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Murder likes it hot : a Downward Dog mystery
2019
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Author Notes
<p>Tracy Weber is author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mystery series. Her first book in the series, Murder Strikes a Pose, won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. A certified yoga therapist, Tracy is the owner of Whole Life Yoga, a Seattle yoga studio, and she loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any way possible. Tracy and her husband Marc live in Seattle with their precocious German Shepherd pup Ana. When she's not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, trying to corral Ana, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.</p>
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Characters
Kate Davidson (Female), Yoga instructor, Newlywed, Yoga studio owner; amateur sleuth; trying to conceive a child; keep her studio afloat; start yoga program at local resource center for homeless youth
Michael (Male), Newlywed, Kate's husband
Bella (Female), Dog, Kate's German shepherd sidekick
Genre
Fiction
Mystery
Suspense
Animal
Topics
Newlyweds
Yoga
Financial problems
Teenagers
Homeless
Mysterious deaths
Search for truth
Setting
Seattle, Washington - Pacific Northwest (U.S.) / West (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

At the start of Weber's gripping sixth Downward Dog Mystery (after 2018's Pre-Meditated Murder), Seattle yoga instructor Kate Davidson and her new husband, Michael Massey, are struggling with fertility issues. Meanwhile, she's worried about the financial impact on her business of a cut-rate yoga studio that opens directly across the street from her own Serenity Yoga. She's relieved when a friend offers her a part-time gig teaching yoga at a facility for homeless teens. The class isn't a roaring success, but Kate makes a connection with a runaway named Rainbow, who ends up being the prime suspect when Gabriel Cousins, the youth center's director, is shot dead in his office. Rainbow has plenty of problems, but Kate is convinced of her innocence and takes it upon herself to help the girl by finding out who really killed Gabriel. Weber doesn't hold back on depicting the agony of infertility, or the dangerous and miserable plight of troubled youth living on the streets of Seattle. Those who like their cozies with a dark edge will be rewarded. Agent: Priya Doraswamy, Lotus Lane Literary. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
<p>Yogini and amateur sleuth Kate Davidson will need more than Warrior Pose to solve a murder and help homeless teens</p> <p>Newly married yoga instructor Kate Davidson feels stuck in low-energy limbo, despite her high-energy life. She's trying to conceive a child, keep her studio afloat now that the ultra-cheap Some Like It Hot Yoga studio has opened across the street, and start a yoga program at a local resource center for homeless youth.</p> <p>When a center employee is found dead, Kate sets aside her fertility and financial woes to delve into the world of teenage homelessness. While digging for clues with her German shepherd Bella, Kate discovers that family can be formed by bonds stronger than shared DNA, and she must defend it at all costs.</p> <p>Praise:</p> <p>"Gripping ... Those who like their cozies with a dark edge will be rewarded."--Publishers Weekly</p>
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