I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber
Length: 8 hours and 18 minutes
Published by Midnight Ink on January 8th 2014
Narrator: Anne James
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Yoga instructor Kate Davidson tries to live up to yoga's Zen-like expectations, but it's not easy while struggling to keep her small business afloat or dodging her best friend's matchmaking efforts.
When George, a homeless alcoholic, and his loud, horse-sized German shepherd, Bella, start hawking newspapers outside her studio, Kate attempts to convince them to leave. Instead, the three strike up an unlikely friendship.
Then Kate finds George's dead body. The police dismiss it as a drug-related street crime, but Kate knows he was no drug dealer. Now she must solve George's murder and find someone willing to adopt his intimidating companion before Bella is sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer on her trail, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real.
What I thought of this book.
Kate is a struggling Yoga instructor who tries to maintain a zen-like life but sometimes it’s just really hard. Especially when a homeless man decides to take up residency outside her studio to sell papers with a very vocal dog named Bella.
As time goes by though she becomes friends with George and is very upset when she finds him dead near the studio. Now she is stuck with a moody dog who doesn’t seem to like bearded men or any other dog. She has grown attached to Bella but can’t really afford to keep her so she tries her best to find a good home for her. Meanwhile, doesn’t like the job the police are doing to try and find George’s killer because they just think it was a drunken brawl so she decides to try and solve the murder herself.
Murder Strikes a Pose was a cute cozy and I liked the mystery even though I figured it out early on but was invested enough in the story to find out how things ended, especially with Bella.
I liked Kate as she is flawed and very relatable. She tries so hard to be all peace and love but dealing with some of those around her it was very hard at times. The other characters in the story were also likable. I really like Michael and if he can put up with her very non-zen like times that can lead to some ranting then he is a keeper. 🙂
Overall, it was a nice cozy and if you are a yoga fan or like dogs in your cozies then you will enjoy this one.
This was my first time listening to this narrator and she did a good job with this cozy. She really had the right type of voice and I think this book fit her well. I do have to say that the audio itself sounded a little like the sound studio wasn’t up to par or something. It’s hard to describe but it didn’t really take away from the narrating itself as she did a good job.
Audio rating: 3.5