Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tour: Dead in a Dumpster *Blog Tour*

Mystery / Romance
Date Published:September 23, 2014

“I found the body on December 1st.  It was a horrible way to end an already terrible day.”

When Leah Norwood finds the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she never imagined the police would consider her a suspect. Sure, she didn’t liked Isabel, but then again, neither did anyone else. Isabel had a condescending attitude and a bad reputation. As manager of the antique store, Patina, she had made a lot of enemies.

There is Patina’s assistant manager, the handsome and charming Trent. Isabel was blackmailing him. There is Patina’s owner, the aloof and influential Anthony Thorpe.  Isabel was smuggling drugs through his store. And there is the entire drug dealing Cantono family. Isabel had lost a box containing heroin from one of their shipments. That is just to name a few and didn’t even include the stranger who was seen arguing with Isabel just hours before her death.

The police have too many suspects and too many soft alibis. Leah needs to prove to the sexy new chief of police that she had nothing to do with Isabel’s death.

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police charge her with murder?

I know this is going to sound strange, but I love this cover. I mean it's actually a dumpster. Simplicity folks! That's all I need to be happy.

On a serious note, this book surprised me. I thought it sounded pretty spiffy and guess what? It was! In fact, it was more than just spiffy it was SPIFFERIFIC.

I liked that Leah was flawed and real. Her character came across as someone that you could be friends with. She was smart but not a "know-it-all." The plot was good. I wanted to find out how this all worked out. I liked the romance bit. It was done JUST right and didn't distract from the mystery. The writing was solid and nothing bumped me out of the story.

I give this book a thumbs up! Good fun!

B.L. Blair

B. L. Blair writes simple and sweet romance and mystery/romance stories.  Like most authors, she has been writing most of her life and has dozens of books started.  She just needs the time to finish them.
She is the author of the Holton Romance Series and the Leah Norwood Mysteries.  She enjoys reading books, writing books, and traveling wherever and as often as time and money allows.  She is currently working on her latest book set in Texas, where she lives with her family.


  1. Wow, great review. I'm not familiar with the book or author, but now I want to read it!

  2. Going to be lots of action ~ ~ The police have too many suspects and too many soft alibis. I see lots of interaction going on.. like that !
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