New from Simon & Schuster

The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances

A Novel of Suspense

  • customer reviews
A spellbinding novel from the internationally bestselling author!

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.
Choose a format:
  • Atria Books | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451621488 | 
  • February 2013
Add to Cart
List Price $16.00
Usually ships within 1 business day

Video

On the Road with Atria’s Great Mystery Bus Tour

Behind the scenes on the Atria Great Mystery Bus Tour with bestselling Atria authors John Connolly, William Kent Krueger, Liza Marklund & M.J. Rose. Find out more at http://www.atriainternationalmysteries.com/bustour

Read an Excerpt

The Book of Lost Fragrances
Prologue

China Tells Living Buddhas To Obtain Permission
Before They Reincarnate

Beijing
April 4, 2007

Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s restive and deeply Buddhist people.

For the first time China has given the Government the power to ensure that no new living Buddha can be identified,... see more
The Book of Lost Fragrances
One

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT, 1799

Giles L’Etoile was a master of scent, not a thief. He had never stolen anything but one woman’s heart, and she’d always said she’d given that willingly. But on this chilly Egyptian evening, as he descended the rickety ladder into the ancient tomb, each tentative footstep brought him closer to criminality.

Preceding L’Etoile had been an explorer, an engineer, an architect, an artist, a cartographer, and, of course, the... see more

More Books from this Author

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!