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Holy Hell

Lillian Byrd Crime Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
Series: Lillian Byrd, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

Lillian Byrd is a small-time reporter with a flair for making big-time mistakes - like getting fired for fending off the boss' son with an X-Acto knife and breaking up with her girlfriend for no good reason. So her investigation into the disappearances of women in the Detroit area might not be the best idea. But when one of the missing women turns up dead and Lillian recognizes the bizarrely mutilated corpse, she's in too deep to get out. Of course it doesn't help that she's still fighting off the boss' son and ducking the aggressively amorous overtures of the roughest dyke in town. Now, after simultaneously blowing the case for the police and revealing herself to the off-kilter killers, she's completely on her own. Can she catch the murderers before they catch up with her?

©2002 Elizabeth Sims (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • BV
  • 23-08-16

A twisty mystery with a super loveable heroine


I really enjoyed this first book in the series. Can’t wait to listen to the rest. The mystery has lots of twists and turns; and Lillian Byrd is that imperfect, yet perfect underdog heroine I love to root for. The narrator did an excellent job of capturing exactly how I’d expect Lillian to sound. The story is crisp and unpredictable. In addition to the story being a really great mystery, I laughed out loud lots. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Kris Travis
  • 20-12-16

Good story Well told.

I enjoyed the story and the characters. It was easy to listen to and follow.

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  • glenda Goodwitch
  • 15-01-20

Love Lillian

Although I quickly fell in love (and laughter) with Lillian, I found the story itself to be rambling and unbelievable. And that's just sad because I've known women like her and liked them quite a bit.
Here though, Lillian should have been a bit smarter and the sequences more believable. All and all though I laughed out loud at times and found this book to be enjoyable.

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  • RdKill51
  • 06-01-20

Toby

This was one of those books that can be read alone. I wasn't planning on that ending, it was not the typical Hallmark channel ending, by a long shot. Off to my next. adventure.

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  • Kat W.
  • 06-12-19

Interesting story...

I liked the story, it was a bit slow on the begining but it picked up by half of the book. I wasn't fan of the narrator but kind of got used to it.

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  • Elsie M Lucas
  • 02-11-19

WOW ! What a Thriller !

I was blown away by this story. So intense and such a complex plot. Fabulous cast of characters, characters with such depth also. The heroine , Lillian was fearless and so intelligent - I really loved her, though I have to admit that I really fell in love with Lou. Lou was so sweet and faithful to Lillian's defense in the end -- I'd hoped that Lillian might at least have dinner with Lou. Maybe another time, huh? Also bought "Damned Straight" -- Can't wait to listen to that one. Thanks for a great story !

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  • A. M. Gilchrest
  • 11-02-19

loved it!

Great characters. well written. smart and witty. loved the lesbian lead. such a refreshing experience to read lesbian lead story that wasnt smutty or centered around the romance of the newly queer. forgive my grammar and punctuation, I am lazy today.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-10-18

Enjoyable and funny mystery

So glad I discovered this series! I loved the main character...funny, intelligent and likable but flawed. I laughed out so loud many times. I also thought the writing was very good, and the narrator was one of the best I have ever heard, and I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series!

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  • G R Hilpert
  • 14-12-17

beautiful language

I'm not sure why this book is in the romance section but what the heck. it was a decent enough murder mystery but what got me to recommend it to others was the authors use and language. She paints with the written word.

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  • Dawn
  • 06-03-17

Found another promising series

Elizabeth Sims has crafted a great book with her main character being a flawed lesbian writer who also likes to investigate crimes. Dina Pearlman is the perfect narrator for this book, she brings all the characters to life with style.