The Scent of Murder

Jazz Ramsey's life is pretty good. She lives in one of Cleveland’s most diverse, artsy, and interesting neighborhoods. She has a job she loves at an exclusive school. And she does volunteer work she’s passionate about–Jazz is a cadaver dog handler.

She's putting Luther, a dog in training, through his paces in an abandoned building that will soon be turned into pricey condos. When Luther signals a find, Jazz is stunned to see the body of a young woman dressed in black and wearing the kind of make-up Jazz used to see on the Goth kids back in high school.

She's even more shocked when she realizes that beneath the tattoos and the piercings and all that pale make-up there’s a familiar face.

The victim, Florie Allen, was once a student at the school where Jazz works. The lead detective on the investigation is Nick Kolesov, Jazz's former lover. Like it or not, Jazz finds herself sucked into old alliances, snared by what she thought were long-dead emotions, and obsessed with the case and finding the truth.