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Celebrant Sleuth; I Do or Die

Author(s): Hazel Edwards

Location(s): Australia

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Current day

‘I buried my father, married my sister and sorted the missing will.’
Quinn a celebrant with style and a few obsessions but a good heart, solves quirky problems, mysteries and the occasional murder at weddings,funerals and naming ceremonies in her Australian country town.
Ex-actor with a great voice who writes eulogies to die for! Not forgetting a few quotable ‘Quinn’s Laws of relativity’ .A romantic but asexual, Quinn lives with her longterm partner Art who runs community Chanel Zero.
The workstyle of a celebrant is never routine. Fake I.D. Fraud. Fights,even to the death ,over wills and inheritance…Mislaid rings.Lost bride. Food poisoning. Clients of various ages and cultures are well looked after. Even vintage millionairess Flora with the much younger lover who might be a con-artist.
Quinn solves most problems,but not always in the expected way.

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