Dead in a Dumpster - B.L. Blair
I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned how much I love murder mysteries. Agatha Christie always had me in awe while I was growing up. With each book of hers that I read, I fell more and more in love with the genre.
So I'm always excited when I stumble across a new author who completely blows me away with their take on the traditional mystery. B.L. Blair has created a fun and lovable character in Dead in a Dumpster. Leah is so much fun to get to know, and by the end of the book, I felt like she could be my best friend!
The small touch of potential romance that blossoms throughout the book is also highly entertaining to watch. With each new development and each "lead" that Leah stumbles across, I found myself more and more entranced.
Definitely worth your time. I look forward to future Leah Norwood mysteries!
Some Bio Information
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. What inspired you to write this book?
I have always loved reading mysteries and simply wanted to try writing one. Dead in a Dumpster was an idea I had percolating in my head for awhile. I wanted to tell a story about how a person can dislike someone but still want justice for their death.
2. How would you describe the perfect murder mystery novel?
The perfect murder mystery has a little humor, a bit of sarcasm, a touch of romance, and of course, a great story.
3. Who’s your favorite character in Dead in a Dumpster?
My favorite character is Marcus Cantono. I love his bad boy persona. I plan to write a novella or two featuring him.
4. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process?
I am a combination between a pantster and a plotter. Most of my writing is free form and off the top of my head, but somewhere in the middle of the book, I stop and plot out the story. It’s not a formal outline, but I do jot down what needs to happen to get me to the end.
5. Describe your favorite writing environment.
I don't really have a favorite writing environment. I typically write at my home desk. My cat is nearby and the house is quiet but not silent.
6. Who’s your favorite mystery author?
That’s a hard one. I read a lot of mysteries. If I had to narrow it to one, I’d have to say Elizabeth Peters. She wrote great descriptions and interesting characters. I love the Vicky Bliss novels.
7. What’s your ultimate writing goal?
I hope I write a good book that gives someone a few moments of pleasure. I'm not trying to change the world. I just want to help you escape from it for a little while