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Book Giveaway | Bahama Burnout by Don Bruns

March 13, 2009

bahamaburnoutdonbrunsDon Bruns is giving away a signed copy of his book, Bahama Burnout, to one lucky tour visitor. Go to Don’s book tour page,, enter your name, e-mail address, and this PIN, 2736, for your chance to win. Entries from The Printed Page will be accepted until 12:00 Noon (PT) tomorrow. No purchase is required to enter or to win. The winner (first name only) will be announced on Don’s book tour page next week.


Book Description
For rock and roll writer Mick Sever, another story, another deadly island paradise is all in a day’s work. This time, Mick heads to Nassau, Bahamas, home of the legendary Highland Studio. Known for pumping out hits that burn up the charts, Highland is where the magic happens-or rather, where the magic happened until a devastating fire destroyed the entire studio. No one knows how the fire started, who started it-or whose body was found among the charred ruins. Sent to get the inside story on the opening of the new Highland Studio, Mick finds this is hardly the Phoenix-rising-out-of-the-ashes story he expected. Some say the studio’s haunted, some say it’s cursed, but one thing is for sure: someone-or something-wants to stop the music. A smashed guitar and erased tracks send a subtle warning, but murder? That’s an entirely different tune. If Mick doesn’t act fast, Highland Studio, along with everything and everyone in its path, could go up in smoke.It’s not always better to burn out than to fade away.

About the Author
A musician, songwriter, advertising executive, and award-winning novelist, Don Bruns is the author of Stuff to Die For, which was named a finalist in the National Best Books 2007 Awards and the 2007 Lefty Awards. Bruns has also authored Jamaica Blue, Barbados Heat, South Beach Shakedown, and St. Barts Breakdown, a mystery series featuring rock and roll journalist Mick Sever.

I had the pleasure of reading Bahama Burnout last week. It’s the 5th book in the Caribbean Series mysteries. Usually I like to read book series in order so that I’m familiar with the characters and don’t miss anything that might carry over from book to book. So not the case with Mr. Bruns Caribbean Series. I picked up Bahama Burnout and fell right into the mystery, and Mitch’s life, without missing a beat. It doesn’t fit the cozy category but it’s not real hard core murder either, it falls somewhere in between. I finished this book in day and was thoroughly entertained the entire time. The cast of characters is varied and the setting unique – a haunted(?) music studio in the Bahamas. There were clues large and small along the way though I didn’t put most of them together until the very end. I look forward to spending more time with rock and roll journalist Mick Sever. Mr. Bruns Caribbean series is a hit with me and I’ll be downloading the other books in this series to my Kindle.

  1. itsamystery permalink
    March 13, 2009 2:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing the review. Always looking for a 1-day read! Sounds like an intersting plot with fun characters.

  2. March 13, 2009 3:26 pm

    Like you, I usually don’t like starting in the middle of a series, but I have great respect for writers who can make all of their series books accessible to new readers.

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