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  • You've Got a Book in You

    "Elizabeth Sims proves herself a true writer's friend."

    —Jamie Morris, Director, Woodstream Writers
  • The Actress

    "Sims' wry commentary on life in Hollywood is dead-on."

    Publishers Weekly
  • The Extra

    "an intelligent thriller."

    —Jay Strafford Richmond Times-Dispach
  • On Location

    "You just have to love Rita."

    Kirkus Reviews
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "Packs a twelve-week writing course into 280 pages."

    —Julie Compton, author of Keep No Secrets
  • The Actress

    "Intricate and surprising, this is a gripping read."

    —Kristine Huntley Booklist
  • The Extra

    "The two leads, Rita and George, are engaging and believable."

    —Hallie Ephron Boston Globe
  • On Location

    "Sims orchestrates the action—and occasional comic relief—for maximum impact."

    Publishers Weekly
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "The spark of inspiration to get started writing a book."

    —Hallie Ephron, award-winning author
  • The Actress

    "A page-turner from stem to stern!"

    Kirkus Reviews
  • The Extra

    "Goes down easy, like a perfect cup of coffee."

    Crimespree Magazine
  • On Location

    "A fast-paced, atmospheric mystery. Sims shines."

    —Melinda Bargreen The Seattle Times
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "The approach is always positive and well worth the price of admission"

    —Ellen Hart, award-winning author
  • The Actress

    "The fascination will keep you up late."

    —Jay Strafford Richmond Times-Dispach
  • The Extra

    "An engaging thriller."

    —Harriet Klausner
  • On Location

    "As smart as it is compelling."

    —Michele Leber Booklist
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "It doesn't have the arrogant undertone found in other writing books."

    —The Book Depository
  • The Actress

    "Sims has a well-plotted and engaging winner here."

    —Melinda Bargreen The Seattle Times
  • The Extra

    "...and a lost beagle."

    Kirkus Reviews
  • On Location

    "Heart-pounding and page-turning."

    —Jay Strafford Richmond Times-Dispach
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "In-depth, comprehensive and witty, but never complicated."

    —the office of LETTERS AND LIGHT
  • The Actress

    "Exhilarating! Elizabeth Sims provides a fascinating tale."

    —Harriet Klausner
  • The Extra

    "Brisk prose, facile storytelling, engaging characters."

    —Michele Leber Booklist
  • On Location

    "Rita's best role to date."

    —Lynne F. Maxwell Mystery Scene
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "I found great little gems of advice."

    —L.J. Sellers, bestselling mystery author
  • The Actress

    "Rita is a strong and believable voice."

    —Roberta Alexander The Mercury News
  • The Extra

    "A perfect blend of mystery, comedy and romance."

    —Rosa St.Claire Miami Books Examiner
  • On Location

    "A fabulous novel."

    —Harriet Klausner
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "Encouraging, practical and witty."

    —Gesa Kirsch, Ph.D., Professor of English, Bentley University
  • The Actress

    "A veteran mystery writer with a crackerjack tale."

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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The Actress

Rita Farmer Mystery #1 by Elizabeth Sims


  • Kirkus Reviews New York, NY
    "In her first departure from her Lillian Byrd series, Sims crafts a page-turner from stem to stern!"
  • Publishers Weekly
    "Her wry commentary on life in Hollywood is dead-on."
  • Booklist review by Kristine Huntley
    "Intricate and surprising, this is a gripping read and a promising start to a new mystery series."
  • What We're Reading Bloomingdale Public Library
    "Witty and compelling, this is a complex mystery you'll love reading, and hate to see end. "
  • Aunt Agatha's review
    "vividness of the writing... compulsive read ... Rita's unforgettable character"
  • Mystery Books News review by Katherine Peterson
    "A tightly plotted tale with multiple layers."
  • The Mercury News San Jose, CA review by Roberta Alexander
    "Rita is a strong and believable voice, so it's easy to root for her to find her way through the harrowing thicket."
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    "The veteran mystery writer...kicks off a new series with a crackerjack tale."
  • The Seattle Times review by Melinda Bargreen
    "Sims has a well-plotted and engaging winner here in what looks like the start of a new series. Let's hope so."
  • Richmond Times-Dispach review by Jay Strafford
    "In real life, a Hollywood murder trial simultaneously fascinates and repels (think O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake and Phil Spector). But in fiction, you can forget the "repels." In Elizabeth Sims' The Actress the fascination will keep you up late."

    I Love A Mystery review by Manya Nogg
    "At last, a fresh idea in mysteries."

  • BookLoons.com review by Tim Davis
    " "With a fond nod to Konstantin Stanislavsky - the legendary Russian actor, director, producer, and originator of the actor development process that came be known as Method Acting - The Actress is more than a top-notch mystery, it is also an intriguing character study in which personal emotions - either real or imagined - become the methodically constructed foundations for perceived - rather than authentic - behaviors and attitudes."
  • Harriet Klausner review by Amazon top reviewer.
    "Exhilarating! Elizabeth Sims provides a fascinating tale."
  • Elizabeth's Mom
    "It sure looks like a winner to me!"

REVIEWS:

    nonfiction

  1. You've Got a Book in You

    The Rita Farmer Mysteries

  1. On Location
  2. The Extra
  3. The Actress

    The Lillian Byrd Crime Series

  1. Easy Street
  2. Lucky Stiff
  3. Damn Straight
  4. Holy Hell


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