Antiques Maul

Antiques Maul

A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery

Book - 2007
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As autumn splashes color across the small Mississippi River town of Serenity, newly divorced Brandy Borne is on the brink of going crazy after her ever-impossible mother quits the local theater group. She comes up with a brilliant idea for preserving her sanity and keeping Mother busy: open their own booth at the new antiques mall in town. But they are about to cross paths with a killer. Brandy, along with Sushi, her spoiled Shih Tzu, pays a visit to the town's Chief of Police to ask about federal auctions of confiscated goods, a little-known source or great antiques and collectibles. Her buys at her first auction in Rockford, Illinois, turns out to be a success. On the other hand, her first visit from ten-year-old son Jake, who has been living with his father, turns out to be a challenge. While Halloween looms large on the horizon, things turn grim when a body is found at the antiques mall. To the cops, the case seems pretty clear cut: the victim's dog, the normally good-natured Brad Pit Bull, mauled its owner to death. But Brandy knows her canines, and this dog has definitely been framed. Brandy and Mother are soon snooping into nooks, crannies, and cubbyholes while stepping on assorted toes. As All Hallows' Eve shenanigans grow increasingly frightening, true terror unmasks itself when Jacob goes missing.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Pub., 2007.
ISBN: 9780758211934
Branch Call Number: Allan
Characteristics: 229 p. : map ; 22 cm.

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smichal
May 30, 2016

I was already creeped out by the repeated mention of the phrase "Indian giver" at the start of this book. What year is this? There are also grammatical and spelling errors in this book, which is extra lame because this book has 2 award winning authors. I don't know why the main character keeps mentioning all the designer brand names in the first half of the book and prozac throughout.. they spelled Lacoste incorrectly as well as Barnum & Bailey circus. The mother is semi senile. This book is just a mess.

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guinea3
Oct 23, 2012

Depressing, language; everyone's on medication, divorced or sick; I won't be checking out anymore books by this author.

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LDPBLM
Nov 23, 2011

Well - I haven't read "pop" fiction in awhile . O.K. but not great . Poor editing . Sorry , but really not worth the effort .

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

When a mauled body is discovered at the antiques mall, Brandy Borne investigates believing that the victim's dog has been framed. Her Halloween investigation becomes even more critical when her ten-year-old son Jake goes missing.

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