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.Read more...
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.
Winner of the 2014 Dog Writers Association Award in the category of Fiction, Mystery or Humor
"Cozy fans will eagerly await the next installment."—Publishers Weekly
"Murder Strikes a Pose, by Tracy Weber, is a delightful debut novel featuring Kate Davidson, a caring but feist yoga teacher . . . Namaste to Weber and her fresh, new heroine "—Penny Warner, author of How to Dine on Killer Wine
" T]his charming debut mystery . . . pieces together a skillful collage of mystery, yoga, and plenty of dog stories against the unique backdrop of Seattle characters and neighborhoods. The delightful start of a promising new series. I couldn't put it down "—Waverly Fitzgerald, author of Dial C For Chihuahua
"Three woofs for Tracy Weber's first Downward Dog Mystery, Murder STrikes a Pose. Great characters, keep-you-guessing plot, plenty of laughs, and dogs—what more could we want? Ah, yes—the next book "—Sheila Webster Boneham, author of Drop Dead on Recall
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Weber’s debut, which launches the Downward Dog series, should appeal to anyone who likes canines, yoga, and a determined sleuth. Seattle yoga teacher Kate Atkinson has her sense of calm disrupted when, one day, she discovers an intimidating German shepherd, Bella, outside of her studio. Also waiting at the front door is Bella’s owner, a homeless man named George, who works selling copies of a local newspaper on the street. Getting over her initial discomfort, Kate befriends George, who is subsequently found dead in her studio’s parking lot. When the police dismiss the crime as the result of a dispute between drug dealers, Kate is determined to find both George’s murderer and a home for his very large and not particularly sweet dog. Cozy fans will eagerly await the next installment. Agent: Margaret Bail, Andrea Hurst & Associates Literary Management. (Jan.)