About The Coffin Maker
Twenty-three-year-old Jesse Burns lives a tranquil life as the coffin maker in the enthusiastically eerie town of Gregor’s Hollow. Here, the By the Pricking of My Crumbs Bakery sells deep-fried candy corn year round, and manmade mist swirls through the streets every afternoon at three-thirty. As for the graveyard bells that chime at midnight and the Victorian portrait that materializes in the hotel guest rooms? Well, no one can account for those but they look impressive in the brochure.
Few in the town are admired more than the trustworthy, if reclusive, coffin maker. Praised for his intricate carvings and flamboyant artistry, Jesse creates his masterpieces in the workshop that belonged to his father, the previous coffin maker who vanished nine years ago.
Jesse’s isolated routine is disturbed when Death appears on his doorstep one October evening. Wearing a sharply pressed suit and a condescending smile, Death demands eight coffins by Halloween. Jesse is horrified to learn that the coffins are intended for Death’s next eight victims—all of them citizens of Gregor’s Hollow. In exchange for the eight coffins, Death will tell Jesse what happened to his father.
Jesse builds the coffins but refuses to stand by and wait for them to fill with corpses. Together with an alluring and untrustworthy stranger, he seeks the answer he needs to thwart Death’s plan.
Reviews for The Coffin Maker
Sometimes Netgalley has hidden gems - and this is definitely one. Welcome to Gregor's Hollow, a sleepy little town in the United States that has embraced it's haunted past and now pulls in the tourists with spooky hotels and mysterious attractions. It's all for the tourists of course - or at least it is at first glance, because some legends are real...and Death is in town with a mission.
Yes - as other reviewers are mentioned, you're going to need a high tolerance for quirk. If you've read the Odd Thomas series you'll have a rough idea of the tone of [...]
Jesse Burns lives in the town of Gregor's Hollow and builds coffins in the shop his father used to work in until his disappearance. It's a quaint little town with many Victorian and Gothic touches, which attracts tourists. Death himself orders eight coffins to be built for his victims, who will be citizens of Gregor's Hollow. In exchange, Death will tell Jesse what happened to his father.
In this story, Death is a paranormal being that only collects the dead souls, and another entity called the Bringer is the one that causes the actual deaths. Death is a jerk, seeming to [...]
This book is different then I normally read that's why I really liked it. This book follows Jesse who is a coffin maker. He is visited by Death and asked to make 8 coffins. Jesse agrees as long as he can try and prevent the deaths he is making the coffins for. Jesse meets a new people names Robin but she is not at all as she seems. The book takes place over 2 weeks with Jesse trying to prevent the deaths. I truly enjoyed reading about Jesse and the weird Halloween Town he lives in.
I received a free copy [...]
So if I could recommend one book I've read so far this year, I'd have to say it would be "The Coffin Maker." I had such a great time reading this book and I think it will forever be on my "hidden gems" list. The book takes place in the small town of Gregor's Hollow and let me tell you, despite all the quirkiness, this is a town I could probably visit and never leave. Gregor's Hollow is obsessed with all things horror. They advertise their haunted locations and even if some areas aren't really haunted, the residents do their [...]