Geared for the GraveEvie Bloomfield here and it’s been a great summer on Mackinac Island…if you don’t mind a dead body or two. None of us including me were that fond of this particular dead person so that’s not the problem. What is a big issue is what to do with the body so that it doesn’t scare off the tourists.

If there’s one thing all of us here on the island do not want to happen is that! Our little chunk of land 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 I get rid of that pesky old body so buggythe tourists don’t know there’s a murderer afoot? 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!

chalk outline 3My first suggestion is to hide the body in Arch Rock. There’re enough bushes there to conceal the corpse and if anyone goes snooping they’ll have to snoop really hard.

Or I could 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, they think everything around here’s an 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 I should dump the body in there…till it started to stink and I don’t think that will take long.

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?

grand hotel porchThe Grand Hotel might work as a place to stash a body. I can just prop it up in one of those rocking chairs on that really looooong front porch they have. I can put a drink in his hand and he’ll look like a guy fallen asleep.

Or maybe I should just push the body off the East Bluff and into Lake Huron. I can weight it down with some rocks. Glug, glug, glug.

Or maybe I can push the body off Shepler’s dock or off the ferry on the ride back to the mainland?

ruby's fudge shopWhere should I get rid of the body? 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 do hide the body. You’ll loooove it!


You can read more about Character in Geared For The Grave, the first book in the new “Cycle Path” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime.

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About the author
Duffy Brown is the national bestselling author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries, including DuffyBPearls in Poison, Killer in Crinolines, and Iced Chiffon. She loves anything with a mystery. While other girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, and works at a consignment shop when she’s not busy conjuring up whodunit stories. Visit Duffy website, Twitter or Facebook for more information.

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