I decided to read Perfume by Patrick Süskind, based off of several recommendations from fellow readers. As the subtitle reveals, Perfume is indeed the story of a murderer, a young French psychopath, surnamed Grenouille. Born in the 1700s with a superhuman sense of smell, Grenouille masters the art of perfume-making and capturing odors. But when he comes upon the torturous, powerful scent of beautiful young maidens, Grenouille finds no way to recapture their scent but to murder them, and crudely extract the odor from their bodies. This is a dark story with graphic content.
Published by C.K. Brooke
C.K. Brooke is a multi-award-winning author of over 20 novels and novellas. She is best known for her Mythic Maidens Series, Jordinia Saga, and American Pirate Romances. Her books have been published by 48fourteen and Limitless, as well as indie published, garnering accolades from the 2020 Best Indie Book Award in YA Fiction to the Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award. She’s been a guest speaker and panelist for the Detroit Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Barnes & Noble Teen Book Fest. In 2020, she founded Called by the Heart Publications, releasing numerous e-books, paperbacks, and audio books annually. Her latest historical romance, THE POET BRIDE, is available for free on the Readict app. She lives in Michigan with her family. Follow her on Amazon for new release updates. View all posts by C.K. Brooke