Tandem Demise (A Cycle Path Mystery, #3)
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 guys from Nate’s Detroit days think he stole money from them in a champagne smuggling operation and now they’re headed to the island to get their loot. Evie is determined to help Nate because he’s a good cop, Nate is determined to keep interfering Evie and island locals out of harms way, and the crooks are determined to get their money. To add to the island’s problems there’s a dead guy on the dock and the new wedding planner is more interested in playing bedroom bingo than ordering bridal bouquets. With the help of Fiona, Evie’s BFF and local newspaper editor, Evie is determined to prove Nate innocent, figure out how champagne smuggling, bodies on the dock and a bad wedding planner are tied together and not wind up taking a long walk off a short pier herself.

Tandem Demise (A Cycle Path Mystery, #3) Details

TitleTandem Demise (A Cycle Path Mystery, #3)
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ReleaseOct 27th, 2018
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GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Tandem Demise (A Cycle Path Mystery, #3) Review

  • Marilyn Watson
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 romance, not that stops her from dogging the investigation. The Wedding planners added a nice touch as did the Police Clerk and her boyfriend...but Evie's Mother was quite simply a hoot.Duffy Brown writes a quirky, just-fun mystery. Mackinac Island is one that anybody would want to visit with no car traffic and charming little shops. The characters are people you would like to revisit and build a relationship with if you knew them in person. The dialog is hilarious at times with a touch of slapstick events but I found myself laughing more than once.Do yourself a favor and read this one if you like warm, rollicking mysteries with likeable people, charming places and a few red herrings. Five stars for this one.
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  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 smuggling and murders but I wasn't sure until the reveal. Plenty of twists and turns, a dramatic reveal that had me gripping my seat and a sweet little boost to the romance department for Evie made this one a perfect read for me.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 Demise was a delight to read, and I highly recommend it to all lovers of cozy mysteries with a little bit of humor and romance! A+
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  • Tari
    January 1, 1970
    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 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, particularly Evie. Evie is definitely someone that I would want to be friends with! Except I probably ride a bike about as well as she does, which is not saying much! We would always have to take Fiona or Donna's carriage on sleuthing missions.In this new installment, it started right off the bat with Fiona and Evie finding a body on the dock. There was another murder later in the book. I'm sure by the time the person is killed, you'll have guessed who was getting killed. ;) I had a pretty good idea of who the killer was, but a couple of times I was nearly fooled into believing otherwise.Some of my favorite characters got some featured time with Evie, like Irish Donna that has the shop Blarney Scones. She got to go sleuth with Evie. Evie's mom's boyfriend Angelo, a retired mob boss that I absolutely love, got to go on one of her lock-picking missions with her. Fiona was in rare form because she had fallen head over heels in love with Nate's police friend, Finn, who came to the island to help investigate the first murder. It's not necessary to read these books in order, but I would highly recommend doing that before reading this one. That way, you'll get the feel for the island and characters, learn about Nate and Evie's history, see how Evie's mom ended up there, just fun things like that. The author does a great job of catching readers up, but honestly, read the other books first, you'll love them! There were lots of secrets, red herrings and just plain fun times on Mackinac Island in this book. I didn't want the book to end! After the exciting showdown as well as the sweetest ending though, I can't wait for more! Hmm, maybe a book about the coming winter? ;)
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  • Rosemary K
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 seat. It was well written and had some unexpected twists. Duffy Brown has outdone herself. I can't wait for the next cozy mystery in the Cycle Path Mystery series.
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  • Debi Paglia
    January 1, 1970
    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!
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    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' 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's writing is her sense of humor, I find myself literally laughing out loud! While I always suggest reading books in order, this book could definitely be read and enjoyed as a stand alone if you chose to do so ( but the other books are so good, you should really read them too!)Already anxiously awaiting the next book! Can't wait to see what Evie and friends are up to next!I was given a copy of this book in... I voluntarily reviewed it
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  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 that he is connected to the male wedding planner roaming the island, mob and their well known and most of the time like police chief.So it is up to Evie to discover what in blazes is going on. In the midst of all her crazy theories Fiona is convinced she has found her perfect guy. Fantastically entertaining with many laugh aloud moments and with numerous twists and turns you won't be able to put it down.I have received free ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • A. Rose Ross
    January 1, 1970
    Holy smokesI 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 Holy smokesI 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 targeted . We've got wedding planners , cheating scum , angry brides and grooms , and a smuggling ring all to figure out . Nothing like a little bit of chaos to keep the story going crazy . Duffy sure kept me reading like the kindle was glued to my hand.Well done! So when is book 4?
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  • Vicki May
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I feel like I just returned from Mackinac Island. Evie and friends have become tangled in another murder and this one has one of their own on the run and possibly others finding romance.. I love Ms. Brown's writing style and humor. She is descriptive enough to out me on the island without being overly wordy. The characters make me feel like I've just been visiting with old friends I can't wait to see again. The pages keep turn I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I feel like I just returned from Mackinac Island. Evie and friends have become tangled in another murder and this one has one of their own on the run and possibly others finding romance.. I love Ms. Brown's writing style and humor. She is descriptive enough to out me on the island without being overly wordy. The characters make me feel like I've just been visiting with old friends I can't wait to see again. The pages keep turning and I kept guessing as the mystery rolls along at a great pace. I can't recommend this series highly enough and can't wait for the next installment of this series.
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  • Barb
    January 1, 1970
    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 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. Overall, totally entertaining and satisfying.
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  • Denise Neubauer
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun ride! There were times I was laughing out loud.Evie is once again up to her eyeballs in trouble and she's not the only one. There have been two murders on the island and fingers are being pointed at Nate Sutter, the chief of police. There's a bridezilla on the loose and a wronged bridegroom thrown into the mix. Mirth, mayhem and marriage debacles abound as Evie and friends try to find the killer.
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  • Margo Sue
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun read! The characters had some unique quirks and I laughed out loud at some of their conversations. With the backdrop of tourists on an island intertwined with destination weddings, all kinds of situations arose. In addition to the twists and turns of the murder, Evie's adventures learning to ride a bike created a fabulous thread running through. Grab a cup of tea, hot cider or your favorite fall beverage, curl up in a chair and get lost in a fun read.
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  • Meryl Markowitz
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily read a ARC of this book for an honest reviewEvery time I read about Mackinac Island, in these mysteries, it makes me want to go there and visit.I adore the characters in the series. They are funny, smart and people I want to hang out with.The best part, about these mysteries, are you keep gueesing who did it, until the very end.The author likes to throw out a few Red Herrings, to lead us astray.You will love this book, and all the books, in this series..
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    Evie runs a bike rental shop but she can't ride a bike more than a few feet without a disaster. She also has a propensity for finding bodies and then letting her curiosity drag her into playing amateur sleuth, to the dismay of the local sheriff. The twist this time? The sheriff is the main suspect!
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Such a great book!!!This is the third book in the series. I think this was even better than the others. Duffy Brown is such a talented author. The character development was well written. There was a lot of humor and the mystery kept me guessing until the end. I highly recommend this book.
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  • Vivian
    January 1, 1970
    Set against the backdrop of a tourist island with a great cast of characters, this book was thoroughly enjoyable - plenty of action going on. I like the irony of a bike shop owner who can't ride a bicycle without injuring herself! My first read in the Cycle Path mystery series - will definitely go back and read the others.
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    Great readI love this series by Duffy Brown if you're like me and love a great cozy with characters you will love and a storyline that keeps you turning the page then this one is a must read
  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    January 1, 1970
    Hysterical! Man, I have missed Evie and her gang of crazies. This book was awesome. Didn't want to put it down but didn't want to read it too fast, either. Fantastic story. Can't wait for more!
  • Alta
    January 1, 1970
    Great I want to live on Mackinac Island!! The only crime is RBUI (riding bikes under the influence) and fudge shops and bars stay busy with the influx of fudgies for seven months of the year. No autos of any kind, just horses and bikes. AND MURDER!!!
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  • Karen Candee
    January 1, 1970
    Murder and love!Another fun Cycle Path Mystery. I love this series and this one didn’t disappoint. I only wish there were twenty more to read right now!
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