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Tandem Demise

(The Cycle Path Mysteries #3)

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Smugglers on the hunt, a police chief on the run, lost loot and a dead wedding planner have the Mackinac Island regulars riding in circles

After solving two murders, bike shop owner Evie Bloomfield thought life on Mackinac Island would settle into boredom until she finds out Nate Sutter, island police chief and once-upon-a-time under cover cop is on the run. Some badass g
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Published October 27th 2018
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Author Duffy Brown, in the short time she’s been a writer, has truly earned the title, author. All you need to do is read one of her books to see what I mean. Her whodunits are a treat to read. My sister and I both are always thrilled when she releases a new book.

This third installment of the Cycle Path mysteries is the best so far. Intriguing, funny, and a wonderfully plotted mystery, TANDEM DEMISE has it all. There are more twists and turns than you’ll find on even the most winding of bike pa
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Marilyn Watson
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Evie wandering around the dockside at night finds a dead body-one more to add to her black cloud. Evie had been trying to save money on freight, apparently her bike rental shop makes just enough to pay bills yearly. Fiona and she are intrigued and determined to be in on the solution. The local Police come in the form of Nate Sutter. The body appears to be one that Sutter recognizes or else he likes looking at the stars in thought...a lot. There is a sweet addition in the form of Evie having a ro ...more
JoAn
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Tandem Demise by Duffy Brown was totally entertaining. Ms. Brown writes characters that are quirky, fun and very likeable. If it wasn't for the winters on Mackinac Island, I would move there so I could hang out with Evie and Fiona. Ms. Brown's description of Mackinac Island has made this a number #1 spot on my bucket list of places to visit.

The story gripped me from the first page and I couldn't put it down until the last page. I confess that I did get a little inkling of who might be behind the
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Sandra
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tandem Demise by Duffy Brown is the third installment in A Cycle Path Mystery series but first one for me and I must say that I have found another favorite sleuth.

I liked everything about this book, from the perfect setting on a gorgeous island, witty and funny and just a tad bit eccentric set of characters to action packed pages.
I had no problem following the story as this book like previous ones can be read as a standalone.

This time when Evie and Fiona find dead guy on the dock it turns out th
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Doward Wilson
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Meet Evie Bloomfield! She lives on Mackinac Island, a place with no cars, just lots of horses and bicycles. She owns a bicycling shop where she takes old rust bucket bikes & turns them into beautifully painted themed bikes. Things should be quieting down for the winter but Evie finds out that hunky police chief, Nate Sutter, is a ex-undercover cop from Chicago who is hiding out from old enemies. They are looking for the money that went missing when Nate left the wine smuggling scheme that mo ...more
Peggy R
Another Fantastic Duffy Brown Story

Whenever I pick up a book by this author I know I will be entertained. I love the setting, the mystery was well done and in true Duffy Brown fashion there are plenty of well written, fun characters engaging in witty dialogue and good humor.
Amy
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evie still has that black cloud hanging over her head.
Finding another dead body gets Evie trying to find the killer.
The setting of Mackinac Island always has me wanting to take a trip there.
Quirky characters, smugglers, murders, funny, twists and turns makes this a fantastic read.
Go on the roller coaster adventure with Evie and enjoy the scenery.
Barb
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Duffy Brown has given us a tale that will knock you off your bicycle. Evie Bloomfield owns and operates a bike rental on lovely Mackinac Island. In this, the third installment in the series, Evie stumbles about trying to find the killer of a boat's coxswain and a wedding planner with the intention of saving the man she obviously cares about, although she'd never admit it. Meanwhile, while maintaining a high degree of hilarity, the plot and pacing are convoluted and suspenseful. Overa ...more
Kristina
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, cozy-mysteries
Tandem Demise by Duffy Brown sends us to Mackinac Island where Evie Bloomfield co-owns Rudy’s Bikes. Evie and her friend, Fiona are down at the pier to pick up a delivery of kites when they find a dead man with a bottle of champagne in his arms. Nate Sutter, the chief of police, arrives on the scene and seems to recognize the dead guy. Evie has had success solving the last two murders on the island, and she does not hesitate to begin investigating this one. Wedding planner, Bladen Powers is caus ...more
Cthulhu Down My Chimney 2Night
Did I love this beautifully done cozy mystery? Yes, I surely did! I was enrapt with the setting (Mackinac Island--how wonderful!), the weather, the wonderful characters. All that would have been fantastic, but what author Duffy Brown did to deliver the plot and the super-twisty convolutions and fool me? Over the top superb!

Evie is a "newcomer" to Mackinac Island--a two-year resident, who is part owner of the bike shop. Her mother also moved there and is a practicing attorney with a boyfriend who
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Nicole
What a ride! Tandem Demise is Duffy Brown's 3rd Cycle Path Mystery (following Geared for the Grave and Braking for Bodies) and each and every book in this series makes me want to take off for Mackinac Island and look for all these crazy characters! Evie and Fiona discover a dead body on the docks, there are both a bridezilla and a wedding planner lothario on the island, and Nate Sutter's forced to go on the lam when he's suspected of a couple of murders! A laugh-a-minute page turner, Tandem Demi ...more
Rebecca
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVE! LOVE! LOVED IT!!

Tandem Demise is the long awaited third book in the Cycle Path Mystery series by Duffy Brown, but it was soooo worth the wait!! My favorite in the series thus far! ( I do believe I have said that about every book, but they all really are phenomenal)
The book starts off with a a bang, when Evie and Fiona find a body on the docks clutching a champagne bottle, and it never lets up from there, not stop action till the very last page!

One of my favorite things about Duffy Brown'
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Jeanie Jackson
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tandem Demise is a lovely addition to A Cycle Path Mystery, a series that hooked me with the first book. Humor may be a major element but the mystery had me stumped. I adore the people of the island and enjoy visiting them as much as I do following the mystery plot.
Tari
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, this was soooo good! It was well worth the wait! I'm not sure whether it was because I had recently been to Mackinac Island or just the fact that all of us fans were so starved for another book in this series that I tended to enjoy this book a lot more than I usually enjoy a book. I like to think it's a little of both, and mainly that the author just does an amazing job of capturing funny, serious. a little romantic and sometimes downright slapstick moments in her characters, par ...more
Debbie
I loved this book, for those who have been waiting for this third installment, you won't be disappointed. It is filled with the same characters from previous books ranging from calm to a little zany and all lovable. The humor is great, I absolutely love the humor in this book, with the quick comments which had me laughing many times.
When Evie and Fiona find a body on the dock the adventure begins. From there we meet a wedding planner who seems to be doing everything but planning weddings, the b
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Rosemary K
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evie Bloomfield and her black cloud are at it again. She's found another body. Mackinac Island is in for a wild ride when Nate Sutter, the local sheriff, is the prime suspect. Now Evie and her BFF, Fiona, are determined to find the real murderer. Will they be successful? I loved Tandem Demise and all the characters. The dialogue made me laugh. The banter between Evie and Nate is spot on. The attraction between these two made me sigh. I wanted more romance. The mystery kept me on the edge of my s ...more
Daniele
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
3.5 stars
TANDEM DEMISE is a charming, entertaining cozy mystery. Third in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. The characters are quirky, the Mackinac Island setting idyllic, and the mystery well plotted and executed. I particularly like that the police chief Nate is the suspect in two murders. What a great twist! I did not figure it all out until right before Evie did, which is nice. The banter between Nate and Evie is my favorite part of the book, and I enjoyed all of the charact
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Debi Paglia
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best one yet!

Wow! This is such a great series and this book is the best one yet! The setting of Mackinac Island is wonderful. My husband and I visited the island two years ago and, as I read, I feel like I am there. The main characters are people that you would like to get to know better. The storyline is so attention-keeping that you don’t want to put it down! Can’t wait for the next one!
Rachel Welty
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book

Duffy Brown did it again with the hilarious cycle path series. Evie is as clumsy as usual. Irish Donna and other residents have me laughing as I read. Waited a while for this to come out. Worth the wait.
Yvonne Taylor
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book!!
Evie has found another body. Things are not looking good. When she realizes that Nate Sutter, the police chief, knows the victim she is bound and determined to find out what is going one.
When another policeman from Detroit shows up that Sutter has worked with in the past undercover,
everyone is glad he is there to help Sutter find the killer. When a second person is murdered, all the clues go back to Sutter. Evie knows that there is no way that he has murdered these people so her, alo
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Stanley McShane
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Evie Bloomfield owns a bicycle rental shop, Rudy's Rides, on the touristy island of Mackinac Island, Michigan. She may be an inept rider, but you have to give it to her--she decorates and names each bike such that they take on a personality. It's the perfect place to have a bicycle rental shop--there are no cars allowed. There are, however, plenty of horses. The description of the island already has me planning a trip in the summer (as it definitely wouldn't appeal as a winter-time destination). ...more
Sherry Lynn
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well I loved it. I have no idea where I've been off on the wrong path I suspect but I've missed the previous ones in this great series.
My thanks to author Duffy Brown for setting up this Book Blast tour with Great Escapes.
And now why I loved it . . .
From page one Evie and Fiona had me cracking up. Their antics provided this reader with many laughs and giggles. From the beginning when they stumble onto a body and then they can't call the police because there is random cell service on their lov
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Debbie Teahan
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Duffy Brown has brought us another hilarious, edge-of-your-seat mystery. Grab your fudge and get ready to enjoy every page. Evie Bloomfield, bike shop owner and a come-here resident of Mackinac Island is still under the influence of the black cloud Irish Donna proclaimed is causing her all kinds of trouble. Evie and her best friend Josie are at the docks to pick up a package but instead the swirling fog reveals a very dead body. This hurtles them both into an investigation where they discover th ...more
Lorraine Kraft
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Evie Bloomfield and her friend, Fiona, go to the docks to pick up an order Evie was waiting for, it's to find a body on the pier.

When Nate Sutter, Evie's boyfriend and the police chief of Mackinac Island, arrives, instead of his usual requests like of stay out of way, he is unusually quiet making both Evie and Fiona wonder what the problem is. Then there are hints of smuggling, a wedding planner who is more than just a planner to the bride and guys from Detroit showing up, which Nate appea
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Laura Reading
The premise for this book is ripe for a punchline. What do a cop, a wedding planner and a dock worker have in common? Unfortunately for the dock worker, it is death on a Wedding Paradise Island.
Toss in a woman who owns a bike shop but is hell on wheels to anyone near her when she HAS to ride a two wheeler... and you have the makings of a twisty, delightful cozy.
Mackinac Island (pronounced mak-in-aw, from Native American and French influences) is a tourist destination with old world charm. Excep
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Sherry Fundin
Duffy Brown in Tandem Demise takes us to real places and lets us meet some real people, soooo, if you have ever been to Mackinac Island, you will feel right at home, except for the dead guy.

I love these quirky characters and the mystery to die for.

Especially Eve. She is a real hoot. She fits the definition of a cozy character to a tee. A fumbling, amateur detective, a bit nosy and known for it by all. No place is safe from her prying eyes. She sees dead people. She believes she lives under a bla
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A. Rose Ross
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes

I don't know whether it's a case if I never saw this one coming , or I had a feeling about the results from the beginning but still didn't see it coming . All I can say is holy smokes , and you definitely have to read this book .

Evie , as usual, is up to her eyeballs in trouble and just doesn't know how to stay out of it . And to top things off, she is still finding dead bodies . But this time it gets even more complicated because someone she loves, though she doesn't know it, is tar
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Stephanie
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read from Duffy Brown

Okay, I admit that Duffy is one of my favorite authors. Between this series and her Consignment Shop series, I have laughed, shared friendship with the series characters and missed an hour or two of sleep because I was so engrossed in the story I did not want to put it down. I continue to enjoy this series with this latest offering. Evie and Fiona share a delightful friendship, and Irish Donna and the other island regulars bring their quirky view of life to
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Linda
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this book for forever. Duffy Brown is one great mystery story teller. Her characters in #CyclePathMystery are quirky and fun. This is her 1st indy book and I want to write a review here and where ever I can because it's that much fun. She makes you want to visit and or wished you lived in the places she depicts in her story. She also makes you want to have these characters as friends.

Evie is one fire cracker especially when Sutter's considered. From Fiona to Irish Donna t
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Cynthia White
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the series was worth the wait. It is a quick read. There is never a dull moment. I have never been to Mackinac Island but want to visit. Anyone who loves a good mystery will enjoy this book. This is the third book in the series. I love the characters, and the places in the book are real.

This is the third book in the series. You don't have to have read the other two to enjoy this book, but you will want to read them. I read it in one day. Anyone who loves a good mystery will enj
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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 has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, her license plate is Sherlok and she conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime. Duffy’s national bestselling Consignment Shop Mystery series is set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries ...more

Other books in the series

The Cycle Path Mysteries (3 books)
  • Geared for the Grave (The Cycle Path Mysteries #1)
  • Braking for Bodies (The Cycle Path Mysteries #2)