Antiques wanted / Barbara Allan.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Kensington hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After Vivian decides to run for county sheriff and Brandy agrees to be the campaign manager, a massive explosion sends Brandy to the ER and and kills the elderly aunt of Vivian's political opponent, putting Brandy and her mother on the trail of a killer.
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    • ABNT:
      ALLAN, B. Antiques wanted. [s.l.] : Kensington Books, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 27 maio. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Allan B. Antiques Wanted. Kensington Books; 2018. Accessed May 27, 2019.
    • APA:
      Allan, B. (2018). Antiques wanted. Kensington Books. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Allan, Barbara. 2018. Antiques Wanted. A Trash “n” Treasures Mystery. Kensington Books.
    • Harvard:
      Allan, B. (2018) Antiques wanted. Kensington Books (A Trash ‘n’ treasures mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 27 May 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Allan, B 2018, Antiques wanted, A Trash ‘n’ treasures mystery, Kensington Books, viewed 27 May 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Allan, Barbara. Antiques Wanted. Kensington Books, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Allan, Barbara. Antiques Wanted. A Trash “n” Treasures Mystery. Kensington Books, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Allan B. Antiques wanted [Internet]. Kensington Books; 2018 [cited 2019 May 27]. (A Trash “n” treasures mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 April #1

Brandy Borne is appalled when her free-spirited, bipolar mother decides to run for county sheriff. She couldn't possibly win, could she? After the two gather items from residents of Sunny Meadow Manor, an assisted-living facility and nursing home, for a white-elephant sale to help finance Vivian's campaign, Brandy just misses being killed by an explosion in Harriet Douglas' apartment at the facility. At first, it looks like Harriet was smoking while using her oxygen tank, but Vivian believes she was murdered. To prove her point, Vivian decides it's high time to have her bunions operated on, and she recuperates at Sunny Meadow to carry on a clandestine investigation. Combining first-person narration from both Vivian and Brandy, who love to squabble, the latest in Allan's Trash 'n' Treasures series has long-suffering Brandy trying to rein in her mother and includes well-drawn, sometimes quirky characters and an appealing antiques frame. And don't forget the tips for getting the most from a white-elephant sale. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 March #2

In Allan's diverting 12th Trash 'n' Treasures mystery (after 2017's Antiques Frame), Vivian Borne, who co-owns an antique shop in Serenity, Iowa, with her mother, Brandy, decides to run for county sheriff against deputy Daryl Dugan and drafts Brandy as her campaign manager. The two go in search of donations to Sunny Meadow Manor, an assisted living and nursing-care facility, where Harriet Douglas, Daryl's aunt, is a resident. Harriet of course is supporting her nephew, but she offers to contribute anonymously to the Bornes' white elephant sale. Shortly after Vivian and Brandy leave with a replica Tiffany lamp and a signed photo of old-time cowboy actor Gabby Hayes, Harriet dies in an explosion in her apartment—which is just one of several recent suspicious deaths at Sunny Meadow. Vivian returns to Sunny Meadow as a patient seeking treatment for her bunions to investigate Harriet's death. Allan (the pseudonym of Barbara and Max Allan Collins) may be too cutesy for some tastes, but most cozy fans will enjoy spending time with Vivian and Brandy and friends. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency. (May)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.