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HOT OFF THE PRESSES Don Bruns/Contributed by Oceanview Publishing OCEANVIEW PUBLISHING ON LONGBOAT KEY LAUNCHES THE LATEST DON BRUNS MYSTERY IN THE STUFF SERIES By Scott Proffitt Staff Writer "Did you know that 40 percent of all murders are done with a kitchen knife? And you don't need a license for one of those." So begins the opening paragraph on the offi- cial Don Bruns website, which touts the au- thor's sixth murder mystery in the Stuff series — this one titled, Hot Stuff. The book opens with the murder by knife of a sous chef at a famous restaurant in Miami Beach; thus, the kitchen knife quote. Hot Stuff officially hit the shelves, in a man- ner of speaking, during a book launch party held Nov. 16, and the turnout at the publisher's Longboat Key office was standing-room-only. Sipping a Sauvignon Blanc made with grapes harvested from the New Zealand vineyards of Oceanview Publishing owners Bob and Pat Gussin, the author and the Gussins discussed Bruns' latest novel with The Sarasota News Leader. When the News Leader ventured, "The early reviews seem quite favorable for Hot Stuff; in fact, many say it is the best so far in the series," Bruns replied, "For 200 bucks people will say anything." Undaunted, the News Leader asked who his favorite character is in the new novel, other than the two protagonists — a couple of goofy young men who, upon graduation from col- lege with no prospects or vocational abilities, decide to start a private investigations firm.

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