Cursed (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #12)
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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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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
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.

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.
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...more
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...more
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
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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...more
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...more
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'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.
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...more
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
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
if you haven't reed her I would she's fast good and fun.
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.
Apr 26, 2009 Rebecca rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like Reagan Reilly books
Shelves: firstreads
I won this from First reads.

This was the first Reagan Reilly Mystery that I have read. This book was a very quick read. However I was disappointed that it was more of a book of coincidences than it was a mystery.

Reagan Reilly was an interesting character to read about, but without a real mystery for her to solve, she seemed more like a supporting character in this book.

I will probably give the series one more shot. Hopefully the other books in the series have more mystery to them.
Siobhan (shivynpepe)
I enjoyed that this book was a quick read and the short chapters kept the story moving. I appreciated that I did not have to read all the proceeding books in the series to follow the story. I did feel like there were a few too many characters too keep up with at times, and at the beginning, I thought the mystery would be too easy to solve, but there was a twist at the end which I enjoyed.

Overall, a decent mindless read and I'll likely give another Reagan Reilly book a chance.
Kristen Landon
Another fun Regan Reilly mystery.
Mary Reed
Good story. Took me awhile to get into it. Surprise ending.
Eleanor Jethro
As usual Carol Higgins Clark has done it again. Regan to the rescue of Abigail who has made a bad decision in lending her boyfriend $100,000.00 to be repaid on her birthday. Wouldn't you know it but boyfriend Cody walks out on her the next day after receiving the money. Oh Oh what is Grandma Ethel going to say when she finds out that the $100,000.00 is gone. Will Regan find Cody and get Abigails money back. You'll have to read the book to find out
Jul 21, 2010 Dawn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of mystery-lite.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of the Regan Reilly Mysteries.
The 12th Regan Reilly book (not counting the books Carol did with her Mom) was a quick, but enjoyable read. This was the standard mystery-lite story from Higgins Clark , that includes the usual quirky characters. I seemed to enjoy this story a little more than the last few she wrote. The storyline kept me guessing and I never did figure out the murderer on my own (as I have with some of her other books). I enjoy the Regan Reilly books.
These "lite mysteries" by Carol Higgins Clark are fun, quick, and easy to read. Her characters are interesting and fun to watch as they go about solving the mystery of the day.

I usually like reading them at night before turning in for the day. They never fail to take my mind off of the day's annoyances, and they're not heavy-duty page turners that will keep me reading all night.

This was a Goodreads giveaway book! I was excited to have won it. I have been reading Mary and Carol Higgins Clark for years and this is typical Higgins Clark fare. It was a good read--Reagan Reilly is a steady character who continues to grow. The story, plot and character development were good if a tad predictable. An entertaining story for summer vacation, bedtime or bubble bath reading.
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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....more
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