- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 468 KB
- Publisher: Kensington Books (July 1, 2007)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004NNUZ3W
- Source: I bought it.
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.
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.
My rating: 3.8
About the authors
Barbara Allan is the joint pseudonym for husband-and-wife mystery writers Max Allan and Barbara Collins.
Max Allan Collins, a five-time Mystery Writers of America "Edgar" nominee in both fiction and nonfiction categories, has been hailed as "the Renaissance man of mystery fiction." He has earned an unprecedented fourteen Private Eye Writers of America "Shamus" nominations for his historical thrillers, winning twice for his Nathan Heller novels,True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991).
His other credits include film criticism, short fiction, songwriting, trading-card sets, and movie/TV tie-in novels, including Air Force One, In the Line of Fire, and the New York Times-best-selling Saving Private Ryan.
Barbara Collins is one of the most respected short story writers in the mystery field, with appearances in over a dozen top anthologies, including Murder Most Delicious, Women on the Edge, and the best-selling Cat Crimes series. She was the coeditor (and a contributor) to the best-selling anthology Lethal Ladies, and her stories were selected for inclusion in the first three volumes of The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories.
So far there 5 books in the series with a sixth to be published in May 2012.
The list (courtesy Fantastic Fiction)
1. Antiques Roadkill (2006)
2. Antiques Maul (2007)
3. Antiques Flee Market (2008)
4. Antiques Bizarre (2010)
5. Antiques Knock-Off (2011)
6. Antiques Disposal (2012)