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Lowcountry Private Investigator 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. Of course, that could be because it was cut off due to delinquent payments.


Lucky for him, a client does show up at his doorstep—a distraught mother with a wayward son. She’s rich and her boy’s in danger. Sounds like just the case for Blu. Except nothing about the case is as it seems. 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. The first real case for Blu Carraway Investigations in three years goes off the rails.

Character Interview with Blu Carraway

Blu, welcome to Island Confidential! Can you tell our readers a little about yourself?

I guess the first thing that comes to mind is I really wish my marriage hadn’t ended in such a disaster. My daughter Hope deserved better. Unfortunately, it all crashed about the time the planes hit the buildings. My world changed in a big way in 2001.

Is there anyone in In it for the Money you’re especially close to?

Billie, the woman I’m with now, comes to mind, but we’ve been dancing around a relationship for so long we don’t know how to just be. I’d say the character I get along with the best is Patricia Voyels. She owns the Palmetto Pulse news organization. Smart, sexy and successful. She’s got the three S’s.

Anyone you don’t get along with so well? 

Mick Crome is my business partner, and I love him like a brother. We know each other from way back. I’m talking Desert Storm, the early nineties. But he took off on me and only recently returned. I’m glad he’s back, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

Just between you and me: What do you really think of your author?

He gets me pretty well, I’d say. Gives me freedom to do my thing my way. But sometimes he’s slow on the clues and I have to coach him. I don’t mind. IN IT FOR THE MONEY is our first full length novel together. Before that, we did a novella called BLU HEAT. I personally like that title, but I might be biased. I guess I’m saying we’re a good fit. As long as he listens to what I’m trying to tell him.

What’s next for you?

David and I just finished another book and it hit a little too close to home. I’m talking like some good friends ended up in a really horrific place. If I had to go through all that again, I’m not sure I’d want to. It was that bad. But you only have so many friends in this life. And I’d do anything for mine.

About 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. He is the author of both the Brack Pelton and the Blu Carraway Mystery Series. 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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