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(Regan Reilly Mysteries #15)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  2,374 ratings  ·  309 reviews
Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting they plan to vacation in California so Regan can show Jack her old haunts and introduce him to friends who didn't make it to their wedding. One friend Regan gets in touch with is in distress. A health ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 231 pages
Published (first published April 3rd 2012)
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May 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I go to the beach, I often hoard junk books. Light things that I can read in the hammock, mostly. Mary Higgins Clark was always stocked in the local library, and hers were go-to beach books, so I THOUGHT I picked another one up for Memorial Day Weekend. Turns out, the library had taped the shelving label right over the word "Carol". Key, key difference.

This was a bloody awful book. I'm not saying that MHC is any sort of master writer, but this must be nepotism of the highest order, because
Apr 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Higgins Clark books are a guilty pleasure. Read aloud with my significant other, they are a laugh riot. The short chapters, predictable events, stereotypical characters, and mild suspense make for a handful of fun evenings.
Gypped was the first Carol Higgins Clark book we read together. Judging by this book alone, it seems Carol does not share her mother's talents.
We bought this book because the title is so obnoxiously offensive. "Gypped" here refers to exactly the stereotypically racist act
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book met my primary criteria for a road trip audio book - six hours long and no graphic sex and violence. I wanted a bigger pay off from the scenes where the PI is driving around LA in a rental car having forgotten that she has a big butcher knife in her trunk that she meant to surrender to the local police .... but she just remembered the knife and turned it in.
Rosa St.Claire
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carol Higgins Clark's latest book, Gypped,starting her popular character, Regan Reilley, is another mystery to thrill her legion of readers. Gypped is full of surprises and suspense. In the beginning, Regan is with Jack, her husband, the head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, who has to attend some important conferences in LA for his department. While Jack is full of meetings to go to,Regan goes shopping on her first day back to the west coast. Lucky to find a perfect pair of jeans, she heads out o ...more
Mike McAdam
* I received this book free through a goodreads giveaway *

I was fully prepared to give this book 3 stars until I got to the last few pages which were full of such unrealistic moments. I don't know how many times I thought, "That would never happen" or "That doesn't even make sense" or "Nobody would react like that or say that." Too many. There were some truely suspenseful moments but that isn't enough to make up for all the shortcomings. For a 200 page book, one would want to set up the mystery
Maryann Forbes
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carol Higgins Clark comes by her writing skills naturally as she is the daughter of the great Mary Higgins Clark. I enjoyed Gypped, a Regan Reilly Mystery. I was in the mood for something light and breezy, yet still offering a mystery that would capture my attention. Gypped did just that. It is a fun read, fast-paced with an eclectic cast of characters, including Regan’s Mother, Nora Regan Reilly, a well-known mystery writer. For those who enjoy Cozy mysteries, Gypped is a great choice.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick and easy to finish. Entertaining.
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only 4 out of 5 stars, because even though I enjoyed it, there were several points that I took issue with.

I picked this audio book from the library shelves because I can always count on Carol Higgins Clark's "Reilly" stories for a feel-good read, with a light mystery and a satisfying ending.

This book delivered all of the above.

I did have a few quibbles (issues), in areas which detracted from the story somewhat.
1) at one point Regan Reilly puts her car in drive then engages the parking brake be
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
These books are just so cringe-worthy.

"Little Red Riding Hood," he whispered. "That's who you'll be. And I'm the Big Bad Wolf." - there is a scene with a guy sitting in his car, handling a knife and that's his big "scary" line. It's so cringey that it hurts. Aside from that, I'm fairly sure that she's used that in one of her Regan Reilly mysteries in the past. So, apparently, a bunch of bad guys think that little red riding hood in the tops of scary things they can say.

I'm not a huge fan
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most of Ms. Clark's books are easy reading mysteries, and this one is as good as the rest. Regan Reilly bumps into an old friend while traveling with her husband, who has come to LA for a conference. She attends an evening party, and stays afterward because the friend gets sick. The rest is the story. I found this book a well written, fast reading light mystery, with characters who endear themselves to the reader from the get-go. None of the characters, including the main one, Regan, is overpowe ...more
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff
Her books are quick reads and perfect for the plane ride [only a short trip] or the doctor's waiting room. However, her plots seem to get even more simple and the book shorter. It was 202 pages of fairly large type with a lot of blank pages between sections and chapters to account for the $25 price tag!!! Good thing I check her books out of the library because I certainly couldn't justify the cost. ...more
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great!! book ... loved it. Read the whole book in one day!! :D Can't wait for another one of her books to come out .... ...more
Ryan Swan
Aug 22, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I feel Gypped having wasted my time on this awful, boring, not even funny book!
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, are in Los Angeles where Regan began her private investigator career. Jack, head of the New York Police Department’s major case squad, has come here to attend a series of meetings. After the meetings conclude, the couple plans to spend a few days traveling in the area.

Regan bumps into Zelda, a friend from some seven years ago when they both appeared on the television game show “Puzzling Words.” Zelda invites Regan to a party at a Hollywood
On a scale of cotton candy to Brussels sprouts, Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark is a Chips Ahoy! Cinnamon Sugar Thin cookie. Crunchy with a kick of cinnamon, each bite requires a sip of milk.

Regan Reilly is on a weekend trip while her husband has work training. While out shopping, she runs into her old friend, Zelda. Push comes to shove, and it seems like Zelda is the focus of some nasty business.

A book recommendation from a friend, Gypped offered an easy reading experience. This light mystery kep
Ronell Warren 'Brooklyn' Alman
Another book from the Regan Reilly series. Private investigator Regan Reilly goes to Los Angeles with her husband Jack. While Regan was in West Hollywood, she manages to run into an old friend that she had not seen in years. The friend's name is Zelda. The two appeared on a game show together. Neither lady won that much money. While at a mansion a party was held. Zelda invites Regan to the party. Several characters appear at the party from her filmmaker, business advisor, and others. An investig ...more
Kristie J.
Great writing this isn't, but it's a light, easy-to-read book that is good for vacations. A lot of the dialogue tends to be short, choppy simple sentences and the story gets wrapped up way too neatly at the end. Regan is supposed to be a private detective, but her investigative skills seem to be limited to searching the internet and asking her police chief husband to ask his staff to do background checks for her. At the end, one of the police officer's wives did a more thorough internet search a ...more
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I know that Carol Higgins Clark has written a whole slew of mystery novels. I have not been a follower of her work for no reason in particular. I read Gypped just by chance as it was on the new book list at the library. It was a mystery but I would not say it was stunning, spectacular, or fabulous. It was a Whodunit. It did not have the intrigue of some of Daniel Silva's books or the medical background of Gerritsen's books or the cultural intrigue of Joh Rowland's books. Some people may consider ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regan Reilly and husband Jack are off to LA on a work gig for him, so she is enjoying herself in the city when she encounters Zelda, a friend with whom she’d been on a game show years before who had inherited millions which are causing a serious life change. Clearly there are people out after her money. Regan helps her maneuver some of these issues over a short weekend. Clark ties together multiple bits of the plot ingeniously. What an adventure! It was hard to know who some of the culprits are ...more
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a nice short read. Apparently it was part of a series. I didn't really need to know the history because part of it was provided. Reagan is back in L.A. with her husband Jack and she falls into a situation with an old friend being scammed after receiving 8 million dollars. Reagan a private investigator jumps in and helps her friend who is still adjusting to being so wealthy and saves her from being ripped off by her money manager. ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star
Another typical Higgins Clark book. I like them because you know the formula will leave you with a happy ending, and all of the plot lines intertwine. It's usually a very quick read (300 pages that read like 200) that makes me laugh like a Scooby Doo episode.

I definitely reccomend these for a single day read, or a beach or travel read.
Mac Daly
If you're headed for the beach and looking for something that will amuse and not be too deep, pick up a Regan Riley mystery. You may have to suspend your disbelief with all the coincidences and neat endings, but it is fun to and unstressful to solve the mystery of who on earth would want to harm a recent millionaire, coincidentally, a friend of the famous detective Regan Reilly. ...more
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Julie Franckowiak
Another audio book. The story built very slowly and then was over too quickly. This was the first story I heard by the author so maybe I just don’t enjoy her writing? The ending was satisfying at least.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was just about what I wanted. Easy, quick, and fun.

The writing style is painful and sloppy. I kept wondering how an editor let those things go. Weird thoughts. Weird texts. Just so weird. A ton of dialogue.

But it's fun and I'll read more when I need a break.
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think of the Regan Reilly Mystery books as quick and easy reads. I've enjoyed most of them in the form of audiobooks. Fast paced and exciting. Very convenient that these novels can be read out of order! ...more
Joe Keefhaver
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the first book I have read by Carol Higgins Clark. While it wasn't life changing, it was a fun little mystery. It took a long time for the author to set the stage -- essentially half the book -- but then things started happening very quickly. ...more
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, fast-paced
This book is exactly what you expect it to be: a light read with a light mistery and a very light vocabulary. Otherwise, it's a quick beach read or something that can help you get out of a reading slump. ...more
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
These books are so cheesy but I can't stay away -- hope the series wraps up soon, surely a baby is coming soon! The audio voice does not portray the description of Regan and I'm often confused who is talking. ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is my third novel by C. Higgins Clark and what a disappointment: I have rarely read such a poorly written (and translated!) book! It reminded me of a bad movie, with stock characters and a dull screenplay.
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Carol Higgins Clark is a USAmerican 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. She has

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Regan Reilly Mysteries (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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