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Burned (Regan Reilly Mystery #8)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  1,697 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Regan Reilly and her best friend, Kit, are on vacation in Honolulu, intent on having a Hawaiian adventure. They won't be disappointed!
When we last saw L.A.-based private detective Regan Reilly, she'd recently become engaged. On the opening pages of Burned, Regan gets a call from Kit, urging her to come to Hawaii for one last girls' weekend before she ties the knot. The s
ebook, 288 pages
Published March 22nd 2005 by Scribner (first published March 15th 2005)
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Wow...that was published? I listened to the abridged version on CD and would never have made it through the whole book otherwise. The writing was unsophisticated, the characters were predictable... and it was really cheesy. If this "author" has writing skills they were not represented in this story. A huge publishing mistake (besides paying for this story) was to let the author narrate it. Next time, they should hire a professional, someone who knows how to do a Hawaiian accent, NY accent, etc. ...more
One huge complaint - the cute packaged ending complete with bow (not the first I've seen for this series) was utterly ridiculous and unsatisfying. Join the real world Carol Higgins Clark! Your mother's books have twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. Your books follow such a formula that even lovers of a mindless read will be annoyed. Forget Regan Reilly! My time is precious and I'll find a new author.
Regan Reilly, private investigator living in California, is engaged to a police inspector, Jack Reilly (no relation), who works in New York. Regan had planned to visit Jack and her parents who also live in the New York area when her plans are nixed by a severe snowstorm in the northeast which closes down all airline flights to the area. Her best friend Kit is attending a conference in Hawaii at the same time and is stranded there because she lives in the northeast too and cannot get home. She in ...more
Carol  MacInnis
Recently engaged Private Investigator Regan Reilly is based in L.A. and her fiancé Jack is head of the major case squad in N.Y. When a bad snowstorm hits out east, Regan's plans to spend the weekend with Jack are squashed. Then Regan's best friend Kit Callan calls her from Hawaii where she is on business and tells Regan to hop on a plane and spend her weekend with Kit as her last 'single fling'. When she arrives she learns the body of an employee of the hotel where they are staying has been foun ...more
Linda Husvar
This mystery found Regan Reilly and her friend, Kit, on a Hawaiian getaway that was anything but relaxing. I appreciated the author's skill in keeping me guessing while maintaining a clean romance and perplexing drama. We saw gradual revelations of the vacationers and hotel staff's true characters. The symbolism represented with the two valuable leis was ironic. Recommended for those who like a cozy mystery.
 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
Just like her mother- Carol is a superb mystery writer. Burned was a fast read that was both amusing and entertaining. It made a great read for the middle of summer! Who wouldn't like a mystery story to take place in nature's paradise- Hawaii?! The next book in this series is Hitched which I have, hopefully I will get around to reading that one in September. Now it's off to another summer read!
Well, it is definitely not literary gold. It is a fun, fast paced, enjoyable, read! This is great to read by the pool on a lazy afternoon. I enjoy the Reagan Reilly series because it is carefree entertainment. You know when you start any of the books from the series that the ending will be satisfying and complete.
Angel Waggoner
Well, I tried. I've listened to a number of her books, hoping they would get better. There are very few authors who can narrate their own books; this is not one of them. I even got this book in the abridged version and couldn't get through the first disk. So, this author will be transferred to my "don't ever get again" list. Sorry.
Doing some re-arranging during this period of being a hostage to the cold weather, I came across a box of books that I had never read that must have come from TN. This was a light, quick read that took my mind off the cold, because it is set in Hawaii.
I traded another book to a fellow traveler and delayed reading this for a while. It could be a 3 or 4, depending on whether you're looking for a fun, light read or something more serious. As a beach book, it's a definite 4, and was lots of fun.
Another reader commented she couldn't believe someone actually published this is hard to believe. I listened to the audio book read by the author; she was a horrible narrator! the only reason i didn't not give this book less stars is that i have read worse. If you must-read this book, it's good mind candy. I believe I finished it out of determination and commitment to seeing it through. Towards the end I was hard pressed to not throw the CD out the window. I found myself talking back, ...more
Well... I am not really the Higgins Clark reader of the house, but my mother, who has read several, had the book and I picked it up and started reading, and, as happens sometimes, I just kept on reading. It was light reading, and reminded me slightly of the tie-in novel Mr. Monk Goes To Hawaii, but with some sillier bits. (and Monk novels get kind of silly sometimes, although not particularly that one) However, it wasn't that great and isn't really my preferred sort as far as mysteries go, so I' ...more
3 and a half

Just as good as expected. I like a little visit with Regan Reilly, private investigator. The characters are always campy and the story is always light. This is some of my go-to fluff!
Linda Rawlins
Regan Reilly goes to Honolulu to join her friend Kit when she is unable to get to NY due to a snow storm. Once again, Regan encounters murderers, theives, and crazy patrons of the Waikiki Waters Hotel. Will, the hotel manager learns that Regan is a private detective and immediately asks for her help. Despite the fact that she only has the weekend, Regan manages to identify the numerous people responsible for all different types of wrongdoing. The murderer gets caught, the theives are revealed an ...more
Tina Cobabe
A great mystery

This is my first Reagan Reilly book. I enjoyed it, kept me interested through the whole book. the ending was quite a surprise.
In the 8th installment of Carol Higgins Clark's beloved Regan Reilly PI series, Burned, we've found Regan down in Waikiki, Hawaii. Before she'd gotten married to Jack, she invited her best gal pal with her to enjoy the weekend with her. But when they've gotten there, they've found Dorinda Dawes, the hotel's PR woman, dead and washed away with the valuable lei that once belonged to a Hawaiian princess 30 years ago. The manager believed that she didn't accidentally drown and persuaded to take on t ...more
Love this series featuring private detective Reagan Reilly! Twists and turns figuring out the whodunit plot.
A good fast-paced read. Keen to read more novels featuring the main character: Regan Reilly.
I loved this book. It was interesting and funny. I like the writing style of Carol Clark.
Kathy Cherney
Easy read, quick-paced, enjoyable.
Burned is a mishmash of jumbled story lines and very uninspired dialogue. Carol Higgins Clark is no Mary Higgins Clark. It looks like she gets her work published on the strength of her mother's reputation.

The audiobook version features the author as the narrator...what a colossal mistake! She does a horrible job; though this does spare a talented reader the task of trying to make her dull prose sound interesting.

Burned is a good name for this book...especially if you spent money on it!
It was a fun quick beach read. I could dream I was in Hawaii along with Regan Reilly. I didn't realize it was part of a series but it worked well on its own. It is a good book when you are looking for a light mystery although it wasn't quite as funny as the reviews suggested it would be. I will try some other books in the series but not right now since the book wasn't deep enough and the characters were not really developed enough to make me really want to find out what other adventures Regan ha ...more
I wish I had paid attention to the order and read this right after Popped. Oh well it was still fun. I really liked all the characters in this book. It was strange to (SPOILER) have Ned go good at the end. I didn't really feel that was a natural progression. He mentioned he might of made a nice guy, but that was it. I didn't get that one totally. But I liked the twist with the Twins the best. This series is just light fun reading. I finished it in a couple of days.
A Regan Reilly, LA private investigator mystery. Regan joins her friend Kim in Hawai'i for a weekend. She joins Kim at a Waikiki hotel and finds herself quickly involved in a murder and acts of vandalism at the hotel when the manager hires her to investigate.

Quick reading mystery with several subplots all of which are wrapped around the main story line.
Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly mysteries are great reads. They are technically mysteries, but fun: populated with zany, likable characters in great settings, & yet also an entertaining read - even at night, alone. They're breezy, not scary. For a wimp like me, that's perfect. This entry in the series is no exception.
This was the first book I read in the Regan Reilly mystery series. It was a great book but I had to start at the beginning of the series in order to fully understand the characters and their background. Carol and her mother (Mary Higgins Clark) share the same writing style, which is why I turned to her mysteries.
Oct 22, 2008 Dawn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys the Regan Reilley Mystery Series.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of the Regan Reilly Mystery books.
Another book in the Regan Reilly Mystery series. Very enjoyable read, but not my favorite Regan Reilly book. Do not read this book as your first Regan Reilly story. To fully understand the characters & the past references made in each book, you should start with the first Reilly mystery "Decked".
Robin perez
Cute book, Typical Regan Reilly book. As with most of her books, the main character is beautiful, rich, and smart. It's a quick, fun read. With most of the Regan Reilly, there are a lot of quirky characters which makes the reading fun. As normal, you can usually figure who did it before the end.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Regan Reilly Mystery (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Decked (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #1)
  • Snagged (Regan Reilly Mystery, #2)
  • Iced  (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #3)
  • Twanged (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #4)
  • Fleeced (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #5)
  • Jinxed (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #6)
  • Popped (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #7)
  • Hitched (Regan Reilly Mystery, #9)
  • Laced (Regan Reilly Mystery, #10)
  • Zapped (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #11)
Decked (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #1) Hitched (Regan Reilly Mystery, #9) Snagged (Regan Reilly Mystery, #2) Laced (Regan Reilly Mystery, #10) Iced  (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #3)

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