Titolo: Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard Mysteries,...
Casa editrice: St. Martin's Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780312170059-3
Riassunto: Shakespeare, Arkansas, is a small Southern town with plenty of secrets, and Harris's Lily Bard, fresh from the acclaimed "Shakespeare's Landlord", just one more of its residents with a shadowy past and a desire to live quietly. She's a cleaning woman with remarkable access to Shakespeare's homes--and private lives. Lily reluctantly turns sleuth again when a fellow fitness devotee is found dead at the gym, a barbell across his throat.
Recensione: No steel magnolia, Lily Bart is one blunt, tough Southern woman--a tiny, karate-chopping, bodybuilding dynamo who's come to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to restart her life after a series of traumatic events just hinted at in this second novel in Charlaine Harris's series (after Shakespeare's Landlord). When she slips into her gym for an early morning workout and finds Del Packard with a barbell across his throat, she doesn't think for more than a second that it's an accident. Not when it's the third death in a couple of months in a town hardly big enough for its own WalMart. Then the blue broadsheets with thinly veiled hints of white supremacist activity start turning up under the windshield wipers of every car on Main Street. Lily's a relative newcomer to Shakespeare, but as a cleaning woman for the local landed gentry, she's privy to many secrets that most outsiders never learn. When a handsome stranger keeps turning up at the scene of an increasingly bizarre series of events, including a burglary at one of her regular clients and a bombing in a black church, she suspects he may be more than an innocent bystander. Which is too bad, because he stirs up desires that Lily hasn't felt for any man for a very long time. Lily Bard is a complex woman who embodies many of the contradictions of the modern South--its dark side as well as its charm--and this suspenseful, deftly written novel will send new fans scrambling to read its predecessor. --Jane Adams
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