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"Aaaaaaaa!!!! What an ending! Good but makes me feel like you'd better hurry up and start book 2 ...If you take three years I won't be happy ... Loved loved loved the book!!"
Gladys B.
"If you enjoy a tightly written, well-researched mystery with snappy dialogue by a handful of engaging characters, you will enjoy Hint of Copper. Steven Burt delivers it all."
Susan W.
"Hint of Copper is full of pithy writing. Mr. Burt may have created our next legendary fictional detective. The attention to historic details makes this writing come alive." 
Len E.
"Hint of Copper is a compelling detective mystery and love story rolled into one. It is a story you do not want to put down, but read straight through from start to finish. I would like to read more ... here's hoping for a sequel." 
Linda P.
"If you are looking for a great mystery with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing right to the end, this is the book for you. Visualizing the streets of Salt Lake and the characters the author portrays captivates you from the very first page. I loved it!" 
Shelley B.
"Like Noir? It’s the late 1940’s. Salt Lake City. The office is a small upper floor walk up. There, a shy woman from Eastern Europe hires a newly minted investigator to find her uncle. Soon the shy young lady is found dead and the game is on ... Once I started I couldn’t stop until I finished late that same day. Now I am impatient, awaiting the sequel.
Bill R.
"Steve Burt's novel is a gripping insight into the darker side of SLC in the '40s. It takes the reader on a tantilizing journey of murder, intrigue and surprise at every turn. Thoroughly enjoyable, leaving one anxious for more." 
Herm O.

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Steven R. Burt, Mystery Writer

All You Need to Know

Steven R. Burt grew up in Salt Lake City, during the 1950’s and 60’s, reading cereal boxes at the breakfast table and his favorite books under his bedspread with a flashlight. He continuously read three different publications of the 'A' encyclopedia, because the $0.98 introductory copies sold in grocery stores were all that fit into the family budget. Eventually he grew up and became an Architect, a profession from the 'A' volumes, but always felt books were his true passion so, he wrote one: the story of a young detective with a kidnapped girlfriend, Cold War Russian spies, and quite possibly the best idea Nikola Tesla ever had.
He is an Affiliate Member of Mystery Writers of America. 
Hint of Copper is his debut novel.  
His second novel, Saving Harry Truman, will be released in September 2022.


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Raymond Chandler

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