Random House, Inc. Even in a sleepy Arkansas town, the holidays can be murder.
Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid's frills, Lily isn't thrilled about attending her estranged sister's wedding. She has moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to start a new life, cleaning houses for a living, trying to forget the violence that once nearly destroyed her. Now she's heading back to home and hearth--just in time for murder.
The town's doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death at the office. And Lily's detective boyfriend suddenly shows up at her parents' door. Jack Leeds is investigating an eight-year-old kidnapping and the trail leads straight to Lily's hometown. It just might have something to do with the murders...and her sister's widowed fiancé. With only three days before the wedding, Lily must work fast to clean up the messy case before her sister commits...marriage!
Baker & Taylor Cleaning lady and karate expert Lily Bard returns home for her sister's Christmas wedding, and becomes caught up in an unsolved four-year-old kidnapping when she discovers that her new brother-in-law's daughter bears a striking resemblance to the missing child
Baker & Taylor With the murder of the town doctor and his nurse and an unsolved eight-year-old kidnapping case suddenly reopened, the town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, is no place for a wedding, but Lily Bard's sister is still planning on tying the knot--that is, if Lily can clean up the crime situation first. Reissue.