- Title: On the Nickel
- Author: Maggie Toussaint
- ISBN: 9781594149542
- Page: 432
- Format: Hardcover
Mama s strange behavior jolts accountant Cleopatra Jones from her whirl of late summer activities with her daughters, her pregnant Saint Bernard, and her new boyfriend When Cleo overhears the heated argument between Mama and her church lady rival, Erica Hodges, she realizes Mama is out of control Erica files a police report about Mama s threats, which adds to Cleo s growMama s strange behavior jolts accountant Cleopatra Jones from her whirl of late summer activities with her daughters, her pregnant Saint Bernard, and her new boyfriend When Cleo overhears the heated argument between Mama and her church lady rival, Erica Hodges, she realizes Mama is out of control Erica files a police report about Mama s threats, which adds to Cleo s growing unease.Two days later, Erica is dead, the victim of a hit and run at the church Though Erica s reputation for arrogance, bossiness, and rudeness is well deserved, she is descended from the town s founder, and the mayor pressures the police to obtain justice for the town s leading citizen.To Cleo s horror, there s a person sized dent in Mama s gray Olds Mama denies killing Erica but refuses to account for her whereabouts that night Mama s secrets are maddening, but are they deadly
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ON THE NICKEL written by Maggie ToussaintA Cleopatra Jones Mystery03/11 - Gale Group – Hardcover – 242 pagesThis book is worth every penny you pay for it!Cleopatra Sampson Jones was an accountant, mother, daughter, girlfriend and unfortunate ex-wife to a man that did not understand he was never coming back into her life. But Cleo is really good at puzzles and figuring things out and now she is doing all this making up the rules as she goes along because the last set didn’t work out too wel [...]
Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA
Cleo is a modern woman in a small town, juggling family and romantic relationships while desperate to keep her stubborn Mama out of jail for murder. She a fiercely committed heroine, very suited to her nickname of 'Red' and a strong yet sensitive protagonist through this sparkling romantic suspense series. She also plays golf, in which her enthusiasm is possibly greater than her talent. (The golf is also important and saves her life.)Maggie Toussaint reveals the delights of small town life, wher [...]
In this book, Cleopatra Jones has to keep her mother, Delilah from being charged with murder as well as deal with her pregnant dog, her ex-husband, kids, boyfriend and her slacking golf game. After one of the church ladies, Erica, is found dead in a parking lot hit and run, a dent on Delilah's car as well as her constant bickering with Erica makes her the prime suspect. Thanks to Cleo's quick thinking, she eventually finds the true killer.I find this book to be just ok, mainly because I feel the [...]
Cleopatra Sampson Jones was an accountant, mother, girlfriend, ex wife. When her mothers strange behavior jolts her into realizing something is wrong. She over hears a heated arguement between her mother and her church-lady rival Erica Hodges. Cleo realizes mama is out of control. Erica files a police report about mama's threat. Two days later Erica is dead victim of a hit and run at the church. Through Erica had a reputation for rudeness, arrogance and bossiness she is a descendant of the towns [...]
On the nickel or is it on the spot?Cleo the Accountant, is really good at figuring numbers and solving problems, especially when it comes to family. She. Her mom and two girls live in a small community in New York state. She is learning golf, has a workout coach and is divorced. Lucky girl. Things are pretty day to day for her and her friend who works with her boyfriend at his bar. Her Mom keeps herself quite busy with her friends with events at the lo all church. Then something bad happens at t [...]
Charm oozes from On the Nickel. Cleo is on the verge of embarking on a wonderful new phase of her life, when the murder of a high-profile socialite in town gets pinned on Cleo's mother. Worse, the evidence seems to support the charge. Cleo is determined to exonerate her mother any way she can, and uses her sleuthing ability to conduct her own investigation. Of course, all sorts of people and events get in her way, including a persistent ex-husband, a pregnant dog, and a disapproving lawman. I lo [...]
Cleopatra Jones has quite enough on her plate with two unruly daughters, a pregnant Saint Bernard, a new boyfriend and an ex-husband who thinks he can just walk back into her life. She could really do without having to deal with her mother’s peculiar behaviour. One of the ladies at Mama’s church is found dead in the car park the day after she had a blazing row with Mama. And there is a large dent in the front of Mama’s car. The obvious suspect is Mama. But Mama’s not talking. I enjoyed t [...]
The book so far is okay. At page 58 in On the Nickel, I'm finding myself already tired of the characters and their witty dialogue. Perhaps because I find the storyline and characters to be somewhat similiar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I enjoyed the first seven books or so of that series then the remaining books were just so similiar in storyline that I got bored and my brain begged for something more intriguing. So maybe my boredom with this book is really Janet Evanovich's fault [...]
First book I've read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. The theme of finding yourself after divorcing a cheating husband could be trite, but this book is note plot and characters are original and well-developed. I especially appreciated the inter-generational mix and the family emphasis. There are several interesting plot twists which keep your interest throughout the book. Will definitely add this author to my list to read again!
Bossy, overbearing church lady Erica Hodges is discovered in the church parking lot, the victim of a hit and run. When accountant Cleopatra Jones discovers that her mother's car has a fresh dent, she asks her mother for an explanation. But Mama is silent, so Cleo must investigate. Everyone hated Erica, so there is no shortage of suspects for Cleo to track down, while dealing with her golf pro boyfriend, ever present ex-husband, teenage daughters, and a pregnant St, Bernard.
Quick, easy-to-read cozy mystery. Like a lot of cozies, it's great that someone w/o experience with police procedural can solve a mystery where the police cannot, but that's what a lot of cozies are based on. Some cute moments. Liked Cleo's mom, the fact she doesn't cook well, and the pregnant dog. Not sure I bought the whole ex-husband part, but that's okay. I'm sure it'll working into later stories.FYI: very few curse words (no F-word) and no sexual content.
Second in the Cleo Jones mystery and I enjoyed it more than the first, which was also pretty darn good. Cleo, 38 and trying to keep her life together after divorce and living with her two teenagers and her mother and trying to run her CPA business. She also wants to better her golf game with the help of the hunky golf pro. Then a woman is run over, several times, and it looks mike Mama finally got her revenge. But I never saw the ending coming. Enjoy!
Cleopatra Jones will lift you up like a twister and carry you along in her whirlwind life in On the Nickel. Maggie Toussaint’s heroine can have her own admiration society. Kids, BFFs, ex husbands, forgetful moms – she takes them all in stride while living it up in a small Eastern town. This is the first entertaining book I have read in 2014.
Not your usual who-done-it. I really enjoyed Toussaint's character, the accountant Cleopatra Jones. She's not a cop, but certainly has the mindset. Toussaint has created a great character here. A green eyed redhead with an eye for figuring things out, how can you not be interested? I am now looking forward to reading the first book in the series. If you like a little romance with your mystery, I highly recommend this very satisfying book.
Accountant Cleo Jones has enough on her plate—dealing with her two daughters, a pregnant St. Bernard, her golf pro boyfriend, and now her Mama. Mama’s rival and town busybody was hit by a car in the church parking lot, and the police have Mama at the top of their suspect list. But Mama’s not talking, and Cleo must know what really happened behind the church. Second in a series.
will i won this book on one of the give a ways here on and i am currntly reading s.b and i am movei along nicely on that book so i am going to read this book as soon ai get done with so.b wichwont be very long yayayayayayaya
Could have been okay. Church going women hate their rivals and sleep around with their boyfriends, all the while making a big deal about being good examples to their kids. Pretty awful because of that.
Have u ever started a story and thought it sound like one I've read before. Well I have and love it. Even though I read it already I still didn't want to stop reading. A great story. There were spots I was like really. All in all great story.
I love these books!Cleo is a believable character! Can't wait to read the next one and I hope they keep coming!!!!!I love the books! Cleo is a believable character! Can't wait for the next one!!! Great Book! Five plus stars
Easy breezy book to read - Cleo is like able mystery is pretty light
Cute cozy with lots of complications for Cleopatra and a twist at the end but I found myself skipping over the hand-wringing.
Cleopatra Jones is my kind of sleuth -- loyal, courageous, and feisty, especially when it comes to saving Mama from a murder rap. Give this one a try--you'll love it!
Predictable story. But a quick easy read. Nothing great. Nothing bad.
I got this as a freebie on book bub. I would have given it 2 1/2 if I could have. It was a very simplistic, straight forward story. Not great, but not terrible by any means.
Not sure I care enough about the characters to read any others. I somehow missed the golf angle and probably would have passed if I'd noticed that. I liked Mama's crazy meals and the pregnant dog.
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