Sense and Scent Ability: A Small Town Psychic Cozy Mystery

A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 1 · Barkside of the Moon Press
95 reviews

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An unputdownable, thoroughly enjoyable, cozy mystery by USA Today Bestselling Author Renee George. Featuring an middle-aged heroine, strong friendships, and romance with a younger detective...oh, and a mystery that only this heroine's nose can sniff out.


My name is Nora Black, and I'm fifty-one-years young. At least that's what I tell myself, when I'm not having hot flashes, my knees don't hurt, and I can find my reading glasses.

I’m also the proud owner of a salon called Scents & Scentsability in the small resort town of Garden Cove, where I make a cozy living selling handmade bath and beauty products. All in all, my life is pretty good.

Except for one little glitch...

Since my recent hysterectomy, where I died on the operating table, I’ve been experiencing what some might call paranormal activity. No, I don’t see dead people, but quite suddenly I’m triggered by scents that, in their wake, leave behind these vividly intense memories. Sometimes they’re unfocused and hazy, but there’s no doubt, they are very, very real.

Know what else? They’re not my memories. It seems I've lost a uterus and gained a psychic gift.

When my best friend's abusive boyfriend ends up dead after a fire, and she becomes the prime suspect, I end up a babysitter to her two teenagers while she's locked up in the clink. Add to that the handsome detective determined to stand in my way, my super sniffer’s newly acquired abilities and a rash of memories connected to the real criminal, and I find myself in a race to catch a killer before my best friend is tried for murder.


"Sense and Scent Ability by Renee George is a delightfully funny, smart, full of excitement, up-all-night fantastic read! I couldn't put it down. The latest installment in the Paranormal Women's Fiction movement, knocks it out of the park. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy today!" -- Robyn Peterman, NYT Bestselling Author

"I'm loving the Paranormal Women's Fiction genre! Renee George's humor shines when a woman of a certain age sniffs out the bad guy and saves her bestie. Funny, strong female friendships rule!" -- Michelle M. Pillow, NYT & USAT Bestselling Author


"I smell a winner with Renee George's new book, Sense & Scent Ability! The heroine proves that being over fifty doesn't have to stink, even if her psychic visions do." -- Mandy M. Roth, NYT Bestselling Author

About the Author

Renee George is the USA Today bestselling author of many paranormal mysteries and romances, including the Peculiar Mysteries, Barkside of the Moon Cozy Mystery series and the Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery series. She resides in Mid-Missouri with her family.

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95 reviews
Janice Schlange
May 29, 2023
Nora's "sensability" 1st sounded a bit corny to me, but I'm certainly happy I decided to take a read. What an enjoyable story with believable characters and a twisting plot. well done!
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Cheryl Gerhardt
March 30, 2020
Nora is going through what most fifty-one-year-old woman deal with and much more. She had surgery and died on the table. When she came back it seemed a new ability tagged along. As a seller of scented products for women, she's always had a good sniffer. Now, add certain smells trigger memories--only they aren't hers. That's right. When her bestie is accused of a serious crime she hopes her ability will help. Problem is she can't just direct it where and when she wants. The hot detective isn't gonna believe her anyway. She's on her own, well along with her bestie's two teenagers. This is one of my favorite over-forty heroines and books. I enjoyed the premise, the ex (oh, by the way, he happens to be the police chief) and younger detective, girlfriends, successful women, a little sexual tension and super intrigue throughout the story. I can't wait for more.
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Heidi Rubley
March 31, 2020
Another fabulous read by one of my favorite authors!! A new physic ability that I've never heard of, so that makes it more interesting...I love the characters and the storyline. I recommend this book too anyone who enjoys paranormal mysteries.
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About the author

USA Today Bestselling author Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird. Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.

When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she is preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can't say no to those sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!)

She resides in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.

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