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Blu Heat

(Blu Carraway Mysteries)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A man walks into a bar, and dies. 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 befor ...more
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Published March 27th 2017 by Henery Press
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Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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.

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Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blu Heat starts with a bang when 2 thugs walk in Brack Pelton's bar and start shooting the place up including Brack's only customer. Brack himself is unhurt but manages to kill one of the thugs but the other got away. Just as the shooting ends private investigator Blu Carraway shows up. Brack doesn't know him and holds him at gunpoint even though Blu says he is not a threat and is unarmed/He is there to meet his friend Skip who has just been shot and killed. The police arrive shortly thereafter ...more
Jeanne Taylor
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Have read all of David Burnsworth 's books, this one is exciting, full of action and suspense. I would recommend that

Anyone who enjoys a mystery with fast action, extremely interesting characters, and a very exciting story line read David Burnsworth's books. They do not dissapoint.
Verity W
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, cozy-crime
As someone who hadn't read the author's previous series, I found this introduction to their new one confusing as I didn't know enough about one of the main characters. That said, the mystery was interesting, albeit resulted very quickly in the end.
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Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-read
In my opinion, when an author can create well developed characters, nonstop action and suspense in a novella, they are truly gifted.

This is the first time reading anything by this author but am anxious to now read more, especially this series.

P.I., Blu Carraway, as the synopsis states, is meeting an old friend, however, he walks into what was a shootout with the bar's owner, Brack Pelton and 2 unknown assailants, leaving one of them dead along with Blu's friend. Carraway, not happy about it, end
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“In Brack Pelton, Burnsworth introduces a jaded yet empathetic character I hope to visit again and again.” – Susan M. Boyer, Agatha Award-Winning Author of Lowcountry Bonfire
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What a fast read! I've read both of David Burnsworth's novels and thoroughly enjoy Brack Pelton and his cronies, but Blu Carraway just might edge him out as my favorite Burnsworth character. I refuse to give any spoilers, but I will say you won't be disappointed with this novella. It is fast paced and full of tension. Thankfully Burnsworth delivers on that tension with an ending that is unexpected, but definitely makes you want to read whatever happens next.
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Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Blu Heat, the introductory novella into the new Blu Carraway Mystery Series, author David Burnsworth transports the reader to the sultry lowcountry setting of Isle of Palm, SC for an intriguing Blu Carraway Southern noir / mystery adventure.

When Skip Romeo is killed while waiting to meet up with lowcountry PI Blu Carraway in Brack Pelton's Pirate's Cove bar on the Isle of Palm, all hell breaks out! Both Brack and Blu are determined to find the killer, so they team up and engage in a dangerou
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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. Burnsworth is the author of the Brack Pelton Mystery Series and the Blu Carraway Mystery Series. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting w ...more

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Blu Carraway Mysteries (3 books)
  • In It For The Money (Blu Carraway Mysteries #1)
  • Bad Time To Be In It (Blu Carraway Mysteries #2)
  • Caught Up In It (Blu Carraway Mysteries #3)

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