Friday, April 8, 2016

Series Spotlight ~ Downward Dog Mysteries by Tracy Weber ~ Karma's a Killer, A Killer Retreat, and Murder Strikes a Pose #CozyMystery

Book 3 ~ Karma's A Killer

The latest mystery by award-winning novelist Tracy Weber, Karma’s a Killer is a fun, fresh, feisty new mystery featuring Seattle yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her trusty canine companion Bella.

About Karma’s a Killer: 

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is about to discover that when it comes to murder, there’s no place like om. When she agrees to teach doga—yoga for dogs—at a fundraiser for Dogma, a local animal rescue, Kate believes the only real damage will be to her reputation. But when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning, a few downward-facing dogs will be the least of Kate’s problems…

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, organizational politics, and the dangerous obsessions that drive them.

And if solving a murder weren’t complicated enough, Kate will also have to decide whether or not to reconcile with the estranged mother who abandoned her over thirty years ago. Not to mention having to contend with an almost-bankrupt animal rescue, a cantankerous crow, an unwanted pigeon houseguest, and a rabbit in a doga class. What could possibly go wrong?

A taut tale with more twists and turns than a vinyasa yoga class, Karma’s a Killer brims with suspense, wit and whimsy. With a to-die-for plot, sensational storyline, and charming characters—of both the two- and four-legged varieties—Karma’s a Killer is a clever, colorful, and utterly captivating cozy mystery.

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Karma’s a Killer is outstanding new installment in Tracy Weber’s award-winning Downward Dog mystery series, a series that has earned high praise from reviewers and readers alike: “entertaining” – Library Journal; “fans will eagerly await the next installment” – Publishers Weekly. 

Book 2:  A Killer Retreat

Tracy Weber’s second installment of her award-winning Downward Dog Mystery
series again has vegetarian yoga teacher Kate and her feisty German Shepherd solving an intriguing
murder mystery.

About A Killer Retreat:

 Kate is teaching yoga at a vegan retreat center when a wedding guest at the center is found dead only shortly after a loud and public fight with Kate. She takes on trying to solve the murder before the police put her behind bars as their number one suspect.

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“Weber’s vegan yoga teacher is a bright, curious sleuth with a passion for dogs,” said Krista
Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva and Paws and Claws mysteries.
“A well-crafted whodunit with an intriguing mystery and a zinger of a twist at the end!”

Book 1:  Murder Strikes a Pose

Tracy Weber, founder of Seattle Magazine’s “Best Therapeutic Yoga Studio,” mixes mantras and mystery in Murder Strikes a Pose, to be released from Midnight Ink in January 2014.

Drawing from her own yoga background, Weber introduces Kate Davidson, a feisty Seattle yoga instructor who’s more interested in savasana than solving crimes…. until she stumbles over a body in the studio’s parking lot. The police dismiss the murder as drug-related street crime, but Kate knows that George—a homeless alcoholic she had befriended—was no drug dealer.

Kate stretches herself and takes on two new challenges. First, solve George’s murder. Second, find someone—anyone—willing to adopt his intimidating, horse-sized German Shepherd, Bella, before Animal Control sends her to the big dog park in the sky. But with Bella’s time almost up and the murderer hot on her trail, Kate will have to work fast.


“Kate Davidson’s pluck, humor, and determination make her a welcome addition to the ranks of amateur sleuths. Reading Murder Strikes a Pose made me want to study yoga.”
— Laurien Berenson, author of the Bestselling Melanie Travis Mystery Series

“A delightful debut novel. Namaste to Weber and her fresh, new heroine!”
—Penny Warner, award-winning author of the Party Planning Mystery Series

“Great characters, keep-you-guessing plot, plenty of laughs, and dogs—what more could we want?”
—Sheila Webster Boneham, author of the Animals in Focus Mystery Series

Meet the Author:

Tracy Weber is the author of the award-wining Downward Dog Mysteries series. The first book, Murder Strikes a Pose, was published in January 2014 by Midnight Ink. The second, A Killer Retreat, will be available in early 2015. 

Tracy is a certified yoga teacher and the founder of Whole Life Yoga, an award-winning yoga studio in Seattle, WA. She loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. She grew up on a dairy farm in Montana and spent her childhood surrounded by dogs, cats, cows, and a variety of other animals. At age 18, she left the farm and temporarily moved to Seattle for college, where she has now remained for three decades. 

She met her husband Marc when they were both attending the University of Washington. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and worked as a research engineer until she realized she preferred spending time with people rather than machines. She returned to the University of Washington for her Masters of Business Administration and worked as an organizational consultant for several years before becoming a group manager at Microsoft. She left Microsoft to pursue a career teaching yoga, becoming a certified yoga therapist and opening her studio, Whole Life Yoga, in 2001. 

Tracy and her husband Marc live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house. 

Tracy is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Dog Writers Association of America. 

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Tracy Weber said...

Thanks so much for spotlighting my series today! I'm honored to be here.

Sapphyria said...

You're very welcome. I happy to have you on the blog :)