Barbara Allan
Antiques Bizarre

Antiques Bizarre
Trash ‘n’ Treasures #4
First Published February 23, 2010

Spring has sprung a major leak in small town Serenity, as the Mississippi River drops in for an extended stay. With hundreds of homes and dozens of business flooded, how better to help the cozy town get back to normal than staging a city-wide church bazaar?

Brandy Borne knows the outcome of her mother Vivian's plan, however, is more likely to lean toward bizarre, especially when she hears Mother wheedle a reclusive Russian heiress into donating a truly rare item: the last Faberge egg ever created! As private bidders and representatives from Christie’s and Sotheby’s go at each other, and local-theater diva Vivian barks her way into auctioneering infamy, Brandy tries her best to stay calm—all this craziness can't be good for her pregnancy (did we mention she's surrogate mom for her best gal pal?).

It’s not so good for the winning bidder, either, who turns up mortally scrambled at the foot of a church-tower staircase…without the prized egg. Soon no one is safe, everyone’s a suspect, and even the thought of food is sending the now Prozac-free mom-to-be sprinting for the nearest porcelain altar. It’s going to take a little fuzzy therapy from Sushi—Brandy’s peppy Shih Tzu—and a lot of Mother’s charmingly, alarmingly meddlesome inquiries to track down this killer…who is one seriously bad egg!

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Mystery Scene: “Readers will laugh aloud at the screwball dynamics between Brandy and Vivian as they bumble their way through murder investigations in far-from-serene Serenity, Iowa.”

Crimespree: “[Antiques Bizarre is] fun reading and the mystery is terrific.”

Romantic Times: ****; “hysterically funny as well as a solid mystery.”

Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine: “If you need a laugh and enjoy a neatly plotted mystery with a lot of engaging characters and lots of snappy patter, not to mention a little romance, read Antiques Bizarre.”

Somebody Dies: “The Trash 'n' Treasures books have to be the funniest mystery series going.”

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Antiques Bizarre, Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2011
ISBN 13: 9780758234223
ISBN 10: 0758234228
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 277

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Antiques Bizarre, E-Book
Release Date: February 1, 2011
ISBN 13: 9780758268501
Publisher: Kensington

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Antiques Bizarre, Hardcover, Large Print
Release Date: June 2, 2010
ISBN 13: 9781410426536
ISBN 10: 141042653X
Publisher: Thorndike
Pages: 341

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Antiques Bizarre, Hardcover
Release Date: February 23, 2010
ISBN 13: 9780758234216
ISBN 10: 075823421X
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 232