Friday, January 29, 2016

Duffy Brown's Geared For The Grave, A Cycle Path Mystery Was Outstanding!

I closed Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown with the hugest smile on my face. This book was outstanding. I ordered this book after receiving my Christmas Cookie Recipe Book  that Duffy Put together over the Christmas holidays and with it she included info about this book and series which I had not heard about.
I read the write up on the series and ordered a copy of Geared for the Grave from The Book Depository. It arrived on Wednesday and it was so much better then the write up!
Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie s good turn only leads to more trouble After Evie s arrival, wealthy resident Bunny Harrington dies in what looks like a freak bike accident. Upon closer inspection, Bunny s brakes were tampered with, and now the prime suspect in her murder is also Bunny s number one enemy: Rudy. So if Evie hopes to stay on her boss s good side, she ll need to steer Rudy clear of jail. Now she must quickly solve this mystery so she can put the brakes on the real killer s plan "
absolutely adore the cover, it is a bright and lively as I found the story and made it so easy to picture this island retreat! 
I enjoyed this story with some Black Forest Cupcake Tea  by Four O'Clock that is a delightful treat. It is a roust black tea with hints of cherry and the sweetness of a cupcake and all that with out me even adding a drop of sugar! It was a lovely tea time treat, no cookie required but I ate three anyway.
Book two in the Cycle Path Mystery Series Breaking For Bodies is coming out in April and you can pre order your copy from The Book Depository by clicking here
I can not wait to read it. I can not remember feeling this exhilarated at the end of a cozy, 
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  1. Wow!!! Thank you Karen! What a terrific review. I am so glad you enjoyed Geared for the Grave! You sure made my day. Thanks tons. Black Forest Cupcake tea sounds wonderful!! I need to check this out.
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    Thanks for chatting and thanks for the review. I’m passing it on to my editor at Berkley.

  2. Thank you for telling me about Geared for the Grave. I bought two copies, one for a friend and myself. My friend already read hers and said it was funny. Now I have to read mine too. ( :