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.
I love cozies, I love yoga, and I love dogs. I knew before I opened this book that I would love it. And I did.
I hadn’t read a cozy in a while and I’m so glad I decided to read this. The story was interesting, the characters diverse, and reading it was just plain fun. Kate was full of emotions, spunky, definitely not perfect, and I really liked her. She was strong willed and very caring. Bella was a great dog, and it was sad to read about her health problems.
There were a few parts that touched on important issues like homelessness and Bella’s struggle with pancreatic disease, but the author did a great job of working them into the story with just the right amount of awareness without making it too heavy.
This is the first in a series and I can’t wait to read the books that follow. If you like fun cozies with a twist, check out this book.
My writing is an expression of the things I love best: yoga, dogs, and murder mysteries.
I’m a certified yoga teacher and the founder of Whole Life Yoga, an award-winning yoga studio in Seattle, WA. I enjoy sharing my passion for yoga and animals in any form possible.
My husband and I live with our challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha and our bonito flake-loving cat Maggie. When I’m not writing, I spend my time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at my favorite local ale house.
I am a member of Sisters in Crime, The Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and the Dog Writers Association of America.