Antiques Fire Sale (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – May 25, 2021
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About the Author
- Publisher : Kensington (May 25, 2021)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1496711440
- ISBN-13 : 978-1496711441
- Item Weight : 6 ounces
- Dimensions : 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,307,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This kind of humorous cozy is all that I want to read these days. Pure escape reading and the husband and wife writing team of Barbara and Max Allan Collins has never let me down.
First off, I have to say that I did not like the narration of this book. It's a personal issue for me. I do not like the characters to speak to the audience in cozies. It's somewhat unsettling and does not make the story more interesting. It can have the opposite effect and make me less likely to enjoy the book or even finish it. I also do not like the continued use of calling Vivian "mother" instead of using her name; it feels disrespectful and insulting.
The characters in these cozies are well developed, and for the most part, likable. They are definitely not the average characters. They have personalities that can be irritating and endearing at the same time, just like any real human being. Vivian is my favorite character. She has personality in spades. She is unpredictable and easy to like, and always getting into trouble. I'm not overly crazy about Brandy, she's too stiff and seems to dislike everything her mother does. It verges on a teenager's attitude much of the time.
The mystery and murder(s) in this book are exciting, and there are great twists along the journey. Most cozies only have one murder to solve, but in this story, there are several, and none are straight forward. Throughout the novel, readers may get a sense that Vivian already knows who the killer is, and she is just biding her time to find the perfect occasion to unveil the culprit. The story itself is an enjoyable read, filled with Vivian's antics, plenty of evidence, and enough twists to keep readers entertained. I recommend readers who haven't read any of this series start from the beginning. But for those who have read this series, I recommend Antiques Fire Sale