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Cursed (Regan Reilly Mystery #12)

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Private Investigator Regan Reilly moved from Los Angeles to New York City when she married her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. To help a friend she ends up taking on a case that calls her back to her old stomping ground..."Cursed" opens on a cold and gray January morning. Sleet and snow are swirling as Regan arrives at a warehouse in ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published April 7th 2009 by Scribner Book Company
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The first Regan Reilly mystery I read and I was pretty ho-hum about the story. Interesting how all the seemingly non-connected people in the story all seemed to entertwine in some way. I called the ending at about the middle of the book which always ruins the fun of a mystery. Also, I wasn't happy (I guess I should have been) about the tidy wrap up with the individual who stole his girlfriend's money.

Ryne Barber
My mom loves mystery books, and she's gotten me into some of her favorite authors. Here, we had a new Carol Higgins Clark book lying around and I thought I'd pick it up and have a nice read. I had read her Christmas novel with Mary Higgins Clark, so I wanted to give her solo stuff a go.

Abigail feels she's cursed - born on a Friday the 13th, she's had a string of bad luck from her birth, and now she's gone and lent $100,000 dollars to her boyfriend who ran off with it to make a movie. She calls u
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Abigail Feeney loans her boyfriend $100,000 dollars on an IOU, and her boyfriend (Cody) runs off with her money. Abigail enlists her previous neighbor and private investigator friend to help her locate her run away boyfriend so she can get her money back before her grandmother finds out about it. Her grandmother had loaned her the money in the first place, and now needs it to purchase a new home for Abigail. Cody took off with the money with the idea that it would help get the script that he and ...more
A fun bit of detective fluff involving a woman who believes she is cursed because she was born on Friday the 13th, and bad things keep happening to her, a hand model who is never without her gloves, senior citizens, friends since childhood jockeying for advantage in the buying and selling of a home. Abigail, a former neighbor of Regan's, calls her in New York to ask Regan to come back to LA to help her track down a former lover who has absconded with a $100K loan. The loan was from money in a fu ...more
I loved this book. Regan seems to always find an adventure. I loved the ending to the book. Fast paced reading that is a mystery but also funny.
Abigail Feeney loans her boyfriend $100,000 dollars on an IOU, and her boyfriend runs off with her money. Abigail enlists her previous neighbor and private investigator friend to help her locate her run away boyfriend so she can get her money back before her grandmother finds out about it. Her grandmother had loaned her the money in the first place, and they needed it to purchase a new home for Abigail. Meanwhile, Abigail's ex, Cody Castle, took off with the money with the idea that it would hel ...more
Shirley Conley
This book is another Regan Reilly mystery. Regan has moved to NY but returns to LA when a friend, Abigail Feeney calls her for help finding a male friend who has disappeared after Abigail loaned him $100K. Abigail who is a hair dresser for the movie industry is convinced she is cursed. The story includes earthquake, murder of a senior citizen, house setting, a movie star stalker, senior care fraud and an attempt to finance a short film. I did not guess the person who committed the murder.
I like the Reagan Reilly mysteries because they are consistent. Maybe not excellent but always consistent. It's going to be a light story that's enough to keep me interested but won't keep me up if I need to get to sleep early.
This story has an old neighbor of Reagan's, Abigail Feeney, calling up and asking for help because an ex-boyfriend of hers borrowed a hundred thousand dollars and she needs it back. So Reagan goes to LA to help out Abigail, who is convinced she's cursed. Not only was Abiga
There's a little something about the way Mary Higgins Clark writes that just doesn't make her a good read for me. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel the same way about her mother's (Mary Higgins Clark) writing. Almost like the storyline is too simple? The characters all seem to be too pedantic and maybe a bit silly? And on many occasions, I feel like a line is thrown in here or there to help beef up the page count, not necessarily to add to the story in any way.

But, every once in a wh
Abigail is cursed---born on Friday the 13th, has 13 letters in her name, and has a series of bad luck that just cannot be explained. She calls her old neighbor and friend Regan Reilly, private investigator, to help her when her ex-boyfriend convinces her to give him $100,000 and then disappears.

Cute story, loved the characters and plot!
Another great installment in the Regan Reilly series. With both her parents and Jack off in climates considerably warmer than New York City in January, Regan agrees to return to her old stomping ground Los Angeles to help out her old friend Abigail. Abigail believes shes cursed and it's not surprising she does - she's out of work as a movie set hairdresser after an accident on set and her (now ex) bf has run off with over a thousand dollars of her money on a supposed 'loan' - money she was savin ...more
Regan Reilly, PI, goes back to LA to help her friend Abigail. Abigail loaned her “boyfriend” $100,000 for a movie he was making, and shortly after that he has nothing to do with her. She doesn’t know where he is.
Regan Reilly's parents and husband are all in warm climates, and Regan is left behind in snowy New York. So when her friend Abigail calls with a problem, Regan is soon on her way to California. Abigail's grandmother has given her money over the years, which she's supposed to safeguard. Instead, she lent the money to her film-writer boyfriend, who promptly disappeared with it. Now her grandmother is coming to town and will want to see the money. Regan helps the frantic woman search for the man, i ...more
Cheryl Taylor garant
Pretty good, her books are kind of annoying in that they always turn out okay in the end. & there are always coincidences and chance meetings that seem a bit improbable!
This was a fun read. Regan goes to help a friend who believes she's cursed because she was born on Friday the 13th. She stumbles on to a mystery.
Farah Xuxa
I really like how this story is simple and fast. There's a limited number of characters so it wasn't that confusing. It's fast-paced and it keeps you in the line of the plot, updating you every short chapter of what's going on in different scenes. I liked that part of it. I felt like I had enough "screen time" from every character in the story.
I picked this book up because of "Higgins Clark". Turns out that the author is the daughter of Mary Higgins Clark, and I have read a novel from her just
Too many characters to keep track off. Did not find the story particularly engaging since it was difficult to grasp personalities and fits. Sluggish story progression. Positive Carol is not going to make it on my favs list. Slow read.
debra cross

It was ok. It had a few good was a little boring and took me awhile to read it.
Jean Perry
A fun read, as are most of CHC's stories. I like her books because altho i have to generally suspend some reality in mystery/ spy stories, in CHC's stories i don't usually say "aw come o n!" The actions of the characters are not too far beyond the realm of possibility. CHC's characters are also usually plausible to me and usually people i would like.

In this book Regan goes back to Calif to support a friend who has decided she is cursed, so many bad things have happened to her. The action takes
I'm actually REALLY happy I picked up this book on CD because now I am really interested in reading more books by Ms Clark! The entirety of the book was like "who did it, and how". With that kind of mystery, that you can't immediately figure out the culprit, but think you may know a makes for a great story. And with the premise of the main character, Abigail, being the 'cursed' one, it helped. I loved Abigail's story and also that Regan was there to help her out along the way. As for C ...more
Carol Higgins Clark is a good writer, not as good as her mother, but she writes about one private investigator, One, Regan Reilly. Her books are fun, quick, and a fast read. I wasn't sure if I had read this one or not because I read them as soon as I see them in the stores, well this was one that I missed. It was based out of LA and had some interesting points and a plot that was pretty good. All in all, she does keep your attention to the very end. I have two others of hers to read Wrecked and ...more
Victoria Avonlea
Someone lent me this book while I was ill and I got desperate. This book has to be one of the worst things I have ever read and I really wish I hadn't. This is the only Carol Higgins Clark book that I've read and, judging by it, she should look for a new profession as she has the writing skills of an eight-year-old. Unrealistic dialogue, oversimplified plot, undeveloped characters with ridiculous sounding names, and weak narrating just about sums this one up. I recommend it to no one. Unless you ...more

In the 12th installment of Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly series, Cursed, we've found Regan who relocated to New York City to be with her husband Jack. But before she was settled in, she returned to Los Angeles to help out a friend solve a cold case about Abigail Feeney, who was "cursed" with the thirteen-letters in her name and her birth date. While Jack was at seminar, she helped Abigail take her of her ex and all of her problems, when she believed she might've been cursed from the get-go
if you haven't reed her I would she's fast good and fun.
Anorhi Demarche
I'd better mention that Abigail is curse on every page. Just reference it as much as possible. That'll make a good book. IT BETTER BE LIKE THE FIRST THING SHE SAYS ABOUT HERSELF WHEN SHE MEETS ANYONE
I won this in a first reads giveaway and looked forward to giving Carol Higgins Clark another try. I read an earlier book of hers many years ago and while I didn't dislike the book, I wasn't overly impressed. I hoped her writing would improve over time.

Well, I basically had the same impression of this book. I thought the plotting was thin and the characters superficial. The dialogue seemed to artificial and pat. I didn't outright dislike Cursed; it was pleasant enough, but just rather weak.
it was intenses, but it seems like I caught it in the middle of a story line.
It was an enjoyable easy read.
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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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