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Winning the lottery has made Willy and Alvirah Meehan famous. Now that she sports a stylish hairdo and knows how to dress like the wealthy lady she is, Alvirah quite enjoys being a guest on a talk show. But fame has its down side: three ex-cons in the viewing audience choose Willy as a kidnapping target. Unfortunately for the criminals, the Meehans haven't forgotten their old skill: Alvirah can become a cleaning woman at a moment's notice, and Willy still loves plumbing. And the experience Alvirah's had pursuing her interest in sleuthing doesn't hurt either. Bad news for the bad guys is good news for Alvirah's growing number of fans -another story rich in suspense and good humor.
©1993 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2009 Phoenix

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  • Ted2
  • 08-11-09

An enjoyable listen!

Almost as much a comedy as a thriller. The "sister" sisters were just the right touch. A very enjoyable listen!!

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  • Daniel Fahl
  • 15-09-21

A fun quick tale

This story mainly works as a read in one day experience. It works on momentum and speed. Still as a fun little story from Mary Higgins Clark about two of her favorite characters. The clever Alvirah and the steady Willy outwitting and out planning the various threats around them. The basic idea for this story is how will Willy and Alvirah outwit kidnappers and find a way to have a happy ending.

The story has charming moments and good pacing. Alvirah as usual is very clever in her maneuvers. Clark knows how to write some interesting side characters. It isn't her greatest work but if you like Clark's writing you'll likely enjoy this one.

Carol Higgins Clark enthusiastically reads this story and tries hard to give the characters a good voice and style. I find her reading voice a little annoying but other people might enjoy it. She clearly is trying to give everyone a voice and she enunciates well and makes it clear who is speaking. The audio recording quality is good.

Really it is a fun light little adventure with some amusing comedy moments. It might be a fun and quick little story you will really enjoy.

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  • Janie
  • 24-10-17

Enjoyable

I usually love Alvira and Willy stories, but this was to short and i really wish the author would hire a professional narrator.

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  • Matthew S. Hill
  • 05-05-17

I so wanted to like this.

I can see how some people may find this story cute and enjoyable... unfortunately I'm not one of them. I found the characters annoying and I just wanted to see them reach there end.

On a personal note: the two main characters reminded me too much of my grandparents, an extremely pushy yenta and a real push over of a man who exists solely to provide a whipping boy for his wife.

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  • Jessica
  • 03-12-16

this was a good plot.

I could hardly put the phone down as I listen to the story. loved it.