This Arthur Ellis Award-winning story is the first book in the Cornwall and Redfern Mystery Series and is a well-written tale chock full of action, humor, and quirky characters ... Guaranteed to keep you invested in the life of the protagonist from start to satisfying end of the story, it's just the right kind of book to lighten your day or take to the beach.
VP, Chesapeake Chapter, Sisters in Crime and www.bluemoonmysterysaloon.com
Similar to reader's attachment to Joanne Kilbourn of Gail Bowen's famous series, Bliss is someone that I would look forward to reading more about for many future books to come. She’s got a foul mouth and a spunky attitude, but she’s an extremely hard worker and her disdain for her 'weasel' of an ex-husband is absolutely hilarious.
Corpse Flower is of the mystery genre, but it is also so much more. I'd like to think of it as an all-encompassing story with a murder, mystery and intrigue, humor and quirk, and even a little bit of romance. Ferris builds up a stellar cast of characters to carry forward the series... an absolute treat to read, this one is highly recommended.
Gloria Ferris of Guelph has written an outstanding mystery tale with a funny, feisty heroine who will have you laughing out loud.
...I chuckled a great deal over the antics of Bliss Moonbeam Cornwall, whose steely resolve, madcap pluck, and hardworking determination serves her well as she uncovers the pot-fuelled secrets of her entire town.
Not every writer can write for laughs and make it work. It takes great skill to do both. Enter Gloria Ferris who...won the Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award [for Corpse Flower] in 2010 from Crime Writers of Canada.
Mystery Maven Canada
…a rollicking blast of an adventure story. Ferris certainly has the narrative chops to keep a reader’s interest. Bliss herself is an illustration of what happens to women thrown out on their own with nowhere to go. It's a good look at contemporary mores, and Ferris has a subtle eye and a light touch. All in all, a very enjoyable read.
Mystery Scene Magazine
…a jolly read with an amusingly balky protagonist.
Stratford Beacon Herald
Ferris does fine work in keeping multiple plot threads interlacing and pushing the mystery forward. The charm of her characters is undeniable…