Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher

Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher

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Murder Makes Scents by Christin BrecherMurder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher
Series: Nantucket Candle Maker Mysteries #2
Published by Kensington on February 25, 2020
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Stella Wright loves creating candles at her Nantucket store—and she also has a burning passion for justice. Now, after visiting a perfume conference, she must solve a vial crime...

Stella and her globe-trotting mom, Millie, have come home from a perfume industry conference in Paris, where their trip was marred by witnessing the stabbing death of a young man. It’s a relief for Stella to be back on her picturesque island, with the comforting company of her cat, Tinker. But lingering danger may have followed them back across the ocean.

After someone breaks into her candle store, the Wick & Flame, Stella starts feeling spooked. And just as things threaten to ignite, Millie suffers a blow to the head. Stella receives an anonymous note claiming that her mother smuggled a secret formula out of France—and threatening her life if it isn’t returned. Now Stella’s picked up the scent of a cold-hearted criminal and an intriguing puzzle, and things are about to get wicked...


Murder Makes Scents is the second book in the Nantucket Candle Maker Mysteries. I had the opportunity to meet Christin Brecher last summer and she was simply delightful. I was excited to have the chance to read this book (and am now going to go back and read book one). I was able to jump right into the story without having read the first book. The author did a nice job of introducing the characters and the setting to make reading this book without the first easy. I love that Stella and her mom were together in this one. One of my favorite things about the story was the characters. They’re a lot of fun.

If you like craft-themed cozy mysteries, this series is one to check out. I enjoyed the unique candle making aspect of the story. It adds an exciting element to the mystery.


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About Christin Brecher

Christin Brecher was born and raised in NYC, where her family and many childhood friends still reside. As such, she feels she is as much of a small-town girl as any. The idea to write the Nantucket Candle Maker series sprang from her life-long connection to the small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Spending summers there as a child, Christin read from her family’s library of mystery novels, after which she began to imagine stories inspired by the island’s whaling heyday, its notoriously foggy nights, and during long bike rides to the beach. After many years in marketing for the publishing industry, followed by years raising her children, Murder’s No Votive Confidence is Christin’s debut novel.

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Cover
five-stars
Overall: four-stars

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3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Thank you for your review on “Murder Makes Scents” by Christin Brecher and for being part of the book tour.

    Sounds like a fabulous book and one that I would love the opportunity to read. Definitely on my TBR list. Great cover!

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