Easy Street: A Lillian Byrd Crime Story

Easy Street: A Lillian Byrd Crime Story

by Elizabeth Sims
     
 

Praise for Lillian Byrd Crime Stories:

Lucky Stiff

"A flawless narrative . . . a nifty little puzzle solved by a most intriguing female detective."-Library Journal

Damn Straight

"Much charm and deprecating humor."-Kirkus Reviews

Holy Hell

"The words punch, slither, and sometimes even sing

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Praise for Lillian Byrd Crime Stories:

Lucky Stiff

"A flawless narrative . . . a nifty little puzzle solved by a most intriguing female detective."-Library Journal

Damn Straight

"Much charm and deprecating humor."-Kirkus Reviews

Holy Hell

"The words punch, slither, and sometimes even sing. . . . I flat-out loved this book."-The Liberty Press

Her old Caprice is convulsing through the last of its death throes, her pet rabbit and constant companion Todd ails, and as usual, Lillian Byrd is flat broke. For a few extra bucks she agrees to help an old friend renovate her house, but as fans of Holy Hell, Damn Straight, and Lucky Stiff have come to -realize, nothing ever goes smoothly in the life of Lillian Byrd. By the end of the first day on the job there is a partially demolished wall, a mysterious stash of cash, and a dead body. And Lillian's attentions have been diverted by the appearance of a drop-dead gorgeous neighbor.

Elizabeth Sims is the author of three previous books in the Lillian Byrd Crime Stories series: Holy Hell, Damn Straight, and Lucky Stiff. A former resident of Detroit, she now makes her home in Port Angeles, Washington.



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Kirkus Reviews
When you're a freelance writer eternally between jobs, what could be more innocuous than helping a friend rehab her house?Upon retiring from the Wyandotte PD, Det. Erma Porrocks buys herself a shopworn little house on Detroit's slender waterfront. She offers Lillian Byrd $15 an hour to help strip the walls and floors in preparation for the expert rehabbers. Naturally, Lillian turns around and subcontracts half the job to a street person she knows as Drooly Rick, for $7.50. It's a bad decision all around. Erma ends up disappointed that her friend would make such a secret deal, Lillian ends up mortified and grieved and Drooly Rick ends up dead. Did he stumble into Erma's boathouse dead drunk and drown there, or did he have help? When Erma's former colleagues on the force shrug off his death as no big deal, Lillian looks more closely at the demolition work he'd been doing and sees that Erma's house is a veritable treasure trove. With the help of Erma's foxy neighbor Audrey Knox, who seems just as hot for Lillian as vice versa, Lillian gets on the trail of the gold squirreled away in her old friend's walls. The results are violent (more casualties loom) and hilarious, as Lillian spouts balderdash in lieu of interrogation. Though she's working without much of a plot, Lillian (Lucky Stiff, 2004, etc.) is a true original.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555839260
Publisher:
Alyson Publications
Publication date:
10/12/2005
Series:
Lillian Byrd Crime Story Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.54(d)

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