A Killer RetreatA typical day? This is not a typical day. It’s not even the atypical day I had planned.

I should be meandering along one of Elysian Springs’ gorgeous nature trails, eating one of my boyfriend, Michael’s, million calorie breakfasts, or soaking in the “clothing optional” hot tubs (God forbid!) Instead, I’m stuck here, pacing back and forth in the center’s lending library, water-logged tennis shoes squishing and squeaking with every step.

Today wasn’t supposed to be normal—Michael, Bella, and I are on vacation, after all—but it shouldn’t have been like this. I wasn’t supposed to find a body floating in the resort’s hot tub—the second body I’ve found in six months. Believe me, it doesn’t get any easier.

At least this time the victim wasn’t a friend. I guess you could even call Monica my enemy, though I’d never have wished her a violent death. I even tried to revive her with CPR, not that it much good.

I wish I were back in Seattle. A typical day at home involves nothing more stressful than teaching yoga classes, managing Serenity Yoga, and taking my German shepherd, Bella, for at least twenty-five bio breaks. Sometimes we even sneak in a quick visit with Michael at Pete’s Pets. If only I could rewind time…

But that kind of thinking won’t get me anywhere.

I feel kind of guilty, to tell you the truth. The Yoga Sutras say we should be neutral toward evil, and when it came to Monica, I was anything but neutral. I even threatened to kill her—twice. Not that I meant it. I would never…

Hey, wait a minute. The police don’t think I killed Monica, do they? I threatened her, but I’m like Bella—all bark, no bite. And sure, I was found alone with the body, yanking on the leash wrapped around it. I suppose if you walked in on us, it could have looked like I was strangling Monica, but I was trying to save her life. Everyone knows that, right?

Oh no. I think I’m about to be sick.

Take some deep breaths, Kate. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Don’t panic. At least not until you talk to the police.

“Excuse me, Miss Davidson. Sergeant Bill is ready to question you now.”

Nope. Not a typical day at all.


You can read more about Kate and her rambunctious German shepherd Bella in A Killer Retreat, the second book in the yoga and dog-related Downward Dog Mystery Series, published by Midnight Ink. Murder Strikes A Pose was the first book in the series.

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About the author
Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate and her Tracy Weberfeisty German shepherd, Bella. Tracy loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. The second book in her series, A Killer Retreat, was published January 8, 2015, by Midnight Ink.

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.

Visit her at TracyWeberAuthor.com, Friend her on Facebook, or e-mail her at Tracy@WholeLIfeYoga.com.

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