Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Is that a body down there?

Evie Bloomfield here from Braking for Bodies, book two in the Cycle Path mystery series.

It’s the Lilac Festival and thing should be fantastic, right. We got a ton of tourists, the lilacs are in full bloom the whole island smells terrific and everyone is making more. But we got a little problem. There’s this guy who’s come here all the way from LA and now he’s...dead!


 “What’s going on?” A guy called down from the porch of the Grand Hotel right above us. “Is somebody there? Did somebody fall?”
Sutter and I exchanged uh oh looks and a woman on the porch squealed. “Ohmygoodness! It’s a body! This is fantastic! I know what this is. It’s one of those murder mystery weekends right here at the Grand Hotel. The victim’s right there, I can see him all sprawled out on the ground. Oh this is so much fun.”
“Look, lady,” Sutter shot back. “This is no mystery weekend party this is a real crime scene here.”
“Of course it is,” she squealed again. “You all are great actors, this is amazing. What a fantastic surprise right here on Mackinac Island.”

Yep, that’s right I’m playing right along with this guest at the Grand Hotel and passing the whole thing off as a mystery weekend. Nate...the local chief of police...is not on board with this at all but that’s too bad. If the tourists get wind that this is a real dead body and there’s a killer on the loose they will all stampede for the ferry docks and the whole island will go broke!

We can’t have that now can me so the idea of a mystery weekend and a fake dead body seems like a really good idea to me. Don’t you think so too?  
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16 comments:

  1. I completely agree. There's no reason to frighten the guests. (Plus it makes murder a fun event.)

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    1. Hi, Jen!! Yep, that’s what the folks on Mackinac are doing...making it a game. Of course Nate Sutter, police chief, is not into this at all. A rocky road ahead!! Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy.

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  2. Evie, I can see Sutter having a caniption, especially if the guests try to solve the murder and stomp all over the crime scene. Can't wait to read this adventure.

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    1. Hi, Mary Louise. And that’s what happens!! Poor Nate but he has a few surprises of his own. Just wait!! Thanks for chatting and for the support!! Hugs, Duffy

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    1. Thanks Willow. It’s a fun time on Mackinac Island.

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    1. Never a dull moment with Evie, Nate, Irish Donna and of course Irma and Rudy are getting married in the middle of all this and nothing is going right.

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  5. A mystery weekend is a great way to have fun. Evie and the guest are right about that. Poor Sutter. I can see his view point too. It will make getting to the bottom of things more difficult. And endanger the guests. Looks like a great fun read. Most interested in seeing how things turn out. On my TBR Della

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    1. Thanks for adding Braking For Bodies to your TWR pile!! And there are a lot of twists and turns and a wedding! What fun.

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  6. You never know what's going to happen at these mystery murder jaunts. Lordee!

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    1. There’s a ton of stuff happening and all on an eight mile island. LOL Thanks for chatting.

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  7. Looking forward to reading it. Great idea, Evie!

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    1. Hi, Joan!! Thanks for the support. Hope we find the killer fast...now who can it be?? Hugs.

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  8. I am so looking forward to this book! Too bad I will be leaving bookstore area before it comes out, I will have to order it...

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  9. I would love to attend a murder mystery dinner or weekend. I've already preordered the book.

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