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Some Family Reunions Aren't All Fun & Games; Some Are Deadly

Lyris Pembrooke's family reunion has more than a few odd family members. Someone is also a murderer. Celebrate the new release of Cheat the Hangman, a historical paranormal suspense set in Ontario, Canada, written by Canadian author Gloria Ferris.
  • <strong>by Gloria Ferris</strong>
    EDMONTON, AB, August 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- From Imajin Books and author Gloria Ferris comes the paranormal suspense, CHEAT THE HANGMAN, which delves into old family secrets, an ill-fated family reunion and the murder of an innocent child.

"Southern Ontario Gothic at its spine-chilling, provocative, hilarious best."--John Moss, author of Reluctant Dead

Lyris Pembrooke unearths a terrible family secret in the old mansion she recently inherited. Investigating the tragedy, she delves into the psyche of a damaged WWII soldier, aided by her irrepressible spirit guide and the family psychic.

After inheriting Hammersleigh House from her eccentric great-uncle Patrick, Lyris Pembrooke makes a grisly discovery in the tower room of the Georgian-style mansion--the mummified remains of a child.

To uncover the mystery, Lyris is aided by family psychic Aunt Clematis and Leander, a spirit guide with an attitude, who prefers hanging out with Winston Churchill and John Lennon. While nurturing a new relationship with Blackshore's Chief of Police, avoiding her controlling ex-husband's demands, hosting this year's family reunion and engaging in a psychological battle with the mansion's butler, Lyris is taxed to her limits.

During an oppressive summer heat wave, a tear in the gossamer veil that separates past and present forces Lyris to finally accept her psychic destiny. Driven to find out who murdered little Tommy Pembrooke sixty-eight years ago, she begins a journey back in time.

"A refreshing and chilling paranormal mystery you won't want to miss."
--Jeff Bennington, author of Reunion

"A dazzling blend of the bizarre and the domestic, horror and humour, nostalgia and intrigue."
--John Moss, author of Reluctant Dead

"Satisfying and romantic...an excellent, enjoyable read!"
--Catherine Astolfo, author of the Emily Taylor Mysteries

"Entertaining and well written...No wonder it was shortlisted for Canada's Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award."
--N.A.T. Grant, author of Race Without Rules

"A powerful, layered story told with clarity, pizazz, and humour."
--Eileen Schuh, author of Schrodinger's Cat

Available August 25th, 2011 in Kindle edition and Smashwords edition (multiple formats for a variety of ereaders)

You can learn more at http://www.imajinbooks.com and http://www.gloriaferrismysteries.blogspot.com.

Imajin Books is an innovative, unique Canadian publisher with an eye on exciting, ever-changing trends and opportunities in publishing that opened its 'doors' to authors worldwide in late February 2011. They promise great reads by wonderful authors, with ebooks priced under $5 and trade paperbacks under $18.

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Disclaimer: Imajin Books is not associated in any way to the US company ImaJinn Books.

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