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The Christmas Thief

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Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, joins forces once again with private detective Regan Reilly to solve a Christmas mystery. This time they must track down the beautiful ninety-foot tree that is hijacked on its way to Rockefeller Center for the Christmas season.

What they do not know is that a hole in the trunk of the tree contains the fortune in priceless gems that Packey Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there twelve years ago. What they do know is that this particular tree is irreplaceable. It has been chosen because it was in the forest near the Vermont home of Maria von Trapp, and the Christmas festival in Rockefeller Center is geared to the fortieth anniversary of the film The Sound of Music. The rumor is that Maria von Trapp loved to sing songs from the film under that tree.

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Mary Higgins Clark is the author of thirty-one worldwide bestselling suspense novels and a memoir. She lives with her husband John Conheeney, in Saddle River, New Jersey. Visit . Carol Higgins Clark is the bestselling author of eleven Regan Reilly mysteries. Carol lives in New York City and Los Angeles. Visit www.carolhigginsclark.com . DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW is the fifth holiday suspense novel Mary and Carol have written together.

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark wrote forty suspense novels, four collections of short stories, a his­torical novel, a memoir, and two children’s books. With bestselling author Alafair Burke she wrote the Under Suspicion series including The Cinderella Murder, All Dressed in White, The Sleeping Beauty Killer, Every Breath You Take, and You Don’t Own Me. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she coauthored five more suspense novels. More than one hundred million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone. Her books are international bestsellers.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 4, 2008)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781847395368