Cozy Wednesday with Duffy Brown – Author of Demise in Denim – Giveaway too!

cozy wednesday 2013 640Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!

I was super excited Duffy Brown was going to be my guest today, but we are so lucky she sent Walker Boone in her place  – while she takes a spin in his car!!
If you recall my review of Dead Man Walker I was very excited about this new book.

Hi, it’s Walker Boone here. There’s a dead guy in the bathtub, my gun’s responsible for the dead part and I don’t know how to get out of this mess.

duffyThe thing is I didn’t kill the guy and until I can find out who did, I’m on the run. It’s not as easy as you might think. This is Savannah and everyone knows me. I’m that lawyer guy who dives the ’57 red Chevy convertible. It’s a given I can’t use that as a get-away car so I switched it for a pink scooter. No ones going to look for me in a pink scooter…right?

Now where to hide is the problem. I can’t leave town. If I do that I’ll never find the killer and I’ll be on the run for the rest of my life. I don’t want to be on the run, I want to stay in Savannah.

I’m a Southern boy, I like it here, it’s home. I have a house, and a law practice, a dog named Bruce Willis and I have a girl, a special girl. And that’s where things get even trickier.

It’s been a little rocky between us since I represented her ex in their divorce a few years back and sort of took her to the cleaners in the settlement. In my own defense she’s the one who signed the prenup that made the cleaners part pretty darn easy.

But since then our paths kept crossing. I know her mom, her aunt, Bruce Willis–our shared rescued pup—thinks I’m a good guy and then there are the dead bodies that keep popping up. Hard to imagine forming a relationship over a corpse but that’s how it is. We’re usually trying to find the killer sometimes together, other times not so much.
Reagan…that’s her name, Reagan Summerside…has her ways of doing things and I have mine. Mine are a little more calculated and thought out. Hers are mostly dumb luck that puts her in the right place at the wrong time.

We’ve gotten close, closer than I’ve ever been to anyone. Why did I have to figure this out now of all times when things are so uncertain? Why not before?

Well there you have it. I’m a guy on the lam and a guy in love and I don’t know how to fix either one. Wish me luck and maybe give me some advice on how to let Reagan,…this very special girl in my life…know I care about her when I can’t even let her know where I am.
~Walker Boone

DemiseDemise in Denim
(A Consignment Shop Mystery)

4th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting – Georgia
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing (April 7, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Julia Green
Cover Design by Diana Kolsky
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425274705


It’s springtime in Savannah, Georgia, in the newest Consignment Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of Pearls and Poison. The azaleas and magnolias are in bloom—and Walker Boone is on the run. . .

When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she’d be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new house guest.

Having the lawyer who took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement—and who has been getting under her skin ever since—in close proximity is enough to drive Reagan to distraction. For the sake of her sanity—and Walker’s freedom—they need to put their heads together to find out who is trying to get the lawyer out of the picture . . .

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I couldn’t wait to read this story and Duffy Brown does not disappoint. The blurb above does give away something that was unknown by Reagan way past the middle of the book and I am glad I didn’t read it until after I finished the book.

I love these characters. As Reagan and Boone’s relationship continues to evolve I love them even more! They make me laugh, they made me cry, but I am just more emotional these days. The high jinx in this installment were absolutely stellar, but Boone’s poor car!!!

The plot has its edge of the seat moments and enough twists to leave you absolutely dizzy. I was so wrong about the real bathtub killer and I changed my mind more than once. That is what makes stories like this so much fun to read.

I love the way this author writes. Again the dialogue sings and includes the “Cher-isms” I look forward to. The story is also full of Southern charm even though a couple of characters are not very polite to Reagan, bless their hearts, let me pull that knife out that you just stuck in her back. But she doesn’t let it get her down, she gets up, brushes herself off and starts in a new direction.

This the best book in this series so far as Duffy Brown continues to top herself. Another marvelous mystery featuring fantastic characters that will leaving you shouting for more! Both Cher and the real Bruce Willis would agree. Hmmm does Bruce Willis know about his loveable four legged namesake….

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duffy brownAbout This Author

While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy Brown longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she conjures up who-done-it stories for Berkley Prime Crime and has two series, the national bestselling Consignment Shop mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries on Mackinac Island.



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Fan of the Month Teresa will receive a copy of Demise in Denim

That means I have my review copy to give away!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

40 thoughts on “Cozy Wednesday with Duffy Brown – Author of Demise in Denim – Giveaway too!

  1. I need to catch up on this series. I am sure I would love the Savannah setting. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Demise in Denim sounds likes an exciting read! I have added it to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. I love this series and can’t wait to read this one. I enjoy watching Boone and Reagan”s relationship evolve.

    1. Thanks, Lisa, Boone and Reagan’s relationship is fun. So…do you think they should get married???

  4. Fabulous series, I love Reagan and Boone! No need to enter me in the drawing, just wanted to say I am so happy there is a new release in this terrific series.

    1. Thanks, Mary. You are always such a cheerleader!! I truly appreciate it. Hugs.

  5. Thanks so much for having me at Escape With Dolly…one of my favorite blogs ever. Thanks, Lori, for the amazing review of Demise in Denim. So glad you had fun with Reagan and Walker and Auntie KiKi. I loved writing this book. I feel like I know these characters better than I know my own children. For sure I have more control over them. LOL Hugs, Duffy

  6. I love this series, I think the relationship with Reagan and Walker is great, I love the dry humor they share back and forth, they have had me laughing numerous times. Their relationship is definitely going to be one that sizzles for years to come.

  7. A delightful and lovely giveaway. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. Duffy’s books are enjoyable and unique.

  8. I love the review and can’t wait to read the book. I bought it the day it came out, but haven’t had a chance to start it. I love Duffy Brown books!!!

  9. I absolutely love Duffy Browns books. The storylines are just so fresh. Her books got me started on reading cozy mysteries.

  10. I’ve said it many times before, Duffy is the best. If you haven’t read her books, give this one a try (or any one of them). You won’t be disappointed. She’s a writing winner.

  11. Boone sounds awesome… I need to get my act together and get caught up on your series!

  12. Congrats to Duffy on her new release! I am looking forward to reading more about Reagan and Walker!

  13. I loved reading this book. I agree about Walter’s car, it sure gets messed. If it wasn’t Passover, I would have made Rachelle’s mac& cheese as that is my first name, too.

  14. Reagan and Boone sound like quite a pair. I really want to meet them! I’m going to put this series on my TBR list!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I am just starting this series but I know I’ll love it especially since I live only 20 miles from Savannah!

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