Alvirah and Willy

12 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,492 ratings

Santa Cruise Publisher's Summary

America's Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark joins forces with her best-selling daughter Carol in this fast-paced novel set on a special holiday cruise that sets sail from Miami the day after Christmas.

Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth; recently "hitched" private detective Regan Reilly; and their husbands Willy and Jack, are guests on the Royal Mermaid's maiden voyage, the Santa Cruise. The cruise is Commodore Randolph Weed's gift to a select group of people who in the last year made the world a better place. What he doesn't know is that his ne'er-do-well nephew, Eric, has smuggled two escaping criminals on board.

As the Royal Mermaid sails through troubled waters, Alvirah and Regan uncover clues that lead them to the dangerous men who were not on the original guest list!

Filled with suspense and humor, Santa Cruise is a holiday mystery you won't want to miss. Join the Clarks as they bring this unpredictable voyage to a hair-raising and heartwarming conclusion and ring in the New Year.

©2006 Mary Higgings Clark and Carol Higgins Clark (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 6

    • Santa Cruise

    • A Holiday Mystery at Sea
    • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Carol Higgins Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth; recently "hitched" private detective Regan Reilly; and their husbands Willy and Jack, are guests on the Royal Mermaid's maiden voyage, the Santa Cruise. The cruise is Commodore Randolph Weed's gift to a select group of people who in the last year made the world a better place. What he doesn't know is that his ne'er-do-well nephew, Eric, has smuggled two escaping criminals on board.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Santa Cruise

    • By Barbara on 03-31-09

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 7

    • Dashing Through the Snow

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Carol Higgins Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first (and many hope, annual) Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • always fun

    • By JACKIE on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 8

    • I'll Walk Alone

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 267

    In I’ll Walk Alone, Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it - a Great read

    • By Just on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 9

    • The Lost Years

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    In her long career as America's most beloved suspense writer, Mary Higgins Clark's The Lost Years is her most astonishing and dramatic work to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history - the holiest of the holy - and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Try it you'll like it

    • By Jennie on 10-20-15

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 10

    • As Time Goes By

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740

    Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney's friends - Alvirah Meehan and her husband, Willy - offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pretty good book k8nda dragged it out

    • By Brenda c on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 11

    • All by Myself, Alone

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 547

    Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship - the Queen Charlotte. Onboard she meets 86-year-old Lady Emily Haywood - "Lady Em", as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea, Lady Em is found dead - and the necklace is missing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Winner

    • By Debra Cobb on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Willy and Alvirah

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Carol Higgins Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Follow the adventures of lottery-winning couple Willy and Alvirah Meehan through these best selling short stories. The couple is targeted and pursued by ex-cons after winning the lottery in "Plumbing for Willy," they discover the body of actress Fiona Winter in their New York apartment in "The Body in the Closet," and they help Cynthia Lathem solve the murder of her stepfather in "Death at the Cape."

    Regular price: $17.47