|Plot Summary of Fleeced|
Scribner, Oct 2001, 22.00, 265 pp.
Los Angeles private investigator Regan Reilly is in New York City for several reasons. She's going to visit her parents and also attend the crime convention her mother has put together. She looks forward to seeing her significant other Jack Reilly, the head of the Big Apple's Major Case Squad. Unfortunately Megan has little time to visit with anyone because her friend Thomas Pilsner needs her in her official capacity.
Thomas is president of the Setler's Club, a place where people who are free thinkers congregate, exchange new ideas and have fun. The club is in decline but two of its' members, Nat and Dan are planning to contribute four diamonds worth four million dollars to revitalize the club. Both die before they can give their gift. Thomas wants Megan to find the missing donation before the Setler's Club becomes history. Other people are searching for the diamonds including two very dangerous grifters who will use any means at their disposal to get what they want.
The fifth installment in the Megan Reilly mystery series is a humorous private detective novel starring a heroine who keeps the audience hopping with her many exploits. The support cast is filled with quirky eccentric characters that add a vein of humor to the story line. Carol Higgins Clark, like her mother Mary Higgins Clark, is a dynamite storyteller who excels at her craft.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fleeced|
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How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for gems/treasure/money
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
- private investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
- thief/con artist
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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