No Substitute for Money [NOOK Book]

Overview

If you enjoy this sequel to NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER, check out the third in the series, NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MATURITY)

Substitute teacher Barbara Reed knows better than to say the word “perfect.” Using the P-word is a sure way to jinx romance, finance, and circumstance.

Despite a chronic shortage of funds, things are looking up for Barb after the events of NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ...
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No Substitute for Money

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Overview

If you enjoy this sequel to NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER, check out the third in the series, NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MATURITY)

Substitute teacher Barbara Reed knows better than to say the word “perfect.” Using the P-word is a sure way to jinx romance, finance, and circumstance.

Despite a chronic shortage of funds, things are looking up for Barb after the events of NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER. She’s completing grad school and hoping for a job at Captain Meriwether High School in Reckless River, Washington. Her drug-cop boyfriend, Dave Martin, wants to move in and his daughter is all in favor. Even Barb’s tiny dog Cheese Puff has no objections—undaunted by size, he’s infatuated with Dave’s partner Lola, a drug-sniffing Golden Retriever.

Then Dave uses the P-word. And Barb’s luck leaves town.

Her car breaks down, her domineering sister comes for a visit, the condo manager plots to ban dogs, her jailed ex-husband begs her to be a character witness at his trial, a computer hacker creates chaos at the high school, and a hulking thug threatens violence.

Just when it appears things can’t get worse, Lola sniffs out a package in her car and a drug dealer decides Barb and Cheese Puff are his tickets out of trouble.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016616889
  • Publisher: Carolyn J. Rose, Author
  • Publication date: 5/22/2013
  • Series: Subbing isn't for Sissies , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 66,665
  • File size: 538 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn J. Rose is the author of several novels, including the Subbing isn't for Sissies series (No Substitute for Murder, No Substitute for Money, and No Substitute for Maturity), the Catskill Mountains Mysteries (Hemlock Lake and Through a Yellow Wood), An Uncertain Refuge, Sea of Regret, and A Place of Forgetting. She also co-authored The Hard Karma Shuffle, The Crushed Velvet Miasma, Death at Devil’s Harbor, and Deception at Devil's Harbor.

She grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She founded the Vancouver Writers' Mixers and is an active supporter of her local bookstore, Cover to Cover. Her interests are reading, gardening, and NOT cooking.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Another great story featuring Barbara Reed, substitute teacher

    Fun characters facing interesting events fill this book similar to the experience offered by the first book, "No Substitute for Murder". The pacing is fine but a little slower than the first book in the series. The story was a bit less complex or compelling but still very enjoyable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Fun Read

    This novel should be labeled Part II of the author's earlier work. There are a number of references to occurrences in the first book. However central character Barbara we all can relate to as a person with money crunch, sometimey romance, faithful pet and understanding friends.

    Quick and definitely a fun read with a surprising and suspenseful ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Fun read peopled with interesting and quirky characters. Good be

    Fun read peopled with interesting and quirky characters. Good beach read or for a rainy weekend. 

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