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Twanged (Regan Reilly Mysteries)by Carol Higgins Clark
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A Week in The Hamptons can be Murder Sleuth Regan Reilly is hired as a bodyguard for singer Brigid O'Neill, a rising country star who has been receiving threatening "love notes." Brigid also possesses a "magical" Irish fiddle said to be cursed-whoever takes it out of Ireland will have an accident or face death. Still, Brigid brings it to the Hamptons, where her band will perform at a Fourth of July concert. Chappy Tinka, heir to a thumbtack fortune, and his ditzy wife, Bettina, are their hosts. Regan joins them at "Chappy's Compound," an oceanfront estate where they encounter Bettina's guru Peace Man, Chappy's bumbling sidekick Duke, a feng shui specialist obsessed with rearranging furniture-and a party guest found floating face-down in the pool. Is the curse of the fiddle real? Is there a murderer in the house? As the concert nears, the menace to Brigid grows, and Regan must discover the truth before it's too late...
Regan Reilly plans to spend her Fourth of July week vacationing in the Hamptons at her parents' home and also with her best friend, Kit, who has a share in a group house. A last-minute phone call, however, casts Regan's trip in a new light. Brigid O'Neill, a rising country star, has been getting frightening "love notes" and she hires Regan as her bodyguard for a Fourth of July concert in Southampton. Brigid plans to play a fiddle given to her in Ireland and said to have magic powers. She later learns the rest of its legend - whoever takes it out of Ireland will have an accident or face death. Brigid and her band are invited to stay at Chappy Tinka's oceanfront compound. Tinka, heir to a thumbtack fortune, and Bettina, his ditzy wife, are social climbers trying to get on the Hamptons "A" list. At Chappy's castle, Regan encounters a cast of characters including Chappy's bumbling sidekick and accomplice, Duke; Bettina's live-in guru, "Peace Man"; and a feng shui specialist obsessed with rearranging furniture. A guest found floating face-down in a pool at Chappy's welcoming party for Brigid is only the first in a series of ominous incidents. As Brigid's Fourth of July concert nears, it looks as if the cursed fiddle should be shipped back to Ireland - Express Mail! It's Regan's job to hold the curse at bay and fend off Brigid's pursuers.
The fourth novel in the increasingly popular "New York Times" bestselling series by the author of "Iced" and "Snagged". Taking on the job of protecting Budget, a country music singer whose life has been threatened, Regan Reilly soon finds herself in Ireland where Budget is to give a concert at an ancient castle. Irish eyes aren't smiling, however, as Regan comes up against a steadfast murderer's gruesome plans. 272 pp. Radio & print ads. Media publicity. Author tour. 150,000 print. Previously annotated in July 1997 "Advance". (Mystery)
Charming sleuth Regan Reilly conducts an up-tempo investigation in her fourth case in the increasingly popular New York Times bestselling series.
Branson, Missouri. Home of country music superstars and the starting point for Regan Reilly's latest case, as she's assigned to protect Budget, a singer whose life has been threatened. It soon becomes clear that Regan must follow her client to Ireland, where Budget is to warble in an ancient castle as part of a concert. Irish eyes aren't smiling, however, as Regan must thwart a murderer's plans and keep everyone on key in this rollicking international romp.
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