No Substitute for Money

No Substitute for Money

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by Carolyn J. Rose
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016616889
Publisher:
Carolyn J. Rose, Author
Publication date:
05/22/2013
Series:
Subbing isn't for Sissies , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
132,821
File size:
550 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, No Substitute for Maturity, No Substitute for Myth,No Substitute for Mistakes, and No Substitute for Motives), the Catskill Mountains Mysteries (Hemlock Lake, Through a Yellow Wood, and The Devil's Tombstone), 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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No Substitute for Money 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. A laugh out loud story that kept me interested till the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are 3 books in this series ( I hope more will be available). I have read all 3--enjoyed them. Nothing to make you feel uneasy. As a Senior reader, I don't need sex and over the top violence, just a simple, easy story with nice people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read peopled with interesting and quirky characters. Good beach read or for a rainy weekend. 
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