Thursday, September 23, 2021

Books from the Backlog - The Scent of Murder

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan

Blurb:  First in a new series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan, The Scent of Murder is a riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains cadaver dogs. The way Jazz Ramsey figures it, life is pretty good. She’s thirty-five years old and owns her own home in one of Cleveland’s most diverse, artsy, and interesting neighborhoods. She has a job she likes as an administrative assistant at an all-girls school, and a volunteer interest she’s passionate about—Jazz is a cadaver dog handler.

Jazz is working with Luther, a cadaver dog in training. Luther is still learning cadaver work, so Jazz is putting him through his paces at an abandoned building that will soon be turned into pricey condos. When Luther signals a find, Jazz is stunned to see the body of a young woman who is dressed in black and wearing the kind of make-up and jewelry that Jazz used to see on the Goth kids back in high school.

She’s even more shocked when she realizes that beneath the tattoos and the piercings and all that pale make up is a familiar face.

The lead detective on the case is an old lover, and the murdered woman is an old student. Jazz finds herself sucked into the case, obsessed with learning the truth.

Why This Book Needs to Come Off The Shelf:  I'm trying to get some of my neglected revive books read and I love the premise of this one.


  1. I need to pay attention to the books on my shelf, too.

  2. Okay, it might just be me - but today we are not twinning. This one doesn't actually grab my attention. But I tell you what, you read it and review it and then we take it from there!

    Elza Reads

  3. Oooh, this sounds good. I hadn't heard of it before and am not usually a crime reader but the fact that she trains cadaver dogs is fascinating. I'm not sure it's one I'll pick up but would definitely consider it now that I've heard the premise. Thanks for posting it!

  4. I, too, need to get to those neglected books on my TBR. This is a series I've heard so much about and I hope to eventually get to it.

  5. This one does sound so good! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Does sound good, and i am betting a part of it will be a great dog/trainer relationship.

  7. I thought about this one but chose not to read it when I read a review which said it didn't spend much time on the dog training aspects.

    Anne - Books of My Heart