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The Christmas Thief

Updated on November 20, 2014
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Christmas Mystery by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

In this wonderful Christmas tale, mystery writer, Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, join forces to bring us a story involving the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center.

I always love a good mystery and Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors. I have read her daughter also, and always enjoy her lighthearted mysteries. Each Christmas they have been joining forces to write a joint Christmas book. These books seem to always have a humorous side and The Christmas Thief is no different.

If you are looking for a light mystery to read during the Christmas season I would recommend The Christmas Thief.

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photo by Mary Beth Granger

The Christmas Thief - Christmas mystery

This lighthearted mystery is a great read for the busy Christmas season.

The story centers around the Christmas tree that is to be displayed in New York's Rockefeller Center and a con man who has hidden stolen diamonds among the branches of the tree.

You will meet a wacky cast of characters in the book, including Packy Noonon, the con man, who has just been released from prison on parole. Returning to the book from past Higgins Clark novels is Alvirah Meehan, a lottery winner and amateur detective and her husband Willy. In this book Alvirah brings along her friend Opal, another lottery winner.

Regan Reilly, a private investigator from other Carol Higgins Clark mysteries, works to solve this mystery. She is joined by her fiancee Jack, and her parents Luke and Nora.

This often humorous tale takes place in Stowe, Vermont. It is a cheerful holiday mystery that you are sure to enjoy!

Delightful Christmas Tale from this Mother and Daughter team of Mystery Writers!

Do you enjoy Christmas books? - stop by and give us your opinion

Christmas is always a busy time of the year and I love to find some light reading to relax with at the end of a long day. A good Christmas mystery is sometimes just the type of book to fit the bill for me. Helps me relax and keeps me in the Christmas mood!!

More Christmas Books by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark - choose one for your Christmas Reading

Here are some of the other Christmas mysteries by this great mother and daughter writing team. i know you will enjoy them all!!

Santa Cruise
Santa Cruise

You'll enjoy this wonderful mystery in a cruise setting.


Mysteries by Mary Higgins Clark Carol Higgins Clark - Vote for your favorite or add it if you like one I missed

Here are some of the individual mysteries that were written by Mary Higgins Clark and

Carol Higgins Clark. Vote for your favorites

Take a Moment to Consider

If you buy any of the books recommended above, this page automatically makes a donation to the incredible nonprofit, Donors Choose, which helps provide classrooms and students in need with resources that our public schools often lack.

I'd love to hear your recommendation for a Christmas novel. I haven't picked one to read yet for this holiday season :)

What is your favorite Christmas novel? - stop and leave me a note

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I guess I need to start reading Christmas Mysteries this coming Christmas season

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      6 years ago

      What fun to read a Christmas mystery at this time of the year. Getting my decorations ready to go and then reading a great mystery. Sounds like eggnog is due!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      Definitely time to choose my Christmas novel for this year!

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      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I don't really have a favorite, but John Grisham's "Skipping Christmas" is fast becoming a classic!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Don't have a favorite Christmas mystery, but I own this one, and all I need to do is find time to read it. You'd reassured me it won't be too much for me to handle.

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      9 years ago

      Honestly, I didn't know that there was a "Christmas mystery" genre. I imagine that with all those relatives in the house all sort of mysterious things are bound to happen. :-) I guess this is something new to consider adding to my Christmas traditions.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      My favorite (I read it every year) is Shepherd's Abiding by Jan Karon. But, I also love all of the Debbie Macomber Christmas books...I know you've probably already read those. :-)

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      lakern26 lm 

      9 years ago

      Okay, I now know exactly where to find some great gifts this Christmas! Great lens and thanks for the ideas - I'll be back!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      Oh, Mary Beth, I can hardly wait to read this one. Thank you for the recommendation!

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      9 years ago

      My reading list just gets longer! This sounds like a great Christmas mystery!

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      9 years ago

      Haven't read Mary Higgins Clark in years. The Christmas Thief sounds like a good place to catch up with her again.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      [in reply to Heather426] Oh..I love the Gift of the Maji! It is a wonderful story..very meaningful!

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      The story I always recommend and give away is a tiny book by O. Henry, called The Gift of the Maji. It's a short story really, but beautiful.

      This is a great book lens that made me want to read the book. 5*


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