Since his first novel, Greg Herren’s fans have been begging him to spin off their favorite character, the hard-drinking, hard-bitten, smart-mouthed red-headed reporter with the heart of gold and the unlikely name. Now Paige Tourneur gets a chance to tell it herself in her own witty and worldly-wise way. Please! Is that really her name? Seems like she has quite a past, and beginning with Fashion Victim, it’s starting to haunt her. Enjoy!
Fashion Victim (#1 in the Paige Tourneur Missing Husband Series) (A Paige Tourneur Mystery)
Genre: Anthologies & Literature Collections | Anthologies | Short Stories | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
In her first solo outing, Paige Tourneur has long since left the Times-Picayune and has now landed a job at Crescent City Magazine, which sends her out to do a personality piece on bitchy fashion designer Marigny Mercereau. Only Marigny ends up dead fifteen minutes before her fifteen minutes of fame.
Twisting through Marigny’s creepy past, Paige is accompanied, as always, by best friend Chanse, her cop buddies Venus Casanova and Blaine Tujague, and (finally!) by the perfect man: her new boy friend, Blaine’s brother Ryan. So what happens when a woman meets the perfect man and her past comes calling?
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Dead Housewives of New Orleans: A Humorous Mystery (#2, The Paige Tourneur Missing Husband Series)
Genre: Humor & Satire | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
The SECOND juicy episode in the Paige Tourneur Missing Husband Series by Lambda-winner Greg (G.T.) Herren, author of the Chanse McLeod and Scotty Bradley series.
Think DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES meets IN PLAIN SIGHT: Snarky dialogue, a smart-mouthed female sleuth, and murder most malicious…
Someone’s killing the newly minted stars of Grandes Dames of New Orleans and reporter Paige Tourneur’s on the story. A great story too, except that someone’s gunning for Paige as well—someone tied to her extremely checkered past. Someone who knows way too much about her, and why she hasn’t exactly come clean yet with Ryan the Perfect Man.
But despite the danger, Dead Housewives of New Orleans is one saucy, catty, wicked read! Paige Tourneur’s just about the sassiest sleuth to come along since Amelia Peabody started cracking wise to Emerson. She takes no prisoners, brooks no nonsense, and—be warned—speaks inappropriately for church.
Inspired by guilty-pleasure reality shows like REAL HOUSEWIVES of New York, New Jersey, Orange County, and Atlanta, author G.T. Herren has herein single-handedly invented the brand new genre of Bitch Noir, which makes delicious use of that old and beloved adage, “If you can’t say something nice, sit next to me.”
Some yummy bitch noir tidbits to tide you over:
“The formula was the same: women with money, too much time on their hands, and too much access to a plastic surgeon.”
“It was getting harder and harder to take fitness advice from a woman whose face was frozen by Botox and had her breasts done.”
“The original show had only one original cast member left—a narcissistic shrew with no indoor voice.”
“How could she squeeze those breasts into a Size 2?”
“She’s just a walking, talking human stain. What? I did call her human.”
“I’ve no doubt that awful husband of hers made her get her breasts enlarged, but now that he’s dead why doesn’t she have them taken out?”
Like Real Housewives, Dead Housewives of New Orleans is part of a “season” itself, the second episode in Herren’s Missing Husband Series. It’s even more fun if you tune in early with the prequel, Fashion Victim.
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