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Zero crime fighting aspirations…

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

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Murder Strikes a Pose (audio book) by Author Tracy Weber

The book:

Seattle yoga instructor Kate Davidson has unusually tight hamstrings encased in Miss Piggy-like thighs, and she often acts more like a champion fighting rooster than the Dalai Lama. When she’s not teaching yoga, she spends her time hiding from her creepy landlord and dodging her best friend’s relentless matchmaking attempts. Even though her father was a cop, Kate has zero crime fighting aspirations. She has enough trouble keeping her struggling yoga business afloat while trying to live up to yoga’s Zen-like expectations.

Then 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. And if the police won’t take his murder seriously, she’ll just have to solve the crime herself. After all, “”Drunk Dies in Drug Deal Gone Bad at Yoga Studio”” isn’t exactly the free publicity she’s been hoping for.

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. Or the next time she practices Corpse Pose, it may be for real.

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My review:

Review of the audio

Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber is a light mystery with a bit of romance. I am reviewing the audio book that was offered to me for my honest opinion. The narrator has a pleasant, soft voice. The characters are done well and you can tell who is speaking all the time. The story is read by the narrator, not acted by her… as she doesn’t scream when the character screams she just says “She screamed”. I enjoyed the voice and the clean sound of the story. I could understand everything that went on in the telling and there was no background interference.

 

My review of the book Murder Strikes a Pose

Murder Strikes a Pose is one of the books on the Tracy Weber Downward Dog Mystery Series. I enjoyed this tale of a yoga studio owner. She is worried about her studio’s money problems and how to get more income when she finds a body in her parking lot. The dead man is a transient who sold tabloids at the door of her yoga studio. She had become a friend to the man and his dog called Bella. The dog has expensive health issues and she knows that the police will send the dog to the pound and they will kill her. She becomes the dog’s foster parent and goes through many weird incidents with the dog and her behavioral problems before she figures out who killed the dog’s owner and why it was done.

This is a nice story that will entertain you and give you a few laughs. Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber will be enjoyed by anyone who has been to a yoga class and dogs owners everywhere. Though you don’t need to be a dog owner or yoga savvy to like the story. It’s a great read.

The Author

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Praise:

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

URL Links

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Author Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracyWeberAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TracyWeberTypes

Blog: http://www.wholelifeyoga.com/blog/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/7148442.Tracy_Weber

 

Book Buy Links

 

Audible:  http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Murder-Strikes-a-Pose-Audiobook/B01KBCA6NM/

 

Itunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/murder-strikes-pose-downward/id1144675223

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Strikes-Pose-Downward-Mystery/dp/B01KBC9JTO/

 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Strikes-Pose-Downward-Mystery/dp/B01KBC9JTO/

 

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Murder-Strikes-Pose-Downward-Mystery/dp/B01KBC9JTO/

 

Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Murder-Strikes-Pose-Downward-Mystery/dp/B01KBC9JTO/

 

 

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Modern Murder Mystery. A Nora Tierney Series

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Nora Tierney Mysteries Series Audio Book Version by Author Marni Graff

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The Blue Virgin (A Nora Tierney Mystery, #1)

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Despite a planned move, the mysterious death of photographer Bryn Wallace keeps American writer Nora Tierney glued to Oxford in order to clear her close friend, artist Val Rogan, who has been wrongfully accused of Bryn’s murder. Or has she?

Nora quickly becomes embroiled in the murder investigation, much to the dismay of two men: Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, the senior on the case; and Simon Ramsey, the illustrator of Nora’s children’s book. Simon’s efforts to save Nora from herself become increasingly frantic as Nora is forced to push her way into Declan’s case, using her wits and her wiles to prove Val’s innocence.

The first in a series of Nora Tierney mysteries based in the UK, The Blue Virgin is a compelling story of love and intrigue. Nothing, Nora learns, is what it seems, and even the most innocent of choices can lead to murder and revenge. Set in the ancient city of golden spires, the setting lends itself to mystery, as any Inspector Morse fan will agree. The novel is written in classic English style, complete with a cast of characters and chapter epigraphs that add to its literary feel.

The Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Virgin-Nora-Tierney-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00A94DDFG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456247989&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Blue+Virgin%2C+A+Nora+Tierney+Mystery%2C+%231

The Green Remains (A Nora Tierney Mystery, #2)

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Nora Tierney is living at Ramsey Lodge in England’s glorious Lake District, anticipating two life-changing events: the publication of her first children’s book and the birth of her first child. Choosing a name for her son and checking proof pages with her illustrator, Simon Ramsey, fill her days–until a morning stroll along the shore of UK’s largest lake, Windermere, leads her to discover the corpse of the heir to Clarendon Hall.

When Simon is implicated in the death, Nora dives headfirst into the murder investigation to discover the real killer. As the body count rises, Nora and her unborn child will face risks and perils she could never anticipate in this second in a series of Nora Tierney mysteries.

My review:

The Green Remains an interesting murder tale with great British accent. It make the readers feel there with Nora seeing and smelling the sites. I enjoy the laid back way that this murder mystery developed. The characters are well develop and you will find it hard to stay away from the book. The lady who does the reading has a nice voice and was pleasant to my ears.

Nora is pregnant and staying in England’s glorious Lake District,. While there she found a body at the shore and Ian the detective in charge of the case is acting like she knows more that she does and has her friend Simon who is in love with her as one of the main suspected. To make things worse Simon’s sister Kate is engage to the Ian the detective.

All an all, this is good story and I give it five stars.

The link: 

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Remains-Nora-Tierney-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00AACZXQY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456248065&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Green+Remains%2C+A+Nora+Tierney+Mystery%2C+%232

The Scarlet Wench (Nora Tierney Mysteries, #3)

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In the third Nora Tierney Mystery set in England, American writer Nora awaits the arrival of a traveling theatre troupe who will stage Noel Coward’s play Blithe Spirit at Ramsey Lodge in the Lake District. With her son six months old, Nora must juggle parenting with helping her illustrator and friend Simon Ramsey run the lodge. She’s also hoping to further her relationship with the only lodge guest not in the cast: Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, ostensibly there for a hiking trip. When a series of pranks and accidents escalate to murder during a flood that traps everyone, Nora realizes her child is in jeopardy and determines to help Declan unmask a killer.

My review:

5 stars

I h ad the chance to listen to the third book of Nora Tierney Mystery series. Once again, I was transported to England and the pretty sites there. The novel is written in the classic English style which I enjoy a lot and I actually understood it all. Usually when I watch a British comedy, I only understand half of it, but I was able to follow along just fine. I found myself forgetting to do other things just to see what clue Nora is going to find next. The cast of characters is diverse and interesting. I like the different personalities and the quirks of each of them. It does have insinuations of sex, but nothing racy.
Ramsey Lodge is the host to a troupe of traveling stage performers. The bunch of actors and actresses are a weird bunch and seem to not get along at all. When pranks start happening, everyone blames someone else and Nora’s detective hat goes on. When one of the actresses is found murdered during a dark stormy night, her friend Declan has to abandon his vacation at the lodge and take statements from all the people that spent the night there.
I like the slower pace of the story because it gives the reader more time to savor the drama and have a chance to immerse themselves in the mystery.

The link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Scarlet+Wench%2C+Nora+Tierney+Mysteries%2C+%233

Despicable Me, The Junior Novel reviewed for readersfavorite.com

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

This is an audio book based on the feature from Universal Picture, read by Tim Curry

This is a charming audio story that is told in an entertaining way. The voice is pleasant and animated enough to keep the kids’ attention. It is the story of Gru, an unsavory character, who lives in a suburban house in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. Unlike his neighbors, Gru lives in a black house with a dead lawn. He has under his command a million yellow minions who do his every wish. (more…)