Search Results: "Barbara Allan"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MURDER—HIS AND HERS by Barbara Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

Following a pair (naturally) of brief introductions, this husband-and-wife team presents eight reprints from the past decade: three by hard-boiled specialist Max (Mourn the Living, 1999, etc.), three by short-story specialist Barbara (Too Many Tomcats, 1999), and two collaborations: "Eddie Haskell in a Short Skirt," which pits a father-daughter detective team against their embezzling, then defunct, business manager; and "A Cruise to Forget," in which a Caribbean cruise does nothing for the love-life of a wealthy woman and her much younger husband. Read full book review >

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TIN LIZZIE by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2008

"This frank appraisal of the auto's appeal, and its ultimate cost, will definitely set children to thinking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bolstered by teeming galleries of cars old and new, Drummond both pays tribute to Henry Ford's Model T (a century old this year) and issues a challenge to readers. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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