Books by Barbara Allan

ANTIQUES WANTED  by Barbara Allan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Allan's heroine seems a cinch to become sheriff despite her wild flights of fancy and her dangerous tactics in tracking down a killer with a well-hidden motive."
Can success at amateur sleuthing lead to the sheriff's office? Read full book review >
ANTIQUES FRAME by Barbara Allan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The amusingly ditzy duo, endlessly involved in dubious detection (Antiques Fate, 2016, etc.), manages to solve yet another case despite their generally clueless air."
A mother-daughter sleuthing team has to solve an uncomfortably personal murder. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES CON by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 2014

"The exploits of the ditzy heroines (Antiques Disposal, 2012, etc.) remain endlessly amusing despite the rickety mysteries they often wade through."
A fashion-obsessed team of sleuthing antiques dealers takes on the Big Apple. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES DISPOSAL by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Allan's sixth (Antiques Knock-Off, 2011, etc.) combines the latest on the ongoing saga of the ladies' lives and the obligatory antiquing tips with another amusing mystery."
The mysterious contents of a storage locker they've purchased land a ditzy mother-daughter duo in yet another murder. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES KNOCK-OFF by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"The fifth helping of Trash 'n' Treasures (Antiques Bizarre, 2010, etc.) is an often amusing tale complete with lots of antiques-buying tips and an ending that may surprise you."
Serenity, a Midwestern town on the banks of the Mississippi, is sunk in the doldrums of a blazing-hot summer until yet another murder disturbs the peace. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES BIZARRE by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2010

"Though Brandy and Vivian's adventures (Antiques Flee Market, 2008, etc.) have to date been uninspiring, this latest has a tighter plot and less extraneous fluff than usual. Maybe there's still hope for the future of this over-the-top duo."
Sleuthing mother and daughter solve the murder of the high bidder on a Fabergé egg. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES FLEE MARKET by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The wildest soap opera has nothing on this strained, forgettable tale."
A Prozac-popping daughter and her schizo-affective mother (Antiques Maul, 2007, etc.) return to their amateur sleuthing. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES MAUL by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A facetious farrago of fluff that tells you more than you really want to know about shopping."
A theatrical mother and a clothes-obsessed daughter combine their talents to solve a murder. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES MAUL by Barbara Allan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A facetious farrago of fluff that tells you more than you really want to know about shopping."
A theatrical mother and a clothes-obsessed daughter combine their talents to solve a murder. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"So breezy it feels windswept, this collaboration between Max Allan Collins and wife Barbara (Murder—His and Hers, 2001, etc.), a shopping bag of ill-assorted bonbons, features cutesy parenthetical comments, nonstop product placement and absolutely nothing of substance."
You really can't go home again—not when mom's cleaned the place out. Read full book review >