Thursday, December 16, 2010
Dashing Through The Snow by Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
Just as a group of coworkers win a $180 million dollar lottery on the eve of the first annual Festival of Joy in the village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, one of them goes missing. Nobody knows if it's foul play or if he bought the second winning ticket and doesn't want to admit it.
Fortunately for them the amateur sleuth and lottery winner, Alvirah Meehan and private eye Regan Reilly along with their families were already planning on attending the festival. They set out to find out what happened to Duncan (the missing coworker) and to find out who really did buy that 2nd winning ticket before things get to far out of control.
I'm going to be the first to admit that I'm a junkie for this series now. Once again this mother/daughter duo have proven to me that I really need to try their separate books. This was another fun light hearted mystery that allows the heroes to not only have fun but lend a helping hand to some deserving individuals.
This will be a rather short review because once again I really can't go into too many details without giving away a lot of the story itself. What I will say is that this is a fun romp of financial swindling, hidden identities, and love, though be it love that isn't always on a smooth track. This is the 5th book in the series so now I just need to get a hold of the 2nd and 3rd books. I probably won't be able to get to them this year but they are definitely on my list for next year.