Lily Bard

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119 ratings

Shakespeare's Landlord Publisher's Summary

From the Anthony Award-winning author of the immensely popular Sookie Stackhouse mysteries comes the first book starring Lily Bard, a reclusive cleaning lady with a penchant for karate. When Lily finds and reports a dead body, her shady past and connections to potential perpetrators make her a leading suspect.
©1996 Charlaine Harris (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Shakespeare's Landlord

    • Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 956
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 709
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 707

    From the Anthony Award-winning author of the immensely popular Sookie Stackhouse mysteries comes the first book starring Lily Bard, a reclusive cleaning lady with a penchant for karate. When Lily finds and reports a dead body, her shady past and connections to potential perpetrators make her a leading suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If your looking for Sookie leave this series alone

    • By Bonnie on 06-16-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Shakespeare's Landlord

    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When cleaning lady and karate student Lily Bard discovers the dead body of her landlord, her plan of leading a quiet life becomes complicated. Accused of murder, she realizes that finding the true killer may be the only way to prove her innocence. Using the easy access her job gives her, Lily investigates the people of tiny Shakespeare, uncovering skeletons in closets, and ultimately, the killer...

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 2

    • Shakespeare's Champion

    • Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425

    When Lily stumbles upon the well-built corpse of a local body builder - his neck broken by a barbell - the town's underlying racial tension begins to boil over. The white victim was somehow connected to two unsolved murders of black residents of Shakespeare - and a dogged policeman is determined to stop the killing. But it is Lily herself who may have to decide whether to stay and fight for justice, or run away one more time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good/Bad--depending on your taste in crime reading

    • By Kathi on 03-26-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Shakespeare's Champion

    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Lily Bard stumbles upon the corpse of a local bodybuilder, the town's old racial tensions begin to boil over. The white victim was somehow connected to two unsolved murders of black residents of Shakespeare, but a resolute policeman is determined to stop the killings. Although it is Lily who has to decide whether to stay and fight for justice, or run away one more time...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written book that hooked me on Lily Bard

    • By Mike on 09-22-14

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

    • Shakespeare's Christmas

    • The Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid's frills, Lilly isn't thrilled about attending her estranged sister's wedding. She has moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to start a new life, cleaning houses for a living, trying to forget the violence that once nearly destroyed her. Now she's heading back to home and hearth - just in time for murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the read

    • By Shelly on 10-03-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Shakespeare's Christmas

    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lily Bard returns to Bartley, her hometown, for her estranged sister's Christmas Eve wedding. But murder spoils Bartley's holiday cheer. The town's doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death. The problem is, Lily's sister's fiancé is a suspect. With only three days before the wedding, Lily must work fast, before her sister promises to love, honor, and obey a killer....

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  • Book 4

    • Shakespeare's Trollop

    • The Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    Lily discovers lifelong Shakespeare resident Deedra Dean murdered inside a car parked in a woodsy area out 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 role of amateur detective and join the investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Read

    • By Anthony on 11-30-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Shakespeare's Trollop

    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Lily Bard went to Shakespeare for the quiet life, but again this is disrupted when the body of one of Lily's clients, the ill reputed Deedra Dean, is found in her car, the apparent victim of a tryst gone wrong. Lily once again uses her knowledge of the private lives of Shakespeare's residents as she is drawn into the investigation. But will her knowledge of Shakespeare's secrets make her the next victim?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Great Listen

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 5

    • Shakespeare's Counselor

    • The Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    Cleaning woman and karate expert Lily Bard is a woman with a complicated past. Trying her best to cope with her terrifying memories and horrible nightmares, she decides to join a weekly group therapy session in her hometown of Shakespeare, Arkansas. At first Lily can hardly believe the number of her fellow Shakespeareans who share her life experiences.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting!

    • By SA Shay on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Shakespeare's Counselor

    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Welcome back to the sleepy little town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, where secrets come to hide. Lily Bard has joined a group therapy session with counselor Tamsin Lynd, determined finally to face her violent past. It sounds positively enlightening, until the murder of a fellow member sends a warning. But who was the message meant for? Why? And who's next to fall victim to a killer's head games?

    Regular price: $18.58