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Gypped Author Carol Higgins ClaPrivate Investigator Regan Reilly is back in another “fun delightful and entertaining mystery enhanced by uirky endearing characters” WashingtonTimescom When Regan Reilly returned to the West Coast where she began her career as a PI she never imagined that her unsuccessful appearance on a game show seven years earlier would throw her trip totally off course REGAN REILLY is in Los Angeles with her husband Jack head of the NYPD Major Case Suad After Jack finishes his meetings with the LAPD the couple may head north to the wine country or may head south to Baja Their only plan is to see which way the wind blows The first day back Regan goes shopping at an upscale new mall in West Hollywood To her surprise she runs into Zelda a woman she’d become friendly with seven years before a 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 talentsWe bought this book because the title is so obnoxiously offensive Gypped here refers to exactly the stereotypically racist activity the word used to be used to refer to in ignorant society We were amused that in twenty first century America a bestselling mystery author would think it was reasonable to use that word for a book title and somewhat hopeful that the book would present the same guilty pleasure as a Mary Higgins Clark novel in other words not a good book but an amusing oneUnfortunately if predictably the book was a tremendous disappointment The author's ignorance in using a racist title should have alerted us that the rest of her book would exhibit similar ignorance The mystery is late in arrival and thin on foundation The climax is roughly constructed and over far too uickly There are no red herrings or rather the red herrings are each dispatched with so uickly as to remove any real suspense from the tale The author and by extension each character suffers from a lack of focus One sentence does not logically follow the one before it so that whole thoughts or connectors are lost What remains is a scattershot unusually slim novel with no payoffFor a guilty pleasure like a Mary Higgins Clark novel seek out something by Mary's ex daughter in law Mary Jane Clark Her writing is breezy and her mysteries while as silly as Carol's have the fun of Mary's Gypped on the other hand may be the worst book I've ever read At least Veronica Roth's Divergent and Insurgent were fully developed if insipid

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T a television studio in Burbank when they were waiting to appear on the game show Puzzling Words They haven’t seen each other since Zelda and Regan didn’t win much money but Zelda made up for it A year ago an elderly neighbor she barely knew left Zelda eight million dollars She has been enjoying her newfound wealth but is aware of the need to give back At a recent fundraiser she bid on a week’s stay in an old Hollywood Hills estate and was the lucky winner She’s currently in residence there and invites Regan to a party at the mansion While Jack attends a business dinner Regan goes to Zelda’s by herself unaware that she is being followed Regan is than surprised at the run down condition of the house and grounds People should be paid to stay here she thinks Zelda introduces 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 right off the bat and get going with the plot Not in this case About 70 pages in and I still had no idea what the plot was And there was a subplot about internet scams that went absolutely nowhere I couldn't figure out why it was even in the book except to make the book longer The mind boggles Disappointing read

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Download Book Õ Gypped Author Carol Higgins Clark Ê 224 pages ↠ ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Gypped By Carol Higgins Clark ✩ – Private Investigator Regan Reilly is back in another “fun delightful and entertaining mystery enhanced by uirky endearing characters” WashingtonTimeRegan to a colorful cast of characters including her old neighbors friends from her yoga class a filmmaker Zelda’s financial adviser her bookkeeper and her personal assistant It’s all good fun As the guests are leaving Zelda asks Regan to stay for a cup of tea They’ve barely sat down to chat when Zelda falls ill A worried Regan doesn’t want to leave Zelda alone and decides to spend the night at the isolated aging estate It’s not long before Zelda asks Regan to investigate people in her life starting with her father’s new wife Bobby Jo The couple said “I do” in the back of a cab at a drive through chapel in Las Vegas after only three months of togetherness Has Zelda’s windfall put her in danger Regan is determined to find out not knowing that she’s a target herse 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 overpowering and none overshadows another Still you definitely get a good feeling for them all I highly recommend this or any of Ms Clark's other books