I am currently on a Carol Higgins Clark binge – I found a list of all the books she had written up to Laced, found the newest ones on her website, and now have a complete list.
I checked off all the ones I had already read, and have been ordering them from the library, for pick up at my own Walnut Hills branch. I was suddenly just in the mood to let go of thinking and be buried in these smart, funny, intriguing and very good mysteries – featuring an Irish American red-headed heroine, named Regan Reilly. Any idea why I’d be so intrigued? I’ve also been trying to read them in order as much as I can.
Carol has also written five Christmas mysteries with her mom, the famed Mary Higgins Clark – in one of which she meets the man who, over several books’ time, becomes her husband and co-decipherer of the mysteries. I’m going to re-read that one, Deck the Halls, when I get to that point in the list. I remember it as being terrific, but didn’t realize at the time just how important Jack was going to be.
Mary Higgins Clark’s mysteries are much darker than her daughter’s, and often involve children being in peril. Not something I even want to consider reading – though she is an excellent wordsmith.
I’m about to start the third in the series, Iced (I love the cleverness and fun of the titles, too), set in Aspen in the winter. It will be fun and the pages will just fly by. Sounds like the perfect recipe to me!