Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan
A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery (Trash 'n' Treasures Mysteries)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 9 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

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 murder case. . .

Moving back in with her eccentric, larger-than-life mother, Brandy Borne finds small-town Serenity anything but serene. It seems an unscrupulous antiques dealer has swindled Vivian out of the family's heirlooms. But when he is found run over in a country lane, Brandy becomes Murder Suspect Number One--with her mother coming in a very close second. . .

The list of other suspects is impressive--the victim's business seems to have been based on bilking seniors out of their possessions. And when the Borne "girls" uncover a few very unsavory Serenity secrets, they become targets for a murderer whose favorite hobby seems to be collecting victims.

Don't miss Brandy Borne's tips on antiques!

"Cozy mystery fans will love this down-to-earth heroine with the wry sense of humor and a big heart." --Nancy Pickard

"With its small-town setting and quirky characters, Antiques Roadkill is fun from start to finish. Dive in and enjoy."--Laurien Berenson

 

About Barbara Allan

See more books from this Author
Dr Barbara Allan is Director of Learning and Teaching at the Hull University Business School, UK and also Director of the Centre for Innovations in Learning and Teaching (CILT). She became a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow in 2008.
 
Published July 1, 2007 by Kensington Books. 287 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Antiques Roadkill

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

When Father O’Brien is killed with the caterer’s cake knife, the case becomes a murder hunt for the Bornes despite the disapproval of Brandy’s newest love interest, the local police chief.

| Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

She and her blind Shih Tzu Sushi live with her flamboyant, bipolar mother Vivian, with whom she ekes out a living buying and selling antiques.

| Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Concerned with her mother Vivian’s mental health since she lost her directing job with the local theater group to her former friend Bernice, Brandy suggests they rent a booth at a new antiques mall.

| Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Divorcée Brandy Borne returns to her family home, carrying the remains of her brand-name wardrobe and Sushi, her blind shih tzu, to find that her mother, in a moment of weakness, has sold all her family’s antiques to an unscrupulous dealer.

| Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In this pseudonymous series debut, a run-of-the-mill cozy by the husband-and-wife team of Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats ) and Max Allan Collins (<EMPHASIS TYP

May 01 2006 | Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Brandy Borne, seven months pregnant as a surrogate mom, dutifully monitors her own bipolar mother, Vivian, in Allan's quirky fifth Trash 'n' Treasures mystery set in the Midwestern Mississippi River town of Serenity (after 2010's Antiques Bizarre).

Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In this pseudonymous series debut, a run-of-the-mill cozy by the husband-and-wife team of Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats ) and Max Allan Collins (True Detective ), newly divorced Brandy Borne, who's on an antidepressant, returns home to Serenity, a little town on the Mississippi River, and to ...

| Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

RT Book Reviews

Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e.

| Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Reviewing the Evidence

Brandy Borne has come back to her hometown after a nasty divorce.

| Read Full Review of Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n...

Reader Rating for Antiques Roadkill
65%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 62 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×