Monday, January 14, 2019


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 is a National Bestselling author and now conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own. She has two series the Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah along with rescue pup Bruce Willis and the Cycle Path Mysteries set on Mackinac Island with judgmental cats Cleveland and Bambino. 

Her latest book is the cozy mystery, Tandem Demise.

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Author: Duffy Brown
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 225
Genre: Cozy Mystery

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.



Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

For me it’s family first and with four kids and four grandkids there is a lot of family! Also I love to hike and bike and try new recipes. Are you one who watches the British Baking shows? I sure am. Then I try and cook something new and it never turns out like those master bakers. LOL Keeping new and fresh is important to keeping my ideas new and fresh.

When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing about thirty-five years. I started out in romance then switched to mystery. I should have been writing mystery all along. I just love whodunits! But not the ones with body parts flying. I love humor so give me some Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew books.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

Not giving up. I don’t think it’s one specific moment but the love of wanting to tell stories and make people laugh at live and the thing that happen to us. I cannot imagine not writing. Writers write.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I write at my desk at home. I’m one of those who cannot write anywhere else. I need my little corner of the world where I can shut out the rest of the world and just concentrate on my story and the characters. To tell you the truth when I write I’m not here in Cincy but in the place where my books are set. I’m totally in the story.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Clean this house. Lordy! If there is one thing that suffers in my career it’s the house.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

Maybe New Orleans. I think a mystery series set in New Orleans would be a blast. Love the old world charm and the water and the diversity and the history. I need to do this.

Back to your present book, Tandem Demise, how did you publish it?

Tandem is my first indy published book with Amazon and I’m loving it! I esp love that it doesn’t take a year to get a book to my readers, that I can set the price and that I can do my own cover. Having control over my work is amazing.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

I love Mackinac Island! I took my daughter there to do research. She’s from NYC and Mackinac is so so different and a huge adjustment. So, Evie Bloomfield was born…a designer from Chicago who comes to Mackinac and is completely out of her element
You bet! Tandem Demise is set on Mackinac Island.

Why was writing Tandem Demiseso important to you?
My main characters are not perfect. They’ve made mistakes, been in bad relationships, failed at marriages and jobs, BUT they always bounce back. And they put family above all else. I think that’s what most people are like and what is real. Also I like to have my characters change and grow from their mistakes. I don’t want them to be the same book after book. In my Cycle Path series Evie owns a bike shop and she can’t ride a bike…but she’s learning. The learning part is so important to all characters.  

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

Everywhere. I can be talking to someone and think…That’s going in a book! Everyone has a story, a really great story and I get my ideas from the life they’ve led. I want my books to be real, to be things we all do and think about and I want them to be humorous. Laughter is a big part of life and helps us deal with the things that come our way.

Any final words?

I would like to tell my readers…
Thank YOU! Meeting and chatting with readers is the very best part of writing. I’ve met so many wonderful people along my journey as a writer. I’ve truly been blessed.

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