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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

☀☄ Dead in a Dumpster: Leah Norwood Mysteries [1] - B.L. Blair

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Dead in a Dumpster, a Mystery Romance by (, B.L. Blair, 212 pages).

This is the first book in the Leah Norwood Mysteries series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and excerpt below. Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author B.L. Blair will be awarding a Dead in a Dumpster Gift Pack (US Only) which will include tote bag, t-shirt, magnet, and bookmark to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).


Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

When Leah Norwood finds the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she can’t believe the police 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 arrest her for murder?


Teaser: Excerpt

     “Leah.”
     I turned around and saw Griggs standing near one of the displays toward the back of the store. He gave me a lazy smile. My heartbeat sped up a little. Olivia was right as usual. I was attracted to him. I didn’t really know what, if anything, I would do about that. Alexander Griggs was very different from the men I usually dated, and I seriously doubted he was interested in me. Griggs seemed like the type of man who dated blonde, willowy, sophisticated women. In other words, not me.
     “Are you ready to leave?” he asked me.
     I nodded, rose from the chair, and headed toward him. I moved the attraction issue to the back of my mind. Once the police solved Isabel’s murder, I would seldom see Griggs anymore so there was no point in trying to decide a course of action. He was staring at one of the displays with a slight smile on his face. I followed his gaze trying to determine what had captured his attention. Was there something wrong? Had I missed something?
     “What is it?” I asked when I reached him.
     He turned and looked at me. He nodded toward the display. The look on his face made me light-headed. His mouth curled into a sensual smile, the indentation growing deeper. “At least now I know why you smell like strawberries.”
     I tore my gaze from him and looked at the display. It was the fragrance that Olivia had created for me, Leah's Strawberry Essence. I tried not to blush but felt my face heat up. He laughed softly.

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The Series: Leah Norwood Mysteries

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Dead in a Park [2]

When Leah Norwood finds the body of Donald Collins in the city park, she doesn't know he is a distant relative. Young Donnie was a jewel thief and a career criminal. Hidden in the lining of his suit jacket was an exact replica of a ring that has been in Leah’s family for over a hundred years. After her home is burglarized, the sexy chief of police is convinced the ruby ring has something to do with the murder.

Leah wants to find out what happened to Donnie, but why would someone kill for a hundred year old ring? She discovers a connection between Donnie and the drug-dealing Cantono family, between the Cantono family and a jewelry appraiser, and between the jewelry appraiser and one of her own employees. Chief Griggs might be onto something. All clues lead back to the family ring.

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the killer strikes again?

[Published 12 November 2015, 177 pages]

About the Author

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.

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