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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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Rita Farmer Mystery #3 by Elizabeth Sims


  • The Boston Globe review by Hallie Ephron
    "side characters straight from central casting... the two leads, Rita and George, are engaging and believable..."
  • Publishers Weekly
    "entertaining second Rita Farmer misadventure... the action builds to a satisfying conclusion... steamy L.A. setting... "
  • Booklist review by Michele Leber
    "brisk prose and facile storytelling... vivid portrayal of the seamy side of urban life, and engaging characters... "
  • Kirkus Reviews New York, NY
    "smelly disguises... fierce confrontations... and a lost beagle... "
  • examiner.com Miami Books Examiner by Rosa St.Claire
    "... a perfect blend of mystery, comedy and romance."
  • The Gumshoe Review Ernest Lilley, Senior Editor
    "Dames. Go Figure."
  • Lavender Magazine and Holiday Gift Guide 2009 Arts and Entertainment review by The Page Boy, E.B. Boatner
    "...ingredients for a Julia Child-like mystery bouillabaisse recipe for murder. It works."
  • Sullivan County Democrat and the Ellenville Shawangunk Journal of August 13 2009 - About Books column by Claire Ernsberger, Ph.D.
    "Rita's occasional acting jobs are cleverly integrated. A good thriller, taut and tough."
  • RT Book Reviews - Romantic Times Magazine mystery, suspense, thriller review by Pat Cooper
    "**** Compelling — Page-turner"
  • Crimespree Magazine issue 31 review by Jon the Crime Spree Guy
    "Written with a strong voice and wonderful characters The Extra as a book that goes down easy, like a perfect cup of coffee."
  • Richmond Times-Dispach - Book Bag review by Jay Strafford
    "Sims, whose The Actress won high acclaim, outdoes herself... an intelligent thriller... comes together seamlessly... sure to appeal to fans of complex plots and strong women."
  • The Mystery Gazette review by Harriet Klausner
    "an entertaining investigative tale... The story line is fast-paced... Overall The Extra is an engaging thriller."

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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