By Kate Collins
In New Chapel, Indiana, flower store proprietor Abby Knight concerns approximately her enterprise failing. She wishes new shoppers and is aware that plant life and funerals move jointly like bacon and eggs. therefore she comes to a decision to open up a "tasteful" floral sales space on the Funeral Director Society's annual convention.On the down part, Abby will take care of a few creepy souls who savour the DEARLY DEPOTTED as not anyone else can dig them. for example, the Colonel who's president of the FDS is the self-anointed grasp Mortician who insists he is familiar with every thing there's in changing a corpse right into a dwelling tribute and is prepared to inform somebody who's no longer afraid to invite him for a session. Then there's the environmental ground-hugger Eli "Green Guy" Cotton who believes Kermit is true that grieving kinfolk should still ship their family off in green.The energetic gala turns morbid while cosmetician to the lifeless Sybil "the Diva of loss of life Masks" Blount is killed. not able to withstand, Abby investigates who was once drumming up enterprise.
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