Jazz Ramsey only intends for Luther, a cadaver dog in
training, to find the human tooth she's hidden in the
abandoned building. Unfortunately, Luther heads to a
different location in the building and finds more than a
tooth as a young woman is dead. Worse yet, Jazz knows her,
as Florie Allen used to be a student at the school where
Jazz is employed. Detective Nick Kolesov, Jazz's former
lover, is assigned the case, and as much as Jazz is
determined to avoid Nick, she can't help but ask questions
as to what happened to Florie.
THE SCENT OF MURDER is the first book in the Jazz
Ramsey series and wow, I can't wait to see where
this series takes us! I'm already a fan of Kylie Logan and
Eats series, but she's kicked it up to a
whole new level with THE SCENT OF MURDER. THE SCENT OF
MURDER is a bit darker and grittier than the Ethnic
Eats series and will appeal to fans outside the cozy
I love the whole idea of seeing cadaver dogs in training! I
wanted to see a bit more of Luther, but since he's not
Jazz's dog, it makes sense that we do not get too attached
to him. I'm hopeful we'll get to see more of the training
process in future books as the concept fascinates me, even
more so since Jazz holds an otherwise ordinary job. The
contrast between her job and her outside volunteer work is a
bit startling and yet gives a great picture of the
contradictions that make up Jazz's character. I'm going to
enjoy seeing her at work as an amateur sleuth!
THE SCENT OF MURDER is a good start to a promising new
mystery series. Kylie Logan has crafted a solid storyline
with intriguing characters. I hope the cadaver dog training
is explored a bit more in future books, but Kylie Logan took
some time to build the back story and up the tension level
between characters first. If you love dogs and mysteries,
then THE SCENT OF MURDER should be on your list to read.
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
She’s even more shocked when she realizes that beneath the
tattoos and the piercings and all that pale make up is a
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.