Evie Bloomfield here and it’s been a great summer on Mackinac Island...if you don’t mind a dead body or two. The thing with dead bodies id no that they’re dead, none of us are that fond of that particular person anyway. The problem is that a dead body scares off the tourists!
If there’s one thing all of here on the island do not want to happen is that! Our little island that’s a time warp back to the 1800s really relies on the tourists who we affectionately...or maybe not so much... call fudgies.
So our problem is where can we get rid of that pesky old body? I have a few suggestions and you can tell me which one appeals to you. Keep in mind all of these suggestions require strapping the body to a bike or renting a horse and buggy as Mackinac is without cars!
First we can hide the body in Arch Rock. There’re enough bushes to hide the corpse and if anyone goes snooping they’ll have to snoop really hard.
Or we shove the body back in Skull Cave. That place sounds a lot scarier then it is and the cave is actually too small for much stuffing. And there’s the likelihood that the fudgies will think it’s an island attraction.
Then there’s Fort Mackinac. I saw a pit up at the fort where they put the bad soldier guys back in the day when such things were done. Maybe we can dump the body in there...till it started to stink.
Saint Ann’s Cemetery is a good choice for body dumping. Another body just fits right in. What’s one dead guy more or less?
The Grand Hotel might work as a place to stash a body. Just prop it up in one of those rocking chairs on that really looooong front porch they have. Be part of the Halloween décor or put a drink in his hand and he’ll look like a guy fallen asleep.
Or just push the body off the East Bluff and into Lake Huron. Weight it down with some rocks. Glug, glug, glug.
Or maybe we can just push the body off Shepler’s dock or off the ferry on the ride back to the mainland.
Mackinac Island is a great place for more than eating fudge. Some people have a drop-dead good time here and wait till you see where I actually hid the body in Geared for the Grave, the first book in my Cycle Path mysteries.
Hugs, Duffy Brown
Geared For the Grave
First book in Cycle Path mysteries
Berkley Prime Crime