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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,483 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlaine Harris Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lily Bard Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781440761249
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Lily Bard is the equal of Kay Scarpetta …”—Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 2/12/2014

    " I liked this book. It was a fun and quick read. Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm sad that there are only four books in the series.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/3/2014

    " I'm much happier with this series than the Real Murders books I started. More plausible, I guess, and I like the characters much better. No supernatural elements like the Sookie & Grave books, which I like also. I will certainly read the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/31/2014

    " What an amazing heroine. I feel like I can "kick-butt" while reading this. (Interesting dreams...) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Humphries | 1/29/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, it has nothing to do with the paranormal but the plot is very exciting, and it's easy to sympathise and relate to the heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/24/2014

    " An okay read but not Sookie Sackhouse! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/14/2014

    " A solid and fun mystery. Usually you read about flawed male characters in mysteries. It is nice to see the tables turned and see a flawed female character and how she is getting on with the business of life. I also think Ms. Harris is great at depicting slightly off, but very realistic, southern characters. I am really looking forward to the other Lily Bard books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Budget Books | 12/19/2013

    " Darker in tone than her Aurora Teagarden mysteries, the Lily Bard books are suspenseful and definitely pull you into the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deedra | 12/12/2013

    " I haven't read a Charlaine Harris book that I haven't like yet. However, this one had me wondering. It took me to about the middle of the book to finally decide that I liked it. If you can hang in until then, you'll find that you empathize with the main character more as her personality starts to reveal itself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 12/5/2013

    " I've read every other Charlaine Harris series, but I couldn't get into this book at all. I didn't care for the main character at all. Maybe sometime in the future I'll go back and read this series, but for now I'm moving on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaun | 9/20/2013

    " I was intrigued, since I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series. This was really good in that it was a pure mystery novel. Nice for days when you're sick (bleeh). I just felt like it was too short though!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Morton | 9/4/2013

    " First book I read in this series and I really liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breane24 Fillman | 7/17/2013

    " Not as strong as the Sookie Stackhouse books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vanessa | 7/6/2013

    " It was entertaining. However, I've tried reading a few other of her books and I find that she is a little too fascinated with sadomasichism for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nefret | 6/19/2013

    " An other dark mystery from Charlaine Harris. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 6/17/2013

    " 2 stars is really a bit too generous. I've read a lot of Harris's books and knew what to expect, but the writing here is poor even by her standards. The story was very predictable, dialogue terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine US | 5/23/2013

    " I was unsure at the beginning, but I did enjoy it by the end. And definitely a mystery where I didn't get it solved before the hero! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 5/5/2013

    " Lilly has a very dark traumatic past more so then I ever expected. I liked the mystery aspect that I didn't know who it was until the end for sure. Can't wait to see what other craziness Lilly runs into. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ása Margrét | 12/16/2012

    " Good murder mystery book. Interesting main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/16/2012

    " Interesting new mystery series. There is a strong female protagonist and an interesting setting of a small town named Shakespeare. I will definitely read a couple more of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shayla | 7/9/2012

    " The story was good and motivating to read but I didn't like how the racial stuff was worded. I know that it's how most people really see things but I still didn't care to read it. I do like how it was a quick read though. I'm not sure if I'll continue reading the books in the rest of the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Ruedy | 6/16/2012

    " least favorite of Harris' series! stopped reading after 5 chapters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 6/5/2012

    " This series by Charlaine Harris is one of my favorites. Lily Bard has been through a horrific past and hopes to find peace as a low profile cleaning lady in a small town. Very well written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liza | 5/25/2012

    " I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. For some reason I just couldn't get into it. Although this was a relatively short read, it took longer to get through than any of the Sookie novels did. I wasn't wild about this book, but will give the second in the series a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anla Gisclair-Etheridge | 7/10/2011

    " I liked it better than I did the Aurora tea garden novels, I really like Lilly as a character. She is a strong female lead and I am looking forward to other books in the series. I also like how she isn't as whiny or flighty as some of Charlaine's other characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/26/2011

    " Not bad. It had a decent amount of mystery and enough extras to make it interesting and not completely a mystery. I do not know how I feel about Lily, but [spoilers removed]. It is a quick easy read and I will probably continue with the series, just not right away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 6/24/2011

    " not what I expected of Ms Harris after Sookie, but I liked the change of pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/22/2011

    " An entertaining murder mystery and a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 6/15/2011

    " Didn't like the main charater at all. Or any other character really in the book. Since it is Charlaine Harris, I will give one more in the series a try and see if maybe this was just an "intro to the series" book.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma | 6/13/2011

    " I actually think I enjoyed this book more than the 1st of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Shakespeare's Landlord was an interesting read with some shocks at the end of the novel which did keep me guessing all the way through.

    A good easy read. Very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/2/2011

    " By far my favorite Charlaine Harris series. I love Sookie but my heart will always belong to the strong straightforward Lily Bard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/1/2011

    " Didn't enjoy it as much as the Sookie series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/28/2011

    " Quick read. Tricked me into thinking it would be someone else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 5/17/2011

    " It was too boring for me to finish the series. Sorry. "

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About the Author
Author Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling mystery author and editor. She has written a number of successful mystery and urban fantasy series, including the Aurora Teagarden series, the Harper Connelly series, and the Shakespeare series, among others. The first book in Harris’ Southern Vampire series, Dead until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001; the series is also the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, and the International Crime Writers Association. Currently, Harris lives in Magnolia, Arkansas.

About the Narrator

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.