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

By Barbara Allan

“Nonstop humor in addition to a tangled mystery.” —RT booklet Reviews

With their fact television sequence, Antiques Sleuths, Brandy Borne and her quaintly kooky mom, Vivian, have a true hit on their fingers. yet one other “hit” enters the image, after a rival bidder turns into a one-woman convey at their televised auctions—and it’s the estranged spouse of Brandy’s police-chief beau, Tony! quickly the tremendous artwork of homicide colours the scene, becoming Brandy for an ornately intricate frame.

But while you’re within a body, it’s tough to make out the image. That’s why Brandy’s mom—her daughter now donning simple jailhouse orange—must type via a rogue’s gallery of suspects together with a too-friendly farmer’s spouse, a ratings-happy television manufacturer, a questionable husband-and-wife auctioneer crew, or even the manager of police himself.

Brandy and Vivian race to figure out how an empty old body can carry a perilous portrait, an image worthy one thousand harmful phrases. Aided purely via Sushi, their unswerving shih tzu, and police puppy Rocky, the wacky mother-and-daughter sleuthing group needs to examine the killer’s id prior to they turn into the topics of one other masterpiece of murder.

Don’t omit Brandy Borne’s pointers on making an investment in antiques!

“Well-drawn characters . . . enjoyable to read.” —Booklist
“This enjoyable, speedy secret exhibits Allan on the most sensible of her game.” —RT publication Reviews, four½ stars
“Brandy and Vivian are enticing characters, and their first-person narration is enjoyable to learn. Quirky secondary characters upload to the allure of this funny comfortable mystery.” —Booklist
“Scenes of Midwestern small-town lifestyles, informative tidbits concerning the antiques enterprise, and smart conversation make this crucial when you like strange novice sleuths.” —Library Journal
“Genuinely humorous . . . The Trash ‘n’ Treasures books need to be the funniest secret sequence going." —Somebody Dies
 “Lively . . . this bubbly tongue-in-cheek comfortable additionally comprises flea industry procuring information and a recipe.” —Publishers Weekly

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