The wonderful novel by M.J. Rose, The Book of Lost Fragrances is now out in paperback! I reviewed this haunting work when it first arrived on the book scene and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can take a look at my thoughts – go ahead, I’ll wait.
If you missed this novel in hardback you can now read it in paperback. It had a brand new cover to go with the release and I think it’s a stunner.
To remind you, here is all you need to know about The Book of Lost Fragrances:
Publisher: Atria Books
SYNOPSIS: A Secret Worth Dying For.
Jac L’Etoile is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behind when her brother, coheir to their father’s storied French perfumery, makes an earthshattering discovery in the family archives, and then suddenly goes missing— leaving a dead body in his wake. In Paris to investigate his disappearance, Jac becomes haunted by the legend of the House of L’Etoile. If there is an ancient perfume developed in Cleopatra’s time that holds the power to unlock memories of past lives, possessing it is not only worth living for . . . it’s worth killing for, too.
Fusing history, passion and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris, this marvelous, spellbinding novel comes to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2012 Indie Next List
Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Top Ten Mystery/Thrillers Spring 2012
“Compelling… suspenseful tale. Once you catch a whiff, you will be enchanted”. —Associated Press
“Rose has entered another realm and written what is bound to be one of this year’s best books.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“From 18th-century Egypt and France to present-day Paris, New York, and China, Rose’s deliciously sensual novel of paranormal suspense smoothly melds a perfume-scented quest to protect an ancient artifact with an ages-spanning romance. Rose imbues her characters with rich internal lives in a complex plot that races to a satisfying finish.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred and Boxed Review
“Amazing… utterly engrossing. Elegantly written, with unforgettable characters. Will keep you up all night—and leave you with powerful feelings of revelation, wonder, and the infinitude of human possibility.” —New York Times best selling author Douglas Preston
“A simmering brew that mingles the erotic sensuality of Patrick Suskind’s Perfume with the dark and timeless obsessions of Rider Haggard’s classic, She.” —New York Times best selling author Katherine Neville
About the Author
M.J. Rose is the international best selling author of eleven novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in many magazines and reviews including Oprah Magazine. She has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today and on the Today Show, and NPR radio. Rose graduated from Syracuse University, spent the ’80s in advertising, has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and since 2005 has run the first marketing company for authors – Authorbuzz.com. The television series PAST LIFE, was based on Rose’s novels in the Renincarnationist series. She is one of the founding board members of International Thriller Writers and runs the blog- Buzz, Balls & Hype. She is also the co-founder of Peroozal.com and BookTrib.com.
Rose lives in CT with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka.