Review/ #Giveaway – Karma’s A Killer by Tracy Weber – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Karma’s A Killer
by Tracy Weber


Karma’s a Killer
(A Downward Dog Mystery)

3rd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting – Washington
Midnight Ink (January 8, 2016)
Cover Illustration by Nicole Alesi/Deborah Wolfe
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738742106
E-Book ASIN: B019G00BQC
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When Seattle yoga teacher Kate Davidson agrees to teach doga (yoga for dogs) at a fundraiser for a local animal rescue, she believes the only damage will be to her reputation. But a few downward-facing dogs are the least of Kate’s problems when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning.

The police arrest a woman claiming to be Kate’s estranged mother and charge her with murder. To prove her innocence, Kate, boyfriend Michael, and German shepherd sidekick Bella dive deeply into the worlds of animal activism, organizational politics, and the dangerous obsessions that drive them. All while discovering that when it comes to murder, there’s no place like hOMe.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

This is my favorite book in this series so far and I absolutely love the cover.

Yoga for dogs! Yes, I have heard of it, but those have to be some well behaved dogs if the experience is going to be tranquil for the dogs and their owners. Kate’s class has a great turnout but things quickly turn to chaos when another type of animal and their person decides to take part in the class.  Add to that a group of protesters set on disruption and shortly thereafter a dead body and you have a great start for a mystery.

Kate has really grown since the first book. When her mother comes to town with a group of animal activists Kate isn’t very receptive to the woman that abandoned her when she was just a toddler but when her mother is accused of murder she can’t help but get involved. With the help of her boyfriend, Micheal, her fabulous dog Bella, a lawyer that raises goats,  and a very pregnant best friend, she sets out to clear her mother’s name and find out why her mother left her. With several calming breaths Kate handles these stressful events and many more before we reach the final page. Readers and Kate learn so much about her past in this installment. Kate’s reactions were perfect and so real. She went through all the emotions you would expect for anyone in her situation.

With a big dose of humor Tracy Weber takes us on quite an adventure. The drama of the fire at the fundraiser, the return of Kate’s mom, the body discovery and all the aftermath are joined Kate’s daily life. Things like dealing with a pesky pigeon, learning about the rehabilitation of a very friendly crow, activists attacks,  a little political corruption, a home renovation, and other people’s relatives behaving badly. Kate’s life is definitely not dull by any means.

This series is going in a fantastic direction. Animal lovers, you must read this story!!

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About The Author

Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Tracy loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and is a 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel.

Tracy and her husband 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.

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31 thoughts on “Review/ #Giveaway – Karma’s A Killer by Tracy Weber – Great Escapes Book Tour

  1. Signed up for the cozy challenge and would love to add this one to my list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  2. I am reading this right now. Just past the point where the body is found. Talk about exciting! I’d surely want to win this book if I did not already own it. 🙂

  3. Congrats on the new release! I love cozy mysteries with dogs and have added this book to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much for reading my first two books. I’m biased, of course, but I think this is the best one so far. Please let me know what you think if you read it!

  4. Just stopping in for a quick second before I leave for a few hours, but I wanted to say a big THANK YOU! to Dollycas for hosting me. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll answer them later when I’m home..

  5. Sounds like a great new book! Congrats on the new release! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. I attended your launch party the other evening & had a bunch of fun! Thank you Lori for having Tracy here today.

  7. Getting ready to start on the first book, I’m so excited. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

  8. I have a niece with a yoga studio in Spokane Valley but I don’t think she has started working with dogs yet. This book sounds like such fun. I’d love to read it.

    1. Best of luck to your niece and her yoga studio. I own a studio in Seattle. Please let her know about my series. I’m betting you’d both like it!

  9. What a delight to see another book out in this series, and I think Dollycas’ review says it so well! I am so looking forward to reading this series one day!!

  10. Love the cover! Great post! Looks like a fun read. I am really looking forward to it. Appreciate this chance to get an early start on your books. A new writer and series is always so exciting.

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