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Savvy young Los Angeles P.I. Regan Reilly faces an unusual challenge when she gets an urgent call from Lilac Weldon, owner -- with her two hippie brothers -- of the run-down California winery Altered States. Lilac asks Regan to find her actress daughter, Whitney, aka Freshness, in time to attend the wedding of Lilac's wealthy aunt Lucretia Standish, a 93-year-old silent fi Savvy young Los Angeles P.I. Regan Reilly faces an unusual challenge when she gets an urgent call from Lilac Weldon, owner -- with her two hippie brothers -- of the run-down California winery Altered States. Lilac asks Regan to find her actress daughter, Whitney, aka Freshness, in time to attend the wedding of Lilac's wealthy aunt Lucretia Standish, a 93-year-old silent film star. The Weldons have learned from a secret source that each family member will receive a gift of $2 million from Lucretia -- but only if they all attend.Lucretia's bridegroom, a 46-year-old con man and former actor, knows he must keep Whitney away; they have met before and she is wise to his game. How Regan foils his plot makes for an exciting climax to this comic suspense novel, filled with Carol Higgins Clark's inimitable characters.


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Savvy young Los Angeles P.I. Regan Reilly faces an unusual challenge when she gets an urgent call from Lilac Weldon, owner -- with her two hippie brothers -- of the run-down California winery Altered States. Lilac asks Regan to find her actress daughter, Whitney, aka Freshness, in time to attend the wedding of Lilac's wealthy aunt Lucretia Standish, a 93-year-old silent fi Savvy young Los Angeles P.I. Regan Reilly faces an unusual challenge when she gets an urgent call from Lilac Weldon, owner -- with her two hippie brothers -- of the run-down California winery Altered States. Lilac asks Regan to find her actress daughter, Whitney, aka Freshness, in time to attend the wedding of Lilac's wealthy aunt Lucretia Standish, a 93-year-old silent film star. The Weldons have learned from a secret source that each family member will receive a gift of $2 million from Lucretia -- but only if they all attend.Lucretia's bridegroom, a 46-year-old con man and former actor, knows he must keep Whitney away; they have met before and she is wise to his game. How Regan foils his plot makes for an exciting climax to this comic suspense novel, filled with Carol Higgins Clark's inimitable characters.

30 review for Jinxed

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    The Regan Reilly books get a little better each time. I don't like the reviews that compare her books to her mother's work, criticizing it as not as suspenseful. Of course it's not as suspenseful! Mary writes suspense novels, Carol writes mysteries. That's like hating the movie Philadelphia because Tom Hanks wasn't as endearing in that as he was in Forrest Gump. Same general genre, different subgenre. This definitely falls in the cozy mystery category. Great for a rainy day or an extra long bus The Regan Reilly books get a little better each time. I don't like the reviews that compare her books to her mother's work, criticizing it as not as suspenseful. Of course it's not as suspenseful! Mary writes suspense novels, Carol writes mysteries. That's like hating the movie Philadelphia because Tom Hanks wasn't as endearing in that as he was in Forrest Gump. Same general genre, different subgenre. This definitely falls in the cozy mystery category. Great for a rainy day or an extra long bus ride while your car is in the shop. A feel good mystery with a happy ending. I liked it. The character, Regan gets a little more human and likable with every book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    What a charming story with lots of quirky characters. Even the bad guys were inept, bumbling idiots so this was a mystery without a grusome mudrer to solve.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Hillary

    i love this book so much it has very good storyline and a great ending to the book . i started reading 9:30 and had to keep reading till i finished the book . this by far the best book that she has written so far . i can't wait to read the next book in the series . i love this book so much it has very good storyline and a great ending to the book . i started reading 9:30 and had to keep reading till i finished the book . this by far the best book that she has written so far . i can't wait to read the next book in the series .

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    This is a fun series, you are never quite sure how the "bad guy" is going to get caught until the end. Knowing who actually makes it very suspenseful because you keep waiting for the how. The sub plots added to the overall mystery as well. This is a fun series, you are never quite sure how the "bad guy" is going to get caught until the end. Knowing who actually makes it very suspenseful because you keep waiting for the how. The sub plots added to the overall mystery as well.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    Boring.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Gabriela

    We have a private detective who is hired by this family of hippies who need to find their daughter so they can all attend to the wedding of a 93 year old millionairess actress who happens to be marrying for the 6th time and who's 5th husband used to be their uncle. If they attend to this wedding, they get 2 million dollars each just for being there because this old lady is kind and giving I guess. The lady of course is marrying a younger guy who only wants her for the money. And our lovely detec We have a private detective who is hired by this family of hippies who need to find their daughter so they can all attend to the wedding of a 93 year old millionairess actress who happens to be marrying for the 6th time and who's 5th husband used to be their uncle. If they attend to this wedding, they get 2 million dollars each just for being there because this old lady is kind and giving I guess. The lady of course is marrying a younger guy who only wants her for the money. And our lovely detective has to find the girl and of course find out who this guy is because "she feels something wrong about him". The plot is WAY TOO PREDICTABLE, and also non believable. The coincidences had me rolling my eyes during the whole book saying: "Oh but of course that is going to happen! So so real! *rolls eyes* Also, way too many characters, like for real, WAY TOO MANY! It was hard to keep up with who is who and just when I thought I had it all on my mind buuum! 5 more characters. Just, nope, please stop. I didn't completely hate it, but Carol Higgins Clark, dear, your mother's books are better.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    In the 6th installment of Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly PI series, Jinxed, Regan returned in this new cozy mystery to solve another puzzling mystery. This time, we found her in Los Angeles, when Lilac Weldon requested her to find her daughter, Whitney, to attend her aunt's wedding. If she did, she would inherit a boatload of money. But Lilac's soon-to-be-uncle-in-law is a con artist, who would do anything to prevent Whitney from showing up in the wedding. It was now up to Regan to foil the In the 6th installment of Carol Higgins Clark's Regan Reilly PI series, Jinxed, Regan returned in this new cozy mystery to solve another puzzling mystery. This time, we found her in Los Angeles, when Lilac Weldon requested her to find her daughter, Whitney, to attend her aunt's wedding. If she did, she would inherit a boatload of money. But Lilac's soon-to-be-uncle-in-law is a con artist, who would do anything to prevent Whitney from showing up in the wedding. It was now up to Regan to foil the plans and to stop the wedding from happening.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Denise Spicer

    Regan Reilly is off on a rollicking romp through California wine country trying to track down a missing actress. The crazy cast of characters includes a former movie star from the silent film era, her much (MUCH) younger and suspiciously shady husband-to- be, hippie winery owners, and a motorcycle gang (The Road’s Scholars). Hilarious, sometimes almost slapsticky, antics keep our attention to the exciting end amid wildfires and buried treasure.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Glen

    Waaaay too many characters for me! I'm not sure what is going on when you have blow by blow details about where people are walking, what they are thinking, what they are eating.... come on. Tell the story we can infer, and we are smart enough to know how some things work without being told it in such great detail! Waaaay too many characters for me! I'm not sure what is going on when you have blow by blow details about where people are walking, what they are thinking, what they are eating.... come on. Tell the story we can infer, and we are smart enough to know how some things work without being told it in such great detail!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    This was another great book in the Regan Reilly series. I enjoyed this story with Higgins Clark's humor & quirky characters. This was another great book in the Regan Reilly series. I enjoyed this story with Higgins Clark's humor & quirky characters.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Billie

    I adore the entire Regan Reilly series. They read so quickly. I don't think it's taken me a day to read any of them. I adore the entire Regan Reilly series. They read so quickly. I don't think it's taken me a day to read any of them.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dale Safford

    The plot was good but quite a bit like her other books. The writing was kind of simple. But you did want to read to the end to see if the bad guy got what he deserved. It is made to seem like Regan Reilly saves the day, when actually she didn't do that much to reach the conclusion. 93-year old former silent screen actress Lucretia Standish is about to be married to decades-younger Edward Fields, who helped Lucretia hit the jackpot in the stock market. This will be her 6th marriage, and Lucretia's The plot was good but quite a bit like her other books. The writing was kind of simple. But you did want to read to the end to see if the bad guy got what he deserved. It is made to seem like Regan Reilly saves the day, when actually she didn't do that much to reach the conclusion. 93-year old former silent screen actress Lucretia Standish is about to be married to decades-younger Edward Fields, who helped Lucretia hit the jackpot in the stock market. This will be her 6th marriage, and Lucretia's maid Phyllis tells the family of Lucretia's 5th husband that they will each receive $2 million if the entire family shows up for the wedding of this woman whom they have never met. Daughter Lilac now runs Altered States, an up-and-coming California winery, with her brothers, so the only one missing is her daughter Freshness (now Whitney), an actress who has gone off on a retreat weekend. Regan is hired to find her. Meanwhile, Lucretia travels with Edward and they befriend a motorcycle group whose leader suspects Edward is up to no good. Edward's friend is told to make sure Whitney (and perhaps Regan herself) does not get there for the wedding whether it involves kidnap or murder, since he wants to inherit her millions after he marries Lucretia and outlives her. How will it all turn out?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Marty

    . A good mystery. Regan Reilly is a private detective based in Los Angeles. Her new boyfriend (Reilly) is a member of New York’s Major Case police team. They are on a trip to the Calif. wine country and have just stopped at a new winery near San Louis Obispo, when Reilly is called back to NY. Meanwhile, a 93 year old former silent screen star (Lucretia) has just decided to marry her business manager (47 yrs younger – and actually a scam artist). Lucretia decides to give several million dollars s . A good mystery. Regan Reilly is a private detective based in Los Angeles. Her new boyfriend (Reilly) is a member of New York’s Major Case police team. They are on a trip to the Calif. wine country and have just stopped at a new winery near San Louis Obispo, when Reilly is called back to NY. Meanwhile, a 93 year old former silent screen star (Lucretia) has just decided to marry her business manager (47 yrs younger – and actually a scam artist). Lucretia decides to give several million dollars she inherited recently from her 5th husband to his family. His family just happens to own the winery Regan and Reilly were visiting. When the youngest daughter, an up and coming actress, goes missing the family is afraid they will loose out on the inheritance and call on Regan to help find Whitney. Of course, things get complicated.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Linda Munro

    Out of all the Carol Higgins Clark books, I think this is the best. Regan and Jack are about to check into a B&B at a California winery when Jack gets called back to NY. Regan had left a business card with the winery owner and the next morning she receives a call from them. Lilac's daughter is on a getaway weekend and out of touch with everyone, but the family has been notified that they will each receive $2 million dollars if they attend the wedding of their late uncle's wife. Now Regan must tra Out of all the Carol Higgins Clark books, I think this is the best. Regan and Jack are about to check into a B&B at a California winery when Jack gets called back to NY. Regan had left a business card with the winery owner and the next morning she receives a call from them. Lilac's daughter is on a getaway weekend and out of touch with everyone, but the family has been notified that they will each receive $2 million dollars if they attend the wedding of their late uncle's wife. Now Regan must track down the young actress. Strange characters and a great deal of fun.....

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jessie Pearce

    This book was fascinatingly complex with a diverse cast of characters and a rich plot! My only complaint was that it wrapped up a little quickly and pulled everything together a little too nicely! Other than that it was a fast paced and interesting novel, something I’ve come to expect from such an amazing author!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Pattie aka Grand

    The perfect audio book to accompany busy activities like packing, cleaning and a long walk. The listener knows exactly what will happen way before it occurs, so close listening is not necessary. A definite plus is the author’ reading — she absolutely nails the voices of the characters.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Liked it better than her others

  18. 4 out of 5

    Libby

    funny ,clean loved the main character . One of my favorites that i've read of hers so far funny ,clean loved the main character . One of my favorites that i've read of hers so far

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    This is the other series book I missed reading in the correct order. THIS one was GREAT! - plot, characters - everything! I couldn't put it down. This is the other series book I missed reading in the correct order. THIS one was GREAT! - plot, characters - everything! I couldn't put it down.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    Jinxed I love the way Carol writes. Keeps you on your toes. Reagan and her family are so real. Can't wait to read the next one! Jinxed I love the way Carol writes. Keeps you on your toes. Reagan and her family are so real. Can't wait to read the next one!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shirley

    Quick read, light on the mystery side, lots of short chapters. My first Regan Reilly Mystery.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Margret

    I got this book from a friend and I was hooked. It’s a charming story with lots of quirky characters and a great ending even the bad guys were fun to read. I enjoyed it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Betty Armstrong

    Love the characters and story.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tuffy

    It may not be as thrilling as Mary Higgins Clark’s books but I enjoyed reading it. The suspense was still there but on the light side but It still keeps you glued until the end.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Drake

    a lot of fun to read

  26. 4 out of 5

    Athornton

    Lots of characters, entertaining as usual made for a fast one-day read!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    Just ok...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lee Parra

    Quick read. Couldn’t put it down. Excitement on every page.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Bev

    A fun, quick read with quirky characters and a bit of suspense.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Sweet but lots of lucky coincidences.

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