By Barbara Allan
Brandy Borne is beautiful certain her "charmingly eccentric" (a.k.a. "off her meds") mom, Vivian, did not kill that viperous mousy-haired busybody Connie Grimes. yet there is the small subject of her accountable plea. . ..While mom blithely adapts to lifestyles in the back of bars by way of organizing a jailhouse theater troupe, seven-months-pregnant Brandy and her intrepid shih tzu, Sushi, trundle right into a morass of pretend antiques and pretend collectibles. within the puppy days of summer time, they would larger no longer bark up the inaccurate tree--or a scheming killer simply may perhaps placed the chunk on them!
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"If you love laugh-out-loud mysteries, this one will make your day." --Romantic occasions (4.5 stars)
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"You'll chortle out loud as Brandy and Vivian bumble their method via homicide investigations in far-from-serene Serenity, Iowa." --Mystery Scene
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"A sure-fire winner." --Publishers Weekly
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You’ll hardly even know I’m preggers. Just, when you picture me—shoulder-length blond hair, blue-eyed, kinda pretty—don’t forget to add a baby bump. From my closet I selected an outfit Tina bought for me—a Juicy Couture yellow sundress (from their maternity line) and a pair of orange Havaianas (flip-flops that I’d always wanted but wouldn’t buy myself because I couldn’t pronounce them). You see, I figure if you dress right, people won’t think “trundle” or “waddle” when you pass them on the street.
See, Mother and Connie had a little … run-in …” “Run-in? ” “Sort of a shoving match. Kind of one-sided. ” His eyebrows went up, then down. “Oh. ” “And if we can’t get it straightened out … maybe you could have a little talk with Connie? Ask her to back off, and maybe forget about it? ” He was frowning in thought. “I get you. ” “Oh. Well. Sure. ” He melted. Peggy Sue must have seen that expression a million times. ” “Fair enough, Bob. Thanks. ” “No imposition. ” He gestured down the hallway. ” I hugged him, as much as my baby bump would allow anyway, and he patted my back like I was the baby and this was a burping session.
Don’t mention it,” Timmons said with a smile. “Now. , dear. ” But I wasn’t laughing. Connie Grimes would most certainly ramp up her attack on us. ” “Look on the bright side, dear,” Mother said cheerfully. ” A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Tip With modern technology, fake antiques can be found among furniture, pottery, glassware, photographs, metal-works, and every other area of collecting. Even a skilled collector can sometimes be fooled. To protect yourself, become knowledgeable in your field of interest.
Antiques Knock-Off by Barbara Allan