No Substitute for Murder

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Divorced from a philandering con man and downsized from her job as a talk radio show producer, Barbara Reed is desperate for money. She’s got a mortgage, a college loan, an aging car, and a ten-pound dog named Cheese Puff. With her unemployment checks running out, she signs on as a high school substitute teacher and learns what stress is all about. When she finds history teacher Henry Stoddard strangled with his own outdated tie, her stress level soars into the red zone. Then she’s assigned to cover his classes. Stoddard was a bully and a blackmailer. The list of suspects is a long one, and police put Barb at the top. When she discovers a second body, the noose of circumstantial evidence tightens. With help from the showgirl widow of a reputed mobster, a trash-scavenging derelict, and members of the Cheese Puff Care and Comfort Committee, Barb struggles to keep a grip on her job, her sanity, and her freedom. Notice: This mystery contains no vampires, werewolves, zombies, or space aliens. It was not tested on laboratory animals. It makes no claims to political correctness. Characters may not be fully clothed at all times.

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Carolyn J.Rose is the author of the recently released suspense novel Nightfall Bay. She's also written the popular 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), as well as the Catskill Mountains mysteries (Hemlock Lake, Through a Yellow Wood, and The Devil's Tombstone). Other works include An Uncertain Refuge, Sea of Regret,A Place of Forgetting, and projects written with her husband, Mike Nettleton (The Hard Karma Shuffle, The Crushed Velvet Miasma, Drum Warrior, Death at Devil's Harbor, Deception at Devil's Harbor, and the short story collection Sucker Punches).

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's now a substitute teacher in Vancouver, Washington, and her interests are reading, swimming, walking, gardening, and NOT cooking.

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"As a former educator, I have to admit that Carolyn Rose's account of substitute teaching cracked me up, mostly due to her humor."
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"I always enjoy books by Carolyn Rose. She delivers anentertaining story with quirky characters, twisty plots and a smooth style thatkeeps me reading."
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