Shakespeare's Landlord

Shakespeare's Landlord

Book - 1996 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
While trying to prove her innocence in the murder of her landlord, Lily Bard, karate student and cleaning service proprietor, finds plenty of skeletons in the closets of Shakespeare, Arkansas.

Blackwell North Amer
Lily Bard is a loner. Fiercely protective of her independence, she concentrates on her karate skills and her work as the proprietor of a cleaning and errand-running service, and pays little attention to the town around her. When her landlord is murdered, though, she looks like the prime suspect. Uncovering the real killer may be the only way to prove her innocence, and Lily realizes that she must focus on the other residents of tiny Shakespeare. Her job gives her easy access to people's private lives, and she begins to snoop, finding plenty of skeleton-filled closets, and exposing herself to the unwanted attentions of a murderer.

Baker
& Taylor

While trying to prove her innocence in the murder of her landlord, Lily Bard, karate student and cleaning service proprietor, finds plenty of skeletons in the closets of Shakespeare, Arkansas

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312144159
0312144156
9780425206867
0425206866
9780440224181
0440224187
9781250107282
1250107288
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 22 cm.

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maipenrai
Feb 20, 2014

2 ** While on a late-night job in tiny Shakespeare, Ark., Lily Bard, 31, sees a furtive figure placing large plastic garbage bags in the local park and, untying one, discovers the body of her former landlord. In a quick but anonymous phone call (she is determined to avoid any questioning), she reports the murder to the police chief. Ms. Harris soon reveals the horrific facts in Lily's background that explain why she is a solitary, confrontational young woman who is obsessed with self-defense, and why she chooses, despite a first-rate education, to eke out a living as a cleaning woman. Lily subtly and insightfully queries her customers, some of whom were tenants of the murdered landlord. As Lily investigates, she develops a wary but cordial relationship with the police chief and forms a warmer tie with her karate instructor. But at the same time, someone has discovered the unspeakable facts about Lily's past and has begun stalking her. **** I refer to mysteries like this one as my "brain candy". I know they are not "literature", but they are usually fun and create a mystery that is intriguing enough to keep me reading until the end. Given that description, if you simply want quick, entertaining read, I recommend.

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kellibaker
Aug 14, 2012

I really loved the Sookie books, so I wanted to read more from Charlaine Harris. I tried the Aurora Teagarden series and liked it well enough. Then I tried this series. I love it! A lead character who is strong and interesting, despite her past trauma.

The mystery is good, but really, Lily Bard's character is what drew me in. She is very endearing. So glad I gave this series a shot!

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