Southern Heat by David Burnsworth

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Southern Heat
by David Burnsworth

There is plenty of drama, action, mystery and characters that you like and want the best from.

…a really good read. A fast paced page turner from page 1. David Burnsworth has created enjoyable characters that are engaging, and the setting is beautiful.
~Tea and A Book

I am just amazed that this was David Burnsworth first novel…let me tell you this is an author to watch!
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Living in the south, I’m always drawn to stories that have a southern setting and I had a blast with this book…The author did everything right with this exciting mystery and I’m anxious to see what he writes next.

The mystery is well written, a Southern noir with complex characters, strong dialogue, and great pacing. Just be warned — if you start this novel at night, you may stay up past your bedtime reading! I know I did. I highly recommend this book to other mystery readers.
~View from the Birdhouse

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Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Five Star; first edition (February 19, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1432828004

Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-racecar driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie’s murder and targets Brack.

The sole heir of his uncle’s estate, Brack receives a rundown bar called the Pirate’s Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the Ashley River. A member of Charleston’s wealthiest and oldest families offers Brack four million dollars for the land. All Brack wants is his uncle’s killer.

From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, Southern Heat is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.

About This Author

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife along with their dog call South Carolina home.

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May 6 – A Blue Million Books – Interview

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May 8 – Tea and A Book – Review, Guest Post

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May 14 – View from the Birdhouse – Review

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