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Hitched (Regan Reilly Mystery #9)

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,923 Ratings  ·  146 Reviews
Regan Reilly and Jack "no relation" Reilly -- head of the NYPD Major Case Squad -- are getting married! Arriving at a bridal salon to pick up her dream gown, Regan discovers the designers bound and gagged. Four dresses (hers included!) are missing; a fifth is in shreds on the floor. With just a week before her wedding, Regan takes the case, meeting an unusual mix of brides ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Pocket Star (first published April 4th 2006)
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Jan 05, 2009 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy this author. This book was a lot of fun, and although anything in it could have happened, taken altogether all of the events happening as they did would be highly unlikely. But that just made it more fun. I guess I like it best when no one has to get killed for there to be a mystery. And that's how it was in this book, where the crime is the theft of four wedding gowns, including Regen's, and the shredding of another along with the theft of the designer and his wife's cash and an ...more
Jan 22, 2009 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always enjoyed books by Mary Higgins Clark and I am starting to like books by her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark as well.

"Hitched" tells about a comedy of errors which begin when 4 wedding dresses are stolen and one destroyed.

Carol weaves the lives of the five brides-to-be together with mystery and a light touch.

If you like "fun" mysteries, this one is worth reading for sure.
Nov 18, 2015 Georgie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a great 'light crime' read with an unusual plot and great characters. Regan Reilly is a refreshing character amongst female detectives - she's tough and smart and definitely not easily intimidated, but lacks the self-righteous, preachy, I'm-so-awesome arrogance of the likes of VI Warshawski, and the ball-breaking bitchy attitude of countless other female detectives in crime fiction.
Regan's family and friends are great characters too, and I especially liked her fiancé Jack 'no relation' Reilly an
It's a cute but shallow and silly story. Just a fun light read, in the vain of Stephanie Plum, but not as good and not as racy. It would be better if there was more romance in the story.

It's hard to take a mystery story about stolen wedding dresses seriously. Too many story lines going at once and then they magically intersect and are resolved.

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Carol Welsch
Dec 29, 2014 Carol Welsch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Very well done. Really like this author. Clever theme to the story and many turn of events. Nice too that someone besides Regan gets in trouble in this one.
Mar 18, 2015 Singletary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regan goes to pick up her wedding gown and finds the owners tied and bound. Four gowns are missing, and one is on the floor torn to shreds.
review: Very good story, but keep track of the brides. There are a lot of people to keep track of and it’s easy to forget who is who. I wish the author had mentioned what happened to Hattie. She held Joyce against her will and nothing was done about it? I know she is old, but she probably should have been placed in a facility because she was obviously not in
Ellen Moore
Jan 26, 2016 Ellen Moore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
This is a light, humorous mystery involving several brides, stolen designer wedding dresses, a bank robber whose robberies are always done during the rain, two deadbeat guys living with the girlfriend of one, and a woman who disappears while out at a bar with her girlfriends. It is one week before Regan's wedding when her gown is stolen from the designer, and Jack is busy investigating a series of rainy day bank robberies. Both get involved in an investigation to find the thief of the gowns and ...more
Oct 06, 2011 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this funny...The bumbling crooks who stole the dresses are too funny. So many different twists and turns in this book. Things happened that I never expected to happen.
Jun 17, 2015 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio
Light and fluffy earned the 3 stars. If I was reading for thought or to really figure out a "who dun it", this would have only rated between one and two stars. On the other hand, for the style and type of book it is, the ride was fun. Lots of stories interwoven into the main theme. Character development somewhat flimsy, but I've not read any of the others in the series so I'm not certain how I would feel if I had read any of the others. The multiple happy endings were sweet and enough clues litt ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to start with this book in the series. I usually do not do this, but my library only had the newer ones on audio book and they looked so interesting.
While I would like to one day go back and read the first 8, I did not feel like I was at a disadvantage not having read them.

Regan has a week until she is marrying her hunky man. She promises her mom that she will focus on wedding things, but gets pulled into a case when at her last dress fitting, she finds the designer dresses have been
Oct 21, 2012 Patrice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My husband and I listened to this on a weekend trip. Great story. Loved the humor spread throughout the 2 mysteries going on in the story at the same time. Wonderful characters with great twists and turns within two seemingly separate incidents that become intermingled. Regan Reilly is getting married in a week and she, her mother, and her best friend Kit drive into Manhattan for the final gown fitting. When they arrive, the door is ajar, there's a shredded and bloodied wedding gown on the floor ...more
Aug 22, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regan Reilly is finally set to marry Jack 'no relation' Reilly, but when the private investigator goes in for her final wedding dress fitting, she finds the salon owner and his wife tied up, one dress covered in blood, and empty safe and 4 more missing wedding gowns, including hers!
Jan 23, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hitched is the second book that I have read in the Regan Reilly series, and I must say that I enjoyed this one as much as the first. Clark delivers a delightful tale full of twists and turns as well as with some really colorful characters. The book begins with Regan going to pick up her wedding dress only to discover that it along with three others were stolen, one was destroyed, and her designer robbed. Regan is quickly on the case which puts her in the path of four other very different brides. ...more
Jul 25, 2011 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book i accumulated without knowing much about or wanting to read. As a mystery novel is takes place around five woman who are soon to be wed, and it so happens that all of the brides have ordered their dresses from the same designers. Conceitedly the design studio has been broken into and all the dresses have been stolen and possible ruined. One of the brides to be is a detective, so she takes this case on herself. As a female I sympathized with the brides, because I would not want the d ...more
Jan 05, 2015 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: serial-cozy
In the 9th installment of Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly PI series, Hitched, we've found Regan getting ready for her wedding to Jack, which were days away. When she picked up her wedding dress, five April brides have found out their dresses were stolen. And one of them were Regan's. When she arrived at the bridal shop, she found out it was broken into, the designers bound and gagged, and the gowns were missing, while one was ripped to shreds. While Regan was on the case to solve this mystery ...more
Angel Waggoner
Please, please, please stop narrating your own books. You are not doing them justice. This is a quirky read and a little silly at times, but if you are just looking for light reading, it's okay.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
It was a quick read, but there was a lot going on in the story. The way it all tied together in the end is a Carol Higgins Clark trademark. I enjoyed this book.
May 10, 2012 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I actually read this book by accident. Meaning that I requested Graceling from the library and when I went to pick it up I realized that I requested the Spanish version! I obviously can't read that but I needed something to read at the gym the next morning. So I headed over to see if there might be a mysterious Mary Higgins Clark book that I had maybe missed. No such luck, so I grabbed this. It was fine. I wasn't miserable reading it, but it was highly predictable, totally unrealistic, and reall ...more
Jessica Flaska
Mar 30, 2008 Jessica Flaska rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
instead of looking up more books by carol higgins clark, i'm going to be a bit lazy, especially since the weather is grey and i'm in a lzy mood. i like carol higgins clarkk books more than her mlother's. i love the character;;s reagan and her beau, jack. reagon's wedding dress gets stolen along with other's and she has to solve the crime. reagan is a p.i. i have always enjoyed the story line and they keep me interested. reagan's faince' is also in the detective business. if i knew about this web ...more
Dawn Leitheuser
Not my normal read, but it was a decent read. Some mystery and humor, helped to pass the time
I do love a mystery. Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly Mysteries are to Mystery/Crime Novels as "Hart to Hart" is to TV detective dramas. You can take that as a positive or negative as you see fit. I for one can read these books knowing some very important things...
1. I won't have nightmares
2. There's no stupid romance or sex scenes
3. There's no gore
4. It makes me feel like I too could solve crime (especially in a world where there is always a happy ending)
I'd recommend to anyone for an easy re
May 17, 2015 Toni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down. Fun read!
Mar 07, 2008 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nic-s-books
I read this book not realizing it was a "Regan Reilly Mystery" series. I hadn't previously read any of her books. But, the author does a decent job of writing so you don't have to go back and read all the other books to know what is going on. I liked the book enough that I wanted to get more background on the series. So I started reading at the beginning of the series - and to be honest the author's first few books were poorly written and a little painful. She is definitely an author who has imp ...more
Donna Valente
A delightful book!! Loved the comical colorful characters. An easy read!!
Jul 23, 2008 Kattie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who just got married & likes mysteries
This book was chosen on a whim, since I needed a new audiobook to listen to at work.
I agree with another reviewer that Carol Higgins Clark is a better writer than her mother. Her mother's book spend more time on details such as hairstyles and clothing choices, and the "whodunnit" is easily predictable.
This book was cute, however, it does cut out some of the details of how and why. Either she didn't feel like coming up with that part of the plot, or she was worried she would end up with a 800 pag
Elizabeth Padro
Oct 03, 2015 Elizabeth Padro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fun books
Jun 26, 2015 Nicole marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Aug 29, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute. A little absurd and too convenient but cute.
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Carol Higgins Clark (1956– ) is an American mystery author. She is also the daughter of author Mary Higgins Clark , with whom she has co-authored novels, and the former sister-in-law of author Mary Jane Clark.

Born in New York City, Clark received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1978 and then studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. She is the author of the Regan Reilly mystery series.
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Other Books in the Series

Regan Reilly Mystery (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Decked (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #1)
  • Snagged (Regan Reilly Mystery, #2)
  • Iced  (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #3)
  • Twanged (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #4)
  • Fleeced (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #5)
  • Jinxed (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #6)
  • Popped (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #7)
  • Burned (Regan Reilly Mystery, #8)
  • Laced (Regan Reilly Mystery, #10)
  • Zapped (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #11)

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