Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Mackinac Island style

Evie Bloomfield here from Braking for Bodies. Well, we’re getting ready for Halloween on Mackinac Island just like everywhere else but this year things are creepier than ever up here in the land of no cars and lots of bikes and horses. That new guy from LA, Peephole Perry was just found dead as a skunk right there in front of The Grand Hotel!

And guess who found him? Me! Last night I was riding the Sherlock Holmes bike that I’d just painted up with deerhunter hats, pipes and book titles up to the Grand Hotel to be delivered and in the dark ran into a garbage bag right there on the path.

I slammed on the brakes, went sailing ass over appetite over the handlebars and landed on the bag. The bag was big and full and that kept me from getting skinned up like roadkill but the bad news was that Peephole Perry was inside!


Ick!


Who would want to kill the Peep? Lots of people! He got the name Peephole from looking into everyone’s business. But what is the Peepster doing on Mackinac Island? Is he on the run? Did someone finally get the goods on him and threatening him? Or is he on the trail of another victim to shake down and blackmail?

It will be an interesting Halloween here on Mackinac Island as we all try and find the killer before he kills again. As we sit around and talk clues and suspects and try and stay one steep ahead of the killer we need nourishment so I’m making Evie’s Easy Dumpcake and sharing the recipe here with you.

2 can cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple undrained
1 yellow cake mix (without pudding)
1 stick butter
½ cup cocoanut
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Fresh whipped cream

Spray a 9X13 pan, spread pie filling evenly, spoon pineapple over this, sprinkle cake mix over this, drizzle melted butter over cake mix, sprinkle coconut then nuts. Bake 1 hr at 325.
Top with whipped cream tinted orange to celebrate the season and sparked with a dash of almond flavor. Deish!


Happy Halloween and may the garbage bags you come across be filled with lots of candy and no dead bodies. And if you could have that bag filled with candy what would you eat first? Baby Ruth? Snickers? Kit-Kat? Let me know and I’ll send you one big candy bar!!



Braking for Bodies 
Second in the
Cycle Path Mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime
Duffy Brown





34 comments:

  1. I'd eat the Kit Kat first.
    sgiden at verizon(.) net

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    1. I just looove Kit-Kats too. Cookie+ chocolate= yummmm!

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  2. The bag of candy I would eat first would be Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, thanks for the chance. Linda May

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    1. Nothing beats Reese’s PBC!! Always a fav and what I give out on Halloween!

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  3. I love Snickers! lkleback@hotmail.com

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    1. We are two alike! Snickers is my go-to candy of choice. Nothing beats Snickers and I often have my characters munching away on them in my books and in Pearls and Poison a Snickers is a big clue to the killer. LOL

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  4. out of the three - it's snickers :) (But I am partial to Crispy Crunch... :D )

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    1. Snickers for sure and crispy crunch is always a crowd pleaser. Yummmm

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  5. Looking forward to revisiting Mackinac Island and Evie's adventures! And the dump cake recipe makes me nostalgic for the ones my Mom made so I'm DEFINITELY trying your recipe. As far as candy bars......hmmmmm... decisions, decisions....I've got it: Take 5!

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    1. Hi, Cheryl! So glad you enjoy Evie and the gang on Mackinac Island. I just love the place. Take 5 is one of my favs as well!!

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  6. This time of year I love my candy corn---but if I had to choose a bar it would be Almond Joy. Sounds like a fun book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. I eat myself sick on candy corn! I”ve eaten the whole bag in one sitting.

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  7. Bag filled with milky way would be awesome

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    1. Milky Ways are so yummy and have less calories then many other candy bars. I don’t feel quite so guilty when I eat them. Or maybe I’m just kidding myself. LOL

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  8. I love it all, but snickers tops the list. dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  9. Love the helmet.....awesome ! Love the cover of the next book. Excited to read it. Love the smell of double bubble. I smell it in those packaged bags and it reminds me of being young....blowing bubbles. linbutler@att.net

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    1. I love the Sherlock helmet too. Isn’t it fun! Bubble Gum always makes me feel like a kid too. Used to blow huge bubbles. Oh, the good old days!

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  10. Love the helmet.....awesome ! Love the cover of the next book. Excited to read it. Love the smell of double bubble. I smell it in those packaged bags and it reminds me of being young....blowing bubbles. linbutler@att.net

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    1. I wish malted balls came in bar form. I usually pet Snickers and Skittles(my cats) so I better say Kit Kat. rblerner@ptd.net

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    2. Berkley gives me such great covers. Love them all!

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  11. I love peanut butter Snickers. They are the best. I've definitely got to get your book. robeder53@yahoo.com

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    1. Holy cow!! Didn’t know there was a peanut butter Snickers!! Yummmmm

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  12. Well, I really loved Snickers....frozen during summer time. But Bay Ruth's are great, too...gooey, chewy, and with baseball postseason? Just the right treat! Just recently added Duffy Brown to my Facebook Buddy list. Great book review, and talking about candy, too! kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Spellcheck error... Babe Ruth's. Yum!

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    2. Thanks for adding me to your FB body list, Kathleen! I truly appreciate it. Thanks too for the terrific review!!! I loooove Baby Ruth! Just the right amt of everything.

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  13. A dead body in a bag...ewe. And I thought dirty diapers were back. Ick.

    Candy bar....I would say Three Musketeers for sure. It's my go-to at Halloween. I rarely eat chocolate but love thwm once a year. Mmmmmm.

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    1. Sherylhbooth@gmail.com Was I suppose to leave my e-mail? Well, here it is!

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  14. Snickers...of course! Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  15. The book is my primary interest here, better than chocolate! But a Twix bar is probably my first choice, followed by Baby Ruth, then Snickers and finally a Kit Kat. They are all good!

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    1. They are all soooo good. Too good. I don’t need all that fancy chocolate just toss me a Snickers and I’m in hog heaven!!

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  16. The winners of the big candy bars are….Robyn Coxon. Elaine Klingbell, Sheryl Hagan Booth. Kathleen Costa
    Anyone wanting swag just send me your mailing address DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com and I’ll send some along. Thanks tons for playing along. Hugs, Duffy ,

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