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Antiques Frame

(Book 12 in the Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery series)
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"Nonstop humor as well as a tangled mystery." - RT Book Reviews

With their reality TV series, Antiques Sleuths, Brandy Borne and her quaintly kooky mother, Vivian, have a real hit on their hands. But another "hit" enters the picture, after a rival bidder becomes a one-woman show at their televised auctions - and it's the estranged wife of Brandy's police-chief beau, Tony! Soon the fine art of murder colors the scene, fitting Brandy for an ornately elaborate frame.

But when you're inside a frame, it's difficult to make out the picture. That's why Brandy's mom - her daughter now wearing basic jailhouse orange - must sort through a rogue's gallery of suspects including 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.

Brandy and Vivian race to determine how an empty antique frame can hold a deadly portrait, a picture worth a thousand dangerous words. Aided only by Sushi, their loyal shih tzu, and police dog Rocky, the wacky mother-and-daughter sleuthing team must learn the killer's identity before they become the subjects of another masterpiece of murder.

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



"Well-drawn characters . . . fun to read." - Booklist


"This fun, fast mystery shows Allan at the top of her game." - RT Book Reviews, 4 stars


"Brandy and Vivian are engaging characters, and their first-person narration is fun to read. Quirky secondary characters add to the appeal of this humorous cozy mystery." - Booklist


"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." - Library Journal


"Genuinely funny . . . The Trash 'n' Treasures books have to be the funniest mystery series going." - Somebody Dies


"Lively . . . this bubbly tongue-in-cheek cozy also includes flea market shopping tips and a recipe." - Publishers Weekly

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: Antiques Frame (Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)
Author(s): Barbara Allan
ISBN: 0-7582-9312-7 / 978-0-7582-9312-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Antiques Frame (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)
Author(s): Barbara Allan
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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