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Antiques Chop (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)

By Barbara Allan

"One of the funniest comfortable sequence going." --Ellery Queen secret Magazine

Brandy Borne and her dramatically ditzy mom, Vivian, are stars of the recent truth convey, Antiques Sleuths. The season opens in an ideal location--a old fashioned previous condo echoing with the unsolved whispers of a 60-year-old awl homicide. but if the show's manufacturer meets a equally grisly finish, Brandy and mom needs to chop round for clues, awl the perfect questions, and get the sting on a murderer's mysterious explanations. in a different way our sharp-witted sleuths may possibly face cancellation--on the slicing room floor!

Don't pass over Brandy Borne's tips about antiques!

Praise for Barbara Allan and the Trash 'n' Treasures secret sequence. . .

"Thrills, laugh-out-loud moments and amazingly actual relationships." --Romantic occasions publication Reviews

"The characters shine with brassy humor." --Publishers Weekly

"You'll snicker out loud." --Mystery Scene

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Uh, and I’m additionally doing a documentary on our town’s boutique companies, and—” “Spare me the bull crap,” Brian stated, even though (yup) he didn’t say “crap. ” He opened a table drawer. “I have what we name within the enterprise a smoking gun. ” What he held up used to be no longer, after all, a smoking gun, particularly a bit piece of black plastic rarely greater than a bank card, examining Panasonic P2. “Where did you get that? ” mom blurted. “From Phil Dean. He notion it might be in his most sensible pursuits to cooperate with genuine legislations enforcement, rather than the Serenity department of the Nancy Drew fan membership.

He idea it over. “Well, the express was once Bruce’s child, his thought . . . however it may possibly depend upon how the exposure is going. Your neighborhood law enforcement officials won’t hold the media off this factor without end, you recognize. ” “Oh, i do know. And the exposure may well retain the convey alive . . . don’t you think that? ” “I’m a tech man, Mrs. Borne. I don’t fairly recognize evidently. . . . ” “Make it ‘Vivian. ’ So this can be my proposition, my inspiration. Why don’t we pass forward and prepare a venture ourselves? within the ultimate days that you’re right here, I suggest. And it does appear like you'll be caught in Serenity for your time.

Stuck already! mom leaned out, like a pleasant neighbor girl delivering milk and cookies. “Discovered an unlocked window at the facet of the house,” she beamed, happy as punch with herself. “So you needn’t have damaged that window. ” My hands curled into fists. “A little past due now, isn’t it? in addition to, you instructed me to do it! ” “I didn't. ” “Did, too. ” “Did now not. i feel my particular phrases have been ‘. . . a window could easily need to be damaged. ’ ” For the sake of propriety and Walmart, i cannot record my precise phrases in reaction.

And that i needs to admit,” mom rambled, “that looking back it is going to were wiser to debate our capability enterprise with Brandy at the means the following within the motor vehicle. yet we acquired conversing approximately different issues and—” “And besides,” Jake stated to Bruce Spring, “we didn’t imagine mother may come if we advised her. ” Bruce’s eyes have been fixed on me in an excessive yet pleasant demeanour, as we stood there through the desk, awkwardly frozen on our ft. “Whatever the case, omit Borne . . . Brandy . . . i'm hoping you’ll stick round. I’ll purchase you lunch and make you a Godfather provide.

And gazing an outdated motion picture on cable doesn’t aid. they can simply have obvious it earlier than, and all they need to do is payment the directory. ” “So no alibi in any respect, then,” I acknowledged. “I recognize you desire to have cleared them,” Phil stated, “being your pals and all. yet examine the brilliant side—we acquired a few killer pictures. ” “Yes we did! ” and that i gave him a ^ five. however the excessive of the 5 lasted simply momentarily, simply because Phil used to be right—these have been certainly my acquaintances, and I’d needed to play a sneaky trick on them. Even for moi.

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