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Solving A Crime at A Ski Resort can be All Downhill! P.I. Regan Reilly has high hopes for her Aspen vacation. But a mystery soon has the chic detective snooping rather than skiing. Million-dollar paintings have been disappearing, and an old friend of Regan's-a folksy ex-con named Eben Bean-has vanished too. Everyone except Regan believes Eben has gone bad...again. Her hunt Solving A Crime at A Ski Resort can be All Downhill! P.I. Regan Reilly has high hopes for her Aspen vacation. But a mystery soon has the chic detective snooping rather than skiing. Million-dollar paintings have been disappearing, and an old friend of Regan's-a folksy ex-con named Eben Bean-has vanished too. Everyone except Regan believes Eben has gone bad...again. Her hunt to find him leads away from the tourist crowd into the founding families of this former frontier town. She never expects to get in hot water with a wild and woolly seventy-something lady who has a shocking secret she'd die to keep. Or get in over her head trying to save a famous portrait a dangerous criminal would kill to steal. Now the snow is falling, the plot is thickening, and Regan is engaged in a different winter sport, one that's right up her alley-trying to catch a thief!


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Solving A Crime at A Ski Resort can be All Downhill! P.I. Regan Reilly has high hopes for her Aspen vacation. But a mystery soon has the chic detective snooping rather than skiing. Million-dollar paintings have been disappearing, and an old friend of Regan's-a folksy ex-con named Eben Bean-has vanished too. Everyone except Regan believes Eben has gone bad...again. Her hunt Solving A Crime at A Ski Resort can be All Downhill! P.I. Regan Reilly has high hopes for her Aspen vacation. But a mystery soon has the chic detective snooping rather than skiing. Million-dollar paintings have been disappearing, and an old friend of Regan's-a folksy ex-con named Eben Bean-has vanished too. Everyone except Regan believes Eben has gone bad...again. Her hunt to find him leads away from the tourist crowd into the founding families of this former frontier town. She never expects to get in hot water with a wild and woolly seventy-something lady who has a shocking secret she'd die to keep. Or get in over her head trying to save a famous portrait a dangerous criminal would kill to steal. Now the snow is falling, the plot is thickening, and Regan is engaged in a different winter sport, one that's right up her alley-trying to catch a thief!

30 review for Iced

  1. 5 out of 5

    Luffy

    Five fully deserved stars for Iced. I read it partially a year ago then picked it up again recently. I found myself being endeared to many of the characters in there. There are many loose threads that are kind of resolved at the end. Regan Reilly is exactly thirty years old and has often received the favors of many a potential life partner. But this book is not a romance one. It's a characteristically old fashioned mystery. It's a full blown mystery. Half the fun is watching Regan inch closer to t Five fully deserved stars for Iced. I read it partially a year ago then picked it up again recently. I found myself being endeared to many of the characters in there. There are many loose threads that are kind of resolved at the end. Regan Reilly is exactly thirty years old and has often received the favors of many a potential life partner. But this book is not a romance one. It's a characteristically old fashioned mystery. It's a full blown mystery. Half the fun is watching Regan inch closer to the truth about the kidnapping of an ex jewel thief. Despite the title, no one dies in this jolly book. That's not a spoiler, instead it's a pointer to the atmosphere of the book. Give the latter a chance.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hillary

    i like this book but i feel like the first two book in the series were better because of the great storyline . i thought that this book took awhile to have anything happened that made you want to keep reading the book . but i am happy that i kept reading the book till the end because when all kinds things start to happen in the book. i hope the next book in the series will be better than this one. i give this book four stars because i all the things that happened near the end of the book . if mor i like this book but i feel like the first two book in the series were better because of the great storyline . i thought that this book took awhile to have anything happened that made you want to keep reading the book . but i am happy that i kept reading the book till the end because when all kinds things start to happen in the book. i hope the next book in the series will be better than this one. i give this book four stars because i all the things that happened near the end of the book . if more things had happened sooner in the book i would have get it five stars . i have to say that i like mary higgins clark writing lot better because she has a lot more action and mystery in her books . but carol higgins clark is a great writer too. but they sure do have different style of writing but that is a good thing. if they did have the same style of writing then i would not read there books because they would be boring to read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I bought this book for our family's recent trip to Washington State. I didn't have time to read it during our trip, and afterward I had a hard time getting into it. When I finally had the time to read it, the book really whizzed by. It was a really interesting read with a couple of surprising twists. Having read a lot of books, I'm not easily surprised, or rather, not easily majorly surprised, but this book did just that. The only thing I'd wish the author would do is go into more depth into the m I bought this book for our family's recent trip to Washington State. I didn't have time to read it during our trip, and afterward I had a hard time getting into it. When I finally had the time to read it, the book really whizzed by. It was a really interesting read with a couple of surprising twists. Having read a lot of books, I'm not easily surprised, or rather, not easily majorly surprised, but this book did just that. The only thing I'd wish the author would do is go into more depth into the main character, Regan Reilly's, emotional story. The story felt like a standard old mystery, which is great, but Clark would take it to another level if she explored Regan's character more fully. I.e., go beyond the surface and explore her inner story. (Review written August 2008.)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christiane

    "Another great cozy mystery series" This book is set at Christmas time, so making it a perfect holiday read. Ethan a reformed jewel thief, who now works as care taker for a well known actress in Aspen, Colorado. One night when he had a bit much to drink he runs into a former fellow inmate and gives him the grand tour of the property, which his friend then decides to kidnap Ethan to rob the place and to frame Ethan for the crime. Unfortunately for our villain, Regan Reilly happens to be a guest in As "Another great cozy mystery series" This book is set at Christmas time, so making it a perfect holiday read. Ethan a reformed jewel thief, who now works as care taker for a well known actress in Aspen, Colorado. One night when he had a bit much to drink he runs into a former fellow inmate and gives him the grand tour of the property, which his friend then decides to kidnap Ethan to rob the place and to frame Ethan for the crime. Unfortunately for our villain, Regan Reilly happens to be a guest in Aspen and thru a turns of events gets involved in catching the villain. I loved the scenic descriptions, the humor and the mystery factor as well as some of the slightly exaggerated characters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Paula Ratcliffe

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book follows Regan and her friends and family as they arrive in Aspen Colorado for a much needed break and vacation spent skiing and having a wonderful time. When they arrive they find Eben the housekeeper missing. As they wonder what happened they hear about a Santa who is stealing from the wealthy over paintings. Regan begins to wonder what really happen to Eben? Is he a true bad guy or just a guy in a horrible situation? This is a great winter tale at Christmas time where you can enjoy As This book follows Regan and her friends and family as they arrive in Aspen Colorado for a much needed break and vacation spent skiing and having a wonderful time. When they arrive they find Eben the housekeeper missing. As they wonder what happened they hear about a Santa who is stealing from the wealthy over paintings. Regan begins to wonder what really happen to Eben? Is he a true bad guy or just a guy in a horrible situation? This is a great winter tale at Christmas time where you can enjoy Aspen without going there with a great mystery inside of another mystery to boot! I really enjoyed following Regan and other guests as they try to put together what happened before their arrival and the truth was incredible and really threw me for a loop but I loved it all the same!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Linda Munro

    I read these Regan Reilly books some time ago, so I decided to listen to them. Regan and her parents have traveled to Aspen, Colorado to spend time skiing and visiting friends over the Christmas holidays. Instead of the relaxing vacation she had been dreaming of, Regan finds herself in the midst of million dollar art thefts. What makes it worse is the one person missing is Eben Bean an ex-con whom Ragan had helped get a job as a caretaker for a wealthy friend of her parents. Now, it appears that I read these Regan Reilly books some time ago, so I decided to listen to them. Regan and her parents have traveled to Aspen, Colorado to spend time skiing and visiting friends over the Christmas holidays. Instead of the relaxing vacation she had been dreaming of, Regan finds herself in the midst of million dollar art thefts. What makes it worse is the one person missing is Eben Bean an ex-con whom Ragan had helped get a job as a caretaker for a wealthy friend of her parents. Now, it appears that Eben has fallen into his old ways; yet deep down Regan feels he is innocent and steps up to prove it! But, there is more at stake then paintings and Regan is about to stumble onto a truth of a lifelong secret!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    P.I. Regan Reily has been looking forward to her vacation in Aspen, Colorado. She has high hopes of meeting an unmarried man! But the disappearance of a good friend an ex-con named Eben Bean and a million dollar painting has been stolen. Everyone but Reily thinks the theft was made by Eben. But Reily runs into all kinds of problems trying to solve the mystery and finds herself running for her life!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shelly Kittell

    One of my favorites in the Regan Reilly series. This one takes place in Aspen. Having gone to high school in Basalt, I am familiar with some of the places in the book. Regan gets herself tangled in high form this time. In Aspen to celebrate the holidays, you get enmeshed in the fun of finding Eben and watching them go in circles to find him. Yet, in the end, success with the addition of finding family. Always a batch of laughter with some thrills and mystery, once is rarely disappointed.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    For someone who is related to one of the best mystery writer's, Carol keeps letting us know at least some of the guilty party from the beginning. The only suspenseful part is who is paying them, who has a secret identity and the small moments of threats. Seriously though, I'm only still reading because of 2 reasons, one is I love Luke, which is Reilly's dad and I do like the humor. The second reason is I am waiting for my reading buddy to get back to our book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    Somehow I missed reading two of the books in the correct order. This was one of them. It was my least favorite of all 10 I've read so far. It seemed like someone else wrote it - the style and language were really different from the others.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Hugger

    I needed a beach read - something breezy to take my mind off studying. Dialogue is cheesy and a lot of the content was delightfully nineties. End of the day the twist ending surprised me and tied everything together quite nicely

  12. 5 out of 5

    Conni Harness

    A Good Casual Read. Surprises abound in the conclusion of the book. I found it a bit slap stickish and way over done in obvious analogies. But this is just my opinion & story bias. A Good Casual Read. Surprises abound in the conclusion of the book. I found it a bit slap stickish and way over done in obvious analogies. But this is just my opinion & story bias.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    It was a cut cozy style mystery. As usual, a lot of different sub plots intertwined to come together at the very end, in almost a comical manner. I liked it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Cute, exciting at the end

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    A fun read and light read.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sandi

    Light reading perfect for the beach

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    I'm a huge fan of fluff mystery, but not enough depth of characterization, setting description, and surprise.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Carol Higgins Clark is as captivating writer as her mother. Love their books.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lia Rowland

    This was the first Carol Higgins Clark book that I read, and I actually really enjoyed it. It was a fun mystery with a good setting. I tried other books of hers and just could not get into them.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Really enjoyed the story! Enjoyed the 4 books I have read of hers. Will look forward to reading more by her in the future! So many books , so little time!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tonya

    Confusing at the beginning. Lots of characters to keep track of. However, the ending had a nice twist at the end.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Bbann

    Cute, quick, light and full of twists and turns to keep you "in it" from the beginning to the end. I love this series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    A very simple easy read. It's very formulaic but with the stress of the holidays, that is sometimes what I need.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sue Perkinson Hawkins

    Great

  25. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

    I read this book for ATY 2018 Challenge Week 41: Author whose first and last initials are the same. A nice cozy, I must say. The plot had me reading and reading way beyond my 10% per day. There were plenty of surprises. There is a good sense of place. The main characters are pretty well fleshed out. A good book to read when you are kept in because of the weather or you feel too tired to budge. I plan to read more of the series.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Christyn

    Iced suffers from some of the same things the previous two books did, including little character development, the sometimes useless/unnecessary multiple point of views and of course being set while Regan is on 'vacation'. I will say that Regan did more investigating in this book in the previous two - though still not enough for me to accept her as a good P.I. We're told she's experienced but she still comes off as being more amateur - she asks questions, but at times didn't pursue what even I co Iced suffers from some of the same things the previous two books did, including little character development, the sometimes useless/unnecessary multiple point of views and of course being set while Regan is on 'vacation'. I will say that Regan did more investigating in this book in the previous two - though still not enough for me to accept her as a good P.I. We're told she's experienced but she still comes off as being more amateur - she asks questions, but at times didn't pursue what even I could see were very clear leads - like why Bessie called her (and didn't call back when she couldn't be reached). Given Bessie's personality when they met that should've tipped her off something was wrong. Regan - she still has a way to go before I really like her. She's self-assured, a little pushy, and comes off like she does care for the characters (some of the time), other time's I think she cares but only while their in front of her (as her mind wanders away - sometimes to I don't know what). But that's all I really get of her personality, we don't get to know her more through the series - so far she's stayed flat and two-dimensional. I really want to like her, but I can't because I still don't feel we've really gotten to know her. And when are we going to see her in her every day life (when she's not on vacation - with her parents, either purposely, or coincidently). The mystery was interesting enough, Geraldine is a character, so is Ida, I wouldn't have minded getting to know them more. There were several going on, with Geraldine Spoonfellow, the missing paintings and the art thieves (the Coyote, and the couple, Judd and Willeen), not to mention the "missing" Eben and Bessie. I'm going to be truthful and say, I did not see that coming - not Geraldine's quest, or who Coyote was. I'm not going to reveal it but I was surprised with how that part of the mystery wrapped up - I'm not entirely sure I bought the scene of their reunion (and the easy acceptance). Once again when it came time to deal with the bad guys - other reinforcements had to take care of them. I'd like Regan to at least once, figure it out and live up to her reputation - and show me she's a competent P.I. I don't mind that she's not a badass that can save the innocent and catch the bad guys tying them up neatly for the authorities but I would like her to do more. Overall, slightly better than the first two, but still a long way to go before I'm really happy with the series, I liked it well enough. There was one or two funny parts that amused me, and while there were still unanswered questions - the investigation was slightly better. 2.5 stars.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Spencer

    "I like to ski, but it wouldn't compare with the satisfaction of tracking down Eben-eezer." - it's funny because the main suspects name is Eben I haven't read a Regan Reilly mystery in a very long time. I thought most of them focused on her romantic entanglements with John (?) - (I think that was his name) while she was solving a mystery, but this was just an old-fashioned type of mystery with minimal romantic entanglements. If anything, she wasn't interested in her love interest hardly at all. Alt "I like to ski, but it wouldn't compare with the satisfaction of tracking down Eben-eezer." - it's funny because the main suspects name is Eben I haven't read a Regan Reilly mystery in a very long time. I thought most of them focused on her romantic entanglements with John (?) - (I think that was his name) while she was solving a mystery, but this was just an old-fashioned type of mystery with minimal romantic entanglements. If anything, she wasn't interested in her love interest hardly at all. Although I enjoyed the more mystery-centric story line, I did think it took a while for this story to develop. I wasn't really interested in the first half of the story. Eventually, the story took a more interesting turn and I really did like how the author tied up some of the loose ends. Although, some of her ties were a bit unbelievable. You can tell that this story is a little dated in today's day and age, but I did find the dialogue and plot delightful and a little silly. I like reading older stories and thinking about how much the story would change if the characters had smart phones/internet access and such. There is a point where the housekeeper, Bessie, sees something suspicious and has to track down a landline phone to try and call the private investigator, Regan. And all I could think was, "this story would be over if they had texting. All she would have to do is snap a picture and send it to Regan and, boom, Regan would know who the bad guy was. End of story.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bea

    I do not think I have ever read one of Carol Higgins Clark's books before. If I did, it was long ago. I used to be a fan of Mary Higgins Clark, her mother, until I overdosed on her books and moved onto other authors. Yet, when a challenge required a one-word title, I decided to give Carol Higgins Clark a try. Pleasant surprise. She tells a really good tale. I will read more of her books, I am sure. Iced tells the story of Regan Reilly's vacation to Aspen. She is a PI who goes with her parents to I do not think I have ever read one of Carol Higgins Clark's books before. If I did, it was long ago. I used to be a fan of Mary Higgins Clark, her mother, until I overdosed on her books and moved onto other authors. Yet, when a challenge required a one-word title, I decided to give Carol Higgins Clark a try. Pleasant surprise. She tells a really good tale. I will read more of her books, I am sure. Iced tells the story of Regan Reilly's vacation to Aspen. She is a PI who goes with her parents to Aspen for a skiing vacation only to discover that their hosts (Kendra and Sam Woods) have had a theft of some paintings and the caretaker (Eben) is missing. Regan is an old friend of Eben's and does not want to believe that he is guilty of the theft. She is also the friend of Louis, who owns a restaurant in Aspen and who is counting on a New Year's party to make his restaurant successful. Louis is sure that Eben is the thief and sees ruin as he recommended Eben to the Woods. Add in some quirky characters (Ida, Geraldine Spoonfellow, Judd and Willeen, Bessie, and Angus were my favorites) and the result is a delightful, fun read with plenty of suspense and action amidst the comedy.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Janine

    well found out this was part of a series - had I read 1 and 2 first it may have been better. At this point, I found the story slow and did not captivate you

  30. 5 out of 5

    Betty Armstrong

    Loved the characters in the book and the setting which was Aspen.

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