Thursday, January 8, 2009
Book Review - A Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark & Carole Higgins Clark
Title: A Christmas Thief
Author: Mary Higgins Clark/Carole Higgins Clark
Challenges: Winter Holiday Reading Challenge, Winter Reading Challenge 2009, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, 2009 Second Chances, Pages Read Challenge 2009, Read Your Own Books Challenge 2009, To be Continued…Challenge, Books Around the States Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge
No. of Pages: 336 (Audio)
From the back:
The folks who picked a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce from Stowe, Vermont, to be Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree don't have a clue that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, hid priceless diamonds in it more than twelve years ago. But when Packy learns that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning, he knows he has to act fast.
What Packy does not know is that Alvirah, everyone's favorite lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and savvy private investigator Regan Reilly are visiting Stowe with their friend Opal, who lost all her lottery winnings in Packy's scam. And just when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing . . . and that Opal has disappeared.
Alvirah is in the thick of it again, when she takes her friend Opal on their getaway weekend in Stowe Vermont. Little do they know that Packy who swindled Opal of her Lottery Winnings is in the area also, trying to gain the possession of his diamond that he hid over 13 years ago. This is his stockpile of loot that was left over from his scheme.
When Opal goes missing on an early morning cross-country ski run – Alvirah does everything she can to find her and along the way finds the diamond the Rockerfeller tree and Packy and his band of merrymen.