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Murder Strikes A Pose

A Downward Dog Mystery
Weber, Tracy (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Murder Strikes A Pose
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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.
Authors: Weber, Tracy, 1964-
Title: Murder strikes a pose
a downward dog mystery
Publisher: Woodbury, Minnesota :, Midnight Ink,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: ix, 274 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1 33 53 72 78 81 118 133 143 148 172 222 226 231 243 262
ISBN: 9780738739687
0738739685
Statement of Responsibility: Tracy Weber
Subject Headings: Women Fiction. Homeless men Crimes against Fiction. Yoga Fiction. Seattle (Wash.)
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Women
Homeless men
Yoga
LCCN: 2013030623
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Jul 17, 2014
  • IrishMoon rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I have very mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I learned some things about Yoga that inspired me to give it a try. And on the other hand, some of the character's judgments towards the end of the book, although meant to show her has having the normal faults of any human, I found to be a bit more than what I'd want to expect from a Master Yogi. The idea of the story (the crime) was good; however the ending was wrapped up to quickly, which made the final few pages less than believable. All in all, I am looking forward to trying the next volume and hope there will be some improvements.

May 12, 2014
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This first novel is set in the Seattle community of Greenwood. Kate Davidson is a yoga instructor who runs a studio in Greenwood. When a homeless man, George, and his dog Bella set up to sell newspapers in front of her studio, at first she just wants their disturbance to move, but ends up finding a way to work with the two of them and becomes friends with George. When Kate finds George dead one night and Bella confined, she can't help but wonder if George's death was premeditated and, if so, who would be behind it. Despite being warned off by the police and George's estranged family, Kate is persistent and works even harder to find the answers to George's death.
With George gone, Kate has also taken on Bella, hoping to find her a welcoming forever home, but Bella's issues are more complicated than Kate realized, and with her health issues and her reactions to other dogs and now some men, finding a good home won't be easy. But Bella seems to attach herself happily to Kate and Kate is determined to do her best by her.
Also, Kate's best friend Rene is determined to do something about Kate's love life, and who better than the owner of the new pet store in the area. But will Kate be able to take down her defences long enough to make a real commitment?
A nice mystery with a strong main character and interesting plotline.

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