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Damn Straight (Lillian Byrd Crime Series Book 2)

Damn Straight (Lillian Byrd Crime Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Sims
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After her narrow brush with death in HOLY HELL, you'd think Lillian Byrd would have learned to keep her head down, but when a friend in crisis calls from California, Lillian jumps on a plane and wings her way from Detroit to Palm Springs---and danger. It's the long weekend of the Dinah Shore golf tournament, the wildest women's sporting event in the world, when thousands of lesbians descend on the desert and take over. At a pre-championship party, Lillian leaps into a slippery romance with a top LPGA star. But her superstar athlete has a secret: Someone is quietly terrorizing her. Lillian, eager to help, goes undercover as a high-profile reporter, an unhinged nun, and a professional caddie while uncovering layer after disturbing layer of of the golfer's past. Finally, with violence erupting at every turn, Lillian uncovers her lover's ultimate horrifying secret--and it is not at all what she had guessed. With this new book, Elizabeth Sims presents another nail-biting thriller featuring her oh-so-human amateur detective. DAMN STRAIGHT sizzles and zings and will have you laughing through your shivers.

About the Author

Elizabeth Sims learned the art of fiction by listening to tall tales on her father's knee, and by reading all sorts of books brought home by her mother, a teacher. (These ranged from Grimm's Fairy Tales to the Canterbury Tales, from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Ernest Hemingway.) Today Elizabeth is the author of the Rita Farmer Mysteries and the Lambda Award-winning Lillian Byrd Crime Series, and she has written short stories, poems, and essays for numerous publications. In addition, Elizabeth is an internationally recognized authority on writing. She writes frequently for Writer's Digest magazine, where she is a contributing editor. Through her articles, in-person workshops, and online teaching, she has helped thousands of fledgling authors find their wings. Are you a writer too, or would you like to be one? You might find inspiration in her book, You've Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams, published by Writer's Digest Books. Elizabeth holds degrees in English from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, where she won the Tompkins Award for graduate fiction. She's worked as a reporter, photographer, technical writer, bookseller, street busker, ranch hand, corporate executive, and symphonic percussionist. She belongs to several literary societies as well as American Mensa. To learn more about her and to view a full list of her available works, including free excerpts and book discussion guides, visit

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 775 KB
  • Print Length: 279 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692351728
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Spruce Park Press (7 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005515ANG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the lillian byrd series 7 Jan. 2013
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all these books in these series are great well written and great plots, each book in the series will grab your attention from page one
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for a quick read 24 May 2013
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This is the second book of the series. The writing style is good and the book rattles along. But the characterisation and plot lines are a bit weak. Saying that, it is an enjoyable and quick read. Maybe just too quickly written as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 4 Dec. 2012
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I read the first in the series and really enjoyed it, so couldn't wait to see what this one was like.If anything it was even better.I love the main character, and Todd,and the pace was fast with twists and turns.I'm not really a golf fan but I enjoyed it I imagine a real golf fan would love it.Great book, great series,I hope some of the characters appear again in future books,I'd like to see them again, and I will def read more in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bursts of laughter intertwined with great intrigue 8 Aug. 2003
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Best book I've read in awhile! I adore this fresh, bright character. Can't wait for the next installment of Lillian's adventures!
Sims writes in the first person perspective, but even moreso - it's as if the character Lillian is sitting right beside you, unfolding her story. And I come away as if I'm met a new friend...a friend who is smart, very witty, with a heckuva great sense of humor.
I especially enjoyed that Lillian shlepps her mandolin around with her, sharing fiddle tunes with friends. The details about this part of her life and also about her pet rabbit Todd make Lillian come alive. Great character development. Damn Straight is a fun and engaging read.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud book.... 22 Jun. 2003
By Bobbrun - Published on
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Purchased this book and Ms. Sims' other book "Holy Hell" based on your "recommendations"....thank you. While I really enjoyed her first book, this book had me chuckling. I, too, have seen those "poached football" feet. Additionally, her editor and proofreader must be commended. So many books being put out today are like buying a new house and finding out that no one did the final inspection.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent sports focused story 9 Aug. 2003
By constantread - Published on
I've been reading lesbian books for a long time and this is one of the best stories in a sports milieu. The fact that Lillian is a golfer (duffer to be sure)helps pull the reader into the "Dinah". The only problem I have (as I do with many other books) is Lillian's sureness that she is in love with Genie in two days. Really! We do get a solid picture of who Genie is and what golf means to her by the end of the book. An excellent read!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!!! 7 July 2004
By C. Tveit - Published on
Ok, I have to admit, the only reason I picked up the first one (Holy Hell) was because of an email I received about Elizabeth getting the Lambda Literary Award for this one and the fact that she was a local grrl. I'm not normally into the "Lesbian Mystery" type books.
This is NOT typical in the least! I was enthralled from the start and laughed out loud many times. The love scenes were very scorching! The main character was fabulously believable and imperfect. I don't think I can give this series enough stars and am impatiently anticipating Lucky Stiff. Keep them coming Elizabeth!!!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Jesus 1 July 2003
By A Customer - Published on
It looks like intelligence and wit might be making a come back.
I loved this book because the story is tight and the author is generous. She doesn't just give you a requisite description of the alcoholic's house, but tosses in this gem about a lush "...her feet looked like two poached footballs..." You won't find such observations in the typical page-turner (which so quickly turns dull as you realize you're only exercising your fingers and not your mind).
And how about a lead character who, in the end, prefers getting herself centered over hanging out with the rich and famous? Honor thyself instead of some poohbah, that's a fresh new idea. Too bad they won't read it in school.
The book is delightfully engrossing from the opening page. Read it and enjoy.
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