A charred corpse in the ruins is identified as the mansion's caretaker, a one-time...
3) Antiques Con
Brandy Borne and her drama-queen mom, Vivian, take their antiques show on the road, for an off-Broadway farce mixing mirth and murder. A world away from small-town Serenity, the ditsy duo--chaperoned by their trusty shih tzu, Sushi--arrive in the Big Apple, blissfully unaware that they will soon cross paths with a rotten-to-the-core killer.
As the dynamic...
A village festival offers a Shakespeare play, an antiques sale—and a murder: "Surely one of the funniest cozy series going."—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Brandy Borne's exceedingly eccentric mother, Vivian, has been invited to perform her one-woman interpretation of "the Scottish play" (sometimes called Macbeth)—with different hats for different characters—at the neighboring town of Old York's
An auction house becomes a crime scene in this rollicking mystery starring an "amusingly ditzy duo" (Kirkus Reviews).
With their reality TV series, Antiques Sleuths, Brandy Borne and her quaintly kooky mother, Vivian, have a real hit on their hands. But when the bidding turns deadly, Brandy finds herself ornately framed for murder. Aided only by Sushi, their loyal shih tzu, and police dog Rocky, the wacky mother-and-daughter
The wife of a local tycoon is murdered, and there's a wealth of suspects to choose from..."A madcap series with nonstop humor."—RT Book Reviews
It happened at Serenity's swap meet, right after Brandy Borne and her ever-more-eccentric mother, Vivian, finished shooting the pilot for their very own TV show, Antiques Sleuths. Brandy just, well, lost her balance and fell . . . into the helpful arms
At a small-town antiques market, someone is dealing in death: "Charming...a laugh-out-loud funny mystery."—Romantic Times (4 stars)
Halloween may be a time of treats, but for Brandy Borne, there's nothing trickier than keeping her batty mom out of mischief. Opening a booth at the Serenity antiques mall seems like a frightfully sensible solution—until a corpse turns up between the cornucopia and the candy corn. Local
A cozy mystery with "a fast-paced plot, plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor, and tips on antique collecting" (Library Journal).
Spring has sprung a major leak in far-from-serene Serenity, as the Mississippi River drops in for an extended stay. With homes and businesses flooded, how better to help the town recover than by staging a church bazaar?
Brandy Borne knows her mother Vivian's plan, however, is more likely to
A mother-daughter team of antiques dealers finds a body rolled up in a rug in "another amusing mystery" in the popular series (Kirkus Reviews).
Storage wars erupt when Brandy Borne and her suspiciously well-informed mother, Vivian, win an abandoned storage unit's mystery contents. The good news is a rare vintage cornet. The bad news is the recently stowed body of Big Jim Bob, Vivian's former tipster. Worse, an
After her mom makes a counterfeit confession, an antiques dealer must find the real murderer: "A sure-fire winner."—Publishers Weekly
Brandy Borne is pretty sure her "charmingly eccentric" (a.k.a. "off her meds") mother, Vivian, didn't kill that viperous mousy-haired busybody Connie Grimes. But there's the small matter of her guilty plea. . ..While Mother blithely adapts to life behind bars by organizing a jailhouse
It's curtains at Christmas in a special short story:"If you delight in the absurd and enjoy manic humor, you'll treasure the Trash 'n' Treasure mysteries." —Mystery Scene
During the dress rehearsal for a festive Christmas play in small-town Serenity, Iowa, star Madeline de Morlaye topples over—on stage!—after a bite of prop pastry. Since the frosty actress had earned plenty of enemies through her offstage
A con artist meets his end on a country road—and a lot of swindled senior citizens are suspects: "Hilarious...a delightful debut."—Joan Hess
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, Iowa,
A special holiday short story in the series starring "a hilarious team of snoops" (Joan Hess).
Hey Santa, get a clue . . .
Baby, it's cold outside at the small town of Serenity's annual Holiday Stroll festivities. But that doesn't stop Brandy Borne and her theatrical mother, Vivian, from making merry. That is, until the two find something frosty in Santa's workshop—the jolly man in red, dead
14) Antiques Chop
A mother-and-daughter team explore old furniture—and an old murder: "One of the funniest cozy series going."—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Brandy Borne and her dramatically ditzy mother, Vivian, are stars of the new reality show Antiques Sleuths. The season opens in a perfect location—a quaint old house echoing with the unsolved whispers of a sixty-year-old axe murder. But when the show's producer meets
Brandy Borne's new life in the small Mississippi River town of Serenity is anything but serene. Moving back in with her bipolar mom, Vivian--an antique herself, who treats Brandy like a perpetual five-year old--is challenging enough, but stocking and running their antiques holiday booth at the mall together is positively daunting. And as the big Christmas season gets into full swing, they find themselves in the midst of small-town mayhem when an...
A special Christmas short story in "one of the funniest cozy series going" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine).
The Christmas rush is on as Brandy Borne and her quaintly quirky mother, Vivian, sniff out plum collectibles for resale, only to find the owner of a Santa's workshop worth of treasures has received some deadly tidings. It's beginning to look a lot like murder. . .but who wanted the deceased closed for the holidays—permanently?
Vivian Borne - true-crime author, antiques dealer and ex-sheriff of Serenity, Iowa - is looking forward to meeting her new editor in London. Flying first class, rooms at the Savoy . . ....
18) Antiques Wanted
A mother-and-daughter sleuthing team are on the trail of the bad guys in this "diverting" cozy mystery (Publishers Weekly).
As spring lassos small-town Serenity, Iowa, Brandy Borne's crime-bustin' mama, Vivian, hatches a harebrained scheme to run for county sheriff—ropin' in her daughter as campaign manager. First stop: a local assisted-living home, the ideal place to round up some voters and some much-needed funds.