"M.J. Rose's latest is breathtaking. The Collector of Dying Breaths combines fascinating history, torrid romance and a compelling mystery into a marvelous package that will entice fans of Anne Rice and Diana Gabaldon…Rose has taken an interesting premise and uses history to tell her tale....an original reading experience.”
– Associated Press
“What can I say; M.J. Rose has done it again. She presents a story so intricate and mesmerizing that the reader can get lost in the pages…an excellent choice for avid book clubbers to discuss and debate.”
– Free Lance-Star
"Rose’s latest venture into myth and reality is a page-turning, alluring concoction of fiction infused with fantastical yet actual history. Readers will be charmed by her well-drawn and memorable characters, and they will be mesmerized by her enchanting narrative, which takes them on a mystical and magical journey."
– Library Journal (starred)
"Crisp, evocative prose elevates this above other paranormal thrillers."
– Publishers Weekly
“A suspenseful and enigmatic story, with gripping historical details and the paranormal subtext Rose has become famous for, which will please her many fans.”
"Rose masterfully combines romance, mystery, and dual timelines…The storyline and extensive historical details…are fascinating.”
– Romantic Times (FOUR-AND-A-HALF STARS TOP PICK)
"Wondrously original... elegantly written. Rose manages to utterly suspend our disbelief in a book that leaves us, appropriately enough, breathless."
– Providence Journal
"Mysterious, magical, and mythical…what a joy to read!"
– Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants
“History, mystery, ambition, lust, love, death and the timeless quest for immortality…a riveting tale of suspense.”
– B.A.Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger
“From the labyrinthine alleyways of 16th century Paris to the danger-infused woodlands of 21st century Fontainebleau, M.J. Rose has crafted a superb, mesmerizing tale of two people separated by centuries yet linked by a haunting secret. Poison, obsession and undying love have never been so enticing—or so lethal. I could not stop reading it!”
– C.W. Gortner, author of The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
"With an alchemist's skill, M.J. Rose mixes present and past with the dark scent of love and an intricate mystery, creating a blend that is splendidly, spookily magical."
– Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author
"M.J. Rose masterfully serves up suspense with generous sides of philosophy and intrigue. I devoured this fascinating tale about Catherine de Medici and her perfumer simmered with the compelling modern-day story of an intelligent woman in search of personal completion. Alchemy, mythology, and an exploration of reincarnation lace this tantalizing telling. A lavish and satisfying banquet of a book!"
– Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe