Everything you need to understand or teach Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris.
Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris is the tale of a murder in the fictitious small town of Shakespeare, Arkansas. The murder victim, Pardon Albee, is the owner/landlord of an apartment building that is located near Lily Bard's house. Lily has lived in the house since she originally purchased it from Pardon Albee four years before. Lily is a house cleaner for a number of local residents. She also offers other services—pet sitting, house sitting, errand running, etc. However, since she had been a National Merit Scholar, it is not clear at first why she cleans houses. Lily is a quiet person who keeps to herself and does not socialize with her neighbors. Her only enjoyment is the three karate classes she takes each week. There is a mystery about her background, which the story reveals in gradual fashion.
Shakespeare's Landlord Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: