Antiques Slay Ride

Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Ho Ho Homicide

The Christmas rush is on as Brandy Borne and her quaintly quirky mother, Vivian, sniff out plum collectibles for resale, only to find the owner of a Santa's workshop worth of treasures has received some deadly tidings. It's beginning to look a lot like murder. . .but who wanted the deceased closed for the holidays—permanently? Maybe a rival antiques dealer, a Grinch who collects Christmas? Or the victim's suspiciously frosty stepchildren? Brandy and Vivian check their list of who's been naughty or nice, but it may take a Christmas miracle—and some help from Sushi, their elfin shih tzu—to tie a bow around the season's most wanted killer!

DON'T MISS BRANDY BORNE'S TIPS ON ANTIQUES!

Praise for Barbara Allan and the Trash ‘n' Treasures Mystery Series. . .

"A humorous cozy that teems with quirky characters." —Booklist

"Brandy and her eccentric mother make a hilarious team of snoops." —Joan Hess

"Top pick! Thrills, laugh-out-loud moments and amazingly real relationships." —Romantic Times Book Reviews

"You'll laugh out loud." —Mystery Scene

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About the author

BARBARA ALLAN is the joint pseudonym of acclaimed short story writer Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats) and her husband, New York Times bestselling novelist and Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition). Their previous collaborations have included one son, a short story collection, and eleven novels. They live in Iowa in a house filled with trash and treasures. Learn more about them at www.maxallancollins.com and at www.barbaraallan.com.

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Publisher
Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
85
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ISBN
9780758293169
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
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Super organizer Ellie Avery could really use some Christmas cheer when Gabrielle Matheson, a grinchy professional rival, sets up shop in the same small Georgia town. But before the halls are even halfway decked with holly, someone uses Ellie's terrifically tasteless white elephant swap gift as. . .a murder weapon!

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