Blu Heat: A Blu Carraway Novella
by David Burnsworth
on Tour March 27 - April 10, 2017
Synopsis:A man walks into a bar, and gets killed. It isn’t just any bar, it’s the Pirate’s Cove located on the Isle of Palms, a barrier island just north of the Charleston, South Carolina harbor. Ex-Marine Brack Pelton tries to stop the murder and almost dies himself. The victim, Skip Romeo, has a shady past and some interesting friends. The friend he’d planned on meeting at the bar before he got shot was lowcountry Private Investigator Blu Carraway.
Brack Pelton hates that someone shot up his bar and Blu Carraway hates that someone gunned down his friend. Both want revenge and justice. And both tend to leave a lot of collateral damage in their wake. Their team-up is inevitable. Individually, they’re each a force to be reckoned with. Together, they’re like an atomic bomb blast at ground zero. Pelton and Carraway and Charleston will never be the same.
I enjoyed this action packed novella. I have not read any of the previous novels featuring Brack so I was a bit lost on the references to previous adventures and relationships. Nonetheless, the novella reads pretty well on its own.
This is not your cozy mystery. There are quite a few gunshots and killed people in this short novel. The action is nearly continuous. Yet there is some snarky dialog and some interesting characters as well. The setting of the coastal south is interesting too.
I recommend this novella to readers who enjoy a quick shoot 'em up story with tough but likable protagonists. I'll be watching for more from this author.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Henery Press
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Number of Pages: UKN
Series: A Brack Pelton Mystery Novella, 2.5
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Author Bio: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. Big City Heat is his fourth 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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I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an independent and honest review.