Deck the halls with murder . . . To Brandy Borne and her ditzy diva mother, homicide in small-town Serenity is the gift that keeps on taking. But murder turns merry as Brandy and Vivian gather collectible clues in a wintry workshop, seek the grinch who dimmed a pageant star’s twinkle, and bag the humbug helper who snuffed a sidewalk Santa. Aided by Sushi, their elfin shih tzu, our seasonal sleuths crumble a bountiful batch of Christmas crookies. And though suspects may show bad will, and good cheer seems in short supply, this collection of Trash ‘n’ Treasures holiday homicides sparkles as the Borne girls wrap up three frolicsome felonies. Includes Brandy Borne’s antiques tips and yummy recipes! Praise for Barbara Allan and the Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mysteries “A madcap series with non-stop humor.”—RT Book Reviews “Plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor.”—Library Journal “The exploits of the ditzy heroines remain endlessly amusing.” —Kirkus Reviews “One of the funniest cozy series going.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
About the Author
BARBARA ALLAN is the joint pseudonym of acclaimed short story writer Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats) and her husband, New York Times bestselling novelist and Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition). Their previous collaborations have included one son, a short story collection, and eleven novels. They live in Iowa in a house filled with trash and treasures. Learn more about them at www.maxallancollins.com and at www.barbaraallan.com.