Synopsis: Lily Bard is a loner. Other than the day-to-day workings of her cleaning and errand-running service, she pays little attention to the town around her. But when her landlord is murdered, Lily is singled out as the prime suspect, and proving her innocence will depend on finding the real killer in quiet, secretive Shakespeare.
Review: Lily Bard is probably one of my favourite characters from any book I've read. She's far from perfect, moody and an outcast. Much like me I'd say, minus the horrific past.
Lily is trying to move on with her life and does so in Shakespeare, Arkansas (get the connection? Bard, Shakespeare?). Working in the most unglamorous profession, a maid, she is one of the most normal characters I've read in a book in a while. She's got issues she needs to deal with and might be a little more of a loner than most, but I'm sure that we all see a part of us in her.
There were some thing that annoyed me, like the fact that Claude, the chief of police, so obviously likes her. She does have a painful past with the opposite sex, but she has to move on, and with who better than the chief? He'd protect her, and it's not like you can't take things slowly.
I recommend this book for anyone who likes a good mystery, who DID kill Lily's landlord and why, or just for anyone who likes a good story.
Title: Shakespeare's Landlord