Duffy Brown here and Happy 2019!
I did an interview and part of it was this neat question that involved saying something about Tandem Demise (book 3 in the Cycle Path mysteries) that started with the letters TANDEM so I thought I’d share.
Tell us about the book with this fun little challenge using the title of the book
T is for …. Tourists! There are only 500 people who life on Mackinac all year long and there are over a million tourists! You never know who is going to show up. You can only get to the island by boat.
A is for … adventure on Mackinac Island. Getting to know Mackinac and the people who live there and the tourists who visit is such fun.
N is for ... Nate Sutter…the chief of police on Mackinac Island accused of murder in Tandem Demise.
D is for … Dead guy on the dock…how the book opens. The dead guy has a bottle of champagne clutched in his hands. How does this play into the mystery.
E is for … Evie Bloomfield the main character. She owns a bicycle rental shop on Mackinac Island. Evie is from Chicago, the land of malls, cars and noise. Coming to the island is a total change.
M is for ... Mackinac Island, an eight mile chunk of land where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan. There are no cars on Mackinac and the only form of transportation is big horses, a ton of bikes and a lot of tourists on foot.
Please share the opening lines of this book:
“Do you think he’s dead or just dead drunk?” I asked Fiona as the two of us stood alone on the freight dock with thick night fog swirling around us. We were staring at a guy prone on the pier with a Champagne bottle clutched in his arms.
Shivering as much from the breeze off Lake Huron as our situation I grabbed Fiona’s hand as we shuffled a little closer. “He’s staring back at us and not in a Hey come have a drink with me kind of way.”
“And there’s blood, a lot of it. How doses this keep happening to you?” Fiona wanted to know. “Mackinac’s a little island but guess what, you come across yet another body!”
“Hold on a minute, stop right there. Forget the youpart about the bodies. Okay, the first one was mine I’ll give you that, but the last one was definitely a webody.