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The Scent of Murder

The Scent of Murder

A Mystery

A Jazz Ramsey Mystery (Volume 1)

Kylie Logan

Minotaur Books


Meet Jazz Ramsey. She trains canines. Solves crime. And sometimes does both at once…

First in a new series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan, The Scent of Murder is a riveting mystery.

The way Jazz figures it, life is pretty good. She owns her own home in one of Cleveland’s most diverse, artsy, and interesting neighborhoods. She likes her job as an administrative assistant at an all-girls school. And she works as a volunteer doing what she’s passionate about: handling cadaver dogs.

One day, while Jazz is training cadaver dog Luther in an abandoned building downtown, a body turns up on the scene. Jazz is stunned by Luther’s discovery of this young woman, dressed in head-to-toe black, Goth-style. Jazz is even more shocked when she realizes that, beneath the tattoos and the piercings and all the pale make-up, is the face of a former student. Who killed her—and why? In an instant, the case has become personal. . .and even more so when the detective leading the investigation turns out to be a man Jazz used to love. What will it take for Jazz to solve this mystery while keeping her nose to the ground and her heart intact . . . before the killer strikes again?


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...

Praise for The Scent of Murder

A Kings River Life Magazine favorite book of 2019!
A Carstairs Considers favorite book of 2019!

"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


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Kylie Logan

KYLIE LOGAN is the national bestselling author of The League of Literary Ladies Mysteries, the Button Box Mysteries, the Chili Cook-Off Mysteries, and the Ethnic Eats Mysteries. The Scent of Murder is the first in a new series.

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