Dumpster Dying


Dumpster Dying: A Hazardous Hoarder Mystery
by Michelle Bennington

About Dumpster Dying 

Dumpster Dying: A Hazardous Hoarder Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Kentucky
Independently Published (September 7, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 270 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8986775203
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BD2PWW61

Birdie Harper is a widowed hoarder who lives with her husband’s ghost. The only thing she enjoys more than a good yard sale is a good dumpster dive. When she finds her latest treasure—a ceramic angel— she knows just who to bring it to.

Jenna Lawson is a cashier at the Blue Market convenience store where Birdie often shops. The two women have formed a strong bond to assuage the losses in their lives, and Birdie thinks of Jenna like the daughter she lost long ago. So, when Jenna goes missing, Birdie is determined to find out what happened to her.

As she works to unravel the mystery, a man at church, Neville Miller, shows interest in Birdie, leading her to wonder if the lonely days are finally coming to an end. But her ghostly husband, Walter, sure isn’t going to like it.

Birdie is on a hunt that may claim the ultimate price—her own life.


About Michelle Bennington

Born and raised in the beautiful Bluegrass state of Kentucky, Michelle Bennington developed a passion for books early on that has progressed into a mild hoarding situation and an ever-growing to-read pile. She delights in spinning mysteries and histories. Find out more on her website: www.michellebennington.com

Q&A With the Author

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I really enjoyed developing Birdie Harper’s character. She took on a life of her own and surprised me a couple of times.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?

Sure! I’m working on the second book in the Small Batch series (Level Best Books), called Mermaid Cove, set to release in May. And Widow’s Blush, the first book in my historical mystery series, Widows & Shadows (Level Best), will release in October. Somewhere between those, I hope to release another Birdie Harper book.

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?

To keep writing. That’s stating the obvious, I know. I also want to attend more conferences and festivals, for sure. I also really want to write a serious historical fiction and I’d love to collaborate with other writers on anthologies or a series.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since at least age thirteen and I wrote on and off for local / regional journals since at least age nineteen. And from there I began to get serious about developing my craft.

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

This is my first indie published work and I’m so proud of it. I wanted to do it because I thought it was important to learn the industry alongside learning the traditional publishing industry. I’ve learned a TON and I still have so much to learn.   But I had a blast writing Birdie’s story and I hope to write at least a couple more books featuring her. I love her character and the sibling dynamic with her sister Oda Dean. They bicker all the time, but they love each other dearly and they were so much fun to spend time with. I hope readers will enjoy them as much as I do. If you want to hear more from them (or me) follow my social media or webpage, www.michellebennington.com, for updates about future releases! 

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Webpage: www.michellebennington.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichelleAuthor/with_replies

Purchase Link – Amazon 


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  1. A fun title and a read I know I will enjoy.


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