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Dashing Through the Snow (Regan Reilly Mystery)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  3,652 Ratings  ·  405 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published (first published October 27th 2008)
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Dec 05, 2008 Terrie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-suspense
Seriously, how STUPID can a book get?
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the 5th Christmas story co-authored by mother/daughter team Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark. They are short, cute mysteries that are easy to read.

In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, it’s time for the Festival of Joy. The town are all working together to prepare for this first, hopefully, annual festival. When the hard-working, long-time employees of Conklins do not get the expected Christmas bonus, they leave the store disgruntled. When it turns out that
Feb 23, 2013 Janet rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 04, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Nov 22, 2010 Debi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a Good Cozy Christmas Mystery!! I really enjoyed it!!
Jan 21, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 05, 2013 kenisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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..
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
Nov 30, 2015 Mayda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
I personally didn't like the book. I read it because it was a requirement that we had to read a certain type of book and this was the only book that looked interesting to me. Overall the book was interesting and this is because when it started talking about how some group of people won lots of money that's when I started to get into it but later on it became a bit boring because it didn't have any mysteries things happening to the people or the money. I would rate it a 3 because I didn't enjoy t ...more
Nov 25, 2008 Julenew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 10, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 25, 2011 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.
Dec 08, 2008 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.
Jan 01, 2009 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
M.H. Clark have written 5 Christmas mysteries. Laurel and I have read them all, Fun holiday reading!
Dec 08, 2008 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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!
Marie Hanley
May 11, 2017 Marie Hanley rated it it was amazing
Christmas in New England

Easy reading. Funny situations in the story as the participants try to solve the mystery. A book worth giving as a gift.
Nicole  Corali
May 10, 2017 Nicole Corali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are good for what they are - light-hearted mysteries and I always enjoy having a selection of books that I can pick up and read cover to cover in a few hours.
Dec 03, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick read for the holiday season
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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Feb 11, 2016 Xepherus3 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Laurie D'ghent
Viewed simply as a book, this was fine. Kept me entertained for 200+ pages. However, viewed as a Clark book, it was thoroughly meh--no suspense at all, no real concern or feeling (on my part) for any of the characters. Rather disappointing, in that respect.
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
Feb 25, 2017 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's been years since I last read anything by Mary Higgins Clark. I really enjoyed her early books, but at some point she ran out of new ideas. At least that's what it felt like to me. All of her books started to feel the same so I stopped reading them.

This one has been sitting on my iPod for a couple of years. I got a good deal on it from iTunes, but then never listened to it. I wasn't sure how much I would really enjoy it. But I wanted something light and easy after spending WAY too much time
Kari Anderson

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
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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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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