- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 5 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Jeffrey Marks
- Audible.com Release Date: June 27, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DODL25M
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The Scent of Murder Audiobook – Unabridged
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There are quite a few light hearted moments in this book though it isn't a comedy, and those moments add spice to a complicated mystery that slips in and out of the reader's grasp, turns unexpected corners and keeps the reader guessing until almost the very last page.
As always, the writing is more than professional. In fact, it is so good that it never over shadows or bogs down the plot or gets in the way of the characters expressing, by word and deed, who they are The cast is fairly small, which allows for development of each character, and Mr. Marks uses that to the advantage of the book.
I enjoyed the Scent of Murder very much, and, though it's a fast read (putting it *down* is the problem), it is also a satisfying read, and one I would recommend to anyone looking for an intriguing mystery involving interesting, and mostly likeable characters.
Three things surprised me. First that this is written by a man, not a woman--a man who notices perfumes, what women wear, the dynamics of a failing relationship. Second this takes place in Ohio, not LA or NYC, but Ohio. And third, I am not only reading this but intrigued by it (I don't notice perfumes, what women wear or the dynamics of relationships). Oh, yes, to complete the correlation the woman is proposed to by a police detective (she turns him down).
And, the two disparate elements, they do fit together in a way that will have you thinking about this long after you finish the book. The problem is that many new writers is that they include too many characters without a recap to help the person reading this over days and weeks. The Scent of Murder does this too, but it is less distracting because we are more involved.
Would I want to read subsequent books by this author? No, I think I have more than enough with just this one.
J. Lehman - Rosebud Book Reviews
Without any likable characters I don't care how well written the book is or isn't. You just don't care what happens to any of them.
Is the book horrible? No, just forgettable. Certainly worth getting if for free. I only finished reading it a couple of days ago and had to strain to remember how it ended.