Review: Antiques Fruitcake by: Barbara Allan

by - Sunday, December 14, 2014

Title: Antiques Fruitcake
Author: Barbara Allan
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery
Pages: 40
Format: Nook e-book
Source: Birthday Present


During the dress rehearsal for small-town Serenity's festive Christmas play, 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 dramatics, the cast of suspects is longer than Santa's "Naughty or Nice" list. Prop mistress Brandy Borne and her diva-turned-director mother, Vivian-assisted by their savvy shih tzu, Sushi-must solve this fruitcake fatality before it's curtains for anyone else.

Includes A Tasty Recipe!

My Thoughts: 

I love this series so much it is filled with everything humor, mystery, drama. This book follows Brandy and her mother Vivian as they are working on a play to help benefit people during the holiday season. 

Early on in the this book Madeline winds up dead and there really are no shortage of suspects could it have been her understudy or a few of the men she had tyrsts with?  Or could it be a costume designer she threatened to report?  Or is the culprit someone else who had been abused by Madeline?

While this is a short novella it still held the whole murder/mystery aspect and I have to say my favorite part is what we find when Brandy/Vivian/Editor go at it never leaves me without a mad case of the giggles.

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