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The Lily Bard Mysteries Omnibus (2007)

by Charlaine Harris(Favorite Author)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 4
0575096446 (ISBN13: 9780575096448)
review 1: I've been a long time reader of Charlaine Harris and know that she comes up with some quirky heroines. But Lily Bard is different and I love her. Lily is a damaged woman, both physically and emotionally, and these are dark stories. From the first in Shakespeare's Landlord to the last (but I sincerely hope not final) in Shakespeare's Counsellor, Lily struggles to win her way to a normal life. In each book we get glimpses of her past which, I think was the only way to tell her story. For Harris to have laid it all out in one book would have been to devastating. Instead we get to see how Lily copes day-to-day, with only brief flashbacks to a horrifying past that is always part of her present. I think these books represent the very best of Charlaine Harris. I truly hope she co... morentinues Lily's story in the future.
review 2: This was a really enjoyable collection of mystery stories. Lily Bard is an interesting character. A woman of few words and blunt to the point of painful, her character is a result of her horrific past, and Charlaine Harris brings that across very well. I loved the small town setting, with a supporting cast of 'regulars' who turn up through all the books, and, as always with Charlaine Harris, it's the personalities and little details that really make these shine. Interesting that there's absolutely nothing supernatural going on in these, particularly as Lily and Jack show up later on in the Sookie Stackhouse series, so that sort of implies they're living in the same universe. But it's just vanilla humans doing the dirty in these novels, and the plots are twisty enough that I didn't work out whodunnit before the ends of them. less
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I didn;t like Lily at the start, but he more I read, the more I started to warm up to her.
I loved the cross-over of Jack and Lily into the Sookie Stackhouse series. Good fun.
Love a female character that can kick butt and lily bard is definitely one of them!!
couldn't stop reading...
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