Shakespeare's Trollop

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Macmillan, Aug 14, 2000 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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.


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I have to admit, I really liked the ending. - Goodreads
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Fewer leaps of logic, the plot flowed well. - Goodreads
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Review: Shakespeare's Trollop (Lily Bard #4)

User Review  - Andi - Goodreads

Not my favorite so far but I just enjoy the writing style. I'm disappointed there haven't been any revelations on why she got that ring from old mrs. Winthrop. Read full review

Review: Shakespeare's Trollop (Lily Bard #4)

User Review  - Donny Avery - Goodreads

I think this is my favorite book (so far) in the Lily Bard Shakespeare series. It takes a character we've known since the beginning and makes her the victim. The outcome of how that comes to be is the ... Read full review

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Charlaine Harris is also the author of the acclaimed Aurora Teagarden mystery series, most recently A Fool and His Honey. Born in Mississippi, she now lives in Magnolia, Arkansas.

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