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Wed, Then Dead on The Ghan (Celebrant Sleuth series)

Author(s): Hazel Edwards

Location(s): The Outback, Australia

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Current day



Sleuth Quinn is on ‘The Ghan’ booked to celebrate a ‘real”wedding at the sunrise breakfast stop out in the Australian desert at Marla. But things go wrong.
The train manager has devised an Agatha Christie role-playing mystery to attract international fans.Themed tourism is trending. Onboard Agatha Christie fans joke about ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.
Intriguingly the ‘Wed, Then Dead on the Ghan’ offers opportunities to ‘dress up’, find clues and act out the mystery while seeing wildlife and the star eco-beauty of the desert.
Quinn deals with the Scandinavian Book Club members passionate to see ‘kangaroos’ ,opal fraud, missing indigenous artifacts,inheritances and the mystique of long distance train travel.
Plus performing a wedding for the descendant of one of the original Ghan cameleers. ‘Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan’ is not what the role-playing tourists expected.
Fiction becomes fact.


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