Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Adult Mysteries:

Celebrant Sleuth: I do...or die! &

(Mini sequel)  Wed,Then Dead on the Ghan   KINDLE

Celebrant Sleuth: I do ...or die

 

Title: Celebrant Sleuth: I do...or die 

Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher: BookPOD 

ISBN: 9781925457711

e-pub 9781925457728

AUDIBLE  (read by author)

Kindle , Booktopia  print & e copies

Alchemy links to Hazel's e-books online for sale.

Celebrant Sleuth: I do...or die

'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 country town.

Ex-actor with a great voice who writes eologies to die for! Not forgetting a few quotable 'Quinn's Laws of Relativity' . A romantic, but asexual , Quinn lives with her long term partner Art who runs community Channel 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 young lover who might be a con- artist.

Quinn solves most problems,but not always in the expected way.

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e Mini-Sequel  'Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan'

 'Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan'   

Title: Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan' 

Author: Hazel Edwards 

Publisher: BookPOD

 eISBN: 978-1-922270-20-7

PBK: 798-1-22270-21-4  (Tiny print book)

 Amazon Kindle  99 cents for e-book.  FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Mini-sequel,set on iconic train 'The Ghan' en route for Darwin.

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NEWS!     AUDIO BOOK

Available on AUDIBLE now.

The process of audio-recording my own published book, was a steep learning curve.

Check out my candid account What I've Learnt Audio-Recording CelebrantSleuth_.pdf

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Reviews 

  • 'Short,fun spoof on Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Orient Express' as 'Murder on the Ghan'   Susanne Gervay. Good Reads.
  • POTENTIAL for a FABULOUS TV Series J. Ditrich, Publishing consultant just back from NY Rights Fair.
  • 'Timely too, with Marriage Equality...' Susanne Gervay: Good Reads 5 stars.'
  • ' An excellent summer read for those who prefer their sleuths to be more Miss Marple than Nordic Noir.' Goldie Alexander
  • '...written in a pacy, modern way...' Cel Jel  Good Reads.
  • '...just love the whole voice of this book...read the first paragraph and was hooked.' Jen Mc Veity 
  • '...witty,funny, absorbing, fascinating... and only a few pages into it ...' Meredith Fuller, psychologist. 
  • '...Particularly relevant ...was the inclusive and natural way in which gender diversity was explored and presented.'  Pam Russell
  • ... BookPOD reviews
  • '...very visual, with a cast of interesting characters you could imagine adapting to television...' 4 stars Good Reads  Pauline Luke,  Amazon.au 
  •  '...such an imaginative cast of characters, well researched, and in a retirement village! ... Quinn, the sleuth deals with the teeming underbelly of  commitments, weddings and funerals ...' N.J. Galante.
  • '...Excellent for a book club discussion...'Carolyn Hirsh
  • '...cutting edge in exploring topical themes...' Good Reads Julie Ditrich's review.pdf
  • ...Sisters in Crime review 
  • '... bite sized chapters make it an excellent choice for holiday reading' Sarah Jackson Review Celebrant Sleuth.pdf

Author researching on 'The Ghan' and 9 months later, a book.

 Author Hazel Edwards researching on 'The Ghan' ...Hazel holding 'Wed,Then Dead on the Ghan'

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Wed, Then Dead on The Ghan

 As literary tourism,Tripfiction has listed 'Wed then Dead on the Ghan' under Australian fiction for travelle

Hints When Using Real Settings in Fictional Mysteries 

 Importance of Risk-Taking in Mini Mystery Format 

REVIEWS:

 'Short, Fun, Agatha Christie spoof on 'Murder on the Orient Express' Susanne Gervay. Good Reads.

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Resources for 'Celebrant Sleuth'

Part of a book group?   These discussion starters for 'Celebrant Sleuth' also have an extra sheet of questions which can be used with any book your group is reading.  'Celebrant Sleuth' Discussion Notes for Book Groups.pdf

Both 'Celebrant Sleuth' covers

Links to Hazel's 'Celebrant Sleuth' published articles & interviews:

First Tuesday Book Club Speakers :Camberwell Dymocks

First Tues book Club Speakers Trio

With authors Glenna Thomson & Lindy Schneider.

First public chat about 'Celebrant Sleuth' in front of fab.booklovers

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 Sisters in Crime Panel 'Small Towns, Big Secrets & Criminal Intentions'

SIC Panel

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Events & Appearances 2019

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Complete Your Book in a Year.

2020 ( booking & info here)  

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2020

JANUARY

Jan 3rd  First 'Complete Your Book in a Year' PROV

Jan 7th  10-1pm  U3A Nunawading Summer School: Non Boring Writing.

FEBRUARY

Feb 7th  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

Feb 19th  1. 30-1pm  OAM Wheelers' Hill Library

MARCH

March 1st (Sun) 1-4pm  Ivanhoe Library 'Writing Non Boring History for Grandkids' 

March 6th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

March 27th  Society of Women Writers: Authorpreneurship' workshop

APRIL

April 3rd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

April 18th  SCBWI   The Dock Library

MAY

May 1st  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

May 30th TBC  Library Week  Rosanna Library 1-4 pm 'Writing a Non- Boring Family History' 

JUNE

June 5th  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

20/21st  Willy Festival  20/20

JULY

July 3rd PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

AUGUST

August 7th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

Book Week; Larrikin Puppets Musical of 'Hijabi Girl:

SEPTEMBER

Sept 4th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

OCTOBER

Oct 2nd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

NOVEMBER

Nov 6th  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year'

DECEMBER

Dec 4th PROV Mini Book launch


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