Search Results: "Elizabeth Sims"


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THE ACTRESS by Elizabeth Sims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2008

"In her first departure from her Lillian Byrd series (Easy Street, 2005, etc.), Sims crafts a page-turner from stem to stern."
A penniless actress hired to coach a woman on trial for killing her child finds even more mystery behind the case. Read full book review >

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EASY STREET by Elizabeth Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Though she's working without much of a plot, Lillian (Lucky Stiff, 2004, etc.) is a true original."
When you're a freelance writer eternally between jobs, what could be more innocuous than helping a friend rehab her house? Read full book review >

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LUCKY STIFF by Elizabeth Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Mushy pulp fiction that entertains but doesn't quite rise to its own ambitions."
Lillian Byrd (Damn Straight, 2003) is playing mandolin and passing the hat on the streets of Detroit when a childhood friend brings her past rushing back. Read full book review >

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ON LOCATION by Elizabeth Sims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Like George, you just have to love Rita, who's a great mom, a devoted sister and a helluva actress, even if Spielberg hasn't cast her yet. Deftly plotted, often droll, but so rainy throughout that you might want to read it with a pair of dry socks by your side."
Feisty Rita Farmer (The Extra, 2008, etc.) adds hatchet-brandishing to her repertoire. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRA by Elizabeth Sims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2009

"Rita's sophomore outing leaves her playing second fiddle to Sims's more appealing sleuth, Lillian Byrd (Easy Street, 2005, etc.)."
Her work as a movie extra pays Rita Farmer's law-school tuition and almost gets her killed. Read full book review >

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DAMN STRAIGHT by Elizabeth Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Though the plot's a tad thin, the Dinah and sports celebrities are well-handled, and there's much charm and deprecating humor in Lillian's instructions to Truby."
When Lillian Byrd's best friend Truby decides to give up on men, she insists Lillian (Holy Hell, not reviewed) coach her in the protocol of lesbian courtship. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING NAKED by Stacy Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2004

"A standard belated-coming-of-ager, but nicely worked out and genuinely affecting—even if too long and sometimes plodding."
Cincinnati columnist Sims debuts with the ordeal of a young woman who returns to her childhood home to put her family ghosts to rest. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN DREAMS by Michael Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Although the science in these stories is dated, the thematic profundity and historical context make this anthology a thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining read."
The latest anthology of Victorian genre fiction from Sims (Arthur and Sherlock, 2017, etc.) focuses on historically significant science fiction and includes tales from Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Packed with the same kind of sensory detail its subject reveled in, this account is an honorable addition to the literature of letters."
An affectionate biography examines the birth of an American classic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Great fun."
A lighthearted exploration of the human body, drawing on myth, religion, art, pop culture, history, biology, and any other -ology that suits the purpose here: to delight, astound, and inform. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Even the most learned of Baker Street Irregulars will enjoy Sims' look at the making of Sherlock Holmes."
Those were the footprints of a gigantic…forensic scientist! Read full book review >

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END OF THE AGE: THE HISTORIAN by Ervin Sims
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"A futuristic novel with insufficient worldbuilding."
A man who lives in a future peaceful world ruled by a religious government finds himself questioning his circumstances in Sims's second book of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >