Book Review-Southern Heat-David Burnsworth

Friday, March 7, 2014

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you David Burnsworth’s Southern Heat virtual book tour March 3 – April 30! To see a list of the other bloggers participating click here.

When Brack Pelton finds his uncle dying in an alleyway instead of at the restaurant he is supposed to meet him he is devastated but is bound and determined to find the killer. He ultimately teams up with a reporter who happens to work at his uncles ex-wife's newspaper. It doesn't help that the police think he did it and it is going to take a whole lot of digging to get at the truth.

I think my favorite character is the minister whose congregation is on the wrong side of town-The minister seems to be everywhere that trouble may start and stops it cold! UM HUM-definitely my favorite character. This small southern town is certainly a hot bed, lots of small sub-plots as in any mall town and I think you will enjoy this who dun it as much as I did!

About the Book: (from Pump Up Your Book)

Title: Southern Heat
Author: David Burnsworth
Publisher: Five Star/Gale
Pages: 304
Language: English
Genre: Southern Noir/Mystery
Format: Paperback & eBook

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.

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About the Author: (from Pump Up Your Book)

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.

His latest book is the southern noir/mystery, Southern Heat.


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Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Murder, money, shady characters... this book is right up my alley. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

I love murder mysteries. Those are my favorite kind of books to read. I love trying to figure them out as I go.

Marika said...

I love mysteries, and this one is a book to put on my TBR shelf. I love taking part in book tours as well, these give me some great new reading material and ideas :)

Diane Estrella said...

I love seeing engineers write books. They are using all the parts of their brain. Congrats on the book release David!

Karen Dawkins said...

A murder mystery set in a coastal Carolina town…. Oooohhh! Perfect!

Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 pack said...

It sounds like a great book. I love mysteries.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review.

Heather King said...

YAY! I'm on this tour as well. Can't wait to read the book!

bxcrochet said...

Sounds like a great read. I love mysteries.

Katherine Bartlett said...

Wow, this sounds like an awesome read!

Heather Swarthout said...

This looks awesome. I love these kind of books. Definitely will be putting this on my list of 'To Read" books!

Jamie F said...

Very suspenseful, I get so wrapped up in books like this i love it!

David Burnsworth said...

Thanks so much for your comments! I hope you enjoy the book. I'm working on the next in the series now.

David Burnsworth said...

I hope you enjoy it!


David Burnsworth said...

Me too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

David Burnsworth said...

This is my first tour. Thanks for your interest in Southern Heat. I hope you enjoy it!

David Burnsworth said...

Thanks for your kind words! Writing is completely different from anything else I've done.

David Burnsworth said...

Charleston is like no other city. Had a great time setting Southern Heat there!

David Burnsworth said...


I hope you enjoy it!


David Burnsworth said...


I hope you enjoy Southern Heat!


David Burnsworth said...

Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy!

David Burnsworth said...


Let me know what you think of Southern Heat!

David Burnsworth said...


I hope you enjoy! Thanks for your comments.

David Burnsworth said...


I hope Southern Heat holds your attention!


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