Determined to make a new start in her quaint hometown on the banks of the Mississippi, Brandy Borne never dreams she'll become the prime suspect in a murder case. . .
Moving back in with her eccentric, larger-than-life mother, Brandy Borne finds small-town Serenity anything but serene. It seems an unscrupulous antiques dealer has swindled Vivian out of the family's heirlooms. But when he is found run over in a country lane, Brandy becomes Murder Suspect Number One--with her mother coming in a very close second. . .
The list of other suspects is impressive--the victim's business seems to have been based on bilking seniors out of their possessions. And when the Borne "girls" uncover a few very unsavory Serenity secrets, they become targets for a murderer whose favorite hobby seems to be collecting victims.
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"Cozy mystery fans will love this down-to-earth heroine with the wry sense of humor and a big heart." --Nancy Pickard
"With its small-town setting and quirky characters, Antiques Roadkill is fun from start to finish. Dive in and enjoy."--Laurien Berenson
In this pseudonymous series debut, a run-of-the-mill cozy by the husband-and-wife team of Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats ) and Max Allan Collins (True Detective ), newly divorced Brandy Borne, who's on an antidepressant, returns home to Serenity, a little town on the Mississippi River, and to her slightly deranged mother, Vivian, who's also on meds. To Brandy's horror, Vivian has sold their antique furniture to an unscrupulous dealer, Clint Carson. Since the Bornes weren't the only ones this swindler has scammed, it's no surprise when Carson gets his comeuppance\x97run over on a road near his farmhouse. More bizarre accidents and violence follow. Humor partly redeems a plot that suffers from too many digressions and extraneous details. The authors also collaborated on the novelBombshell (2005).