Antiques Roadkill: A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan

By Barbara Allan

Made up our minds to make a brand new begin in her old fashioned homeland at the banks of the Mississippi, Brandy Borne by no means goals she'll turn into the major suspect in a homicide case...Moving again in along with her eccentric, larger-than-life mom, Brandy Borne unearths small-town Serenity something yet serene. it sort of feels an unscrupulous antiques broker has swindled Vivian out of the family's heirlooms. but if he's came across run over in a rustic lane, Brandy turns into homicide Suspect no 1 - along with her mom coming in a truly shut second...The record of different suspects is striking - the victim's enterprise turns out to were according to bilking seniors out in their possessions. And while the Borne "girls" discover a number of very unsavoury Serenity secrets and techniques, they turn into objectives for a assassin whose favorite pastime seems gathering sufferers.

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His hand was warm, his grip firm, his smile easy. But he didn’t offer a last name. ” He looked chidingly at her. ” Mia reached for her drink on the bar and took a sip. I might as well not have been there. The slow number ended and an oldie-but-goodie disco song filled the room. ” Was he trying to make Mia jealous? I looked at her; she shrugged indifferently, and faced the bar, her back to us. ” Was I trying to make Mia jealous? He took my hand and led me through the crowd to the dance floor, where we carved out a spot.

Him? No. ” I gave her a hurt look. “Sorry,” she said. ” Tina waited a moment. Then, “Let’s just say, if you had any pharmaceutical needs, and didn’t have a prescription? ” Too bad. Todd might have been worth pursuing, otherwise; plus, it seemed to con rm the drug rumors about Mia. … Tina was shaking her head and lost in some private thought. ” “Just … what I don’t understand is … after what happened to her brother? ” “Oh. Jeez. ” She shrugged with her eyebrows. ” No. Dead was dead. I stared into my co ee cup, hoping the overdosed Cordona brother wasn’t Juan.

Returning to my table, I could tell Tina was peeved by my extended absence. ” “Good call,” she snapped. ” Tina bestowed me a small forgiving smile. ” But she was smiling. The Oasis was a typical hotel cocktail lounge, cozy, dark, blandly anonymous. Dead tonight, but for a pair of businessmen in Brooks Brothers, at the bar. And us. Tina and I slid into a semicircular padded booth o in one corner, to be by ourselves. When a barmaid in a red vest and white shirt and black slacks came over, we both ordered coffee.

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