When Seattle yoga teacher Kate Davidson agrees to teach doga (yoga for dogs) at a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, she believes the only damage will be to her reputation. But a few downward-facing dogs are the least of Kate’s problems when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning.Read more...
When Seattle yoga teacher Kate Davidson agrees to teach doga (yoga for dogs) at a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, she believes the only damage will be to her reputation. But a few downward-facing dogs are the least of Kate’s problems when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning.
The police arrest Dharma, a woman claiming to be Kate’s estranged mother, and charge her with murder. To prove Dharma’s innocence, Kate, her boyfriend Michael, and her German shepherd sidekick Bella dive deeply into the worlds of animal activism and organizational politics. As they investigate the dangerous obsessions that drive these groups, Kate and her sleuthing team discover that when it comes to murder, there’s no place like hOMe.
"Weber's clever assemblage of suspects is eliminated one by one in her entertaining novel."—RT Book Reviews
" Weber's] characters are likeable and amusing, the background is interesting, and the story is ultimately satisfying."—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"A wonderful story for dog lovers, with the other human characters being just as likeable."—Suspense Magazine
"Weber keeps readers guessing and populates the action with plenty of kooky characters."—Mystery Scene
"Karma's a Killer continues Tracy Weber's charming series."—The Seattle Times
"Crazy, quirky critters and their odd, yet utterly relatable human counterparts, make Karma's a Killer an appealing story. But when you add the keep-you-guessing mystery with both laugh out loud one liners and touching moments of pure poignancy the result is a truly great book "—Laura Morrigan, national bestselling author of the Call of the Wilde mystery series
"Tracy's Weber's Karma's a Killer delivers on all fronts—a likably feisty protagonist, a great supporting cast, a puzzler of a mystery and, best of all, lots of heart."—Laura DiSilverio, national bestselling author of The Readaholics Book Club Mysteries, two-time Lefty Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery and Colorado Book Award-finalist"Yogatta love this latest in the series when Kate exercises her brain cells trying to figure out who deactivated an animal rights activist."—Mary Daheim, author of the Bed-and-Breakfast and Emma Lord Alpine Mysteries
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-23
- Reviewer: Staff
The murder of Raven, an out-of-control animal rights activist who tries to disrupt an animal shelter fund-raiser in Seattles Green Lake Park, propels Webers diverting third Downward Dog mystery (after 2015s Killer Retreat). Yoga teacher Kate Davidson was helping out at the fund-raiser as a favor to her veterinarian boyfriend, Michael. To complicate matters, the suspected killer turns out to be none other than Dharma, Kates mother, whom she hasnt seen in 30 years. Meanwhile, Kate is at odds with Michael over her secretiveness and his messiness. Plus, the rest of the activists have different agendas, and her best friend is pregnantwith twins. Thats a lot to pack into a cozy whose main focus is on yoga poses and dog antics. Readers wont be surprised that a little pop psychology goes a long way toward resolving everyones troubles. Thus Kate realizes that her parents were simply two deeply flawed individuals who had made terrible mistakes. Agent: Priya Doraswamy, Lotus Lane Literary Agency. (Jan.)