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Cheat the Hangman Paperback – September 20, 2011
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About the Author
Gloria Ferris began her writing career by authoring and editing operating procedures for a nuclear power development. It was an exciting job, but opportunities for plot and character development were limited, so she turned to crime fiction and found it to be a lot more fun. Cheat the Hangman was shortlisted for the 2009 Crime Writers of Canada Unhanged Arthur contest. Gloria recently moved back to her native Guelph, Ontario, after spending 20 plus years in several small towns by Lake Huron, which inspired her mysteries. The stories are written in a humorous style, but the crimes are deadly serious. A sequel to Cheat the Hangman is in the works. http://www.gloriaferrismysteries.blogspot.com
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This is a great whodunit, laced with a healthy dose of humor, a bit of the occult, a little romance and a lot of good writing. From her travails with Conklin, the butler who insists on addressing her as Madame, to dealing with an ex-husband who has a penchant for being unreasonable, to putting together a family reunion for hundreds of people, to her conflicted feelings about hunky police chief Marc Allaire, Lyris manages to deal with every situation, if not with aplomb, then at least with self deprecating wit.
There is never a lag in the action, making this hard to put down. If you like your mysteries served up with a bit of cheekiness, then this is the book for you!
The character development is excellent which is a good thing because there are a great many characters. The reader isn't floundering around the book trying to remember who is who which is a credit to the author. The story contains twists, turns and the gets better with every page. I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next one.
I thought I had the mystery solved several times... Only to change my mind again later on in the book. Tho I did guess some of it there where a whole lot of surprises at the end of the book!
Well written and very entertaining. This was an easy fun read and I enjoyed it very much.