Two Dames on a Mystery Train – Guest Post and Giveaway from Author Duffy Brown

Hello all! I am delighted to have author Duffy Brown taking over the blog for today. Read on and be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win a Wedding and Foul Play tote!


Two Dames on a Mystery Train

Hi, Everyone.

Duffy Brown here. I am a cozy mystery author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries set on Mackinac Island.

One of the best parts of writing is chatting with readers. Tonya Kappes—and amazing cozy mystery author–and I have taken this to a whole new level. For the last six years Tony and I plus seventy-five of our readers have taken part in a mystery weekend that includes a mystery train.

You’ve seen them advertised as dinner mystery train rides or wine-tasting and murder, or who-dun-it and dinner. Each year we choose a different location. We’ve been to Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois. This gives Tonya and me a chance to meet with readers from different parts of the country.

Once we did Two Dames on a Mystery Cruise. We boarded an honest-to-goodness paddle-wheeler for a day-long mystery trip. We all took part in discovering the killer. I brought along Sherlock Bear. No weekend is complete without Sherlock.

Some mystery trains have included stops at old cemeteries and night hayrides under a full moon. We did a roaring twenties mystery party of our very own. We took over the hotel lobby, dressed in costume, assumed characters and followed clues to the killer.

We’ve gone on haunted tours. Mixing mystery with a little ghost hunting is always a good idea. A welcome pizza party gives everyone a chance to meet up with old friends and find new ones. A nightcap of wine and dessert is the perfect way to end the day. 

This year’s Two Dames event was headed for Bardstown, Kentucky. Not only did we have the Old Kentucky Mystery Dinner train booked, but there were tours through some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries and My Old Kentucky Home. This included lessons on making fine Southern biscuits. With a little luck, Tonya and I hope to reschedule in 2021.

Tonya and I are best of friends and love nothing more than meeting up with our reader friends. If you get a chance, come play with us at a Two Dames on a Mystery Train weekend. Stay tuned, there is bound to be a Two Dames event in your neck of the woods.

Hugs, Duffy

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11 thoughts on “Two Dames on a Mystery Train – Guest Post and Giveaway from Author Duffy Brown

  1. These mystery events sound like such fun. I don’t know if I have a chance to get in on one, but I sure hope to and I hope they keep happening. Please contact me with information and updates.
    A fan of cozies, especially Duffy’s cozies,
    Myna Frestedt


  2. My first event was the paddleboat cruise! Dave and I had so much fun, making new friends and hanging out with old. Was so sad when last year’s was canceled. You two are the best! Sending our love!


  3. I’ve been so lucky to have been to all 6! 2019 was my favorite! I enjoy these weekends so much and appreciate Tonya and Duffy for all they do.

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  4. I absolutely loved the one I could attend. The roaring 20s was fun! I would love to go back but I don’t see me being able to. I would love to have the newest book!

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  5. I have been to all 6 with my Aunt Jenny and absolutely love them…can’t wait until we are able to go again…it makes for a wonderful weekend away from all the craziness…love you Duffy and Tonya ❤❤❤


  6. Would love to partake in the adventure, but unable to at this time because of mobility issues. Would be satisfied with a book though.

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