18223056Though late to the party, the Trash ‘n’ Treasures cozy series has rapidly become a favorite. The husband and wife writing team of Barbara and Max Allan Collins have once again delivered a funny, character driven mystery.

The mother and daughter writing team of Vivian and Brandy Borne are guests of honor at a small comics con in New York City, bringing along one of their treasures for an auction: a Superman drawing by series creator Joe Shuster and autographed ny him along with the other half of the team, writer Jerry Siegel.

Naturally they get involved in a murder and Vivian pushes the boundaries to solve it, with warnings from police to stay out of it. But, hey, when has that ever stopped the lady when she gets her hooks into a good murder. After all, it provides the plots for their cozy mysteries.

Had a lot of fun with this one. The writing kept me flipping pages, laughing at Vivian’s antics and Brandy’s long suffering aid.

Worth a look. Goes on sale April 29th.