Determined to make a new start in her quaint hometown on the banks of the Mississippi, Brandy Borne never dreams she'll become the prime suspect in a. The complete series list for - A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery Barbara Allan. Series reading order, cover art, Antiques Roadkill. Aug Buy, Amateur Sleuth /.
But the remorseless killer seems to be well rehearsed for the Borne girls Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible. Brandy Borne's exceedingly eccentric mother, Vivian, has been invited to perform her one-woman interpretation of the Scottish play sometimes called Macbeth at the neighboring town of Old York's annual fete. But when another hit enters the picture, Brandy's implicated for the crime.
With Brandy now wearing basic jailhouse orange, Vivian must largely investigate alone, sorting through a rogue's gallery of suspects that includes a too-friendly farmer's wife, a ratings-happy TV producer, a questionable husband-and-wife auctioneer team, and even the chief of police himself! Eccentric something Vivian Borne and company, amateur-sleuths-turned-pro, have a challenging case to solve as a series of creepy crimes plague an ill-fated Edgar Allan Poe festival, where a fiend is misguidedly dispensing Poe-etic justice.
Small-town Antiqua, known for its quaint main street of antique shops, has set out to celebrate the gothic poet with food, fun, and rare memorabilia, only to have the Master of the Macabre's twisted tales come to deadly life. Trash 'n' Treasures Mysteries 15 books in series. Antiques Fate Publisher's Summary.
Book 1. Antiques Roadkill By: Barbara Allan. Not Available on Audible.
Book 2. Antiques Maul By: Barbara Allan. Book 3. Book 4. Antiques Bizarre By: Barbara Allan. Book 5.
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Allan is a new cozy author giving us, "A Trash 'n' Treasure Mystery. Moving back with her mother, Vivian, is difficult at best, because she is "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puff" when she is not on her medication.
Then there is her much older sister Peggy Sue who looks down with distain at Brandy because of her recent divorce and how it came about. Reunion time Anyway, the offended spouse called Chicago and told Brandy's rich husband what she had done and divorce was the outcome.
He sent her first month's alimony in pennies! Talk about getting even.
Back to th e story. When she arrives home she finds most all of the first floor's antique furniture gone. It seems some unscrupulous antiques dealer has swindled Vivian out of the family heirlooms while she was "un-medicated. Bad news, Vivian had the address of his storage barn out in the country and took the car to get her stuff back. Small problem. Her license was suspended ages ago! Brandy was hot on her trail but missed her until she returns home to find the cops waiting at the house.
Brandy becomes the number one suspect with her mother a close second. She has to find the killer to get them off the hook and there is a long list of suspects With its small town setting this cozy takes off.
Lots of humor. One draw-back. Brandy had a super rich life before coming back to Serenity, so the only thing I had against this first book was that she talked about clothing designers and jewelry designers and seemed to know all about antiques ok to that and even threw in dieting tips where she could. A little much on that point.
I don't think we needed to know who all who clothes were made by or her jewelry or how she stays so thin. This went on throughout the book, including critiquing the clothes and jewels of her best friend who has some money also. I hope Ms. Allan tones down this part and sticks with just the antiques. After all, nobody likes a know it all. Read full review. Why did I like this mystery? The Collins couple--he wrote Road to Perdition--and B is his right hand lady know their readership. The tips are for the newbies really. We old hands at treasure seeking know them already but to refresh the brain is very good!
Love the pooch-blind and diabetic poor baby but he is well loved. The perp of all the madness is obvious?
Or not! But getting to the perp is fun. You feel these are real people in a real town in Iowa. You think it's going to be trashy but it's a real treasure with some trashy bits tossed in! Have a read!