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Dashing Through the Snow (Regan Reilly Mystery)

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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  2,762 ratings  ·  320 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)
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Paperback, 259 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published October 27th 2008)
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Terrie
Seriously, how STUPID can a book get?
Janet
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
Debi
This book is a Good Cozy Christmas Mystery!! I really enjoyed it!!
Natalie
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
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..
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
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
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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Nicolas
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
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.
Michelle
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.
Kathy
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
M.H. Clark have written 5 Christmas mysteries. Laurel and I have read them all, Fun holiday reading!
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

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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Laura
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.

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Rhonda
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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Gina
Book Description- In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $180 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquarading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchased in t ...more
Luann
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
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Jess
2.5 stars
This is a cozy little novel set up in wintry New Hampshire around Christmastime. I have read a few MHC and CHC collaborations, as well as most of MHC's collected works so I am pretty familiar with this territory. Despite the 2-star rating, this novel really isn't terrible. It's entertaining and fun, and something to breeze through on a cozy pre-Christmas weekend during a snowstorm with a cup of tea in hand. It's just that a: This is not my genre, nor am I the target audience for this no
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Darlene Wilson
Didn't take time to write about this one at the time -- so will borrow a fly leaf type description.....
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
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John Smith
This was a wonderfully entertaining book. Quite the little Drama/Mystery. I had trouble putting it down. The story follows a bunch of different groups of people involved in the same story. A story about life in a small New Hampshire town having a winter festival for the first time, to get people out to their town. There are the local store lottery winners. There are the crooks. There is the couple failing in love. There are different town folk involved in their little part of the festivities. I ...more
Diana
This book was an enjoyable read. I like these characters that have been in other Mary Higgins Clark books. Alvirah Meethan is a working class woman who won a lottery and now enjoys solving mysteries and coaching others who have won the lottery. Her husband is a likeable man who kind of is along for the ride. Regan Reily is a private investigator and her husband is a big wig in the NY city police department. Regan's parents (as well as Regan and her husband....Alvirah and her husband) are in a sm ...more
Kshydog
Very light read with not much of a mystery to it. More about a small town wanting to have a festival at Christmas when a group of workers from a local store win the lottery. It made it too confusing having the out-of-town sluths from the Regan Reilly series come and help solve the problem of a missing lottery winner and his girlfriend plus crooks of all kinds living in the town. Did not get much of a Christmas feel while reading.
Abdelkareem Sabri
My favorite part of the book, Dashing Through The Snow, was how the five key employees were very amiable towards each other. However i found the ending of Dashing Through The Snow predictable. The story line did not keep me on the edge of my seat. The plot was great but its "mystery" was dull. I do not recommend this book if looking for a mystery/crime novel. It should fall under the category adventure/thriller/drama.
Joy Wilson
I really have loved Mary Higgins Clark over the years and these books for Christmas are always a delight. This book is very short on plot which is a bit uncharacteristic. I know that the Christmas mystery series is intended to be less suspenseful and murderous, but this book just doesn't have enough suspense or tension. The ties between the evil-doers are not well written and there is far too much, oops I just made a serendipitous recollection. I will continue to buy these books in the future, b ...more
Boof
I am a huge fan of Mary Higgins Clark (her books are real comfort reads) but this one really let me down. It is the first I have read by both MHC and her daughter, Carol, and I noticed such a difference in the quality of both the plot and the narrative. The plot was really pretty terrible and had me rolling my eyes and groaning on a page by page basis. A small town is gearing up for a Christmas festival when a small group of shop-workers in a syndicate win the lottery, then the next day one of t ...more
Ryan G
I'm going to be the first to admit that I'm a junkie for this series now. Once again this mother/daughter duo have proven to me that I really need to try their separate books. This was another fun light hearted mystery that allows the heroes to not only have fun but lend a helping hand to some deserving individuals.

This will be a rather short review because once again I really can't go into too many details without giving away a lot of the story itself. What I will say is that this is a fun romp
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aizjanika
I picked this book up on impulse when I saw it in the bookstore. I have a soft spot for Christmas stories and this one had a pretty cover, and I had at least heard of the author. I think that this is the first book that I've read from either of these authors, and I think that this one is maybe the fifth of a sort of a series, though I'm not sure. I enjoyed reading it, but something felt missing. The characters didn't have a lot of depth and it felt like there was a bit too much explanation of ev ...more
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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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