Geared for the Grave

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Geared for the Grave

Geared for the Grave 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 t

  • Title: Geared for the Grave
  • Author: Duffy Brown
  • ISBN: 9780425268942
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 brMackinac 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 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

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    1. LORI CASWELL on said:

      Dollycas’s ThoughtsI knew Evie was in trouble the minute she got off the ferry and requested a taxi. Seems her boss failed to tell her about all the charm of Mackinac Island, like there are no motor vehicles allowed. From there she gets into every kind of trouble possible including finding Bunny Harrington’s dead body. What looks like a freak bicycle accident is soon ruled a homicide and her boss’s father is the number one suspect.Evie is a delightful character with her heart in the right [...]

    2. Nora-adrienne on said:

      Totally outstanding! I love this new series and look forward to many years of pleasure from Evie and Sutter butting heads and nailing the bad guys.

    3. Duffy Brown on said:

      Reviewed by Mary Lignor, Professional Librarian and Co-Owner of The Write Companion for Suspense MagazineThe first in a new series, The Cycle Path Mysteries, this novel is one terrific read.Mackinac Island is a small, serene land mass located in Lake Huron, off the coast of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is a very peaceful summer tourist trap. No automobiles are allowed; transportation is by bicycle with the occasional horse thrown in for good measure. If one of the two can’t be rented [...]

    4. Yvonne on said:

      Evie Bloomfields takes a trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan to help her boss’s father, Rudy. Rudy owns a local bike shop, but broke his leg and needs all the help he can get. If Evie does this for her boss, she figures it helps her chances for a promotion.Evie is stunned when she finds out there are no vehicles on the island. The popular mode of transportation is the bicycle. She begins to wonder if Mackinac Island was a good choice for her. When a wealthy citizen dies in an “accident”, R [...]

    5. Richard Mann on said:

      I have just had a unique experience. I read Duffy Brown’s latest book, Geared for the Grave, the first book in her new Cycle Path Mysteries series. Let me tell you a little about the story; if that doesn’t do the trick, I’ll explain why the experience was so unique.Start with the setting. This story takes place on Mackinac Island. You may not know about this unusual place; I certainly didn’t. It’s our country’s second National Park, right after Yellowstone. It’s a tiny, 3.8 square [...]

    6. Melodie on said:

      I liked this one! I like Ms. Brown's writing style and this book couldn't have a better setting than Mackinac Islandeven if it IS in Michigan! Good characters and a good story. Looking forward to the next one! RECOMMEND!

    7. JessicaSinn (Books and Trouble) on said:

      If you haven’t been to Mackinac Island up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, put it on your bucket list! I married a Michigander, so we sometimes take a little daytrip up to the island while visiting his folks. Just imagine Disneyland’s Main Street on a remote island where there’s nothing but cutesy shops, restaurants and oodles of fudge! Aside from the chocolaty goodness, the best part about the island is that no cars are allowed. If you want to get around, you’ll have to hoof it, ride a [...]

    8. Sue Ross on said:

      If you like murder, believe in Murphy’s law and enjoy a fun mystery, I think this series is going to be for you, but make sure life doesn’t get in the way, you won’t be able to put it down. To me it’s a mix of Nancy Drew and I Love Lucy. I have not laughed so hard while reading a mystery as I have reading this one. Duffy Brown does a great job of hiding the clues to the killer while entertaining with the misadventures of a fudgie who transplants to Mackinac Island to help her boss’s fa [...]

    9. Mare on said:

      Author Duffy Brown has once again charmed me with her distinctive writing style in this first book of a new series. Mackinac Island and the bicycle shop where Evie Bloomfield arrives to help her boss's father manage his business while recuperating with a broken leg is full of delightful, off-beat, and unforgettable characters. The island itself makes one wish that a visit was truly possible and Ms. Duffy's engaging writing style clinch the deal. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for [...]

    10. Amanda on said:

      This was a fun read. I really enjoyed the cast of characters for this series. Duffy Brown can write some hilarious characters. The mystery and story was interesting and kept me flipping the pages. Its going to be interesting to see, what happens with Evie and Nate Sutter in the next book, their romance is already starting to heat up a bit. And there is still a lot to read about between, the story of Evie's mother and what will happen when Rudy's daughter shows up on Mackinac Island. Very much lo [...]

    11. Paige on said:

      Ever since I saw the hauntingly beautiful movie Somewhere in Time I have wanted to go to Mackinac Island. And in the book I got another visit there. This is the first book in what is going to be a good series. Evie, the main character has a wonderful sense of humor and will go to any lengths to be of help. She goes to the island to paint the bike shop belonging to her boss's father. But so much else happens to make it a very exciting story. Looking forward to the next one.

    12. Betty on said:

      GEARED FOR THE GRAVEDuffy BrownBerkley Prime CrimeDecember 2014Evie Bloomfield has arrived on Mackinac Island, Michigan with nine gallons of beach baby-blue paint to discover that there are no motorized vehicles allowed and she will have to get the paint from the ferry dock to Rudy’s Rides the best way she can. Evie works for Rudy’s daughter Abigail in Chicago; a neighbor of Rudy called Abigail to tell her that Rudy has had an accident and needs help sprucing up his bicycle shop or the busin [...]

    13. Cathy Cole on said:

      To be honest, the major reason why I wanted to read Geared for the Grave was its setting, Mackinac Island, and author Duffy Brown paints a fine picture of just how magical this place can be. She also serves up some delightful humor with the euphemisms locals use to keep tourists in the dark about what's going on.Evie is a delight as well, with her lack of grace, her passion for painting, and her knack for finding all the poison ivy patches on the island. She was in such a rush to make Brownie po [...]

    14. Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews on said:

      Evie never had a chance coming to Mackinac Island…she’s a city slicker from Chicago with no clue how things really work on the island…like no cars! People walk or bike or ride horses everywhere and I’m betting they are all in good shape. The island isn’t large, maybe 8 square miles and I’m sure you get used to it living there, but I would be like Evie, huffing and puffing at least in the beginning. I also wondered if Evie was accident prone because she got into a lot of mishaps in th [...]

    15. Terri Crossley on said:

      With a crazy cast of characters and a the murder of the most hated woman on the island this was a great start to a new series! When Evie' s boss sends her to Mackinac Island to help her dad Rudy after he broke his leg Evie hopes this will get her the promotion she wants! Things don't always work out like they are supposed to. When the local resident Bunny is killed all the clues point Rudy. Evie knows her boss will never forgive her if her father goes to jail and she will certainly be fired! Wit [...]

    16. Jonathan on said:

      Wow, this book was one of the best books I've read all year, it was especially good for a first-in-a-series book.I fell in love with all of the characters, especially Evie, Carmen, Rudy, and Irma. They were all lovable, and quirky in their own way. This town sounds like a perfect place to live, especially when the reporter only reports on good things.I loved the setting, and the fact that the tourists really knew nothing about the real island. Rudy's Rides sounds like the type of place I'd go, e [...]

    17. AngryGreyCat on said:

      Geared for the Grave is by Duffy Brown the author of the Consignment Shop Mystery series that I really enjoy. I will admit that I was not that interested in this series even though I like the author because bicycles aren’t really my thing. I did pick it up though but perhaps my view is biased due to the theme of the book. I couldn’t really get into this one. It felt really rushed, so much so that I didn’t really connect with the characters. On the plus side, there was a lot of humor. In fa [...]

    18. Gail on said:

      What an AWESOME book! I love Mackinac Island. No motor vehicles, so beautiful with so many amazing views. I loved reading about places I had been too. I even bought my copy of the book from the Island Bookstore. I knew Evie was in trouble when she asked for a taxi. I am guessing her boss did not tell her about the Island. A very well written story with characters that all interact so well with each other. With the Island being so peaceful I find it hard to believe that someone would commit murde [...]

    19. Amy on said:

      Welcome to Mackinac Island where the scenery is beautiful. Your mode of transportation is bicycle , foot or horse and cart and fudge shops to make any tourist with a sweet tooth happy.Evie comes to the Island to help Rudy his bosses dad with his bicycles to rent shop. When Rudy becomes the prime suspect in a murder Evie stops at nothing to prove his innocence. The residents are a colorful bunch and had me laughing with there antics. I totally enjoyed this book and can not wait for the next one i [...]

    20. Linda on said:

      Duffy Brown has absolutely nailed the humorous cozy mystery in this delightful first installment of the Cycle Path mystery series. The witty protagonist, along with her quirky collection of sidekicks, charmed their way into my funny bone and left me longing for book two. A fun read all around.

    21. Cathy Baugh on said:

      Geared for the Grave is a wonderful read, just like all of Ms. Brown'sbooks. Looking forward to meeting Ms. Brown again at the SOKY BookFestival in Bowling Green, KY (April 18th).

    22. Sapphyria on said:

      From one of my favorite cozy mystery authors, Duffy Brown, comes another excellent cozy mystery set in my home state of Michigan. Geared for the Grave takes place on Mackinac Island (you can read all about the island here: mackinacisland/). You'll notice that many of the business names used in the book really do exist on the island.Evie Bloomfield is trying to earn a promotion by coming to Mackinac Island from Chicago to help her boss's father with his bicycle rental shop. Rudy had recently brok [...]

    23. on said:

      Brought to you by OBS reviewer JeanieDuffy Brown has a new, not-to-be-missed series, beginning with Geared for the Grave! This adventurous tale in the Cycle Path Mystery series takes place on Mackinac Island, in Northern Michigan. Mackinac Island is what drew me to the mystery, as I had not the pleasure of visiting this unique place when I grew up in the Lower Peninsula.Our heroine is Evie Bloomfield of Chicago, who leaves her disorderly world of terrible traffic and the job that she toddles alo [...]

    24. Debbie Lester on said:

      Readers who love Duffy Brown's Consignment Shop series will be jumping for joy with the first book in a new series from the author. Geared for the Grave is the first book in Brown's Cycle Path mystery series, set on Mackinac Island in Michigan. With a great island setting, lots of humor and a murder, what more could you ask for in a great new cozy mystery? Colorful characters and tons of humor make this a cozy must read!What I liked:Mackinac Island is a real place. It is an island on Lake Huron [...]

    25. Jenifer (JensCorner) on said:

      If you love cozy mysteries, you will want to check out Geared For The Grave. If you are a fan of the unbelievably talented Duffy Brown, you will love her newest series! Her writing style is fun and full of spunk. She knows how to bring the characters to life. I felt that early on in the book, the characters stopped being "characters", and felt more like people I interact with often. I didn't want to stop reading them!!Duffy Brown has created a new world to get to know on Mackinac Island. Here Ru [...]

    26. Kimberly on said:

      Evie agrees to go to Mackinac Island to lend a hand to her boss's father, Rudy, in hopes that it will help her land a new promotion. Rudy broke his leg and runs one of the local bicycle rental shops. Business should be booming, since no motor vehicles are allowed on the island. However, Rudy's shop is run down and the competition is eager to buy out his business. When a prominent busybody is found dead caused by her bicycle brakes being cut, Rudy quickly becomes the prime suspect. Fearing that h [...]

    27. Chris N on said:

      How hard can it be to find a killer on an island 8 miles across? Apparently very hard. I have to say i love this new book from Duffy Brown. The residents of Mackinac Island are at the tail end of the summer season and the last thing they need is a dead body to spoil it all. When Bunny, resident pain in the backside to all and sundry is found dead after her bike is found crashed against a tree Rudy is the prime suspect. Evie is from Chicago and is on the island helping Rudy spruce up his bike ren [...]

    28. Peggy R on said:

      I have to start off by saying that Duffy Brown is one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. I absolutely love the Consignment Shop series so I did not hesitate when Geared for the Grave, the first in a new series was released. Again, Ms. Brown does not disappoint.Evie Bloomfield comes from an overachieving family of lawyers. The problem is that she doesn't fit that mold. Not only is she not a lawyer, she was jilted by her fiance shortly before their wedding. When she is offered a promotion by her [...]

    29. Judy Flohr on said:

      Geared For The Grave by Duffy Brown starts off a new series. A cycle path mystery is a going to be a fun filled ride.Evie Bloomfield has high hopes of getting a promotion at the ad agency she works at in Chicago. As a favor for her workaholic boss, Evie goes to Mackinac Island to help said boss’s father upgrade his business. She arrives with cans of paint to give Rudy’s Rides a whole new look. Before Evie can really get started she stubbles upon a dead body. Seems Bunny had a lot of enemies [...]

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