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Antiques Maul (Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, Bk 2)
Antiques Maul - Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, Bk 2
Author: Barbara Allan
As autumn splashes color across the small Mississippi River town of Serenity, newly divorced Brandy Borne is on the brink of going crazy after her ever-impossible mother quits the local theater group. She comes up with a brilliant idea for preserving her sanity and keeping Mother busy: open their own booth at the new antiques mall in town. But t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780758211941
ISBN-10: 0758211945
Publication Date: 9/1/2008
Pages: 288
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3.8 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Antiques Maul (Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, Bk 2) on + 85 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Second in this new series by authors Max Allan and Barbara Collins, this funny and informative cozy mystery has many surprises in store for you. Not only are there Trash `n' Treasure tips at the end of each chapter, a few recipes are also thrown in!

The authors have created some fantastic characters in Brandy and Vivian Borne. Brandy has returned home to a small Midwestern town on the Mississippi to live with her mother after a messy divorce. She has custody of the old blind Shih Tzu, Sushi, while her husband has custody of ten-year-old Jake back in Chicago.

Vivian has been a fixture at the Community Theatre Playhouse, but quits when a rival gets the position of Director. Brandy comes up with an idea to keep her mother busy and out of her hair: she gets a booth at the new antiques mall in town.

They travel to a federal auction of confiscated goods, buy enough to fill the booth, and pick up Jake for a short visit. Shortly after they set up their booth early one morning, they discover the owner of the mall, Mrs. Norton, on the floor, covered in blood with her timid pit bull standing over her! Was she mauled by her dog?

And, who's following Brandy? Why is the man from the federal auction after the rolltop desk they bought? Who's arguing with the new theater director? Son Jake comes to help out at the Antiques Mall, and finds a secret compartment in the wooden cigar store Indian. He says the only thing in it was a cigar.

The authors have a unique voice and a quirky conversational style. This amusing trek through the world of antiques will keep you giggling. My favorite chapter was when Vivian takes over and does some sleuthing on her own.
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Helpful Score: 3
thought it was a great book - there are actually 5 books in the series and I've read all of them! funny and full of twists and turns!
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