Antiques ravin'

by Allan, Barbara,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
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The votes are in! Eccentric seventy-something Vivian Borne has (somehow) been elected county sheriff, and she's lurched into action, namingdaughter Brandy a reluctantdeputy and recruiting their spunky shih tzu Sushi as a one-doggie K-9 unit. As the dauntless duo snoops into creepy crimes plaguing an ill-fated Edgar Allan Poe festival, an eerie series of mournful murders puts them on a rocky road to dispensing Poe-etic justice. Small-town Antiqua, known for its quaint Main Street lined with antique shops, had set out to celebrate the gothic poet with food, fun, and rare memorabilia. Instead, the Master of the Macabre's twisted tales come to life-with deadly results. With a bone-rattling mystery sending an entire community into panic mode, the bodacious Borne gals are determined to decipher the telltale signs of cold-blooded murder, and make sure a stark-ravin'-mad killer strikes "nevermore!" Don't miss Brandy Borne's tips on hunting for valuable antiques!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "No one is more astonished than Brandy Borne when her seventysomething, bipolar, former-actress mother, Vivian, is elected county sheriff. Due to Vivian's revoked driver's license, Brandy is designated ad hoc deputy so that she can chauffeur the new sheriff around. The two head to Antiqua, Iowa, to investigate break-ins at local antiques stores. They arrive just prior to Antiqua's Edgar Allan Poe Days, and they stay in town to make sure the festival goes off without a hitch. That doesn't quite work out. Soon there is a murder and an attack based on the plots from Poe's stories. With the assistance of Serenity, Iowa's, police chief, Brandy and Vivian investigate the crimes. Framed effectively by the antique business, and including plenty of details about Poe and his work, this satisfying, humorous cozy with its well-drawn, quirky characters is a hoot. Chapters end with tips on how to collect rare books.--Sue O'Brien Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Allan's amusing 13th Trash 'n' Treasures mystery (after 2018's Antiques Wanted) takes antique shop proprietor Vivian Borne, newly elected sheriff of Serenity, Iowa, and her de-facto deputy daughter and chauffeur, Brandy, to the tiny town of Antiqua to investigate antique shop break-ins. It seems nothing was stolen, but someone might have been looking for the Tales, a valuable 1845 Edgar Allen Poe collection that features prominently in Antiqua's annual three-day Edgar Allan Poe Days festival. When Brandy finds a disgruntled café waitress dead inside a sarcophagus, evoking Poe's "The Premature Burial," Vivian tackles her first murder investigation, and the burgeoning body count puts her neophyte skills to the test. Luckily, Brandy and Brandy's paramour, Serenity police chief Tony Cassato, have her back. The melodramatic Vivian and pragmatic Brandy play off each other like foils in a 1930s screwball comedy, and Poe puns, witty asides, and quirky townspeople keep things light. Series fans and newcomers alike will have fun. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Allan, Barbara. Trash 'n' treasures mystery.
#1 - Antiques roadkill
#2 - Antiques maul
#3 - Antiques flee market
#4 - Antiques knock-off
#5 - Antiques bizarre
#6 - Antiques disposal
#7 - Antiques chop
#8 - Antiques con
#9 - Antiques swap
#10 - Antiques fate
#11 - Antiques frame
#12 - Antiques wanted
#13 - Antiques ravin'
#14 - Antiques fire sale
#15 - Antiques carry on
#16 - Antiques liquidation
Subjects Borne, Brandy -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Borne, Vivian -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Fiction.
Festivals -- Fiction.
Older women -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Antique dealers -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Kensington Books,2019
Edition First Kensington hardcover edition.
Other Titles Antiques raving
Language English
Description 232 pages : map ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781496711403
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