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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mystery, #1)

Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mystery, #1) Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lily Bard is trying to live quietly in Shakespeare to get over her traumatic past. Her life is limited to the people whose houses she cleans and gym where she trains in body building. Physically tiring herself is the only way she can sleep and often not then. One sleepless night, she sees someone disposing of a body which seems to come from the apartments she is also the manager of. She follows the mysterious stranger and finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation in which she seems to be a suspect.

Lily is an interesting character. Like Harper Connelley, there is a dark and tragic feeling surrounding her. Her life has not been easy and she is struggling to reconcile the unhealthy memories of the past with the present. She is a little more complex than the ordinary cozy mystery sleuth which makes these books interesting on a second level.


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