Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris
(Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 4)

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Welcome back to Shakespeare - a charming Arkansas town with endless back roads, an eclectic mix of residents, and a dollop of noir. Featuring cleaning woman/karate expert Lily Bard, Charlaine Harris's series puts a unique spin on the traditional cozy to create mysteries that "work on every level. The writing and plotting are first rate [and] Lily is appealing in her own prickly way" --Washington Times

In the latest installment, Lily discovers lifelong Shakespeare resident Deedra Dean murdered inside a car parked in a woodsy area outside town. Determined not to get involved, Lily wants to leave the police work to Sheriff Marta Schuster and her team of deputies, and concentrate on cleaning, high kicks, and her boyfriend Jack's impending visit. But when Deedra's notoriously promiscuous lifestyle provides an extensive list of suspects but very few clues, Lily has no choice but to resume the roll of amateur detective and join the investigation.

In this fourth book in Charlaine Harris's highly acclaimed and darkly compelling series, Lily Bard delivers a hard-hitting mix of Southern charm and street smarts, a combination so alluring that long-time readers and newcomers will be dying to visit Shakespeare again.

 

About Charlaine Harris

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Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestseller for both her Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mysteries and her Harper Connolly Prime Crime mystery series. She has lived in the South her entire life.Toni L.P. Kelner is the author of the Laura Fleming mysteries, and the Prime Crime "Where are they now?" series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, fellow author Stephen P. Kelner, Jr, and two daughters.
 
Published August 14, 2000 by Minotaur Books. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Welcome once more to Shakespeare, the second most famous fictional town in Arkansas—home to Lily Bard, housecleaner to some of the best families in Shakespeare.

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When Deedra’s mother Lacey seeks Lily’s help in cleaning out her daughter’s apartment, it’s there, in a most unlikely missing object, that Lily discovers the motive for Deedra’s killing and barely escapes with her life.

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Harris's fifth Lily Bard mystery set in the small Arkansas town of Shakespeare (Shakespeare's Trollop, etc.) is good enough in part to make one wish it was better as a whole.

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Returning to her home town of Bartley (a stone's throw from her residence in Shakespeare, Ark.) for her sister Varena's wedding, Lily is plunged headlong into an eight-year-old kidnapping investigation after her lover and confidant, Jack Leeds, a PI with a questionable past, arrives to follow up ...

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Since many of her other clients are related to Deedra, Lily endures their catty, sometimes malicious gossip, but when she helps Deedra's mother clean out the dead woman's apartment, she quietly disposes of Deedra's collection of compromising photos and videos.

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Lily Bard is not really surprised when she finds the body of her neighbor, Deedra Dean.

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