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Review: Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris

★★★ #ShakespearesChampion #throwbackreview


When people think of Charlaine Harris, they think of the True Blood HBO series or as us readers know it... the Sookie Stackhouse vampires series. When I first found Ms. Harris with her Sookie Stackhouse books, I went through all of them and then had to wait for the following books to show up. Whilst I waited, I looked Ms. Harris up and found out that she wrote some cozy mysteries. She also wrote under another pen name which I also read all the books in that series too. I'll see if I can find it and write a review about it.


When people think of Charlaine Harris, they think of the True Blood HBO series or as us readers know it... the Sookie Stackhouse vampires series. This is a throwback review as I read this book years ago and I'm just getting to review this book. My review will be about the entire series. This book is not an extraordinary story nor is it a boring one. This is what I consider a comfort read because it is easy to follow and smoothing for a busy mind. The characters are relate-able with every day jobs. Lily is a survivor who works as a cleaner. As we have learned in this pandemic, those who clean are essential workers.


As the series unfolds, the reader learns about her past and what she is trying to get away from. She is trying to have a clean slate to her life. Unfortunately for her, bad things happen and she is now stuck in the middle of it. In some ways, this series reminds me of one of my favourite wholesome shows when I was growing up - Murder, She Wrote. She reminds me of a young Mrs. Fletcher. This is another reason why I consider this series a comfort read, even if there are dark aspects to Lily's past.


This murder mystery series is recommended to readers who enjoy strong female characters who are survivors.