St. Barts Breakdown

St Barts Breakdown

Oceanview Publishing (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1-933515-12-0 (1933515120) ISBN-13: 978-1-933515-12-0 (1933515120) Publication Date: March 2008 List Price: $24.95

Reviewed by: Sean Caplett

St Barts Breakdown Synopsis provided by the publisher:
Rock and roll journalist Mick Sever is back with a new assignment: interview music legend Danny Murtz. Murtz’s walls are lined with platinum records, but his closet is full of skeletons. Known for producing an unbelievable string of hits, Murtz is also tied to a string of disappearances. Seems a number of Murtz’s romantic conquests have vanished into thin air. After his latest incident, Murtz conveniently retreats to his secluded St. Barts villa. Before Mick can hop a plane to the island, he’s nearly run down by a speeding car. Coincidence? Maybe, but hitmaker Danny Murtz and near misses go hand in hand. After receiving anonymous threats, Murtz is convinced: someone wants to bring him down. Even his longtime secretary Nancy, and attorney/manager/cleaner-upper Harvey Schwartz are suspect. And that meddlesome Mick Sever is digging too deep.

If Danny Murtz has his way, Mick will only need a one-way ticket to paradise.   Because if Mick isn’t careful, his next column will be an obituary – his obituary.   Sun, sand and a psychopath: it’s a deadly mix.


As the title suggest the setting is St. Barts island.

St Barts Breakdown has a mix but not a deadly mix, the mix is of suspense, mystery with added humor. St Barts Breakdown is the fourth in the series by Don Bruns and is a Mick Sever Mystery. The writer keeps us uniquely informed throughout the story leaving no guess work. The story is based on the fact that there have never been any murders in St. Barts.

The author has crafted an intriguing story and the characters are believable, some characters you will find yourself loving while some you will hate; the author has a knack of bringing life to his characters. The author has woven a few twists to the plot which provides for an interesting end.

St. Barts Breakdown is an entertaining read and is highly recommended. I found that this was difficult to put down and am anxious to read all the others in the series.


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