Saturday, January 4, 2014

Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber Review & Giveaway

Murder Strikes a Pose
(A Downward Dog Mystery)
New Series
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK (January 8, 2014)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738739687

Yogi Kate becomes a Savasana sleuth in this debut mystery.

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson tries to live up to yoga’s Zen-like expectations, but it’s not easy while struggling to keep her small business afloat or dodging her best friend’s matchmaking efforts.

When George, a homeless alcoholic, and his loud, horse-sized German shepherd, Bella, start hawking newspapers outside her studio, Kate attempts to convince them to leave. Instead, the three strike up an unlikely friendship.

Then Kate finds George’s dead body. The police dismiss it as a drug-related street crime, but Kate knows he was no drug dealer. Now she must solve George’s murder and find someone willing to adopt his intimidating companion before Bella is sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer on her trail, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real.

About Tracy Weber
Tracy Weber is a certified yoga teacher and the founder of Whole Life Yoga, an award-winning yoga studio in Seattle, where she currently lives with her husband and German Shepherd. Weber is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Dog Writers Association of America, and Sisters in Crime. She loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. Murder Strikes a Pose is Weber’s debut.

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My Review: Murder Strikes a Pose.

A Downward Dog Mystery #1

4 stars

Murder Strikes a Pose is entertaining. I laughed, I even shed a tear. Thought of doing yoga for a sec or two.
Her main character Kate I liked most of the time. She tried to live her beliefs, but sometimes she failed.

The plot was good. She went down a lot of wrong paths before she figured out the right one. Lots of suspects. I do admit that I guessed right on who the murder was and why he killed him. But it still a good read.

Kate is still getting over the death of her father. She is afraid to love again. She gets into a lots of arguments when people tell her to leave it to police. I sided with Kate till I realized if my friends were going to look into a murder I would tell them to leave it the cops.

I know I could not afford to pay 400$ for pet medicine I could not afford it for my own even. But I would not want to put a dog down either. Hard choices to make.

I would read another book in this series.

I was given this ebook to read for review from Netgalley and Midnight ink. Also asked to be part of blog tour.

Giveaway:The author Tracy will give away 1 autographed copy at each stop.

To enter Leave a comment with name and email address below. Only open to U.S. starts 1/04/2014 ends 1/15

Tour Participants

January 2 – Thoughts in Progress - Review, Giveaway
January 3 – Books-n-Kisses - Guest Post
January 4 – readalot*- Review, Giveaway
January 5 – Auntiemwrites’s Weblog – Guest Post
January 7 – Mochas, Mysteries and More* – Interview, Review, Giveaway
January 8 – dru’s book musing – Guest Post, Giveaway
January 9 -Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview, Giveaway
January 10 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Review, Giveaway
January 11 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading* – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
January 15 – Killer Characters – Guest Post
The author will give away 1 autographed copy at each stop.


Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

This looks like a great book!

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

SandyG265 said...

Sounds like a good read

Unknown said...

Sounds good.

Libby Dodd

Tracy Weber said...

Hi all! I'm delighted to be here on Readalot today! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Sandy, Libby, Melissa, and Traveler, good luck on the contest. I hope you all read the book and love it!

susankroupa said...

Hah! Love "thought of doing yoga for a second or two." I just started yoga a few months ago and am a dog lover, so this book seems like a win-win to me. :)

Susan Kroupa

Tracy Weber said...

Susan, I hope you read the book and love it! And I'm so pleased that you're trying yoga as well!

Kathy Gonzales said...

I love the title !

Tracy Weber said...

Thanks, Kathy! The title for the book and the series just came to me one day. They were obviously meant to me. Good luck in the giveaway, and I hop you read and love the book!

lag123 said...

I would love to find out who killed George. Sounds like my kind of book

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Stacie said...

This looks like a really fun new series. Just reading the excerpt I can tell I will thoroughly enjoy Tracy's writing style. Anxious to add this to my home library. Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed!!! :)

scouts579 (at) aol (dot) com

cyn209 said...

sounds like a book I would enjoy!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

Tracy Weber said...

lag110, Stacie, and cyn209, thank you all for commenting. Good luck on the contest. It makes my night to see so many people interested in trying out the series. I hope you all read and love it!

rhonda1111 said...

Susan Kroupa won the contest and has two days to respond to email