Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Braking for Bodies {+ Giveaway}


Quiet Mackinac Island is the perfect setting for author Duffy Brown’s Cycle Path Mystery series.

In the latest installment in the series, BRAKING FOR BODIES, the tranquil atmosphere of the island is disturbed when Peephole Perry, the editor of a sleazy L.A. rag, gets off the ferry. Perry is the former boss of Fiona, who’s upset to see him arrive. When Perry is later found dead, Fiona turns to her best friend, Evie Bloomfield, for help.

Evie has her hands full helping with the bike shop, but she’s determined to track down the real killer. She may be speeding into trouble, but she’ll do all she can to help clear her friend.

This is a charming story that moves at a steady pace with twists and turns. The setting is quaint and wholesome, while the characters are contagiously likable and well-developed.

The blend of mystery and mayhem with friendship and a touch of romance makes for a well-balanced tale. The story quickly draws you in and take you on an entertaining mystery ride.

Braking for Bodies by Duffy Brown, A Cycle Path Mystery (Book #2), Berkley Prime Crime, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425268957, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin/Random House, I have a print copy of BRAKING FOR BODIES by Duffy Brown to giveaway. In addition, the book will come with a tote bag that will contain some goodies inside such as postcard, notepad and brochure about the book. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 14.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out this delightful cozy mystery. Are you a bike rider? Have you visited an area where cars aren’t allowed?

33 comments:

  1. Another wonderful title.
    I wish I was still a bike rider. A part of my past now.

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    1. Mackinac Island is bikers heaven with no cars. You’d love it!!

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  2. Now that's a funny title. And cats win this time.
    Thanks again for being an awesome Ninja Minion. I'll need help today more than ever since it's IWSG day!

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  3. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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    1. less horror...a lot more humor...that’s what it’s all about. Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

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  4. I like the context a lot, Mason. A bike shop is an innovative context for a mystery series. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi, Margot. With no cars bikes are king...along with a lot of horses. Thanks for chatting.

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  5. Looking forward to visiting Mackinac Island! I wish I biked more. Thanks!

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  6. We went over the bridge a few years ago, but didn't have time to stay on the Island so I am looking forward to this series.

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  7. None of my cats would've ever ridden in a basket like that.

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  8. I love Mackinac Island, but finding a dead body, I'll leave that to someone else and just enjoy reading about it, lol.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  9. Love the cover this sounds very good thanks for the chance to win,
    Penney
    penneywATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Berkley gives me amazing covers. Thanks for chatting.

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  10. Thanks for this intriguing feature. Great setting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I have been to the island and would love to read this book. The tote bag is really cute. Great for my cozy book club!

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    1. Hi, Toni. Mackinac Island is one of the best place for a true get-away. Thanks for chatting.

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  12. Sounds great! Thanks for the post and giveaway!

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  13. I'd LOVE to win this! I worked at Mackinac Island every summer during college (Grand Hotel, Murray Hotel, Chateau Beaumont) and have amazing memories that it would be fun to relive.

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    1. Oh, Marty, I bet you had a great time though everyone works really hard there. The Grand Hotel is amazing...a true icon. Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

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    2. Oh, Marty, lucky you but for sure it is a ton of work. Bet you have some stories to tell!!! LOL

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  14. What a charming cover...seems like the cover of what would be a sweet, down-home romance, but it has murder mixed in, too?

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  15. Thank you for the amazing review, Mason! I truly appreciate it. I just love Mackinac Island...with or without bodies to hide. Thank you all for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

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    1. Duffy, thank you. This is a fun series and I'm always excited to see what's going to happen next. Wishing you much success.

      Hi all, thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Thank you! Always something crazy going on with Evie and the Mackinac Island gang. LOL Hugs, Duffy

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  16. Sweet cover and intriguing title!

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    1. Penguin gives me such great covers! Thank you. Hugs, Duffy

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  17. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. I have not ridden much since I was a kid. I never went too far off-road.

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