April 12, 2016

Braking for Bodies by Duffy Brown - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: April 5, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series; Cycle Path Mystery #2

Evie Bloomfield puts the pedal to the metal—in the latest Cycle Path mystery from the national bestselling author of Geared for the Grave.

Moving from Los Angeles to small, picturesque Mackinac Island to work in a bike shop might seem crazy, but Evie knows it’s the best decision she’s ever made. That’s not to say she’s gotten rid of all her stress; after all, the upcoming Lilac Festival has everyone in town riding in circles.

But things really go downhill when a ferry full of tourists—including Evie’s friend Fiona’s former boss, the editor of a sleazy rag in LA—arrives on the island. No one knows why Peephole Perry came all the way to Mackinac, but things aren’t looking good for Fiona when Peep is found dead. Now Evie has to gear up and get a grip on the truth if she wants to clear her friend’s name…

What did I think of this book:
This is the first book in this series that I have read and it was good as a stand alone. Although I am going to go back and read the first one as I generally like to read the whole series in order. I liked that this book was set on Mackinac Island where most people do bike so what a perfect subject for this book to follow. I enjoyed hearing about the Lilac Festival that would be so fun to go to as that is my favorite flower. But not when you find a dead body. It was fun to follow Evie along as she is trying to figure out who killed Peephole Perry. What a name right? The characters in this book were enjoyable and the setting very quaint. The author did a good job of giving you just enough so you thought you had it figured out but then realize you do not. I thought the book moved at a good pace and was a fun weekend read. I look forward to the next book in this series. 

About the author:
While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy Brown longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she conjures up who-done-it stories for Berkley Prime Crime and has two series, the national bestselling Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries on Mackinac Island.

Author Links:
Webpage – www.DuffyBrown.com

Purchase Links
This giveaway is open to the US only and is for two tote bags from the author Duffy Brown pictured below. It is mandatory that you leave a blog post comment to win and this will be verified. The winner will be drawn randomly by Rafflecopter. Once the winner is drawn I will email them and they will have 24 hours to respond. If no response another winner will have to be drawn. Good Luck!

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  1. Thank you for the intro and review for Duffy's latest. I have yet to read the debut in this series...need to get to that a.s.a.p. First time visitor to your blog, I've enjoyed it!

    1. Hi, Sandy! Thanks for picking up Geared for the Grave, I really appreciate it. Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

  2. Favorite thing about cozies is they make me feel good because a lot of them are light reads. I like that they feature crafts, such as knitting, or food.

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  4. One thing I really like about cozies is that the gore is mostly off stage! I am looking forward to visiting Mackinac Island! I've enjoyed Duffy's other series very much! Thanks!

    1. I’m so not into the gore. My motto is less horror and I lot more humor. LOL Hugs Duffy

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  6. I enjoy cozies because they are enjoyable reads without graphic violence or sex.. Plus, they are set in so many different locations.. I've always wanted to visit upper Michigan.. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Hi, Amy. You would love Mackinac Island!! We should all meet up there and party. What fun. Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

  7. I really enjoy Duffy's books! ( I already have one of her Tote Bags, so I am not entering the Giveaway )

    1. Thank you so much for picking up my books!! I truly appreciate the support. Hugs, Duffy

  8. Hi, Everyone. Thanks tons for chatting. Anyone who posted here and would like some sway email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com Hugs, Duffy

  9. Oops! That should be SWAG. Just send me your mailing address and I’ll send goodies. Hugs, Duffy