The Scent of Murder
A MysteryA Jazz Ramsey Mystery (Volume 1)
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St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 05/07/2019
ISBN: 9781250180612320 Pages
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 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 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 a former student. Jazz finds herself sucked into the case, obsessed with learning the truth.
It had rained that afternoon and the sidewalks were still wet. When the last of the evening light hit them, the slate squares reflected Jazz Ramsey’s neighborhood—streetlights, and the neon signs that flashed from...
Praise for The Scent of Murder
"Logan makes a confident stride from cozies into a harder edge story with this solid series launch. Believable characters, crisp dialogue, and an insider's view of Cleveland's energetic arts and restaurant scenes enhance the mystery. Readers will hope to see a lot more of Jazz and Luther."—Publishers Weekly
"The debut in a new series by the prolific Logan has shoals of red herrings and a nice touch of romance."—Kirkus
"[Jazz] is smart and personable, at home in her native Cleveland. The city itself is a character, transforming from its usual stereotype of a flyover city to a setting of intrigue. Dog lovers will enjoy the relationship between Jazz and her pets, and they'll learn something about cadaver dogs as Jazz brings a killer to justice."—Booklist
"Kylie Logan...has hit the big time. Excellent."—Aunt Agatha's
"A dog, a dead girl, and a mystery. The perfect combination for a compelling story."—Hudson Hub
"I can't recommend The Scent of Murder highly enough. This is a compelling debut that will keep you turning pages until you reach the final one."—Carstairs Considers