No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

by Shelly Fredman

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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch by Shelly Fredman

It's the New Year and puff piece reporter Brandy Alexander has the best of intentions to keep her life safe, sane and simple...but she is having one tough week!

It seems that everyone at her new job at TV station WINN hates her -- everyone except for co-worker, Tamra Rhineholt, that is. But when their budding friendship is cut short by Tamra's apparent suicide, Brandy suspects foul play and (against the protests of her friends and family) sets out to prove it. Soon Brandy is up to her neck in kidnappers, convicts and conspiracies -- all the while battling her growing feelings for sexy mystery man, Nicholas Santiago. Of course the amorous advances of her hunky ex-boyfriend, Detective Robert DiCarlo, complicate matters even more.

Toss in a visit from her well-meaning but overbearing parents, her total denial of her own emotional exhaustion and the free lunches she'd been promised but never quite materialized, and you have the recipe for the newest Brandy Alexander mystery!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013421462
Publisher: Shelly Fredman
Publication date: 09/18/2011
Series: No Such Thing As...: A Brandy Alexander Mystery , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 313
Sales rank: 253,501
File size: 390 KB

About the Author

Shelly Fredman firmly believes what she once read on a bumper sticker: "Reality is for people who lack imagination."

A former Philadelphian, Fredman now resides in Santa Monica, California where she splits her “real life” between writing, teaching elementary school, consuming mass quantities of chocolate and enjoying the many characters that manifest themselves in her head (in the non-clinical sense).

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No Such Thing As A Free Lunch 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aspiring news reporter Brandy has taken a job at a local station doing puff pieces but hoping for more interesting assignments. An investigative reporter at the station invites her out for lunch and a little girl talk. When the coworker later is missing, Brandy of course has to help. So, whether you're an Angel or a Sweetheart, grab your Tastycakes or Hershey Kisses and enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful series with an edge. Great characters. Lots of fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Stephanie Plum fans will adore Brandy Alexander. I actually like this series more. This is a must read series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic additiin to this series!!
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jmmymack More than 1 year ago
Good story!
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed watching the antics of Brandy. This was a fun read and look forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shelly Fredman is the most fantastic story teller and you can't put this book down! It was such an exciting thrilling story that made you laugh, cry, scream and relieze that she captures the quirks of people so well. Amazing book.
trac_r More than 1 year ago
I just finished all three books and i got to say I enjoyed them greatly they were funny scare and had aaahhh moments great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is decently told. The story keeps you interested. What's the problem.  Hmmm. Hapless young investigator has a cop boyfriend and a wildchild on the side.  Who could this be? Stephanie Plum???  If you have the ability to write a decent story, write your own.
lovemynookgb More than 1 year ago
This series has been fantastic to read. I just can't put it down. Holds your interest from the first to the last page. Full of humor, mystery, suspense and a little romance. Shelly Fredman's Brandy Alexander is sassy, witty, smart, compassionate to a fault, determined and highly likeable, as are the rest of the character's in her books. Shelly Fredman's plots are outstanding.
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Kelsey Schirmer More than 1 year ago
Love this series
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Lovesgoodbooks More than 1 year ago
So, how long do I have to wait for book four in this series????? I hope it's not long....

Brandy Alexander and her world are an exciting read. This is the third book in this series and I highly recommend them.

You will be quickly hooked and involved in this wonderful world in Philly with Brandy Alexander, Bobby DiCarlo and the sexy Nick Santiago.

Books don't get any better than this. Do yourself a favor and get all three.
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HeatherL More than 1 year ago
This is the best series I have read in a very long time. I am a Plum fan and these books are far better than the last Plum novels. Brandy is a character everyone can relate too. Ms Fredman's writing is amazing, the characters are so well written I found myself both laughing and crying with them through out the book. I can't wait to read what's next in Brandy's world!
SueDrn More than 1 year ago
Still a Plum fan, but Shelly's writing surpasses anything Janet Evanovich has written in the past couple of years. Shelly Fredman's plots are better written, well thought out, and very entertaining. No mindless slap stick here. In the 3rd book in the No Such Thing As series, Brandy once again finds herself in the middle of trouble and needs Nick and Bobby to help her out. Totally love the comments she blurts out! Trust me, if you love Stephanie Plum like I do, you will also be in love with Brandy. Shelly is working on book 4 at this time. No exact date when it will come out but I am anxiously waiting!!!!! This is a definate must for your collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Brandy Alexander series is definitely one of the best I've ever read. Very often authors have one good book and live off that for the next ten average books ... but not Shelly Fredman, she's an amazing author and keeps up the good work. Reading book 3 was like meeting old friends you can't wait to hear what happened to them while you've been out of town. Her characters grow, the fun isn't overdone and the suspense keeps up until the last page. You laugh, love, suffer and fear with characters you'll fall in love with from page one. I can't wait for the next book to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Shelly's third book in the Brandy Alexander series, and in my opinion, her best yet. I really do like these characters and hope there will be many more adventures for BA ahead. Unfortunately, one has to wait a year for the next to come out, but a small price to pay for a fun read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ticket for those who can not wait anymore for the next stephanie plum fix, try Shelly Fredman's 'no such thing as series. I devored the first two brandy Alexander mysteries and could not wait for my next trip to enjoy the third installment. No Such thing as a free lunch finds 'Brandy' up to her neck in two mysteries. one being a five year old murder. The usual cast of wonderfully endearing characters return to support Brandy in her quest for justice. Plenty of Nick and Bobby to satisfy fans who crave a little romance. A must buy book ! Jean-Louis Delezenne the Tahiti specialist fan at flytahiti . com
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the third installment of the 'No Such Thing as....' series, author Shelly Fredman takes the series heroine, Brandy Alexander, to a whole new level of mischief, mayhem, and self-discovery. While Brandy has an uncanny knack of finding herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, she always seems to extricate herself from life-threatening situations by relying on her faithful moral compass, along with some help from the two loves of her life, detective Bobby DiCarlo and bad boy Nick Santiago. Fredman is so good at portraying Brandy's inner thoughts, the reader often feels that he/she is inside Brandy's brain. Up close we get to vicariously experience Brandy's wicked sense of humor, determination to perservere through all kinds of obstacles (abductions, murder, betrayal, even family visits), and to follow her in the pursuit of truth, justice, and the Brandy Alexander way. If you've read any of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels, treat yourself and read 'No Such Thing As a Free Lunch'. I guarantee you'll find this book immenently more satisfying than any of Janet's latest offerings. If you're like me, you'll hunger for the next Brandy Alexander mystery.