Sunday, August 26, 2007

Don Bruns's "Stuff to Die For"

Don Bruns is the author of three Caribbean mysteries and Stuff To Die For, the first novel in a new series.

He applied the "Page 99 Test" to the new book and reported the following:
Page 99 of a novel is supposed to reveal the quality of the whole. Who knew? I'm going to have to go back and read all of the books I've written and see if page 99 captures the spirit, the plot and the characters. Sept. 1, 2007 introduces a new series titled Stuff To Die For. It's about two 24 year old kids who have dead-end jobs, start their own company and get involved in an international plot that could get them killed. Skip Moore and James Lessor buy a used box truck and start a moving company. The first load that they carry contains a severed body part. So I went back and read page 99 of Stuff To Die For, and I couldn't believe it. It conveys the body, the spirit and the characters of the novel. But do me a favor. Start at page one. For some reason, it just seems to move a lot better!

Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and other publications have been more than kind. The reviews are extremely positive, and I hope the reading public agrees. Stuff To Die For is to die for! Oh, go ahead. Find a copy and read page 99. While there are other pages I'd probably steer you to, this page whets the appetite. And you'll fall in love with Skip and James. Funny, exciting, moving and sad. Stuff To Die For will stick with you. For an even better understanding of the book, go to and view the movie trailer. You'll meet Skip and James, actually get a brief glimpse of the severed body part (Ooohhhh!) and see what kind of action takes place. Borrow the book, buy the book, but read the book.
Read more about Stuff to Die For and view the video trailers for the novel.

--Marshal Zeringue