The Story of a Murderer

Recommended by Denise Hamilton, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #2 in German, Ranked #16 in Murdersee more rankings.

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop...

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Denise Hamilton It’s a very lush, richly imagined book. It just bursts with sensuality and the smells of Paris in the 18th century. (Source)

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