Antiques Roadkill (Trash 'n' Treasures Series #1)

Antiques Roadkill (Trash 'n' Treasures Series #1)

by Barbara Allan

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758211927
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Series: Trash 'n' Treasures Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 387,810
Product dimensions: 4.08(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Barbara Allan is the joint pseudonym of acclaimed short story writer Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats) and New York Times bestselling mystery novelist Max Allan Collins (ROAD TO PERDITION). Their previous collaborations have included one son, a short story collection, and five novels, including the 2008 winner of the Romantic Times Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery, ANTIQUES FLEE MARKET. They live in Iowa in a house filled with trash and treasures.

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Antiques Roadkill (Trash 'n' Treasures Series #1) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got really tired really quickly of having to read about what every single person was wearing throughout the whole story, but I got through it. Then I read the second book in the series and loved it! I've read all to date so far!
Kellykos More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book and look forward to the next books in the series. The characters were fun and a little crazy. I love dogs and was happy to read about a very cute one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was fun to read & I'm looking forward to reading the rest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light and funny! I have never read a book where the character writes a explanation about their or someone else actions. Different takes getting use to. Yes, I am going to buy more of Trash n Treasures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was shocked when I read the credentials of this team...this is really quite badly written, way too cutesy and desperately needs an editor. With little work this could be made better, but as of now, if I were the publisher I'd be embarrassed. Oh and lose the "tips" -- they're lame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky characters kept me involved until the end. Nice, light-hearted read.
KennaS More than 1 year ago
This book is well worth the money. An easy read, is for those days when your brain doesn't want to do anymore. I found several of my small town residents written right there in the pages. Weve all been there and some of us have even done that too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really thought i wouldn't like this- had no reason but thought it would be what I call a "throw-away" and yet it was funny, sarcastic and I could sure picture some scenes in my own life read it in a few days cause I couldn't stop
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written cozy! Her descriptions are so fluid as well as her use of dialogue. This is a joy to read!
JSmith28 More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed the entire series. Didn't want it to end!
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debavp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Now I know why I'm not a fan of 'cozies' in general. This was trite fluff with a predictable plot, boring characters and never ending product placement.
eenerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was really intrigued by this series, but was pretty disappointed with the characters. They were almost all really annoying and impossible to get interested in. The main character was the worst, though; she is supposed to be my age and she was just so annoying and horrible, I couldn't stand her and I didn't finish the book.
smik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first title in a cozy series around the theme of antiques, ANTIQUES ROADKILL is really a light, fluffy, quick read. A bit of a no-brainer really, although with plenty of quirky humour, and a bit of mystery to stir the little grey cells.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Relaxing reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and their quirky ways.
BeckyMcF More than 1 year ago
Since the main character is taking Prozac, I think there is a lot more to her own story about what really happened in her marriage and why her husband has custody of their 10 year old son and they live in another state than what we hear in this first book in the antiques series. More important in Antiques Roadkill is getting family antiques back from an unscrupulous dealer and solving a murder mystery before either Brandy or her mom get killed. One person's death is very distressing--not gory but that of an innocent bystander. Since this is a cozy, there are lighter moments and it is easy, breezy reading, especially because of the storyteller style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe the writers' resumes after reading. What happened with this book? I expected it to be fun and light. I did not expect it to be disjointed and awkward. That said, it wasn't awful. Just very amateurish. I did finish it and, while I didn't laugh, I did smirk a few times. Also to its credit- I didn't see the ending coming in the first 3 pages. All in all, a perfectly mediocre story.
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Chik lit is not my genre but this was pretty funny on a day that i needed humor. I liked it enough to get the next book. The main character moves home after a divorce to live with her wonkey mother. She quickly becomes embroiled in a murder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. Had some lol moments. Quick fun read.
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Quite dull.