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I received this book for free from NetGalley. This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher
Series: Nantucket Candle Maker Mysteries #2
Published by Kensington on February 25, 2020
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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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.