Welcoming a new busy new week, after a busy weekend, with some food for the mind with Mark This Book Monday!
Today I want to introduce you to another series by Charlaine Harris (which main characters have also made a cameo in the Sookie Stackhouse series), but one that is not about vampires, but have a strong female lead character.
Lily Bard is a woman with many scars, inside and outside, so to get away from it all, she moves into a place called Shakespeare! (Bard, Shakespeare... you know?) She starts working cleaning houses, but her hopes for a quiet life are soon squished, when she finds a corpse. Lily finds herself playing detective without meaning to, and her knowledge of the people of Shakespeare she acquired helps her on finding the criminal.
Murder mystery books, with another mystery that is revealed book by book, our very own main character. On each book you learn more about Lily, and about what shaped her to be the way she is, and she learns to grow even within her new self, the one she worked so hard on building and made sure was strong enough to survive whatever the ugly world out there would throw at her. The murders aren't Agatha Christie twists, but aren't too previsible either, so they make the books very enjoyable to read, and the way you learn about characters through their houses and their habits is very interesting too.
I would have loved if Charlaine Harris had written more Lily Bard books, but she's said she won't write anymore, still the 5 she did write are very much worth checking them out!