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Jinxed

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Carol Higgins Clark

Narrated By: Carol Higgins Clark

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2002

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

Carol Higgins Clark bestselling author of Fleeced and co-author with Mary Higgins Clark of He Sees You When You're Sleeping, returns in top form in her new Regan Reilly mystery, blending her talent for intriguing locales, eccentric characters, and fast-paced suspense laced with humor.

In Jinxed, smart, saucy sleuth Regan Reilly faces a new challenge -- the case of the missing wedding guest.

Regan, an L.A.-based private detective, returns to her office after a vacation with her beau, Jack "no relation" Reilly. Their tour of the wineries in Napa Valley and Santa Barbara County includes a stop at Altered States, a run-down winery owned by three siblings who are all former hippies -- Lilac, Earl, and Leon Weldon.

Regan is barely in her office when she gets an excited call from Lilac. The Weldon family has been invited to the wedding of ninety-three-year-old Lucretia Standish, a former silent-screen star, who made a killing in a dot-com before it went bankrupt and plans to give the Weldons $2 million each -- if they all show up at her wedding which is two days away. However, Lilac's daughter Whitney, aka Freshness, a young actress, is out of touch and goes where the wind blows. If it doesn't blow her back into town by Sunday morning, the Weldon family will be out $8 million.

Regan's job is to find Whitney. But Lucretia's fiancé, the much younger Edward Fields, is also on the hunt. He's hired an accomplice in crime to locate Whitney and get rid of her.

With Jinxed, Carol Higgins Clark is at her very best.

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  • Deb Olson

    Highly recommended - with so many twists, turns and unforgettable characters, narrator (and author) Carol Higgins Clark does an excellent job of story-telling and giving voices to all of them. I first read the hard cover, then enjoyed the CD with my mom on long car trips to the hospital in the year before she died - now almost 10 years ago. We both laughed out loud at Lucretia's antics and held our breath as the criminals did their dastardly deeds. I downloaded it for a long car trip this last weekend. It was a real gift to hear it again and brought back great memories of my mom (her name was Carol also). It is one of the best Carol Higgins Clark books (I have them all in hard cover). I really enjoy the way she weaves her mystery with a touch of humor. If you've never read one from this author, this one is in the middle of the series but a great read.