I read this as the "Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense" listing. The title makes it sound like a mystery, and there is a mystery in it, but I would technically consider this novel fitting in the suspense genre, and probably the sub-genre of romantic suspense. That being said, if you are a mystery lover, you'd still enjoy this book.
Virginia Smith's "Scent of Murder" is a well crafted story. This edition is short -- a whopping 208 pages, but its quickness in reading is as much due to the page turning as the length. The story is filled with interesting characters. Minor characters that seem to be added for momentary texture turn out to have major roles in the story -- in other words, there's no true filler.
This is a Christian novel, but it is not at all preachy. The two main characters are both Christians, and this is key to their character development as well as the story. If you are one of the ostriches that doesn't want to see anything Christian, avoid this book. If you are truly open-minded, you will find this book to be enjoyable.