Men are confusing, alive or dead.
Imogene Lynch, assistant to the head embalmer at Greener Pastures Mortuary, feels the final sensations of the deceased when she touches their hair. So, why did she get a hit from a 200-year-old skull?
When an earthquake reveals a long-hidden tomb under the historic San Juan Capistrano Mission. El—the night watchman at the mortuary and her new flame—sneaks her in to see it. When Imogene stumbles into a mound of bones and dislodges a skull, she’s plagued by an itching attack that won’t quit until she discovers who killed the cranium’s owner. But how do you solve a crime that happened centuries ago?
If you can imagine Agatha Raisin as a twenty-something, rockabilly, ex-hairstylist with a weird connection to the dead, this book is for you.
Nothing says romance like his and hers caskets.
Imogene Lynch has decorated the chapel for Greener Pastures’ first wedding-funeral, but on the morning of the big event, one casket is empty. Has the bride gotten cold feet? Or has someone absconded with her?
The spirits aren’t talking, but they are making Imogene’s life a misery. When the police suspect the mortuary’s head embalmer of stealing the corpse to sell on the black market, she and El, the hunky night watchman, realize it’s up to them to find the missing body.
Their search leads to a berserker Viking cult, obnoxious frat boys, and a pirate bar, among other dangers. But Imogene and El are determined to reunite the deceased couple, or die trying.
If you can imagine Agatha Raisin as a twenty-something, rockabilly ex-hairdresser with a weird connection to the dead, this book is for you.
Greta Boris is a terrifically gifted storyteller. – Heather Young, author of The Distant Dead, from Harper Collins
This is a cosy lover's dream.-Goodreads reviewer
When the dead want justice, they follow her around.
Imogene Lynch, one time hairstylist, wants nothing more than to become a normal mortician. Problem is she has an ability that’s anything but. She feels the final emotions of the deceased when she touches their hair.
When an extra body shows up in the casket at the back of her anatomy class, turns out he's not for dissection. And Carl the corpse won’t leave her alone until she figures out who put him there.
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Imogenes’s client has a special request. The only hitch is, the client is dead.
Will Imogene do her hair and makeup for a big event? It was a dying wish. At least that’s what Imogene’s boss at the Harry’s Hair Stop tells her. And Imogene needs the money if she’s ever going to get an apartment of her own.
But when she arrives at Greener Pastures to get the client ready for her funeral, strange things happen. The woman’s body won’t stay still, and when Imogene touches her hair, she gets something that feels like an electric shock. Is there such a thing as corpse caffeine?
The mortuary’s handsome night watchman has a great idea. Why not send a hair sample to his Forensic Science teacher for analysis? When they do, Imogene discovers her client’s death, just like her hair color, wasn’t as natural as everyone thought.
Is someone killing off the residents of Liberty Grove? To protect everyone she holds dear and to get her dead client off her back, Imogene had better find out.
I’m addicted to Greta Boris’s fast-paced, twisty stories with characters that I feel by the end of the book are my best friends. Not the villains—those I hope never to meet outside these pages.—Emma Bain, Book Reviewer
Author Greta Boris is a master murder mystery storyteller. She combines intrigue and suspense with believable characters packed in a plot that is intense from cover to cover.—Amazon Reviewer
There is a way out, if she can find it.
When Amy, a newly single mother, offers to take her daughter anywhere she wants to go for her ninth birthday, Bella chooses a Victorian murder mystery-themed escape room. The idea of paying someone to lock her up makes Amy shudder, but she gives in.
Still suffering with PTSD from the events of the previous year (The Origin of Sin), Amy regrets the decision as soon as the door shuts behind them with an ominous slam. Gruesome two-hundred-year-old crimes and a very present murder must be solved in order to escape.
If you enjoyed Shari Lapena’s An Unwanted Guest or Rachel Howzell Hall’s They All Fall Down, you won’t want to come out of your room until you’ve finished Greta Boris’s The Escape Room.
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Sometimes a picture screams a thousand threats.
When Amy inherits a cottage in Capistrano Beach, she sees a chance to escape from the hell of her Machiavellian husband. But black walls, drug paraphernalia, and a greenhouse full of cast-off furniture mean she can’t move her young daughter into the house. There is work to be done. There is also an uninvited guest.
Every day when she arrives at the property a tableau straight from Dante’s lurid vision is sketched on the living room walls. The punishment for each of the seven deadly sins is depicted in graphic detail.
The police are less than helpful. Surely it is her husband trying to scare her into returning to him. Or the drug-addled squatter who she displaced is lashing out. Or, just maybe, stress has her slipping to the other side of sanity. Freedom for herself and her child lies just beyond the answer, but she must walk into danger to reach it.
If you loved Spare Room by Dreda Say Mitchell, you will get a thrill from The Origin of Sin, a prequel novella to Greta Boris’s Seven Deadly Sins series of psychological thrillers.
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Although parts were super creepy and got into my head, the twists and turns, story climax and the ending were all very satisfying, maybe the most satisfying novella I read this year. Don’t be put off by it being a short novel! It’s worth every penny and more. – Emma Bain, Book Reviewer
If you like scary, twisty stories, then this is your book. Well written, and characters that are tantalizing and fun, all rolled tightly into a chilling read. Looking forward to more! – Amazon Reviewer
Travel to the dark side of Sunny SoCal with USA Today Best Selling author Greta Boris.
This set contains a prequel novella and the first three novels in The Seven Deadly Sins - OC Murders
One picture is worth a thousand screams in The Origin of Sin. We learn some doors are better kept closed in A Margin of Lust. A mother fights to protect her child from an invisible monster in The Scent of Wrath. Religion and human-trafficking collide in The Sanctity of Sloth.
Fans of Ruth Ware and Shari LaPena will love a jaunt down this dark alley. Procrastination is perilous, so get yours today!
Willow has everything she could ever want except her freedom.
After eloping with Jonathan, she returns to his family’s expansive Southern California estate to live a fairytale, complete with a handsome prince and beautiful castle.
But something isn’t right at Sunset House. Willow becomes jealous of her husband’s bond with his twin sister, and curious about the family’s secrets that live in the shadows. Her anxiety ramps up with three deaths in as many weeks, and peaks with the discovery of an anonymous journal filled with tales of abuse and imprisonment.
No longer free to wander safely in the estate, Willow has become a songbird in a gilded cage, and she must carry off the performance of a lifetime to protect herself and her unborn child.
A Southern California Gothic tale perfect for fans of Kiersten Modglin and Shari Lapena.
Here’s what the Advanced Review Team said:
You could say I was practically glued right from the beginning. - June
Well-defined characters, colorful imagery, and a fast-moving plot make this gothic tale a great read. – Jeanne
Absolutely riveting story! -Ann
Expertly written, the story draws you in instantly. -Tandy
I literally could not put it down! Brilliantly written! -Linda
A winter wonderland turns into a frozen nightmare in this pulse-pounding conclusion to The Seven Deadly Sins series by USA Today Bestselling Author Greta Boris.
Fiona has separation anxiety when Devon, her husband, takes their almost four-year-old son to a cabin in Big Bear Lake to sled, build snowmen, and bond. She can’t wait to join them, but when she learns her half-brother—once dubbed the Real Estate Killer—has escaped from prison, she loads her handgun and stays home. He has a vendetta against her, and she won’t put her family at risk.
Meanwhile, Devon finds himself in a quandary when a stranger shows up at the cabin door during a snowstorm. He’s taught his son about stranger danger, but how can he leave this stranded man out in the cold? Once inside, the stranger becomes demanding and aggressive. As danger mounts, Devon realizes mercy was a mistake.
Evil has come to Big Bear Lake. It will take both husband and wife to protect their son, but how can they when they’re each unaware of the other’s plight?
Perfect for fans of Christopher Greyson, N.L. Hinkins, Natalie Barelli, and Teresa Driscoll.
You can enter the world of The Seven Deadly Sins with any book in the series, like this one! Grab a copy and prepare to stay up late.
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Getting healthy can be deadly.
Honey Wells, chef, shop owner, and cooking instructor, is a glutton for punishment. Her doctor warned her that overwork, a poor diet, and no exercise is a recipe for disaster. But her brother-in-law has disappeared with her savings, and Honey won’t rest until she replenishes the account.
When Honey’s husband, Booker, convinces her to hike Black Star Canyon for her health, her conviction that exercise is dangerous is confirmed. The dead body they find is the straw that breaks her. Fear, stress, and an unhealthy lifestyle collide in an eye-opening panic attack.
Every step Honey takes to regain control results in danger and mystery. Her wayward brother-in-law wants more money, and his emails hint about past crimes. Her new employee may be the victim of an abusive cult. And, the panic attacks keep coming. She’s convinced the answers she seeks are in the one place she dreads going—Black Star Canyon.
If I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney and The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine made your heart race, Greta Boris’s A Pinch of Gluttony will raise your blood pressure.
Enter the world of The Seven Deadly Sins with any book in this series of standalone psychological suspense novels.
With gentle wit and a compassion that extends even to the sinners, A Pinch of Gluttony examines the many ways—both healthy and harmful—we try to fill the empty places in our hearts. It’s also a well-paced and cleverly plotted mystery that kept me guessing until the end, and then made me gasp out loud. Greta Boris is a terrifically gifted storyteller, and this series just gets better and better. – Heather Young, author of The Distant Dead, from Harper Collins
Wow! Absolutely enthralling. This is my first Greta Boris read. I would describe her writing as Kathy Reichs crossed with Karin Slaughter. An unputdownable thrill-ride, with twists and turns that will keep you breathless! Boris’s characters are 4-dimensional, with depth and authenticity, and she narrates in descriptive detail. I’m keen to go seek out her other books in The Seven Deadly Sins series. Highly, highly read-worthy. – Tandy Oschadleus, Advanced Reviewer