The Christmas Thief In this latest holiday suspense from the mother-daughter team behind Deck the Halls , Mary Higgins Clark's junior sleuth Alvirah Meehan teams with Carol Higgins… The Christmas Thief In this latest holiday suspense from the mother-daughter team behind Deck the Halls , Mary Higgins Clark's junior sleuth Alvirah Meehan teams with Carol Higgins… 2004-11-09 Fiction Simon & Schuster
Book Review

The Christmas Thief (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 09, 2004; Writers: Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

In this latest holiday suspense from the mother-daughter team behind Deck the Halls, Mary Higgins Clark's junior sleuth Alvirah Meehan teams with Carol Higgins Clark's PI Regan Reilly to learn the whereabouts of Packy Noonan — a convicted swindler who's released from the pokey and immediately heads to Stowe, Vt., to retrieve the diamonds he hid in a giant blue spruce more than a decade ago. While the plot is seriously outlandish — he freakin' stashed the ice in a tree? — Christmas Thief offers a fun, speedy read.

Originally posted Dec 01, 1979 Published in issue #796 Dec 10, 2004 Order article reprints