Braking for Bodies
A Cycle Path Mystery
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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...
Duffy Brown's Braking for Bodies
Welcome to Mackinac Island. You will arrive to the Island
by ferry boat.
Once here, you travel by horse-drawn taxis, bikes,
horse-drawn carriages, horseback or foot. Automobiles have
been banned which resulted in noise-free, clean air with a
quaint village ambiance.
The stunning imagery and vivid sense of setting add dimension
to the story.
Every year there is a Lilac Festival on the Island. You can
smell the lilac trees due to the figurative description given by
The story is so well written and contains such vivid detail that
you feel like you are right there and all the drama is
happening right around you.
Our main character, Evie Bloomfield, is a transport to the
Island from Chicago for close to a year. She is co-owner of
Rudy’s Rides, a bicycle rental shop. This is also where she
lives with her two cate as Rudy has moved into Irma’s Fudge
Shop awaiting their wedding. Evie is in her wedding and
needs to get Irma’s wedding dress from the incoming ferry.
Whoa…what’s wrong with her best friend Fiona??? Turns out
Fiona’s former boss nicknamed “Peephole Perry’’from LA has
arrived on the island with his mistress. What is going on??
Why is Fiona upset?
Then on the next ferry, Mrs. “ Peephole Perry” arrives and
the action begins……
Riding her bike up to the Grand Hotel, Evie goes head first
over the handle bars landing on a body…a dead body.
The guests at the hotel think that this is one of those Murder
Weekend Plays which adds to the turmoil!!!
The book totters between the present and past. This makes the
mystery explainable as the reader learns the facts.
Blending just the right combination of the ingredients: murder,
mystery, mayhem, a engaging plot, unbelievable shenanigans,
twists and turns plus humor and a touch of romance.
The author has creatively drawn up a wonderful cast full of
great people readers will love plus plenty of suspects who they
will love to dislike. You will feel as if you are part of the family.
Plus you will find plenty of colorful suspects to be investigated.
This cozy is witty, clever, surprising and unpredictable!!!
It is the second book in The Cycle Path Mystery series. It can
be read as a stand alone.
Thanks to the author via Facebook’s Cozy Mystery Review for
the book. My opinion is my own.