SHAKESPEARE'S CHRISTMAS.

Harris, Charlaine.

ISBN 10: 0312193300 / ISBN 13: 9780312193300
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1998) dj, 1998
Hardcover
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Third mystery featuring loner and amateur sleuth, Lily Bard, proprietor of a cleaning and errand running service, set in the small town of Shakespeare, Arkansas. SIGNED on the title page. 214 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (as new). Bookseller Inventory # 60273

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Title: SHAKESPEARE'S CHRISTMAS.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1998) dj

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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What makes Charlaine Harris's Lily Bard novels stand out among traditional cozy mysteries is the decidedly noirish spin she puts on the seemingly typical charming southern town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, and on her heroine. Lily Bard, a karate devotee by choice and a cleaning woman by trade, is a woman with a dark past; she's fiercely protective of her independence and reserved about herself. In short, Lily makes a refreshing, compelling amateur sleuth.

In Shakespeare's Christmas, Lily's third appearance, she heads home to Bartley, Arkansas--always an uncomfortable scenario for the introverted Lily--for her sister Varena's Christmas wedding. But Lily's got more to worry about than being a bridesmaid for a sister to whom she's no longer close. Soon after she arrives in Bartley, Lily's private-detective boyfriend shows up too, and not just for moral support: He's investigating a four-year-old unsolved kidnapping. Try as she might, Lily can't help but get involved when she discovers that the case hits dangerously close to home--for Varena's new husband is the widowed father of a girl bearing a remarkable resemblance to the vanished child.

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Even in a sleepy Arkansas town, the holidays can be murder.

Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid's frills, Lily 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.

The town's doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death at the office. And Lily's detective boyfriend suddenly shows up at her parents' door. Jack Leeds is investigating an eight-year-old kidnapping and the trail leads straight to Lily's hometown. It just might have something to do with the murders...and her sister's widowed fiancé. With only three days before the wedding, Lily must work fast to clean up the messy case before her sister commits...marriage!

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