending was ho hum and not very exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 7/7/2011

    " This is what I call a "filler" book. I can read these while reading other books. This was an entertaining, light hearted mystery. It will always be special to me because I had been reading it before my water broke with baby #3. "

  • 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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