1/series. Written before Harris became the famous creator of the Sookie Stackhouse paranormals, this little mystery is set in small town Shakespeare, Arkansas. Lily Bard, karate devotee and professional house cleaner, manages to hide her horrific past until, late one night, she sees someone dump a body in the city park. The sharp Chief of Police soon uncovers Lily’s secret. Complication arise as her karate coach leaves his wife and turns to Lily. Everyone she cleans house for is on Lily’s suspect list. Then she realizes she’s the number one suspect, and must clear herself before she’s stitched up for the crime. A great little read, a four.