Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris This was my first Charlaine Harris non-paranormal mystery. I really enjoy her dry sense-of-humor in the Sookie books and this one was written the same.
Lily Bard is a wounded soul that has a horrible past that she keeps trying to keep secret. She has lived in Shakespeare, working as a maid, for 4 years. Her spare time is taken up working out and learning self-defense. One night as she is out walking she witnesses the disposal of a body in the local park. Since her garbage cart was used in the crime she embarks on a mission to discover the killer and in the meantime finds romance and understanding from the people around her. She also kicked a little a*s! :) I'll certainly read more Lily Bard mysteries.