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 makeup 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 makeup 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.
The Scent of Murder by Kylie Morgan is a complicated book. The plot has the works of an interesting murder mystery tale. However, there was a bit of the book that the writer barely touched up on. The dogs trained to find dead bodies. The whole focus was on the the trainer and her ex solving the case. This cast of characters were not as set in stone like they should be. Their parts in this plot were crazy at times. The mystery part was done right. It was missing the emotional thrill part of what I was expecting this story to have. In that section, it fell flat to me. Mystery, mayhem, and intrigue was there. Overall, the book was good but it could have been better.