Book Tour + Review: Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber (Narration by Anne James)
Book Tour for Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber
When George and Bella—a homeless alcoholic and his intimidating German shepherd—disturb the peace outside her studio, yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s Zen-like calm is stretched to the breaking point. Kate tries to get rid of them before Bella scares the yoga pants off her students. Instead, the three form an unlikely friendship.
One night Kate finds George’s body behind her studio. The police dismiss his murder as a drug-related street crime, but she knows George wasn’t a dealer. So Kate starts digging into George’s past while also looking for someone to adopt Bella before she’s sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer nipping at her heels, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real.
Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and was 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel. The third book in her series, Karma’s a Killer, will released January, 2016 by Midnight Ink.
Tracy and her husband live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.
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But this was not an ordinary circumstance. I absolutely could not allow that disgusting dog to raise a ruckus outside my studio. The prenatal class would have a fit. Suffice it to say that pregnancy hormones didn’t always leave expecting moms in the best of moods. My moms-to-be liked their yoga practice. They needed their yoga practice. And they needed to be serene while doing it. If a noisy dog fight disturbed their peaceful experience, I’d be the one getting barked at.
Life throws curveballs when you least expect it to. This motto, if you believe in karma, is gold. When you want something, but become desperate to find it—the worst scenario possible is all too likely. If you are not looking for anything, the best things in life can be life altering and quite beautiful. Weber has an entertaining mystery comedy that will rope readers in and leave them wanting to read more.
What starts out as an ordinary day for Kate, becomes desperately annoying and earsplitting due to an awfully loud, untrained dog outside of her yoga studio. At first, she assumes that the owner must be an ill-tempered, unappreciative prick—just looking to earn a buck…but then she starts running into him and talking to him. George was absolutely unavoidable and the more that she tried to persuade him against selling his papers on her side of the street, she couldn’t deny the inexplicable desire to help him after hearing his story. A homeless man, with only the love in his heart for his dog and best friend Bella. Right when she started becoming attached to both George and Bella, he disappeared with Bella for a few weeks only to be found in a parking lot, surrounded by his own blood. Kate, in a desperate state to find Bella, offers to take the dog home after the conversation that she had with George about her illness. As a last minute decision, she feels that she owes it to George to be the one to take care of Bella until a good home can be found. The owner of the pet store across the street is all too willing to help, his eyes set on Kate from the first time she walked into his store. With George being homeless, the police think that his death was purely an accidental drunken stupor, but Kate is determined to not only find an adoptive family for Bella, but to find out who murdered George because she knows that he wouldn’t leave his dog behind for anything in the world. What will happen to Kate when she becomes too close to finding out the truth about what really happened to George?
Weber has a superb story-line and exceptional character development. All of her characters have such depth that will intrigue the reader and allow them to feel emotions like sympathy and determination. This review is complimenting the audiobook. The pace was absolutely terrific; it was fast-paced and the narrator was entertaining. She changed pitch and vocalization for every character and added sounds for special effect. There were little to no errors that could be heard within this audiobook, which make it that much more enjoyable for the reader. If you are a reader of cozy mysteries and women’s fiction, you may want to pick this one up. Since this is the first installment in the Downward Dog Mystery series, you are able to jump right on in.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by Loving the Book, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a five-star rating for Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber.