Cleveland and Bambino here all the way from Mackinac Island and talking to you from Braking for Bodies, book two in the Cycle Path mystery series. I’m the cute one on the pillow and Bambino is the scary cat just peeking over the top.
It’s gearing up to be a great summer on the island...if you don’t mind a dead body or two...and that’s the problem. If the tourists...who we all call fudgies cause they eat so much fudge...get wind that there’s a killer loose they’ll stampede the docks. This place will be a ghost-town, my servant Evie Bloomfield who owns the bike shop here on the island will go broke. The very worse part is that Bambino and I will be without tuna! God forbid!
So now we all need to think of how to get rid of that pesky old body so the fudgies 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!
Bambino suggested we 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.
Irish Donna says we shove the body back in Skull Cave. The trouble is that the 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. I think they should dump the body in there. That would work till it starts to stink and I don’t think that will take long.
Saint Ann’s Cemetery is a good choice for body dumping. I’ve snuck out of the bike shop and took a walk up there. Another body just fits right in. What’s one dead guy more or less?
Then again, Grand Hotel might work as a place to stash a body. Evie and that chief of police guy, Nate Sutter, can just prop the corpse up in one of those rocking chairs on that really looooong front porch they have. They can put a drink in his hand and he’ll look like a guy fallen asleep.
Or maybe they should just push the body off the East Bluff and into Lake Huron. Weight it down with some rocks. Plug, glug, glug.
Or maybe push the body off Shepler’s dock or off the ferry on the ride back to the mainland?
Where should they 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 they actually do hide the body. You’ll loooove it!
Till next time...hugs from Cleveland and Bambino.