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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

☀☄ Dead in a Park: Leah Norwood Mysteries [2] - B.L. Blair

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Dead in a Park, a Mystery Romance by (, B.L. Blair, 177 pages).

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

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read various excerpts with Amazon Look Inside.

Author B.L. Blair will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card 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 | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

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?

Teaser: Excerpt

     “According to my grandfather, who was Albert’s oldest son, Arthur refused to give Albert his share of the money and after Arthur died, Rose took off with it. After Rose disappeared, Albert changed and he refused to discuss the money or Rose ever again.”
     “If she took the money, my grandmother never saw it.”
     “She didn’t take the money,” Wade said.
     “You seem very sure of that.”
     “I am. My grandfather died five months ago. He lived in the same house all of his life. It had been Albert’s house as well. When we were cleaning it out, we found a box with a letter from Rose and a sketchbook.”
     “Really?” I asked excitedly. My grandmother had often talked about her father’s sketches. She had been nine when he died, but she remembered looking through his books and watching him draw.
     Wade nodded. “The letter was dated a month after Rose disappeared. She told Albert that the money was gone, and that she had left the gems where Arthur had hidden them. She said they had caused their family nothing but pain. She begged him to leave them and her alone. With the letter, she sent the sketchbook.”
     “When Arthur died, his jewelry was in high demand. Those sketches would have been worth a good deal,” I said. “He never sold them?”
     “No,” Wade replied. “As far as I can tell, they’re all still there. The letter and the sketchbook were wrapped in an old cloth and stored in a box. The letter was postmarked Dallas, Texas.”
     We were both silent as I took it all in. When I looked back at Wade, he was watching me. I smiled slightly. “He let her go.”

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The Series: Leah Norwood Mysteries

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Dead in a Dumpster [1]

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?

[Published 23 September 2014, 212 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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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting this stop. I really appreciate it.

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  2. Great teaser, sounds like an awesome series! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Sounds like a thrilling read, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I really liked the excerpt, thanks for sharing

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  5. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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  6. This sounds like an exciting book to read. I can't wait.

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