Sunday, July 15, 2007

BOOK: Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris

This is a brand new series for me, and I think I'll be reading more. I came across it reading some reviews for the Southern Reading Challenge, but it's more for the Summer Mystery Challenge for me. It has everything you need for a good mystery series: a wounded yet tough as nails female narrator, two possible male love interests, and a mystery to investigate, reluctantly, by our narrator. On top of these standard requirements, it is southern, so I know that we need a small town, this one is in Arkansas, colourful and nosy characters all over the town, and unusual names like Pardon Albee, and Bobo Winthrop. I'm sure I saw more books in the library starring Lily Bard, so I better go request a few more books. See, her name is Bard and she lives in Shakespeare.

I used to love finding a mystery series that was new, because it made finding books at the library so much easier. Mystery series writers also tend to be quite prolific, so there are always more books to look for. And it amazes me how many of these mystery series are around, and that I haven't heard of so many of them. Hopefully, I'll find the time to read all these great books. They really are my comfort food of reading.


  1. I am glad you enjoyed this one! I definitely plan to read more in the series too after having read this one. I couldn't count it towards the Summer Mystery Reading Challenge since I've read other books by the author, but it fit in nicely for the Southern Reading Challenge. :-)

  2. How cute, I will have to check this one out.

  3. I haven't read this one. But it looks really good!

  4. I actually preferred this one to One for the Money, the Stephanie Plum mystery.

  5. I'm always amazed at how many mystery series there are. Even though I know it's huge, I'm still always surprised to hear of yet another mystery series with such-and-such a theme.

    It's quite funny, I don't consider myself a mystery fan, yet I somehow have a Mystery section on my TBR list. I may be in the mystery closet. :)

    I recently read One for the Money, like you, so maybe I'll give this one a try, if you liked it better.


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