Quickie Review: Shakespeare’s Landlord

Quickie Reviews are a new feature where I highlight a recently read (by me) backlist book and give it a quick review. I would like to highlight books you may have missed and those that never landed on your radar.

Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris

Title: Shakespeare’s Landlord

Author: Charlaine Harris

Series: Lilly Bard Mysteries #1

Publisher: Dell

Publication Date: July 7, 1997

Source: Library



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.


I read this book in a sitting because I had to know who the killer was. (My guess was completely wrong, which is always good in a mystery.)  Lilly Bard is complex, tough, and has a really interesting back story. A few hot romantic scenes and tons of action, Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris makes for a great week-end read.

Cover image and summary from goodreads.