Book Reviews of Antiques Roadkill (Trash 'n' Treasures, Bk 1)

Antiques Roadkill (Trash 'n' Treasures, Bk 1)
Antiques Roadkill - Trash 'n' Treasures, Bk 1
Author: Barbara Allan
ISBN-13: 9780758211910
ISBN-10: 0758211910
Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Antiques Roadkill (Trash 'n' Treasures, Bk 1) on + 557 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
First of all I read all the reviews before I decided I wanted to read this book. I think it was a review in the Hardcover version that pushed me over the edge. That reviewer stated that it was the best characters since, Stephanie Plum and Grandma Mozar. Well, I wouldnt go that far, cause Grandma Mozar is a real off the hook Hoot. I think what you will find a very snappy writing, but not zingers. I also didnt agree that the authors made poor references to the Mother's Mental illness. I thought it was handled well. Barbara Allan is a pen name for Barbara Collins and Max Allan Collins, a husband and wife team. You are in professional writing hands. He wrote Road to Perdition. You will not be bored with this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have to say, this book took alot of reading time to make itself fairly interesting. I almost just put it down several times, but kept soldiering on. Finally about 3/4 of the way through it picked up. The problem I had with it were the frequent and to me, rather insensitive, references to the main character's mother, who has a mental illness. It was hard to get around, or through, the main character's "sense of humor." Not sure that I would continue on with the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Brandy Borne is divorced, and has come home to stay with her mother who is, to put it delicately, "strange". People begin to die, Brandy and her mom start snooping around, and things get crazy!
I enjoyed this book so much that I hated to see it end, and I will be waiting impatiently for the next in the series: Antiques Maul, due out in early fall of 2007!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very breezy style of writing. Somehow I was expecting something related to the Antiques Roadshow tv show, but not the case. That's more my fault than the author's, but just a warning in case the title leads others to think the same.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! Brandy and her mom are two of the funniest amateur detectives since Stephanie Plum and Grandma Mazur! I can't wait for the next book in this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Brandy and her mother are an absolute hoot! Hard to believe that one of the authors of this book also wrote "Road to Perdition". I can't wait to read the next installment in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a good start for a new series. Well developed plot and interesting charcters. Some good twists and in the plot that keep your interest.
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Great read for Red Hatters. I really enjoyed the humor in the book.
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too many cozy mystery stereotypes for me. I felt like I was rereading several of the cozies I have read in the past.
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I own an antiques shop and I love cozy mysteries, but for some reason I just didn't find this book enjoyable. I can't pinpoint it. I read the first three books and couldn't get into the series.
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Larger than life quirky characters that slide into the unbelievable. But the plot line is interesting and I enjoyed the story. I hope she dials back the quirky for the next one - I am certainly going to give it a read.
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I agree with many of the previous reviews. There was something about this book that kind of put me off. But, that said, I did enjoy the mystery plot and will give the second one in the series a shot.
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I thought this was an okay read. Some of the suppose to be funny lines were put in there weren't necessary Put me off the series
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I really like this book. It's a different style of writing where the author makes "aside" comments like she was talking to you. I just finished her third book and am on the lookout for the rest. definitely a fun read!
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I really enjoyed this book. It was my first time reading a book by her(them) and I found it very funny. I didn't know what to expect from a new (to me) author but I was surprisingly entertained. I'm going to be reading the rest of their books
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Not the greatest of this genre.