Curbside Plus Services include curbside pickup and in-person appointments for computer use and other library services. Please call a library to schedule.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two.

Returned items are quarantined for 48 hours before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

Deck the halls

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : Simon & Schuster/Scribner, 2000.
Physical Desc:
202 pages : 20 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
Deale Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Mystery Fiction

Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark, have joined forces for the first time to create a brilliant and exciting story of high-stakes intrigue and detection in a kidnapping played out against a holiday setting.

Three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, meets Alvirah Meehan, the famous lottery winner and amateur detective who has appeared in several previous books by Mary Higgins Clark, when they both arrive at a New Jersey dentist's office. Alvirah is to accompany her husband home after a particularly grueling session, while Regan is there in hopes of connecting with her busy father, who is scheduled for a routine visit.

Once it becomes apparent that Luke Reilly is not going to keep his appointment, Alvirah offers the deeply troubled Regan a lift home. When a call comes through on Regan's cell phone, telling her that her father and his driver, Rosita Gonzalez, are being held for $1,000,000 ransom, Alvirah insists that Regan allow her to lend a hand in trying to gain their release, for while Regan may be a licensed private detective, based in Los Angeles, Alvirah has many valuable contacts among the ranks of New York's law enforcement community.

Further complicating the situation is the fact that Regan's mother, the popular and very successful mystery writer Nora Regan Reilly, was hospitalized only the day before with a badly broken leg, and Regan must comfort her while trying to meet the harsh demands of her father's kidnappers -- and their tough deadline.

With Alvirah's help, Jack Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, is called back from his Christmas holiday to lead the investigation, which becomes more and more tricky as the kidnappers, two men who are not just rank amateurs but also laughably inept -- and, therefore, all the more dangerous and unpredictable -- make known their demands.

Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita, held captive in a decrepit houseboat moored in the Hudson River, become increasingly concerned not only for their welfare, but for that of their loved ones as well. Luke's wife is in the hospital, and Rosita's two small boys are with a young, unreliable babysitter, while a winter storm gathers force, further endangering them and complicating events.

In Deck the Halls, a story filled with twists and turns, intrigue and danger, as well as a hearty dose of holiday cheer, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have created a breathless and at the same time remarkably heartwarming story of suspense -- a Christmas classic for many holiday seasons to come.

Also in This Series
Call Number
Deale Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
On Shelf
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
0743212002 (hbk) :
Accelerated Reader:
Level 5.2, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
APA Citation (style guide)

Clark, M. H., & Clark, C. H. (2000). Deck the halls. New York: Simon & Schuster/Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Clark, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins. Clark. 2000. Deck the Halls. New York: Simon & Schuster/Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Clark, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins. Clark, Deck the Halls. New York: Simon & Schuster/Scribner, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Clark, Mary Higgins., and Carol Higgins Clark. Deck the Halls. New York: Simon & Schuster/Scribner, 2000. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last File Modification TimeDec 31, 2020 04:33:55 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeMar 04, 2021 04:16:39 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01137cam a2200301 a 4500
008000926s2000    nyu           000 1 eng  
010 |a  00049284
020 |a 0743212002 (hbk) :|c $18.00
035 |a (Sirsi) i0743212002
040 |a DLC|c DLC
05000|a PS3553.L287|b D43 2000
08200|a 813/.54|2 21
1001 |a Clark, Mary Higgins.
24510|a Deck the halls /|c Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark.
260 |a New York :|b Simon & Schuster/Scribner,|c 2000.
263 |a 0010
300 |a 202 p. :|c 20 cm.
596 |a 10 15
655 0|a Christmas stories.
7001 |a Clark, Carol Higgins.
925 |a A30BN10 BP5 C30 EAN10 EDG10 L5 MDC10 MTR5 NC30 O5 P10 R10 SP30 SC5 (205)
999 |a MYSTERY FICTION (C)|w DEWEY|c 1|i 31997048744346|d 2/18/2020|e 2/15/2020|l A-FIC-MYST|m NCO|n 31|p $18.00|q 1|r Y|s Y|t A-FIC-MYST|u 3/8/2010|z ADULT
999 |a MYSTERY FICTION (C)|w DEWEY|c 1|i 31997082356502|d 12/26/2020|e 12/17/2020|l A-FIC-MYST|m SCO|n 23|p $18.00|r Y|s Y|t A-FIC-MYST|u 10/23/2000|z ADULT