Synopses & Reviews
When Lily stumbles upon the well-built corpse of a local body builder-his neck broken by a barbell-the town's underlying racial tension begins to boil over. The white victim was somehow connected to two unsolved murders of black residents of Shakespeare-and a dogged policeman is determined to stop the killing. But it is Lily herself who may have to decide whether to stay and fight for justice, or run away one more time.
Fast-paced and gripping...An engaging puzzler. (Publishers Weekly)
Terrific. (Tulsa World)
Lily Bard, a cleaning lady and karate student in Shakespeare, Arkansas, would just like to live quietly, but she is forced to turn sleuth again when a man's body is found at the local gym with a barbell across his throat. Reprint.