Antiques Knock-Off

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After her mom makes a counterfeit confession, an antiques dealer must find the real murderer: “A sure-fire winner.”—Publishers Weekly
Brandy Borne is pretty sure her “charmingly eccentric” (a.k.a. “off her meds”) mother, Vivian, didn't kill that viperous mousy-haired busybody Connie Grimes. But there's the small matter of her guilty plea. . ..While Mother blithely adapts to life behind bars by organizing a jailhouse theater troupe, seven-months-pregnant Brandy and her intrepid shih tzu, Sushi, trundle into a morass of fake antiques and faux collectibles. In the dog days of summer, they'd better not bark up the wrong tree—or a scheming killer just may put the bite on them…

“An often amusing tale complete with lots of antiques-buying tips and an ending that may surprise you.”—Kirkus Reviews
"If you like laugh-out-loud mysteries, this one will make your day." --Romantic Times (4.5 stars)

Praise for Barbara Allan and the Trash ‘n' Treasures Mystery Series. . .

"You'll laugh out loud as Brandy and Vivian bumble their way through murder investigations in far-from-serene Serenity, Iowa." --Mystery Scene

"One of the funniest cozy series going." --Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Publication date
October 24, 2011
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