Shakespeare's Trollop (Lily Bard Mysteries #4)
But when the local woman of ill repute is found murdered, being familiar with her dirty laundry could make Lily the next Shakesp...more
Shakespeare, Arkansas, is home to endless back roads, historic buildings, colorful residents--and the occasional murder. It is also home to Lily Bard, the local karate expert/cleaning woman with a particular knack for finding skeletons in closets.
But when the local woman of ill repute is found murdered, being familiar with her dirty laundry could make Lily the next Shakespearean to die.From Publishers Weekly
"There's nothing more revealing about people than the mess they leave for someone els
I am enjoying this series tremendously. I love Lily Bard and the way her character is developing through the series. I like Jack and he is obviously the right person for Lily,...more
Lily finds the body of Deedra, a local “trollop” for whom she used to clean, and is pressured by the police to try to help find the killer. Since it looks like a crime of sexual passion, the suspects are legion, and Lily...more
But she does. EVERY character in here does. She slept with a lot of men. She had her rules, but she wasn't extremely picky, and it's always spoken of in terms of some deep ch...more
When we first meet Lily Bard in the first book of the series she is an almost totally isolated victim of a horrific crime. But almost without her noticing it some things have changed. She is no longer running from town to town trying to be invisible. She has created a cleaning business from scratch, even though she calls herself a maid and even though she only has one "emplo...more
Deedra Dean enjoys the company of men. A lot of different men. She lives in...more
This is the 4th in the Lily Bard series and...more
Perhaps my least favourite of all the books, it wasn't so much the awful title or that the who-dun-it (and why) side of the book was any worse/better than the rest of the series as that some of the views of the characters (and at times Lily herself) came across as so judgemental as...more
This book is a mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. If you are interested in the Lily/Jack romance portion of the series their relationship continues to deepen. Based on their brief appear...more
This is the first mystery book where I've actually guessed whodunnit and did so in the first half of the book. Even so I wa...more
This is yet another great book in this series. One more to go...more
Since Lily was not in the foremost investigator role we learnt of other developme...more
I am very much aware that I am extremely biased when rating this series so take my rating with a grain of salt.
I enjoyed this mystery and it kept me going from start to finish. This is another quick...more
This being Book 4 in a series, I have said most of what I can say about this book in my reviews of the first three books. The same small town murder. And it is now starting to feel like same old, same old... The main saving grace of this book is Charlaine Harris' masterful story telling ability. So if you have become addicted to her books, this book is a good dose to feed your addiction. Elsewise, there is naught much different. So, what can I say about this book.... As soo...more
Seriously people! Stop me next time you see me add one of her books to my "to-read" pile! I'm holding you accountable.
But it's too late now, now I have to read the entire Lily Bard series. This is going to SUCK!
First off, Harris' publishers really need to do a better job putting the book's number in the series ON THE BOOK!!!! Did you hear me Charlaine Harris's publisher??
I picked this book up, looked in the jacket, and this was the first b...more
The second thing that bothered me about the book is the notion, promoted by Lily, that the town slut somehow brought her fate upon herself for being promiscuous. It's later contradicted, but not to my satisf...more
Another murder has taken place in Shakespeare, Arkansas. This time it's Deedra Dean, a well-known woman about town who's known for her somewhat promiscuous ways. Has her lifestyle finally managed to get her done in? And if so, it's not going to be easy for a small town police department to find her killer among the many men of Shakespeare who've been to her bed.
Of course, being the local cleaning woman to many Shakespeare r...more
I liked this one, but aside for the shocking double life of the murderer I felt the book was pretty predictable....more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more