The lovely Carolyn J. Rose, was kind enough to send me Kindle gifts for the complete set of books in her recent “Subbing Isn’t For Sissies” series. However, I have decided to focus on this the debut novel in the series as my feature, although each additional title has links to its individual Amazon page…
#2 “No Substitute For Money”
#3 “No Substitute For Maturity”
#4 “No Substitute For Myth”
#5 “No Substitute For Mistakes”
#6 “No Substitute For Motives”
‘NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER’
(Subbing Isn’t For Sissies #1)
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 When she finds history teacher Henry Stoddard strangled with his own outdated tie, her stress level soars into the red zone.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.
CAROLYN J. ROSE
Carolyn grew up in New York’s Catskill Mountains and graduated from the University of Arizona. She then logged two years in Arkansas, with Volunteers in Service to America and spent twenty five 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’. Together with fellow author and husband, Mike Nettleton, Carolyn is proactive about supporting local (and some not-so-local) writers, putting on mini-workshops for libraries, book fairs and pretty much anyone who asks, who fits into their schedule.
Carolyn’s interests are reading, gardening, swimming and NOT cooking.
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