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BURNSWORTH

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. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife call South Carolina home.

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BIG CITY HEAT (#3)

hard boiled, Southern fiction

Brack Pelton Mysteries

Bar owner and Marine veteran Brack Pelton heads to Atlanta in the wake of a panicked phone call. A woman is missing and Brack’s friend Mutt is in danger. Brack’s old flame, Darcy, lives there and is set to marry another man. If Brack was honest with himself, he’d realize that the missing woman isn’t the reason for his visit. When Brack and Mutt team up to find the woman, the Atlanta underworld revolts and people start dying. Most people would walk away. But impossible situations are Brack's specialty. Can Brack succeed at finding the woman, protecting his friend, and winning the girl without destroying the Capital of the South?

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“This talented author will win you over with his engaging and multi-faceted hero, then ke‍‍‍ep you turning pages with his suspense.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award-Winning Author of Say No More

‍‍‍BLU ‍‍‍HEAT (novella)

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, just north of the Charleston harbor. Marine veteran Brack Pelton tries to stop the murder and almost dies himself. The victim has a shady past and some interesting friends. The friend he’d planned on meeting at the bar before he got shot was lowcountry PI Blu Carraway. Brack hates that someone shot up his bar and Blu hates that someone gunned down his friend. Both want revenge and justice. Their team-up is inevitable. Together, they’re like an atomic bomb blast at ground zero. Pelton and Carraway and Charleston will never be the same.

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“Burnsworth is outstanding as he brings out the heat, the smells, the colors, and the history of Charleston.” – John Carenen, Author of A Far Gone Night

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hard boiled, private investigators, Southern fiction

Blu Carraway M‍‍‍ysteries

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IN IT FOR THE MONEY (#1)

Lowcountry PI Blu Carraway needs a new client. He’s broke and the tax man is coming for his little slice of paradise. But not everyone appreciates his skills. Some call him a loose cannon. Others say he’s a liability. All the ex-Desert Storm Ranger knows is his phone hasn’t rung in quite a while. Lucky for him, a client shows up—a distraught mother with a wayward son. She’s rich and her boy’s in danger. Sounds like just the case for Blu. Except the jigsaw pieces—a ransom note, a beat-up minivan, dead strippers, and a missing briefcase filled with money and cocaine—do not make a complete puzzle. His first real case in three years goes off the rails. And that’s the way he prefers it to be.

‍‍‍USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“Burnsworth is outstanding as he brings out the heat, the smells, the colors, and the history of Charleston.” – John Carenen, Author of A Far Gone Night

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BAD TIME TO BE IN IT (#2)

The past is never past. Sometimes it repeats itself. And sometimes it comes back to pay a visit. Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought. The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half his age and not enough time on the job, and someone close goes missing. Blu tries to avoid the first and second by focusing on his work, but it’s the third that very nearly does him and everyone around him in. His business partner goes off the rails, his friends show their true colors, and he realizes that getting closure sometimes means walking away from everything. With a case from the past gone wrong twice, a loved one in trouble, and an unanswered marriage proposal, it’s a bad time to be in it for Blu Carraway Investigations.

‍‍‍USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“Burnsworth is outstanding as he brings out the heat, the smells, the colors, and the history of Charleston.” – John Carenen, Author of A Far Gone Night

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