"e;One of the funniest cozy series going."e; --"e;Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine"e;
Brandy Borne and her drama-queen mom, Vivian, take their antiques show on the road, for an off-Broadway farce mixing mirth and murder. A world away from small-town Serenity, the ditsy duo--chaperoned by their trusty shih tzu, Sushi--arrive in the Big Apple, blissfully unaware that they will soon cross paths with a rotten-to-the-core killer.
As the dynamic dames descend upon a comic-book convention--to sell a rare 1940s Superman drawing--Vivian makes a show of keeping the valuable sketch locked to her wrist in a briefcase. When an intruder breaks into their hotel suite, they naturally suspect a felonious fan, over-eager to acquire their artwork.
But this not-so-super villain proves less interested in the Man of Steel than in stealing a man's life, as Brandy and Mother stumble onto a murder victim impaled by a pen-shaped award. Suspects ranging from comic-book collectors to crime kingpins lead Brandy and Mother on a merry madcap Manhattan misadventure, taking them from convention hall to strip joint, from retirement home to precinct lock-up. Has the con been conned by a killer? If so, only Brandy, Mother and Sushi can stop this fatally foul funny-book fiend.
Don't miss Brandy Borne's tips on antiques
Praise For Barbara Allan's Trash 'N' Treasures Mysteries
"e;The characters shine with brassy humor . . . series fans will applaud."e; --"e;Publishers Weekly"e;
"e;A humorous cozy that teems with quirky characters."e; --"e;Booklist"e;
"e;Scenes of Midwestern small-town life, informative tidbits about the antiques business, and clever dialog make this essential for those who like unusual amateur sleuths."e; --"e;Library Journal"e;
"e;If you delight in the absurd and enjoy manic humor, you'll treasure the Trash'n' Treasure mysteries."e; --"e;Mystery Scene"e;
Antiques Flee Market
"e;Lively. . .this bubbly tongue-in-cheek cozy also includes flea market shopping tips and a recipe."e; --"e;Publishers Weekly"e;
"e;Charming. A laugh-out-loud funny mystery."e; --"e;Romantic Times Book Reviews"e; (4 stars)"e;
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Trash 'n' Treasures Mysteries
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