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Hitched (Regan Reilly Mystery #9)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  3,609 Ratings  ·  172 Reviews
"Like an Agatha Christie incarnation, Carol Higgins Clark knows how to pull out the whodunit stops" (Ottawa Citizen) in this entertaining mystery in the bestselling Regan Reilly series about the mayhem that ensues as Regan's wedding approaches.

Regan Reilly and Jack "no relation" Reilly -- head of the NYPD Major Case Squad -- are getting married! Arriving at a bridal salon
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Pocket Star (first published April 4th 2006)
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Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How easy is it to read a book like this, yet how difficult it is to review it. Reading the book was fun. Every book aspires to offer something positive to its readers. At least the majority of them do. Some books, however aspire to give the maximum amount of fun to their readers who consume the books with eager greed.

This was one such book. A fun book. Bubbly, hilarious, peachy, direct, witty, momentous, infectious. In short, it's a cozy mystery book that had humble ambitions but transcended its
Barbara Radisavljevic
I always enjoy this author. This book was a lot of fun, and although anything in it could have happened, taken altogether all of the events happening as they did would be highly unlikely. But that just made it more fun. I guess I like it best when no one has to get killed for there to be a mystery. And that's how it was in this book, where the crime is the theft of four wedding gowns, including Regen's, and the shredding of another along with the theft of the designer and his wife's cash and an ...more
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always enjoyed books by Mary Higgins Clark and I am starting to like books by her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark as well.

"Hitched" tells about a comedy of errors which begin when 4 wedding dresses are stolen and one destroyed.

Carol weaves the lives of the five brides-to-be together with mystery and a light touch.

If you like "fun" mysteries, this one is worth reading for sure.
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a great 'light crime' read with an unusual plot and great characters. Regan Reilly is a refreshing character amongst female detectives - she's tough and smart and definitely not easily intimidated, but lacks the self-righteous, preachy, I'm-so-awesome arrogance of the likes of VI Warshawski, and the ball-breaking bitchy attitude of countless other female detectives in crime fiction.
Regan's family and friends are great characters too, and I especially liked her fiancé Jack 'no relation' Reilly an
Isaiah Vianese
An enjoyable, light action mystery about bride-zillas and missing dresses. The audiobook is nicely read by the author. Not remarkable, but pleasant.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series and this book was very timely for me as we have a family wedding coming up in November. I'm so glad that there is another book in the works for this series.
I got this book on CD to listen to on a short trip that I took. I haven't read or listened to any other books in the series, but other than a few characters that were mentioned at the end of the book and a few previous incidents (enough detail was given for me to figure out what was going on), I didn't feel lost.

I would consider this to be light, fun read. It had an interesting group of characters, many of whom were a little quirky, and a fun mystery. The characters and the story all tied togeth
It's a cute but shallow and silly story. Just a fun light read, in the vain of Stephanie Plum, but not as good and not as racy. It would be better if there was more romance in the story.

It's hard to take a mystery story about stolen wedding dresses seriously. Too many story lines going at once and then they magically intersect and are resolved.

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Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regan goes to pick up her wedding gown and finds the owners tied and bound. Four gowns are missing, and one is on the floor torn to shreds.
review: Very good story, but keep track of the brides. There are a lot of people to keep track of and it’s easy to forget who is who. I wish the author had mentioned what happened to Hattie. She held Joyce against her will and nothing was done about it? I know she is old, but she probably should have been placed in a facility because she was obviously not in
Carol Welsch
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Very well done. Really like this author. Clever theme to the story and many turn of events. Nice too that someone besides Regan gets in trouble in this one.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this funny...The bumbling crooks who stole the dresses are too funny. So many different twists and turns in this book. Things happened that I never expected to happen.
Denise Spicer
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Private Investigator Regan Reilly is getting married to her soulmate Jack Reilly, a NYC cop. When her fancy bridal gown is stolen, along with several others from the same designer, Regan is on the tail of the thieves. Several subplots add to the action. Jack’s squad is after a bank robber – The Drip (so named because the heavily disguised crook always hits during rain, stormy weather). The book ends with their wedding party.
A romantic/comic-crime caper is probably the nearest I can get to describing this book's style. It's an amusing enough read full of quirky characters but while it was a fun-enough at the time sadly it was also pretty much instantly forgettable... 
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, fast read. Have enjoyed the Regan Reilly series. This was no exception. April Brides, stolen dresses. Was interesting the different reactions to their lost dresses. Good cast of characters and how they interacted throughout the book.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book - obviously, their marriage wasn't going to happen without a "hitch." - I couldn't put it down.
Lisa Spicer
Easy read......quick and fun
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My husband and I listened to this on a weekend trip. Great story. Loved the humor spread throughout the 2 mysteries going on in the story at the same time. Wonderful characters with great twists and turns within two seemingly separate incidents that become intermingled. Regan Reilly is getting married in a week and she, her mother, and her best friend Kit drive into Manhattan for the final gown fitting. When they arrive, the door is ajar, there's a shredded and bloodied wedding gown on the floor ...more
Jul 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book i accumulated without knowing much about or wanting to read. As a mystery novel is takes place around five woman who are soon to be wed, and it so happens that all of the brides have ordered their dresses from the same designers. Conceitedly the design studio has been broken into and all the dresses have been stolen and possible ruined. One of the brides to be is a detective, so she takes this case on herself. As a female I sympathized with the brides, because I would not want the d ...more
Ellen Moore
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a light, humorous mystery involving several brides, stolen designer wedding dresses, a bank robber whose robberies are always done during the rain, two deadbeat guys living with the girlfriend of one, and a woman who disappears while out at a bar with her girlfriends. It is one week before Regan's wedding when her gown is stolen from the designer, and Jack is busy investigating a series of rainy day bank robberies. Both get involved in an investigation to find the thief of the gowns and ...more
Apr 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: serial-cozy
In the 9th installment of Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly PI series, Hitched, we've found Regan getting ready for her wedding to Jack, which were days away. When she picked up her wedding dress, five April brides have found out their dresses were stolen. And one of them were Regan's. When she arrived at the bridal shop, she found out it was broken into, the designers bound and gagged, and the gowns were missing, while one was ripped to shreds. While Regan was on the case to solve this mystery ...more
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hitched is the second book that I have read in the Regan Reilly series, and I must say that I enjoyed this one as much as the first. Clark delivers a delightful tale full of twists and turns as well as with some really colorful characters. The book begins with Regan going to pick up her wedding dress only to discover that it along with three others were stolen, one was destroyed, and her designer robbed. Regan is quickly on the case which puts her in the path of four other very different brides. ...more
Regan Reilly is finally marrying her sweetheart, Jack Reilly (no relation). However, there is one glitch...her wedding dress, along with four other bride's dresses have been stolen, and the wedding is in two weeks! Not only is Regan hot on the trail of a dress thief, but Jack has his own case to solve; the elusive bank robber called The Drip. Told from multiple points of views, this clean, cozy mystery keeps you guessing with unhappy brides, to unfaithful grooms, to abductions, seductions, and d ...more
Rene Natan
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With only a few weeks before the wedding, five brides-to-be are told that their fancy gowns have disappeared or shredded to pieces. Since the bridal boutique where they have ordered their dress is an exclusive New York shop, the media takes hold of the unusual event and invite the salon’s owners and the victims to appear in a popular show. Private investigator Regan Reilly (also one of the victims) takes a look at the past and life style of the brides-to-be and their fiancés. Crime and mischief ...more
Jessica Flaska
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
instead of looking up more books by carol higgins clark, i'm going to be a bit lazy, especially since the weather is grey and i'm in a lzy mood. i like carol higgins clarkk books more than her mlother's. i love the character;;s reagan and her beau, jack. reagon's wedding dress gets stolen along with other's and she has to solve the crime. reagan is a p.i. i have always enjoyed the story line and they keep me interested. reagan's faince' is also in the detective business. if i knew about this web ...more
May 10, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I actually read this book by accident. Meaning that I requested Graceling from the library and when I went to pick it up I realized that I requested the Spanish version! I obviously can't read that but I needed something to read at the gym the next morning. So I headed over to see if there might be a mysterious Mary Higgins Clark book that I had maybe missed. No such luck, so I grabbed this. It was fine. I wasn't miserable reading it, but it was highly predictable, totally unrealistic, and reall ...more
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to start with this book in the series. I usually do not do this, but my library only had the newer ones on audio book and they looked so interesting.
While I would like to one day go back and read the first 8, I did not feel like I was at a disadvantage not having read them.

Regan has a week until she is marrying her hunky man. She promises her mom that she will focus on wedding things, but gets pulled into a case when at her last dress fitting, she finds the designer dresses have been
I do love a mystery. Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly Mysteries are to Mystery/Crime Novels as "Hart to Hart" is to TV detective dramas. You can take that as a positive or negative as you see fit. I for one can read these books knowing some very important things...
1. I won't have nightmares
2. There's no stupid romance or sex scenes
3. There's no gore
4. It makes me feel like I too could solve crime (especially in a world where there is always a happy ending)
I'd recommend to anyone for an easy re
Jun 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio
Light and fluffy earned the 3 stars. If I was reading for thought or to really figure out a "who dun it", this would have only rated between one and two stars. On the other hand, for the style and type of book it is, the ride was fun. Lots of stories interwoven into the main theme. Character development somewhat flimsy, but I've not read any of the others in the series so I'm not certain how I would feel if I had read any of the others. The multiple happy endings were sweet and enough clues litt ...more
Mar 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nic-s-books
I read this book not realizing it was a "Regan Reilly Mystery" series. I hadn't previously read any of her books. But, the author does a decent job of writing so you don't have to go back and read all the other books to know what is going on. I liked the book enough that I wanted to get more background on the series. So I started reading at the beginning of the series - and to be honest the author's first few books were poorly written and a little painful. She is definitely an author who has imp ...more
Jul 22, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who just got married & likes mysteries
This book was chosen on a whim, since I needed a new audiobook to listen to at work.
I agree with another reviewer that Carol Higgins Clark is a better writer than her mother. Her mother's book spend more time on details such as hairstyles and clothing choices, and the "whodunnit" is easily predictable.
This book was cute, however, it does cut out some of the details of how and why. Either she didn't feel like coming up with that part of the plot, or she was worried she would end up with a 800 pag
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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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