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Damn Straight (Lillian Byrd Crime Story #2)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  94 ratings  ·  5 reviews
After her narrow brush with death in Holy Hell, you would think Lillian Byrd would have learned to keep her head down, but when a friend in crisis calls from Palm Springs, Lillian jumps on a plane and wings her way from Detroit to California and danger. It’s the weekend of the Dinah Shore golf tournament, the wildest women’s sporting event in the world, when thousands of l ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Alyson Books
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Jenny Yates
This is a lesbian mystery set at the Dinah Shore Gold Tournament, so it does help if you’re interested in golf. The writing is straightforward and casual. The protagonist is charming, especially in dialogue, and the sex scenes are abundant and fun. The mystery itself is a little thin, so don’t read it as a puzzler, but as a chance to hang out with a cute, simpatico, somewhat irresistible dyke.
Having thoroughly enjoyed, Elizabeth Sim's first Lillian Bryd crime story, I bought the next three in the series. I wasn't disappointed. I read this one on a chilly raining day as I lay on the couch with a bad cold. Hot tea and a day with Lillian Byrd, fixed me right up. Sims knows how to maintain suspense and twist expectations and I just adore Byrd.
Fantastic. I devoured the whole series over the course of a few days.
The main character has a pet rabbit which is really cool and lives in Detroit which is also a plus. The book was set in other locales. I read the first 40% and was very disappointed. It was dull, dragged on and the romance was boring. For some reason I started reading it again and it got interesting. The mystery started and I finished it. Had the whole book been like this I would have given it 4 stars. Not sure I'm interested enough to read the others in the series.
Pretty predictable, but it was a pleasant fluffy read. It probably helps if you are interested in golf or rabbits, though.
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Elizabeth Sims is an American author and writing authority. Her novels include the Lambda Award-winning Lillian Byrd crime series and the Rita Farmer mystery series, and she writes frequently for Writer's Digest magazine, where she is a Contributing Editor.

Booklist calls her work "crime fiction as smart as it is compelling," and Crimespree magazine praises her "strong voice and wonderful character
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Lillian Byrd Crime Story (5 books)
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  • Lucky Stiff (Lillian Byrd Crime Story, #3)
  • Easy Street (Lillian Byrd Crime Story, #4)
  • Left Field (Lillian Byrd Crime Story, #5)
You've Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams Holy Hell (Lillian Byrd Crime Story, #1) The Actress (Rita Farmer Mystery, #1) Lucky Stiff (Lillian Byrd Crime Story, #3) Easy Street (Lillian Byrd Crime Story, #4)

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