Lily Bard came to the small town of Shakespeare to escape her dark and violent past. So when she spots a dead body being dumped in the town green, she's inclined to stay well away. But she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and despite her best efforts, she's dragged into the murder case.
Lily doesn't care who did it, but when the police and local community start pointing fingers in her direction, she realises that if she doesn't unmask the killer, her new life will not simply crumble. It will end.
After my theorizing I decided it was high time that I went about and read the Lily Bard series. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, as much as I did the Aurora Teagarden books and the early ones in the Southern Vampire mysteries. It has a very good pace, the mystery starts right away which I liked, so you know its a murder straight off.
Lily is different from Charlaine's other characters, she is less up beat, very guarded because she has a dark past that is is desperate to keep a private matter. However in a small town once someone knows a secret, it spreads. Her occupation as a cleaner is very clever, because she sees every ones dirty laundry, cleans up their messes so inevitably knows more about them than they do about her. It helps her solve the mystery.
Theories on World Building Notw - Bobo Winthrop of Midnight Texas does appear in these books, he's of the tender age of 17/18 where Lily is 31, so by the time he reaches Midnight where he is in his mid to late thirties, if Lily ever showed up, she would have to be in her fifties.
I give this