Author Showcase ~ Southern Heat by David Burnsworth

Southern Heat

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

As an estate attorney rattles off the details of Uncle Reggie’s will, Brack reels from his inheritance: 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. Also included is a very large tax bill, enough to warrant liquidation of assets to pay it off. Brack doesn’t care about any of it. He wants 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.

Release: February 2014
Publisher: Five Star

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Meet the 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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20 responses to “Author Showcase ~ Southern Heat by David Burnsworth

  1. Looks like an interesting book. I love Southern mysteries.

  2. This is different….I will be looking for this author.

  3. Debbie Carnes

    Sounds like a good book, I love stories that take place in the south where I live

  4. This looks like a good read and one that both my husband and I might enjoy. It’s on my book list. Thanks for the update!

  5. Amy Newman Connolley

    This book looks interesting. Wanting to read.

  6. Emily T Goehner

    I am a big fan of mysteries set in Charleston. I would love to read this one, it sounds like it has all the elements of a great page turner. Please, choose me.

  7. Charleston! My home…I love books set in my hometown! I can’t wait to read this!

  8. This looks very good. I have never been and always wanted to go to Charleston . I love books that take place there.

  9. I was introduced to the Isle of Palms by another author, and I think the atmosphere is perfect for a mystery.

  10. We love Charleston in our house. My husband went to The Citadel and everyone in the town took us into their hearts and lives. Remember visiting so many interesting places too. Now, I wonder if this mystery will evoke the place while giving me a satisfying mystery too.

  11. Love, love, love Southern stories! Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. I was in Charleston once for a very short time, I would love to go back. This sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Deloma Sherwood

    Love, love, LOVE a really good mystery, immersed in historical surroundings. This book ;may be just what I’ve been hoping to read–and my husband too!

  14. I read my first “low country” last year and really loved it. I’m thinking this one will take me back to an isle and mansions. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  15. Im with him–who cares about the inheritance? Get the blasted killer!

  16. Kaye Killgore

    This book looks very interesting.

  17. Life in the South is such a mystery to me. I’ve never had the chance to visit or live there. But my wife and I both love the books of Pat Conroy and this sounds like a good mystery/thriller too. Please enter my name in the draw. Thanks

  18. Anita Yancey

    I love southern mysteries, and this one sounds so good and interesting. Great cool cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  19. Brenda Crider

    This book sounds great….can’t wait to read!

  20. contest is closed.