A Regan Reilly MysteryLarge Print - 2005
Regan Reilly and her best friend, Kit, are on vacation in Honolulu, intent on having a Hawaiian adventure. They won't be disappointed!When we last saw private detective Regan Reilly, she'd recently become engaged. On the opening pages of Burned, Regan's friend Kit urges her to come to Hawaii for one last girls' weekend before she ties the knot. The snowstorm of the century is blanketing the East Coast. Regan can't get to New York to visit her fiancé, Jack "no relation" Reilly, and Kit can't get home to Connecticut. So Regan packs a bag and is on her way.At the Waikiki Waters Playground and Resort, where Kit is staying, the body of Dorinda Dawes, who wrote the hotel newsletter, washes ashore. Around her neck is an exquisite and valuable shell lei that once belonged to a Hawaiian princess, a lei that had been stolen from a museum in Honolulu thirty years before.Will Brown, the manager of the resort, doesn't believe that it's an accidental drowning. In the three months Dorinda had worked in Hawaii, she had become a controversial character who had a reputation for pointing out the very worst in people. Will is afraid that she was murdered and that the murderer might still be in their midst.Besides Dorinda's death, strange things have been happening at Waikiki Waters. Will is desperately afraid that whoever is behind all the hotel's problems will strike again.Lucky for Will, he meets Regan Reilly and convinces her to get on the case. Once she starts digging, she comes across all sorts of suspicious characters. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger she's in.Can Regan find out what really happened to Dorinda before it's too late for someone else? Before it's too late for her?Regan's investigation takes the reader on a fast-paced ride from Waikiki to the Big Island of Hawaii and back again.Clark's trademark humor and quirky characters make Burned a wonderfully unpredictable mystery, complete with a thoroughly satisfying denouement.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2005
Characteristics: viii, 387 p. (large print) ; 25 cm