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Dashing Through the Snow (Regan Reilly Mystery)

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From beloved mother-daughter duo Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and Carol Higgins Clark, author of the hugely popular Regan Reilly mystery series, comes Dashing Through the Snow, a holiday treat you won't want to miss.

In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first (and many hope annual

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Paperback, 308 pages
Published (first published October 27th 2008)
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Terrie
Dec 04, 2013 Terrie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-suspense
Seriously, how STUPID can a book get?
Janet
Feb 24, 2013 Janet rated it it was ok
With character names like Muffie and Flower, you know you are not in for a deep read. It was improbable, predictable and cheesy but it was a light fun read. Not one of MHC best by a long shot. It starts with a Christmas festival being held in a small New Hampshire town. Four employees from a local market win big in the lottery and mayhiem starts and the festival gets lost in the shuffle of things. Without going into any detail, everything works out and a happy ending is had by all. I'd only reco ...more
Carol
Jan 04, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing
I wish there were more of these! I love both Carol's and Mary's books, but these are the quickest read for me. I try to read one between Christmas and New Year's every year. I will be sad when these run out!
Debi
Nov 22, 2010 Debi rated it really liked it
This book is a Good Cozy Christmas Mystery!! I really enjoyed it!!
Natalie
Jan 27, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I believe I'm getting attached tho these (Regan Reilly)books....this is the third one I've read and love how everything seems to really come together for everyone in these books. (Yes the happy endings).And two of them have been christmas books, which I love reading.I would recommend these books to read if you like warm fuzzy comforting endings.
kenisha
Jan 16, 2013 kenisha rated it really liked it
I particularly enjoyed the community spirit in this novel. I love the way Mary Higgins Clark captured the essence of friendsip too, and the way in which she showed genorousity between the lottery winners. Moderate level of suspense and thriller, a good book to enjoy..
Mayda
Dec 04, 2015 Mayda rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, christmas
It’s time for the Festival of Joy, but joy seems hard to come by. The hard-working employees at the local market don’t get the Christmas bonus they’ve come to expect. Instead, the new bride of the owner talks her husband into giving framed pictures of their wedding. Needless to say, the employees are more than a little disappointed. But that feeling doesn’t last when they discover they have won the lottery. That is, all but one of the regular players who backed out at the last moment. Things go ...more
Alysia
For the month of December my book club selected this book and it's our second book in two years by Mary Higgins Clark. Needless to say that makes it my second time reading a book by her.
The story of a group of co-workers winning the lottery right before Christmas was quite cute. The author set them in a small town were everyone knows everyone and everyone's business was very picturesque in a small town way. I love the mystery element they brought in and how the characters slowly but not too slo
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Kristen
Dec 02, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
In the 5th and final installment of the holiday mystery series from Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark, Dashing Through the Snow, Alvirah Meehan and Regan Reilly return to solve another Christmas caper. This time, they head to Branscombe, New Hampshire, when they held their first ever festival of joy. The night before, a bunch of co-workers learned they won the $120 million lottery. One of their employees named Duncan decided to join at the last minute and was told by a couple of phony ...more
Julenew
Dec 03, 2008 Julenew rated it it was ok
We picked this up on CD to listen to while driving to St. George for Thanksgiving.

We are about half way through, and so far find a bit too contrived in spots. A better read than "The Cat Who" series - - - have enjoyed a number of quite clever and humorous episodes.

At this moment, I would give it 3 stars. . . .

And now, having finished the book, I have to downgrade that to 2 1/2 stars. With every one of the 5 CDs, we kept asking each other, "How on *earth* are they going to keep this story going f
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Jacqueline
Dec 15, 2015 Jacqueline rated it it was ok
Okay. A very quick read. Amusing but not well developed. Way too many characters to keep track of.
Becky Rasdall
Easy Christmas read, but not great. I normally love MHC books!
Valérie Carreau
Mon avis: J'ai lu ce livre dans le cadre du challenge cold winter organisé par Antonine et Margaud et dans le cadre également du challenge - lecture commune de Noël organisé par fais moi peur et puis également dans le cadre du marathon Thriller organisé par cookies cela fait pas mal de challenges pour un seul livre mais comme je savais que j'aurais malheureusement très peu de temps à lire pendant cette période de Noël j'ai regroupé tous mes challenges ensemble. Bon je vous ai assez raconté ma v ...more
Karen Whittard
Oct 05, 2015 Karen Whittard rated it it was ok
If you are looking for a Christmas book that is different from the rest then this one maybe for you. I however found the story clumpy and couldn't connect with the characters as they all had such stupid names. It felt like the book was thrown together and not much thought went into writing it. I was a little disappointed as this is my first Mary Higgins Clark book and i didn't particularly like it. The story starts with the festival of Branscombe preparing for the annual festival of joy, while t ...more
Mela
Sep 14, 2015 Mela rated it liked it
Acțiunea se petrece intr-un oraș mic de provincie. În preajma Crăciunului, se planifică o mică petrecere care să atragă atenția puțin asupra acestui loc unde aparent nu se întâmplă nimic.
Patru angajați a unui magazin local câștiga la loterie, asta făcând din orășel un loc interesant unde vine chiar și televiziunea, de aici multe lucruri se întâmplă, cu riscul de a ieși de sub control.
Sunt mai multe intrigi în carte. Se pare ca orașul ascunde destule secrete. Misterele își găsesc rezolvarea și to
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Johanna Lilas
Dec 15, 2015 Johanna Lilas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Je me suis lancée dans la lecture de ce roman, la semaine dernière lors du marathon de lecture de Noël. Je viens seulement de le terminer car je n'ai pas réussi à entrer dans l'intrigue.

Finalement, mes impressions sont identiques à celles de Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas, du même auteur. Les personnages manquent de caractère. Ils sont sans grand intérêt et très caricaturaux. Seules Alvirah et Regan sauvent la mise par leur ruse et leur intelligence mais c'est tout.

L'histoire est trop manichéenn
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Nicolas
Apr 29, 2014 Nicolas rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas-reads
While I did enjoy the story, this was not a good book. It was surprising how poorly written it was. Very amateurish, I thought. On the otherhand, I wanted a fun, quick Christmas themed read and that's exactly what it was. I can't complain too much.
Nicole
Jan 10, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it
It was a cute story and a light read. I bought it in a bargin bin last summer and saw one of the earlier books in the series as a movie on TNT over the holidays. I haven't liked Mary Higgins Clark in general, but I would read another one of this series.
Rachel van Huyssteen
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Stephanie
Feb 21, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it
There was to be a first ever festivel in town. However a couple of crooks showed up to rip people off and have them invest into the oil wells. And Duncan fell for it. However his group at work conklins market won half of 360m jackpot. And they let dunkin in even though he thought twice about ging threw it. AFter conklins new wife the skunk convinced conklin not to give bonuses this year everyone was really upset and the lottery winners quite.but after the skunk split up everyone came back to hel ...more
Michelle
Jan 20, 2010 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good holiday read. Had some weird charcter twists that left me scratching my head, but really a quick read.
Fun and light hearted. I read it in 3 days.
Xepherus3
Mar 20, 2016 Xepherus3 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Hello, Fellow Book Worms and Book Dragons!

To celebrate the coming of Spring I returned to Christmas with my latest book that I read- Dashing Through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark .

Since 1995 Mary Higgins Clark has been celebrating the Christmas season with her series of holiday novels. Each one has taken her readers on a suspenseful trip into the world of crime. Beginning with Silent Night, this series of books have been bestsellers many times over. But it was not unt
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Kathy
Dec 08, 2008 Kathy rated it it was amazing
This was a quick read. Was as good as the other books I have read by this author. Its a love story and mystery in one.
Janelle
Jan 01, 2009 Janelle rated it really liked it
M.H. Clark have written 5 Christmas mysteries. Laurel and I have read them all, Fun holiday reading!
Kim
Dashing Through the Snow Mary & Carol Higgins Clark a fun Christmas romp through the snow with the Reilys & Meehans. Fans of the Higgins-Clarks will remember Nora Regan Reilly, her husband, daughter and new son-in-law. The family has decided to Christmas in New Hampshire with their good friends lottery winners Willy & Alvirah Meehan. Shortly after arriving at the inn, Regan Reilly & Alvirah are embroiled in several mysteries involving a group of new lottery winners. Will they be ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
This was cute story for your christmas fancy. It was written by Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark. It's the story of co-workers who played the lottery always hopping to land a winning ticket. They were bummed when this year their boss the local store owner gives them a wedding picture of him and the 'skunk' his 2nd wife. When one of the co-workers disappears after the winners of the ticket is announced. Many speculate as to what happened to him.

From beloved mother-daughter
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Kari Anderson
Jan 04, 2013 Kari Anderson rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book

In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first (and many hope annual) Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchase
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Elizabeth Noah Astle
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Laura
Jan 09, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
This was my first Mary Higgins Clark book that i've picked up to read, I have quite a few on my shelves but just haven't gotten to them yet. I was actually super disapointed in this book. I was hoping for a nice christmas related mystery book, considering this is the book I picked as my christmas book of the year. Other then the title and cover of this book this had nothing to do with christmas at all. In fact I have no idea what the title had to do with this actual storyline at all.

The employe
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Rhonda
Feb 13, 2009 Rhonda rated it liked it
In Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are excited and volunteering as the village prepares for its first ever Festival of Joy with plans to hold annual galas. Visitors are expected from the rest of New England and especially New York. In fact novelist Nora Regan Reilly and her daughter private investigator Regan Reilly accompanied by their close friends Alvirah and Will Meehan, are in town for the event.

On the night before the opening ceremony, four employees of Conklin's Market win $160
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Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting: she’s written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Hig ...more
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