Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human’s. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill...

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"Superb storytelling all the way...the climax is a savage shocker."-"The Cleveland Plain Dealer"

" A fable of crimial genius.... Remarkable." -- "The New York Times"
" Mesmerizing from first page to last.... A highly sophisticated horror tale." -- "The Plain Dealer"
" A supremely accomplished work of art, marvelously crafted and enjoyable and rich in historical detail." -- "The San Francisco Chronicle"
" An original and astonishing novel." -- "People"
" An ingenious story...about a most exotic monster.... Suspense build up steadily." -- "Los Angeles Times"
" Immensely seductive.... Storytelling at its best." -- "The Kansas City Star"

"A fable of crimial genius.... Remarkable." —"The New York Times"
"Mesmerizing from first page to last.... A highly sophisticated horror tale." —"The Plain Dealer"
"A supremely accomplished work of art, marvelously crafted and enjoyable and rich in historical detail." —"The San Francisco Chronicle"
"An original and astonishing novel." —"People"
"An ingenious story...about a most exotic monster.... Suspense build up steadily." —"Los Angeles Times"
"Immensely seductive.... Storytelling at its best." —"The Kansas City Star"

"A fable of crimial genius.... Remarkable." --"The New York Times"

"Mesmerizing from first page to last.... A highly sophisticated horror tale." --"The Plain Dealer"

"A supremely accomplished work of art, marvelously crafted and enjoyable and rich in historical detail." --"The San Francisco Chronicle"

"An original and astonishing novel." --"People"

"An ingenious story...about a most exotic monster.... Suspense build up steadily." --"Los Angeles Times"

"Immensely seductive.... Storytelling at its best." --"The Kansas City Star"

?A fable of criminal genius?. Remarkable."?"The New York Times"

?A fable of criminal genius?. Remarkable."?The New York Times

?A fable of criminal genius?. Remarkable.-?The New York Times

About the Author:

Patrick Süskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Patrick Süskind lives and writes in Munich.

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