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Snag, Run, Rip...It's Sheer Murder! Murder at a Miami panty-hose convention? It's a perfect case for a sleuth with panache and great legs. Coming to trendy South Beach for a wedding, Regan Reilly meets the bride's favorite relative, the seventy-something Uncle Richie. He's also headed for a legwear bash with his newest invention: run-less nylons that women-and rival manufa Snag, Run, Rip...It's Sheer Murder! Murder at a Miami panty-hose convention? It's a perfect case for a sleuth with panache and great legs. Coming to trendy South Beach for a wedding, Regan Reilly meets the bride's favorite relative, the seventy-something Uncle Richie. He's also headed for a legwear bash with his newest invention: run-less nylons that women-and rival manufacturers-would kill for! After two attempts on Uncle Richie's life and the discovery of another suspicious death, Regan finds herself in a rollicking Miami hotel filled with suspects of every stripe-and knee-high deep in a caper that could cost her her life...


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Snag, Run, Rip...It's Sheer Murder! Murder at a Miami panty-hose convention? It's a perfect case for a sleuth with panache and great legs. Coming to trendy South Beach for a wedding, Regan Reilly meets the bride's favorite relative, the seventy-something Uncle Richie. He's also headed for a legwear bash with his newest invention: run-less nylons that women-and rival manufa Snag, Run, Rip...It's Sheer Murder! Murder at a Miami panty-hose convention? It's a perfect case for a sleuth with panache and great legs. Coming to trendy South Beach for a wedding, Regan Reilly meets the bride's favorite relative, the seventy-something Uncle Richie. He's also headed for a legwear bash with his newest invention: run-less nylons that women-and rival manufacturers-would kill for! After two attempts on Uncle Richie's life and the discovery of another suspicious death, Regan finds herself in a rollicking Miami hotel filled with suspects of every stripe-and knee-high deep in a caper that could cost her her life...

30 review for Snagged

  1. 4 out of 5

    Luffy

    It's a disservice to call Snagged a Mary Higgins Clark book, but I'm struggling to conjure up a dissimilar phrase. Where the tone of the mother's books is serious, angsty, and harrowing, the tone of Carol Higgins Clark's Snagged, is playful. Here we have the main character Regan Reilley who is in Miami for a wedding, and her adventures begin when she meets Uncle Richie, who needs protection from an unknown adversary. Regan provides that when she can. In fact she rescues Richie a lot of times, met It's a disservice to call Snagged a Mary Higgins Clark book, but I'm struggling to conjure up a dissimilar phrase. Where the tone of the mother's books is serious, angsty, and harrowing, the tone of Carol Higgins Clark's Snagged, is playful. Here we have the main character Regan Reilley who is in Miami for a wedding, and her adventures begin when she meets Uncle Richie, who needs protection from an unknown adversary. Regan provides that when she can. In fact she rescues Richie a lot of times, methinks. The spin of the book is that the villain is tragicomic and we are meant to experience glee at her various failures in marshaling her resources. This book is worth reading. Supporting characters such as Regan's parents, Luke and Nora, add to the pleasant mix. The resulting book is much fun to read. I can see myself re reading Snagged again.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hillary

    i like this book but i felt like their was to many things going in the storyline that made it hard to keep the storyline straight at times . but i still really like this book because it keep me wondering what would happen next in the book . i will be reading the next book in the series called iced . i hope that the next book will be as good as the first two books in the series .

  3. 5 out of 5

    Christyn

    Snagged was okay. Like it's predecessor it was somewhat interesting and entertaining but nothing stand out. Unfortunately Snagged doesn't have any improvements to the series that I wanted to see, in fact it suffers from some of the same things the first book did. Not enough character development, especially with the supposed 'lead' Regan, too many characters that didn't have a lot to do with the main plot being given their own perspectives, and an easily guessable mystery, with not even a littl Snagged was okay. Like it's predecessor it was somewhat interesting and entertaining but nothing stand out. Unfortunately Snagged doesn't have any improvements to the series that I wanted to see, in fact it suffers from some of the same things the first book did. Not enough character development, especially with the supposed 'lead' Regan, too many characters that didn't have a lot to do with the main plot being given their own perspectives, and an easily guessable mystery, with not even a little mystery solving on the lead's part. I wanted a lot more from Snagged, but I would've settled for a little more improvement. What really annoyed me was that Regan didn't develop as a character - she once again, could've been just another character in the book for all she did. I want to see her, on a case, in her own environment rather than on a Cruise or going to Florida for a wedding- doing something that makes me believe she's a competent P.I. We're told she is - but it's never shown - in fact, most of the story she's bumbling around, going with the flow, never finding anything useful out - except that Richie's in danger - which require's no brains whatsoever to figure out - she never finds out who, why or anything else, nor does she find anything out about Dolly's murder - that's revealed at the end when they (the baddies) confess. I mean the only thing she seems to be doing in both of these two books are A) Getting in the path of the baddies - mostly by chance, B)Having them try to get rid of her because she's in the way (again by chance - though I don't really understand why they targeted her just for being around Richie - it didn't make sense), and C) Having to be rescued/assisted by her father and other nearby males. Okay, so she did get the gun away from one of the baddies and manage to shoot out a tire of the getaway car for the other baddies, but then her dad and other men came around, again at the nick of time to nab them. I was sitting there, thinking - seriously? Where are all these people coming from, would she be able to catch the bad guys if it weren't for her dad and the other manly men? Where are her investigative skills? When she knew something was up did it not occur to her to check out real-estate angle more thoroughly - like who owned the buildings nearby - could that have had something to do with Dolly's death? As far as I've seen the extent of her investigative skills are reading newspaper clippings, talking to some people (though without much results) and watching the news. It's driving me nuts. Now the perspectives don't bother me so much, but some of them seem utterly pointless. In fact some of them are utterly pointless. Some of them could have easily been summed up in a few sentences within other perspectives - like Nadine's with the nail polish on the hose, or Regan's father Luke or her mother Nora - they don't serve to further the plot. It adds detail's that we might not have gotten otherwise but we don't really need the details they offer. The mystery was a little better (not as obvious) as the first because we're given two possibilities as motives, Real-Estate and the Pantyhose. It was rather clear for me which one it was more likely to be because - A) Dolly wasn't involved with the hose and if she was murdered there was a reason and it likely didn't have to do with the pantyhose, B) Pantyhose or Real-Estate, value wise - I'm inclined to think Real-Estate is a far greater motive (of course I may be biased because hardly ever see pantyhose being worm much less worn them myself - unless you count that one time when I was 7, and my brother and I put it over our faces to play cops and robbers with our friends). Overall it was just okay. Would I read another one? I guess, if there is nothing else I'm interested in, or in the mood for reading at the time. I'll probably stick with the series until I see some improvement - mostly because I've been told it gets better, so I guess I'll read and see - when I have the time. 2 stars.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    This is the second in the Regan Reilly (PI) series. A very quick, easy, fun read. Regan is in Miami for a wedding and meets some interesting characters with a "six degrees of separation" feel along the way. Her uncle Richie has invented a line of pantyhose that are no-snag or run and is trying to sell the formula to save his friends & their retirement home from being bought by developers. After a close hit & run incident, Regan becomes suspicious that someone is trying to get Richie out of the p This is the second in the Regan Reilly (PI) series. A very quick, easy, fun read. Regan is in Miami for a wedding and meets some interesting characters with a "six degrees of separation" feel along the way. Her uncle Richie has invented a line of pantyhose that are no-snag or run and is trying to sell the formula to save his friends & their retirement home from being bought by developers. After a close hit & run incident, Regan becomes suspicious that someone is trying to get Richie out of the picture, and off we go!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    I really like the characters in this series and the best thing is my local library has the whole thing...Yeah!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joanne

    An earlier book from the Regan Reilly series. It's a mystery, but there is no actual dead body just a lot of weird things happening in South Beach Miami during a panty hose and funeral director convention. The invention rights to a damage proof panty hose and an old folks home on prime real estate cause all the intriguing action in the book. Quick, light easy read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    It was better than the first book in the series, but still lacking in something. I understand this is a cozy mystery, not a thriller, but even as a cozy mystery, it's boring. This one's ending was a bit silly, without spoiling it for anyone, I will say it involves a lasso... The swindle at the end though was perfect. It's the sole reason for the 3 stars.

  8. 5 out of 5

    SS

    This was a nice, fun read. I was happy that I didn't have to read the first novel (Decked) before reading this one, since it wasn't available at my local library. Contrary to other reviews, I found the main character relate-able and I enjoyed her sarcasm.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Michele

    I really like the writing style..the 3 plots that you know, from the first book, will somehow merge and make sense. I really liked it in thr first book, and now that I know this is how it works, I am trying to figure it all out...gives an added layer to the story.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Marie

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

  11. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    Easy reading mystery .

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kris Verhage

    Couldn't get past first couple of chapters. Like the series, just not this book

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lia Rowland

    While I feel like the author was going for a playful, fun mystery, it just came out as cheesy and grating on my nerves. I don't know why I just can't get into her books.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Becky Underwood Baldwin

    It was ok

  15. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Great story!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jean Marie

    Another entertaining Regan Reilly mystery. Loved the Florida backdrop and multiple story-lines. The plot moved along nicely, interesting characters and enough action to get me turning pages.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Karen Johnson

    The book was ok, it was an easy read, one for the beach or a rail journey maybe. The story was predictable but not awful.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dianne

    Cheesey, but enjoyable

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amy Hayes

    I am totally hooked on this series I can’t wait to read the next book!

  20. 5 out of 5

    ChaChanna Simpson

    It was a nice quick read that gets right to the point and continues the action until the end. I enjoyed the fast pace. I skipped around when reading the Regan series and am getting around to books I've missed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Betty Armstrong

    Loved it. Who knew pantyhose could be such an exciting story.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    I am really enjoying this series. It is not a heavy read and a fun mystery.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Conni Harness

    Good read. Kept my attention, liking this character series Reagan Reilly.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    2.5 stars. I mentioned in my review for the first book that I had hoped to get to know more about Regan Reilly, the protagonist, because we know surprisingly little about her other than the fact that she’s a licensed private investigator. In fact, we haven’t even gotten to see her in action so far; she seems to be more like a spectator or babysitter in these mysteries, despite all these references to her having active experience in dangerous cases. Unfortunately, Regan was no more developed in t 2.5 stars. I mentioned in my review for the first book that I had hoped to get to know more about Regan Reilly, the protagonist, because we know surprisingly little about her other than the fact that she’s a licensed private investigator. In fact, we haven’t even gotten to see her in action so far; she seems to be more like a spectator or babysitter in these mysteries, despite all these references to her having active experience in dangerous cases. Unfortunately, Regan was no more developed in this second book than she was in the first. She’s simply moved on from babysitting Lady Exner to babysitting Uncle Richie, whom someone seems to be gunning for after he announced that he’s made an unsnaggable pair of pantyhose. Technically, Regan is supposed to be in Miami getting ready to be bridesmaid at the wedding of her friend Maura. In reality, she spends the majority of the book following Uncle Richie around, pulling him out of various scrapes. Honestly, where’s the excitement in that? This is supposed to be a mystery-slash-detective novel, but there’s no real detecting. Regan goes through the motions; collecting old newspaper clippings, pondering about who might be after Richie… but when it comes down to it, she never actually reaches a point where she even has solid suspicions about anyone. Regan worries about Richie, but her attention is quickly diverted to other matters (such as his pantyhose launch party), and the “mystery” ends up solving itself when the guilty party makes a move on Richie and Regan has to run after him. Private investigator, my butt. It’s a wonder she ever solves any cases, the way she waits for everything to come to a head before she steps in so that she never actually has to figure anything out. Her parents, Luke and Nora, seem to be a more interesting pair than Regan, actually. I suspect the series would be a great deal more interesting if Nora was the detective instead of her daughter. In terms of format, it once again tells the story from multiple POVs, with most of them being inconsequential and unrelated to the mystery. For example, why must we read about Nadine shopping for audio equipment for Richie’s launch party? It doesn’t have anything to do with anything. In summary, this book was a disappointment. I could accept these faults in the first installment in the hopes that everything would be developed in due time, but when it’s still like this by the second book, I’m not exactly leaping in joy. I’m not sure I’ll be picking up the third.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Spencer

    2018 This mystery centers around Richie, who has made indestructible pantyhose. Which sounds interesting in theory. I think having pantyhose kind of dates the mystery a bit, though. I haven't worn pantyhose since my senior prom and that was only because my mom insisted that it was necessary. I was even in a wedding this past spring and we, the bridal party, didn't wear pantyhose. Is that something that people my age typically wear or is it, generally, an older crowd kind of clothing? No matte 2018 This mystery centers around Richie, who has made indestructible pantyhose. Which sounds interesting in theory. I think having pantyhose kind of dates the mystery a bit, though. I haven't worn pantyhose since my senior prom and that was only because my mom insisted that it was necessary. I was even in a wedding this past spring and we, the bridal party, didn't wear pantyhose. Is that something that people my age typically wear or is it, generally, an older crowd kind of clothing? No matter. I guess this review is supposed to be about the book and not my opinion of pantyhose lol Regan Reilly, Private Investigator. It sounds very impressive. Like she tracks down bad guys, hitting the streets, following leads, and has a nose like a bloodhound. Except, Regan reminds me of Stephanie Plum. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the Plum series. But even in the later books, Plum makes sure you know she is not a professional. She relies on her fellow bounty hunters to help her out. Regan, however, claims she is a private investigator. So, why doesn't she seem like one? She spends most of her time just accidentally running into the bad guys. Then, for some reason that I don't understand, the bad guys start targeting her. Even when she becomes a target you don't see her trying to figure out who is attacking. I'm honestly not even sure if she realized people were attacking Richie or if she just thought it was a series of terrible accidents. I'm still not sure how some of the characters are important to the story. I guess they were mostly used to tie the crowd together. Although, if you eliminated them from the plot, would it really affect the story that much? I don't think so. Like Nadine, Joey, and Nick. Joey is in real estate and that's how Scott's character gets tied to the story, but it's not like they were best buddies. You didn't even know Scott's character was tied with Joey's until the story is almost over. And for some reason, Nadine's primary characteristic is that she chews gum? Like, she's apparently superwoman with electronics, but the most interesting thing (or at least the thing that is brought up most often is that she chews gum). She could have been a key player in this story. And even better main character than Regan, if Carol Higgins Clark had played her cards right, but instead the only thing I'll remember about Nadine is that she chews gum

  26. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    I realized as I was reading Snagged that I had started reading this book once before. I don't remember ever finishing the book the last time and I don't know why. I believe it had belonged to someone else and I think I had just picked it up and started reading it at my old job a few years ago. Now that I have my own copy I was able to read it through. Snagged is number 2 in the Reagan Riley mystery series. When I read this one I didn't feel that you needed to read the first one prior to reading I realized as I was reading Snagged that I had started reading this book once before. I don't remember ever finishing the book the last time and I don't know why. I believe it had belonged to someone else and I think I had just picked it up and started reading it at my old job a few years ago. Now that I have my own copy I was able to read it through. Snagged is number 2 in the Reagan Riley mystery series. When I read this one I didn't feel that you needed to read the first one prior to reading the next one. They are not as a true series just that the main character is always Reagan Riley as the detective. In Snagged you also have the supporting cast of her mother, Nora, who is an author of mysteries, her father Luke, who is a mortician, Richie Blossom who is Reagan's Uncle. Snagged is about Richie and his newest invention of the perfect pantyhose (now if only this was true!!) His pantyhose are run proof, snag proof, fit perfectly with out bagging at the ankles etc. You name it these hose are what every women dreams of owning and the pantyhose industries worst nightmare. The story takes place in Florida, There is a pantyhose convention and a mortician convention going on at the same time. Richie is trying to sell his pantyhose to save his retirement home the Fourth Quarter. So when Reagan and Richie are almost run over while crossing the street Reagan begins to think that someone is out to kill Richie so that he can't sell his pantyhose to the highest bidder. I found the book very interesting and easy to follow. The story is well written and very engaging that I felt myself getting excited and nervous at the right moments. I will be picking up more books written my Carol Higgins Clark.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Genie

    Los Angeles based PI Regan Reilly is in Miami for a friend's wedding. She befriends the bride's uncle, Richie Blossom, who has invented seemingly indestructible pantyhose. He hopes to sell his patent to a manufacturer and use the money to buy the retirement home where he and his friends live. After numerous tries, he finally receives a letter of interest from one company. A year earlier the residents acquired an option to buy the home from the owner. Before a final agreement could be worked ou Los Angeles based PI Regan Reilly is in Miami for a friend's wedding. She befriends the bride's uncle, Richie Blossom, who has invented seemingly indestructible pantyhose. He hopes to sell his patent to a manufacturer and use the money to buy the retirement home where he and his friends live. After numerous tries, he finally receives a letter of interest from one company. A year earlier the residents acquired an option to buy the home from the owner. Before a final agreement could be worked out, the owner died under questionable circumstances. Now the option to buy the building is about to expire. If Richie's project fails, the property will go on the market. When Ruth Craddock of Calla-Lilly Hosiery, gets her hands on a pair of the prototype pantyhose, she realizes that Richie's invention could put her company out of business. The situation becomes more complicated when several attempts are made on Richie’s life. First was an aggressive driver who tries to mow him down. Regan then appoints herself as his protector. She begins to consider the possible connection between the death of the property owner and the attempts on Richie’s life. Both Richie and Reilly find their lives threatened, as the inventor continues his attempt to sell his invention to pantyhose manufacturers at a convention. Light, quick and entertaining read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Madalynn

    I liked this book. I prefer her mothers books because they have more mystery but it was good. Surprising there was mystery in it. I was surprised by that because of the book it about this panty hose thing. The author was very creative about how she tied in the mystery with it. The way that people were trying to like murder or injure the inventor of a runproof snag proof hose because they want it was kind of different. Her books aren't nearly as good as her mothers. Her plot isn't that good and I liked this book. I prefer her mothers books because they have more mystery but it was good. Surprising there was mystery in it. I was surprised by that because of the book it about this panty hose thing. The author was very creative about how she tied in the mystery with it. The way that people were trying to like murder or injure the inventor of a runproof snag proof hose because they want it was kind of different. Her books aren't nearly as good as her mothers. Her plot isn't that good and could have een better. When I picked up the book I thought I was picking up one of her mothers so I just went ahead and got it. The thing I did like about it though was that when the people were trying to get the inventor, it kept you guessing who was behind it. Ialso like the unexpected person that was behind it at the end of the book. Throughout the book you could guess that it was a hose company that really wanted the hose that was behind it, but at the end ou get a surprise by finding out someone who was involved with her (the person incharge of that company) that you never would have thought and that same person was involved with trying and hurting the inventor because he was involved with her.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    SNAGGED by Carol Higgins Clark is 306 pages long in paperback format. It is #2 in A Regan Reilly Mystery. Brief Description: Murder at a Miami panty-hose convention? It's a perfect case for a sleuth with panache and great legs. Coming to trendy South Beach for a wedding, Regan Reilly meets the bride's favorite relative, the seventy-something Uncle Richie. He's also headed for a legwear bash with his newest invention: run-less nylons that women and rival manufacturers -- would kill for! After two a SNAGGED by Carol Higgins Clark is 306 pages long in paperback format. It is #2 in A Regan Reilly Mystery. Brief Description: Murder at a Miami panty-hose convention? It's a perfect case for a sleuth with panache and great legs. Coming to trendy South Beach for a wedding, Regan Reilly meets the bride's favorite relative, the seventy-something Uncle Richie. He's also headed for a legwear bash with his newest invention: run-less nylons that women and rival manufacturers -- would kill for! After two attempts on Uncle Richie's life and the discovery of another suspicious death, Regan finds herself in a rollicking Miami hotel filled with suspects of every stripe -- and knee-high deep in a caper that could cost her, her life... I liked this book, but it seemed to be for a much younger reader. This one was really quite cute, and Uncle Richie was a very interesting character. The retirement crowd was properly portrayed too. I plan to read the rest in the series and am giving this 4 out of 5 stars. They could be read in an afternoon as the type is a little larger than most and the book has a lot of blank pages between the chapters. Buy Now: Conniesbookshelf.com $3.99

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    I'm not entirely sure what it is about these books that kind of irritates me, but I think it might be Regan and her sarcastic internal monologues. I love sarcasm, but hers just grates my nerves, moreso in "Snagged" than in "Decked," and I'm just not sure I want to go on with this series. All the other reviews I've read sy the series gets better as it goes along and I must say I enjoyed 2010's "Wrecked," quite a bit more than I'm liking this one. Regan Reilly I find to be kind of annoying and this I'm not entirely sure what it is about these books that kind of irritates me, but I think it might be Regan and her sarcastic internal monologues. I love sarcasm, but hers just grates my nerves, moreso in "Snagged" than in "Decked," and I'm just not sure I want to go on with this series. All the other reviews I've read sy the series gets better as it goes along and I must say I enjoyed 2010's "Wrecked," quite a bit more than I'm liking this one. Regan Reilly I find to be kind of annoying and this story feels, dated, and like it just hovers around on the surface. The whole story doesn't quite gel. If the series doesn't get any better, I might have to abandon it, but I'm willing to give it another shot. (If this review seems familiar, that's because I had a goodreads account before that I'm copying my previous reviews from. Why did I create a new account, you ask? Well, because when I logged out of that account and then logged back in, I find that that account appears not be linked to any of my known email addresses, so I'm starting over from scratch!)

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