Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blog Tour Stop, Review & Giveaway: Scent to Kill by Chrystle Fiedler

Description (from cover):

'A holistic approach to solving crime? At the Nature's Way Market and Cafe, a gentle touch, a dose of aromatic herbs, fresh evidence, and inspired investigating are the essential ingredients to catching a killer!

When naturopathic doctor and shop owner Willow McQuade's ex-boyfriend Simon Lewis invites her to a party for the cast and crew of a new television show at Long Island's scenic Bixby Estate, she's most excited to visit the property's exclusive lavender farm. But a whole field of her favorite stress-reducing herb can't provide enough soothing support to calm the effects of a murder!

Even the show's psychic star didn't predict the demise of Roger Bixby, the estate's owner and estranged husband of Simon's new girlfriend. Now Simon, who's been collared by police, needs Willow's help to remedy the situation. As Willow snoops about the mansion, offering natural cures to ease the mounting tension, a strange energy--and the discovery of an eerily similar unsolved murder decades earlier--makes her wonder whether the alternative source of the crime might actually be...supernatural. Can she find harmony between mind, body, and possibly even spirits before somebody else goes up in smoke?'

My thoughts:

I liked this one more than I liked it's predecessor, Death Drops. In this one Willow seems to mellow out a little bit on the giving naturopathic remedies to everyone she comes in contact with. She still does that a little in this one, but not as much and it's not a predominant as it was in the first book in this series. I've actually come to enjoy the alternative remedies. I find it interesting to look at things differently and this book is really an eye-opener to stuff I normally wouldn't pay any attention to. The murder mystery, I felt, was well developed and once again, I had no clue who did it. I was pleasantly surprised to find out at the end who it was and I wasn't even close.

While the books need a little tweaking, this one was actually pretty good. If the stories continue to get better as they go along, then I can see this series really becoming something. I love the small quaint seaside town it is set in and the characters are quickly endearing me to them. Watch this series as I definitely see a lot of potential in this series. So the main question is: did I enjoy this book? Yes!! I did. I loved the hint of the supernatural in this one and the theme makes for different reading. A fresh take on a cozy mystery series that I will continue to read as we go into the future. A great read for cozy mystery lovers who want something fresh besides the million food themed mysteries!!

Overall Rating: 3.5

Title:  Scent to Kill
Author:  Chrystle Fiedler
Series:  Natural Remedies Mystery #2
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Publication Date:  February 26, 2013
Pages:  320
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Get It:  Amazon; Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Chrystle Fiedler is a writer who specializes in alternative health topics and the author or coauthor of four nonfiction books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Natural Remedies, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!, and the Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook. Chrystle made her fiction debut with Death Drops, first in its series. You can visit her webpage at www.chrystlefiedler.com



This has been a stop on the Scent to Kill Book Tour Presented by Cozy Mystery Blog Tours. Make sure you check out all the other stops on the tour as most of them are offering giveaways of this book!

Tuesday, February 26 -- Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
Wednesday, February 27 -- Melina the Reader
Thursday, February 28 -- Book of Secrets
Friday, March 1 --Mochas, Mysteries & More
Saturday, March 2 -- Girl Lost In a Book
Sunday, March 3 -- Thoughts in Progress
Monday, March 4 -- Brooke Blogs
Tuesday, March 5 -- Omnimystery.com

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Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the publisher, through Netgalley and Cozy Mystery Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review. I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.

14 comments:

  1. Some of the things that interest me about this book is that for one it is a cozy mystery and the subject is natural remedies. I like this idea for the backdrop of the book. Cozies are some of my favorite books to read. Thank you for the chance to win.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. I like it also as the setting. I love to learn new things and there is an abundance of information on natural remedies in this book!

      Kimberlee

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  2. I love cozies especially when they have a different twist to them. This one looks great!

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    1. I am the exact same way. Hope you get a chance to read this soon.

      Kimberlee

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  3. Sounds like an interesting book to add to my collection!

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    1. If you like this one, then I encourage you to look into 'Death Drops', it's predecessor.

      Kimberlee

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    1. It is really soothing. I love the way it smells too. And I bet that having it grow on a lavender farm is really beautiful as well.

      Kimberlee

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  5. I love cozeys and I sure could use a natural rememdy right now. I have a terrible chest cold! Thank you for this great giveaway.

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    1. Oh no..Hope you feel better soon.

      Kimberlee

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  6. I enjoy almost all cozies and the natural remedies are a new twist that I think I'd like.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read this one.

      Kimberlee

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  7. I'm very interested in holistic medicine and have several books on the subject. Thank you for the review, I'm looking forward to reading the book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read this one and enjoy it as well..Happy reading.

      Kimberlee

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