What do murder mysteries and relationships have in common? Christian Belz writes mysteries with heart, entwining puzzles of murder with the perplexities of day-to-day romance. Here, he explores the intersection of mystery and love, both in daily life and in fiction.
Christian Belz has been a practicing architect in Metro Detroit for 29 years. He is a member of Detroit Working Writers. He won the Grand Prize in Aquarius Press’s 2011 Bright Harvest Prize for short story. His fiction has appeared in Writers’ Journal, The Story Teller Magazine, and Wicked East Press’s anthology: Short Sips, Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2. His poetry has been published in WestWard Quarterly and Yes, Poetry. He is a three-time semi-finalist in Summer Literary Seminars’ annual competition.
Christian’s his first murder mystery, The Accused Architect, was published by Cozy Cat Press in 2013 and is available on Amazon.com. The Accused Architect features architect Ken Knoll, whose well-meaning intern moves a dead body from a project site to prevent a delay in the construction schedule. Now the body has disappeared and Ken is driven to find it and solve the crime before repercussions ruin the firm.
The second of the Ken Knoll architectural mysteries, The Civic Center Corpse, is now available on Amazon.com. A millionaire donor to the city’s auditorium project is crushed and killed when the sign bearing his name tumbles from the building Ken designed. After he shows that foul play was involved, the dead man’s widow implores Ken to find the murderer.