by Barbara Allan
Eccentric antiques dealer and amateur sleuth Vivian Borne finds herself in jail – again! – when a podcast star is found dead in her hotel room in this new Trash ‘n’ Treasures cozy mystery – “one of the funniest cozy series going” (Ellery Queen Magazine)
When popular podcaster Nicole Chatterton wants an interview for Killers Caught, true-crime author Vivian Borne is overjoyed. Finally, some recognition for the sleuthing skills the septuagenarian antiques dealer and her daughter Brandy have demonstrated, solving countless crimes in their small hometown of Serenity, Iowa!
Dolled up and dressed to the nines, Vivian figures the interview is going swimmingly . . . until Nicole turns the tables, accusing the mother/daughter duo of committing the very crimes they solved. Shocked and affronted – and with a spiteful tirade captured by the cameras – Vivian breaks off the interview, ejecting the rude podcaster from the premises of the Trash ‘n’ Treasures shop. How dare the woman?
Later, when Vivian pays the podcaster a follow-up visit at the woman’s hotel – hoping to smooth things out and set the record straight – a very dead Nicole is waiting. Caught as the killer (true to the podcast’s title) by producer Clare Shields, Vivian finds herself behind bars. Now it’s up to Brandy to determine who really did the dire deed before their fiendish foe can strike again!
Antiques Foe is a light-hearted, laugh-out-loud cozy mystery which also features mother-daughter sleuths Brandy and Vivian’s witty tips for buying and selling antiques, along with a selection of tasty recipes.
Genre: Cosy Mystery
“A mystery that has it all: humor, zany characters, antiquing tips, and recipes to brighten your day”
“Framed by small-town life in Iowa, with interesting details on antiques, this fun cozy includes recipes and tips on collecting sports memorabilia”
“Humorous asides and loads of antique lore . . . Allan delivers the cozy goods”
Publishers Weekly on Antiques Liquidation
“Best for readers of cozy mysteries who enjoy small-town living, humor with a side of murder, and cute canine companions”
Library Journal on Antiques Liquidation
“Amusing mystery chockablock with antiques lore”
Kirkus Review on Antiques Liquidation
“This humorous cozy with its multiple plot twists is framed by close family relationships, a lovingly detailed setting, and information about antiques”
Booklist on Antiques Carry On
“Vivian and Brandy share narrative duties, and their amusing commentary provides much of the book’s appeal. Allan consistently entertains”
Publishers Weekly on Antiques Carry On
“Delightfully quirky . . . For those fond of feel-good cozies, Allan delivers”
Publishers Weekly on Antiques Fire Sale
“The usual mix of humor, detection, and flamboyant personalities adds sparkle”
Kirkus Reviews on Antiques Fire Sale
“One of the best in Allan’s long-running series, which is always humorous and full of tips for antiques hunters”
Kirkus Reviews on Antiques Ravin’
Antiques Foe by Barbara Allan is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9781448309627||7th November 2023||145 X 225mm||208||$31.99|
|Hardback||9781448309627||7th November 2023||145 X 225mm||208||£21.99|
|Ebook||9781448309634||7th November 2023||N/A||208||$24.99|
|Ebook||9781448309634||7th November 2023||N/A||208||£20.99|