Thursday, October 11, 2012

Antiques Disposal by Barbara Allan

In Antiques Disposal, Brandy and her mother Vivian, discover a vintage cornet in a storage unit they bought. When they return to pick up the rest of the contents, it's empty except for a body. Later an intruder breaks into their house to retrieve the cornet. There must be something about the horn that worth killing over, but what could it be? It's up to these two to figure it out the reason and get to the bottom of things.

This is such a fun book to read. It was hilarious and had me laughing-out-loud many times. It's the 6th one in the Trash 'n' Treasures mystery series, but the first one I've read. I love the casual style in which it's written. It was almost like they were talking directly to me. I also loved the many acknowledgements to the reader and the references to the book itself as well as their other books and cases. Very cool!

I appreciated the hand drawn map at the beginning of the book. I love maps, even ones that are tongue-in-cheek and not very useful for navigation, like this one.

The book also contains some cute, yet informative, tips for attending storage unit auctions. Although I will probably never attend a storage unit auction, I do watch some of those shows on TV dealing with them. I appreciated the tips and had fun reading them.

I have Antiques Roadkill, the first in the series, on my to-be-read shelf. Now that I know what this series is like I can't wait to read it as well as others in the series.

Barbara Allan is a pseudonym for Max Allan Collins and Barbara Collins.

Highly recommended for cozy mystery fans and fans of those storage unit auction shows on TV.

For more information about this book or to read Chapter 1, please visit the Kensington Books website.

For more information about the authors and their other books, please visit Max Allan Collins website.

Thanks to those nice people from Kensington Books for this review copy.

Antiques Disposal by Barbara Allan, Kensington Books, ©2012. ISBN 9780758263605(Hardcover), 230p.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds right up my alley. I loce cozies, especiallt with humor.


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