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No Substitute for Murder

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23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

No Substitute for a Hardy Laugh

I found this book to be very engaging, and extremely funny. The main character, Barbara, is easy to identify with, and her dialogue with her Inner Critic is very realistic and also helps to highlight the need that most of us have to tune him/her out. Barbara's dog, Chee...
I found this book to be very engaging, and extremely funny. The main character, Barbara, is easy to identify with, and her dialogue with her Inner Critic is very realistic and also helps to highlight the need that most of us have to tune him/her out. Barbara's dog, Cheese Puff, made me want to go out and get another dog. The similes are fresh and vivid, the writing easy to read.

I was reading it on a Nook on an airplane, when during one of the most tension-ridden scenes, I heard the announcement that we HAD to shut off our electronics. I was quite frustrated to be forced to wait.

As with other books I have read by Carolyn J. Rose, I feel I have met her characters, and they stay in my mind for days afterward. I also really enjoyed the "pop quiz" questions at the ends of the chapters, which were very funny and also taught me a lot about what it would be like to be a substitute teacher.

posted by Timberati on January 25, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

entertaining

This is not your typical "can't put it down" mystery. It was a change of pace from what usually appeals to me it was different and quite entertaining. I enjoyed it!

posted by countrygirl3 on June 5, 2012

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    somewhat entertaining

    I thought the writing style seemed amateurish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    a waste of time

    This book was 96 pages! Too short!

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