Customer Reviews for

No Substitute for Murder

Average Rating 4
( 108 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(35)

4 Star

(36)

3 Star

(24)

2 Star

(9)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 24 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 2
  • Posted June 5, 2012

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Average read

    Beach read, not exciting, funny, no real plot, cute characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Enjoyable read

    I liked this lighthearted book. I especially likrd the lack of of excessive profanity and the absence of blatant (soft porn) sexuality, both straight and gay. The story was good and the characters likable and real.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Entertaining book if you are looking for a light read. Good cha

    Entertaining book if you are looking for a light read. Good character descriptions, likeable main character especially, but kind of plodding in a few spots.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    q Marshman

    A good read, quirky and frustrating to start, however, Barb comes alive and the LIttle Prince lives happy ever after! Good who done it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Fun quick paced read

    This was a fun quick paced read. Quirky interesting characters with a good solid story that kept me turning the pages to see what happened next. Great weekend read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Good read

    Story line was good

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    cute story

    A good story- though first person is not my favorite perspective. The mystery was too easy and felt almost a secondary plot to the more entertaining humor/very mild romance story.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    A MYSTERY......

    A bit of a mystery, but not as good as other books I've read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 28, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    entertaining but not one of the best I have read

    Humorous for teachers and especially anyone who has substitute taught. Humorous but not always believable.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Easy,light read.

    Book was an enjoyable easy read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Good murder fun

    It's not the best book I've read, but it was fun and an easy read. You could definitely relate to the main character if you had ever been a substitute teacher. All in all, it was enjoyable and realistic.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Kate

    Listen im alive...dont think im dead ok. I will b back i just dont kno wen

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 24 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 2