Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries #1)
However her plan to live a quiet, unobserved life begins to crumble when she discovers the dead body of her nosy landlord. Lily doesn't care who did it, bu...more
I love the main character, Lily Bard, who after living through a very traumatic past, which scarred her both physically and emotionally, is tryin...more
"Shakespeare's Landlord" is a really good start to what I hope will be a fun, addictive mystery series. It has all the elements to be so, with a great heroine and supporting cast, and a cosy town where they all live weaving in and out of each others lives.
Lily Bard has a dark past that Harris only hints at, by the end of the book I still really didn't know what had happened to Lily to make her run and set up home in a small town like Shakes...more
This down home comfort feel is most evident in her Lily Bard series. Shakespeare’s Landlord seems to be a novel about ordinary people living their ordinary lives in a small, ordinary town. Well, at least until someone gets murdered.
Lily Bard, on the other hand, is a powerfully written character. Her past is haunting and scary and her convictions and personality that emerge within this story are actually heartbreaking. Lily Bard (spoilerz) is a past victim of random acts of sexual and other physical violence. Her particular story might not be extremely commo...more
I really like how strong Lily Bard is (both physically and emotional). What she overcame is pretty amazing. I've read that this was a hard series for Charlaine Harris t...more
Questa serie di libri è già conclusa e conta in tutto 5 libri. Un numero giusto.
1. Omicidio a Shakesperare (titolo originale: Shakespeare’s Landlord (1996))
2. Shakespeare’s Champion (1997)
3. Shakespeare’s Christmas (1998)
4. Shakespeare’s Trollop (2000)
5. Shakespeare’s Counselor (2001)
Io l’ho letta tutta diversi anni fa, credo 5 ormai, e sono felice arrivi finalmente in Italia. I romanzi hanno come protagonista Lily Bar...more
When cleaning lady Lily Bard discovers the dead body of her nosy landlord, her plan of starting a quiet new life may end in her death.From Publishers Weekly
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
Lily Bard is a cleaning lady with a traumatic past living in small town Shakespeare, Arkansas. On a late-night walk, she sees someone dump a body in th...more
~ J'aime beaucoup « La communauté du sud » ainsi que « Haper Connelly ». C'est donc naturellement que j'ai voulu découvrir cette autre saga de Charlaine Harris « Lily Bard ».
~ Lily Bard tente de mener une vie paisible et tranquille dans la ville de Shakespeare. Jusque là elle réussi pas trop mal... Jusqu'au jour où elle aperçoit quelqu'un qui utilise sa brouette pour transporter un corps dans le parc devant chez elle. Elle décide d'appeler anonymement le c...more
Lily Bard is one of the most compelling and, frankly, admirable heroines I have ever come across. She's got a very dark past, and from the very first page it's clear how much sheer will it has taken for her to make a new life for herself. Lily is independent, blunt, ass-kicking, solitary, and smart as he...more
Lily Bard is hiding from her past in the small town Shakespeare. A quiet, anonymous existance is all she wants. But when she witnesses a shadowed figure disposing of a body in the wee hours of the morning, she's unwittingly drawn into a murder investigation, and her web of secrets is starting to unravel.
Arguably some of Charlaine Harris' darker work, the Lily Bard mysteries follow our titular heroine as she overcomes a very dark, and very brutal past,...more
Lily Bard is a woman who likes to spend time alone, but is rarely lonely. She lives in the small town of Shakespeare and has been there for four years now. She's a cleaner, with a full workload. She enjoys going for walks at night and keeps fit by going to the gym regularly. She lifts weights, and is total kick-ass when it comes to self defense....more
But not so with Ms. Lily Bard. At first I wasn't really sure about Lily Bard. She was completely not what I was expecting. I mean, who writes a series based on the extremely private life of a cleaning lady?
Lily is the complete opposite of Sookie Stackhouse...more
Things quickly get exciting when one evening she comes across the body of her former landlord after seeing someone dump the body among a series of garbage bags. She quickly makes an anonymous phone call to the police to report the incident, but she is hoping...more
I read primarily for characters, not setting, plot, tone, message or style. My favorite thing about this author is that she manages to write light reads with well developed characters. Having read one of her later series before...more
Untuk masalah misterinya sendiri, karena ini menurut saya adalah genre cozy mys...more
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Jangan mengharapkan kisah ala Sookie Stackhouse yang berurusan dengan kaum vampir dan sejenisnya dalam buku ini. Tokoh dalam buku ini Lily Bard justru merupakan wanita yang jauh dari urusan percintaan apa lagi dengan kaum vampir. Ia justru berurusan dengan pembunuh.
Lily Bard merupakan sosok yang misterius. Tak banyak yang mengetahui siapa dirinya, kecuali ia telah ting...more
One night, unable to sleep, Lily takes a late walk through Shakespeare. It's a familiar route, one she takes on her bad nights when she knows sleep will be slow in coming. Near her home she sees a figure carrying something in her trash bin cart. The figure ta...more
I absolutely LOVE the Lily Bard character. She is a true survivor. With a horrific event in her past that would leave most people heavily medicated and in straight jackets, Lily lives her life quietly, but she prepares herself to take down anybody who tries to do the same to her. I found it odd that she takes nightly walks alon...more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more