Beautifully written, extraordinarily powerful, a rare gem of a read!
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?
An intriguing and intensely readable combination of mystery and romance, Dead In A Dumpster is the first book in the Leah Norwood series by author B.L. Blair. With plenty vying for the reader’s attention she’s careful not to sacrifice pace for frivolous detail, ensuring each character’s presence is credible to the story. It’s certainly an engaging plot, balancing suspense and timely levity, but its Blairs protagonist, Leah Norwood, who steals the show. Charming and cleverly contrasted to the murdered Isabel Meeks she tenacious and intelligent, bringing an all-important feel of familiarity that will quickly find favour with her readers. It’s this that really makes Blairs book stand out from the deluge currently populating the genre. Leading readers to a corker of an ending and ensuring they stay hooked, but more importantly invested to the very last page, Blair’s off to a strong start with a series that should build an enthusiastic following.
Certainly deserving of a place on your bookshelf and boding well for future releases from B.L. Blair, Dead In Dumpster is defintely recommended.
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Dead In A Dumpster: A Leah Norwood Mystery
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