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  • Shakespeare's Landlord

  • Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1
  • Written by: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Shakespeare's Landlord

Written by: Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Julia Gibson
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Publisher's Summary

From the Anthony Award-winning author of the immensely popular Sookie Stackhouse mysteries comes the first book starring Lily Bard, a reclusive cleaning lady with a penchant for karate. When Lily finds and reports a dead body, her shady past and connections to potential perpetrators make her a leading suspect.
©1996 Charlaine Harris (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the critics say

"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 it to the police chief. With skill and wry wit, Harris, the author of the Aurora Teagarden series, soon reveals the horrific facts in Lily's background that explain why she is solitary, confrontational, obsessed with self-defense - and why she chooses, despite a first-rate education, to eke out a living as a cleaning woman....Harris's finely tuned, colorful and suspenseful tale, filled with vigorous and unique characters, will leave readers hoping it's the start of a series." ( Publishers Weekly)
"[Lily Bard is] the equal of Kay Scarpetta." ( Library Journal)

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Throughly Enjoyable

I have only 2 issues with this book.

1. at times the narrator can seem somewhat monotone although I belive that was by design and a choice the narrator made for the main character because the FMC's personality is very stoic and untouchable. For that reason I still give the narrator 5 stars.

2. The main character makes some very strange choices. At times she behaves like a complete victim (when reporting the crime) and hides. At other times (the conclusion) she goes running head first into trouble with no back up. I understand reactions differ from person to person but I have trouble seeing both people in the one character. I still give the story 5 starts because I enjoyed it and didn't see the conclusion coming.

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