A Guest Blog Post

By Duffy Brown

Hi Cozy Lovers…

Braking for Bodies, the second book in the Cycle Path Mysteries is set on Mackinac Island where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. There are no cars, lots of horses, even more bikes and a dead body.

Not only is this a problem for the dead guy…who deserved to bite the big one…but for the businesses on the island. If word gets out that there’s a killer on the lose tourists will stampede for the ferry docks and leave!

To avoid financial catastrophe the locals pass the murder off as a mystery weekend at the Grand Hotel. The local police chief is not amused and tried to tell the tourists this is a real crime scene, but they’re not buying it and isn’t that hunky policeman a great actor!

It’s hard enough to solve a murder, but when the tourists are out to do the same thing and thinking this is all fun and games, mayhem goes right along with murder in a really big way.

So who is this guy that winds up dead right there in front of the Grand Hotel? It’s Peephole Perry all the way from LA and he’s a real piece of work. He got the name Peephole from sneaking around and getting the dirt on celebs in LA. He’d blackmail them and if they didn’t pay up he’d print the info in the Inside Scoop, a rag he owned and edited.

But want is the Peepster doing on Mackinac of all places? A get-away with his mistress? It might have worked if Peep’s wife didn’t show up. Maybe he’s after his fav reporter who lives there and she has the dirt on him and he needs to shut her up? Or maybe someone’s followed Peep all the way from LA and finally did the old sleazebag in?

Mackinac Island looks all calm and peaceful to the tourists, but that’s just not the way it is at all (in my book).

Duffy Brown


About the author:

Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She is a National Bestselling author and conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime. She has two series: the Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries set on Mackinac Island.

About the book:

Braking For Bodies: A Cycle Path Mystery by Duffy Brown, Berkley Prime Crime paperback, April 5, 2016, $7.99.