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The fairest of them all... Lydia Wang is the newly crowned winner of a local beauty pageant--and the queen of mean. Used to getting what she wants, she ends up in an fight with Persia over the store's newest acquisition: the Mirror of Aphrodite. Reflecting only the most beautiful aspects of the person looking into it, the mirror is a huge draw and definitely not for sale--The fairest of them all... Lydia Wang is the newly crowned winner of a local beauty pageant--and the queen of mean. Used to getting what she wants, she ends up in an fight with Persia over the store's newest acquisition: the Mirror of Aphrodite. Reflecting only the most beautiful aspects of the person looking into it, the mirror is a huge draw and definitely not for sale--no matter how much Lydia is willing to pay. Persia arrives at the shop the next morning to find Lydia dead, the mirror missing, and one of the shop's treasured employees the prime suspect. Trevor's arrest is a blemish on the reflection of the shop, so Persia decides to take matters by the nose. To clear his name, she must sniff out the signature scent of a killer....

Title : Scent to Her Grave
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ISBN : 9780425205334
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Scent to Her Grave Reviews

  • Michelegg
    2019-04-14 10:00

    This was a delicious book. I loved all the recipes for bath salts and perfumes. Yummy! The mystery was good, although I guessed who the murderer was in the beginning. There was a little romantic tension going on with a couple of guys and it made me want to read the next book to see where all that will go. The characters were delightful, I loved Persia and her Auntie and friend Barb. All in all a very good read.

  • Lisa Kay
    2019-04-19 12:02

    Nice little cozy and start to the series. I will continue on to the next one. I didn't know this author is also Yasmine Galenorn.

  • Lara Sienkiewicz
    2019-04-02 09:11

    I found this a great book! It was one of the books my mother recommended to me. It's a great murder mystery with a little touch of romance. I enjoyed the wiccany sort of feeling this book had, especially the healthy tips and beauty oils that were amongst the pages. Persia Vanderbuilt definitely sounds like my kind of gal pal!

  • Melissa
    2019-04-09 13:07

    This was probably 3.5 stars but I rounded down to three. This book was OK and I can't point to anything that I really didn't like about it, I just didn't get into it as much as some other books. I'm still not sure about the main character. She is definitely different. It was a good mystery with some red herrings and I liked the setting in Washington state.

  • Lily
    2019-04-04 10:07


  • Adele
    2019-03-25 09:54

    I really enjoyed this mystery and will read more by this author.

  • Jan
    2019-04-08 09:51

    Enjoyable read.

  • Dalene
    2019-03-22 12:08

    I was excited to start a new series with a new theme. I had not read anything with this type of theme before and was really excited. The setting was quaint and identifiable. Persia and her aunt are a great combination for owning the bath and body store. Their relationship is very unique in that they only have each other. Persia is just back to the small town from having lived away for some time, and has to work through issues of the past. Her aunt is a great reminder of the fact that things are different now.Persia is also faced with a murder in her Aunt’s story and does not want it to affect the business. Obviously this is both her and her aunt’s means of financial support. Taking on trying to solve the crime herself, as she doesn’t really trust the Police Chief, she also faces problems from her ex.There are lots of recipes for bath salts and oils and suggested uses. It would be a lot of fun to whip some of these up and use during reading time. Persia is a very modern sleuth and diverse character. I liked the freshness of this aspect, as well as the theme. The story was a little slow in parts, but overall a good crime to be solved.Recommend to those cozy reader mysteries who are looking for a new theme.

  • Jan
    2019-03-23 15:53

    Persia has returned to her island hometown off the coast of Washington followin a string of lack-lustre jobs and a desasterous relationship. She is working at her aunt's spa and bath products store and using her extremely delicate sense of smell to create scents for the spa and one-of-a-kind scents for individual customers. When one of the more prominent and annoying customers ends up dead in the store, and one of her aunt's employees is arrested for the crime, Persia can't help but stick her nose in.Hmmm, I was a bit disappointed by this book. The killer so so obvious and the motive was so lame. But mostly, I found Persia pretty annoying. I don't really know why but I just thought she was too pushy. Also, there was so much going on that seemed to have nothing to do with the story. I know she is setting up a series but it was just so disorganized. Frankly I think I would have liked it better if her aunt and her best friend were the detectives. They were much more fun and likeable. I probably will not be trying the second in the series.

  • Kristen
    2019-03-30 16:06

    If you like to read something different for a change in cozies, pamper yourself with India Ink's Scent to Her Grave in the Bath and Body Mystery series. Persia Vanderbilt owns and works at Venus Envy,a bath and body shop dealing with fragrances and facials in Gull Harbor, an island across from Seattle, Washington. She didn't expect to get embroiled into a mystery or into a perplexed love triangle, too. When Lydia Wang gets killed in her shop, it could mean more than bad business for her shop. We follow Persia in her journey to prove her friend's innocence and step into the heart of danger looming over her. While Lydia's enemies had more than an ax to grind, Persia had to watch over her back and fend over danger her own way. While dealing with her crazy ex-boyfriend, she has a childhood friend and a new love interest vie over her. This is an unique cozy series that might pique your interest.

  • Connie N.
    2019-03-24 14:50

    This was a very fun cozy. I particularly liked the main character, Persia (isn't that a great name?). She is an active, attractive, fit woman who takes care of herself, but not to the point of being obsessive. She's a self-defense instructor who also has a sensitive nose and can create lovely custom fragrances. I like her irreverence, and her getting involved in the mystery was mostly natural except for a rather unbelievable visit to a dangerous nightclub that didn't turn out at all the way I expected. Auntie and friend Barb are enjoyable secondary characters. I kind of guessed the murderer fairly early, but it didn't really take away from the story at all. I look forward to continuing with this series.

  • Books4m
    2019-03-30 14:47

    I read alot of cozy mysteries, this book fit perfectly in that genre. However the great mysteries always hold a suprise ending, this one left a little bit to be desired. The killers just seemed implausible. however if you just want something to read as your falling asleep this is good, nothing trashy and enough of a side plot, i admit i laughed a bit, to be entertaining. It had something alot of cozy mysteries don't an entertaining side plot, which is important some stories just skip through the scenes they think are important this book gave you a steady stream of the heroines life. Not a bad read just not the best either.

  • Stacy
    2019-04-14 14:08

    I really enjoyed this book, considering how skeptical I was when I learned it was a pseudonym for Yasmine Galenorn. I started reading one of her other books and just couldn't get into it. I think Persia is my favorite character, I love her ability to create scents for individuals and hit the mark with just what they're looking for. she's a strong independent female and doesn't take crap from men. I had a feeling who the murderer was about half way into it but didn't decide definitely until Elliot the asshat showed up. can't wait to get into the next book in the series, wish there were more than 3 tho.

  • Patrice
    2019-03-31 14:57

    The mystery was good and I like Persia's character a lot along with many of the supporting characters. It fit together well and the recipes scattered throughout the book were an interesting touch. But the focus on beauty products in ingredients, recipes and description did were on me after a while. I'm not a especially girly. But there the fault is mine as the book makes it clear in cover and description that that's the premise. I knew that and read it anyway and enjoyed the story regardless.

  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    2019-04-12 15:11

    Persia has moved back to a small island just off the Washington coast near Seattle. She lives with her aunt and helps run a small spa. She created custom scents for her clients.Then a client is killed in the store and a coworker is framed and she must find out who did it and why. She also has to deal with an ex-boyfriend that was in jail and managed to track her down when he got out. He isn't harmful, just an idiot. He will most likely be in the next book since he has moved to the island.I enjoyed the book, it was a good read.

  • ❂ Jennifer
    2019-03-27 12:10

    i liked this book more than I thought I would. The main character is interesting, I can't quite decide if I really like her or not. I found the mystery easily guessed, but was refreshed that the main character didn't fill the pages doing stupid things. The recipes throughout the book for different types of oils didn't interest me much, but the integration of them was creative. The author hints at psychic ability in the main character, but never actually calls is that, or really addresses it. Overall, the book was very much good enough to read the next in the series.

  • Myhotstylist
    2019-04-17 08:42

    Highly Enjoyable mystery that I finished in just one sitting! Persia works for her Auntie in a bath store where one of her clients is found murdered. Persia works to reveal the truth in order to clear her employee's name. This is a fun cozy with a tight plot and very likeable characters. I liked the way the writer uses descriptive writing. The plot moved smoothly and and kept me guessing until the final reveal. Cannont wait to start on the next in the series!

  • Susan
    2019-04-15 07:57

    I found this to be very dull and never got interested in the characters. I didn't feel there was a plot; instead the author resorted to every few chapters having the protagonist muse aloud about possibilities. It's my feeling that if the author has to spell out what's going on that something is missing.

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2019-03-26 12:41

    This was my first introduction to this series and I felt it was lacking in only a few places. I would have enjoyed the shop at the location being more fully involved. also, we do not truly get to know Persia. The murder mystery was solved well, however, I did know from the beginning who did it. This is very unusual for me.I look forward to reading the next book and seeing the growth.

  • VJ
    2019-04-09 13:55

    I've read other books in this series. It was rather deja vu like for awhile there until I realized why. It was nice to see the start of the series. I'll probably read more of these, but I won't necessarily seek them out. It was a run of the mill cozy. Some of the oil blends were interesting, but nothing I'm going to run out and buy all the stuff to make.

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-25 10:59

    I'd go 3.5 stars if I could. This was a nice debut for a cozy series set in Gull Harbor, WA (outside Seattle). A feisty heroine, Persia Vanderbilt, helps her Aunt Florence run Venus Envy, a bath and body shop. I enjoyed the characters, loved the setting, thought it was a decent mystery, and will read the rest in the series; I believe there are only 2-3 more.

  • Brenda
    2019-04-09 11:51

    The first in a series and I'm on the fence. I don't know if I will read another or not. A mediocre mystery and characters I can't relate to left me uninspired. I really can't recommend this one. Maybe it improves with each installment?

  • Stephanie Rinkel
    2019-03-29 10:53

    This book was written in first person. In general I don't appreciate books written in first person. However by the time I was half way through the book began to grow on me. Thus I have rated it as okay because it redeemed itself.

  • Marina Sinelnikova
    2019-04-14 08:09

    Readable but nothing special. Takes place in a small town but feels a bit more modern than a typical cozy - a bit of esoterics, heroine has tattoos, is fond of fitness and teaches self-defense classes.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-02 14:07

    Alias for Yasmine Galenorn. Some of her earlier work, it was a fun and easy read but fairly tame. Although entertaining it wasn't the best mystery I've read by a long shot. It does have some great recipes for scented oils though!

  • Laura Herrold
    2019-03-27 11:46

    Not as deep and dark as Yasmine Galenorn's other books, she chose a more lighthearted feel for this -- only touching on subjects she writes about in her other books -- this feels more bubblegum style and lighthearted . . . fun read as were all three of the books in this series.

  • Ann
    2019-03-27 10:42

    A nice cozy mystery...I had to read it when I saw the author's pen name: India Ink!

  • Pam
    2019-04-17 10:54

    01/14/08 -- rec via bookmooch

  • Angela
    2019-04-11 16:06

    very very good first in series. only seems to be three books in the series. the only series I have found set in a bath and body shop.

  • Natalie
    2019-04-18 16:05

    A fun, quick murder mystery.