The Scent of Murder–review

This is the first release in the new Jazz Ramsey series by longtime cozy mystery writer, Kylie Logan who a lot of readers know from her Literary League Ladies, Button Box or Ethnic Eats series. The cover may look like it’s a darker mystery, but it isn’t. The nature of Jazz volunteering to train cadaver dogs is what I imagine inspired a cover like that instead of the typical happier cover. There are some awesome characters in this book, and now I’m looking forward to the next book.

My Goodreads review:

The Scent of Murder (Jazz Ramsey, #1)The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I saw the darker looking cover of this book, I wasn’t really sure if I’d end up liking it, but I knew that I liked other books by this author, so I figured why not. I’m very glad I gave it a chance and didn’t judge this book by its cover–which is well-done, but doesn’t come off as cozy. The mystery wasn’t dark at all and was even a little funny in some places. It was interesting to learn about cadaver dogs and how they’re trained to track. I enjoyed these main characters a lot. They were strong and likable. Jazz was strong too and not only in her personality– and the fact that she’d had two older brothers to contend with at home came in very handy in her showdown with the killer.

I hadn’t guessed the killer until the clues started coming, and it made total sense. I’m glad that Jazz softened just a little toward Nick. He brought her the sweetest surprise at the end. I definitely want to read the next book!

I voluntarily read and reviewed this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

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