Pre-Meditated Murder (Downward Dog Mystery, #5)
If Kate Doesn't Act Fast, the Only "I Do" in Michael's Future Will Be at His TrialYoga instructor Kate Davidson is ready to marry her boyfriend Michael, so she's disappointed when a special dinner doesn't end with a proposal. But disappointment turns to dismay and outrage as she learns the real problem: Michael is already married and his estranged wife is blackmailing him.When his wife's body is found--by Kate and her dog, no less--Michael is strangely unable to remember where he was the night she died. Since Michael has no alibi, Kate steps up to uncover what happened. What she walks into is a tangled web of deceit, obsession, and immigration fraud . . . with Michael trapped in the middle.Praise for the Downward Dog Mystery SeriesA Fatal Twist"If you're a fan of yoga, dogs, childbirth and murder cases, then Tracy Weber's A Fatal Twist is just what the fertility doctor ordered."--The Seattle TimesKarma' s a Killer"Weber's clever assemblage of suspects is eliminated one by one in her entertaining novel."--RT Book Reviews "Karma's a Killer continues Tracy Weber's charming series."--The Seattle Times"[Weber's] characters are likeable and amusing, the background is interesting, and the story is ultimately satisfying."--Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine "Weber keeps readers guessing and populates the action with plenty of kooky characters."--Mystery Scene"Crazy, quirky critters and their odd yet utterly relatable human counterparts make Karma's a Killer an appealing story. But when you add the keep-you-guessing mystery with both laugh-out- loud one-liners and touching moments of pure poignancy, the result is a truly great book!"--Laura Morrigan, national bestselling author of the Call of the Wilde Mystery Series"Tracy Weber's Karma's a Killer delivers on all fronts--a likably feisty protagonist, a great supporting cast, a puzzler of a mystery and, best of all, lots of heart. This book has more snap than a brand-new pair of yoga capris. Pure joy for yoga aficionados, animal lovers ... heck, for anyone who loves a top-notch mystery."--Laura DiSilverio, national bestselling author of The Readaholics Book Club Mysteries, two-time Lefty finalist for best humorous mystery, and Colorado Book Award finalist"Yogatta love this latest in the series when Kate exercises her brain cells trying to figure out who deactivated an animal rights activist."--Mary Daheim, author of the Bed-and-Breakfast and Emma Lord Alpine MysteriesA Killer Retreat"Cozy readers will enjoy the twist-filled plot."--Publishers Weekly"[Kate's] path to enlightenment is a fresh element in cozy mysteries . . . [A]n entertaining read."--Library Journal"Weber's vegan yoga teacher is a bright, curious sleuth with a passion for dogs. A well-crafted whodunit with an intriguing mystery and a zinger of a twist at the end!"--Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva and Paws and Claws Mysteries"An engaging mystery full of fun and fascinating characters and unexpected twists. An intriguing read that includes yoga lessons and feisty dogs."--Linda O. Johnston, author of the Pet Rescue Mystery Series"Weber's second yoga mystery, A Killer Retreat, is as delightful as her first. Readers will love the setting, the complex mystery, and the romance of Kate's second adventure. Especially noteworthy in this popular series is the appealing combination of strength and vulnerability that Kate and Bella share. Enjoy!"--Susan Conant, author of the Dog Lover's Mystery Series"Whether yoga instructor Kate Davidson is wrestling her hundred-pound dog, her new love life, or trying to solve a murder, A Killer Retreat is simply a killer read! Witty, fun, and unpredictable, this is one cozy mystery worth barking about!"--Shannon Esposito, author of the Pet Psychic Mystery Series"Fun characters, a gorgeous German Shepherd dog, and a murder with more suspects than you can shake a stick at. A Killer Retreat is a must-read for cozy fans!"--Sparkle Abbey, author of the Pampered Pet Mystery SeriesMurder Strikes a Pose"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 feisty 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, award-winning author of Drop Dead on Recall

Pre-Meditated Murder (Downward Dog Mystery, #5) Details

TitlePre-Meditated Murder (Downward Dog Mystery, #5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 8th, 2018
PublisherMidnight Ink
ISBN-139780738750682
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Pre-Meditated Murder (Downward Dog Mystery, #5) Review

  • Siusan
    January 1, 1970
    A great beach read. A cozy murder mystery that involves dogs, yoga, and fake marriages. The author keeps the reader captivated until a very thrilling end. The author did a great job of giving enough detail from previous books so a new reader of the series (myself included) could understand what had happened in the past. The descriptions of the dogs is as fun and interesting as the descriptions of the individuals. A reader will definitely connect with the characters. Also the author's words illus A great beach read. A cozy murder mystery that involves dogs, yoga, and fake marriages. The author keeps the reader captivated until a very thrilling end. The author did a great job of giving enough detail from previous books so a new reader of the series (myself included) could understand what had happened in the past. The descriptions of the dogs is as fun and interesting as the descriptions of the individuals. A reader will definitely connect with the characters. Also the author's words illustrated the Oregon landscape wonderfully. Overall, a good quick, enjoyable read.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    An angry and frustrated Kate Davidson and friends arrived in Canyon Beach, Oregon to help Kate's boyfriend Michael to get a divorce from his wife, Gabrielle. He married her before he met Kate to help her stay in the United States. Gabby was afraid to return to Mexico because of domestic abuse. Gabby wants a large sum of money for the divorce. Kate and Bella find her body and Michael has no alibi. Michael is arrested for the murder. Bella and her animal friend add humor to the tale. Her actions p An angry and frustrated Kate Davidson and friends arrived in Canyon Beach, Oregon to help Kate's boyfriend Michael to get a divorce from his wife, Gabrielle. He married her before he met Kate to help her stay in the United States. Gabby was afraid to return to Mexico because of domestic abuse. Gabby wants a large sum of money for the divorce. Kate and Bella find her body and Michael has no alibi. Michael is arrested for the murder. Bella and her animal friend add humor to the tale. Her actions put Bella in danger. Kate must work fast before she loses both Michael and Bella.I highly recommend this book and series.Disclosure: I received a free copy from Midnight Ink through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Mrs Karen Reid
    January 1, 1970
    This was a really enjoyable book. I was a little unsure how the yoga thing would work out in a murder investigation but it turns out Kate (the main character) gets just as stressed and uptight as I do.It's a real page turner, I had to read just a little bit more to find out how the story would unfurl. Great read and will definitely be looking for Tracy Weber's books in the future.
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  • Catherine
    January 1, 1970
    This is an entertaining read, especially if one likes dogs and yoga. There were a number of false leads and the identity of the murderer was unexpected.
  • Jeanie Jackson
    January 1, 1970
    I have loved this series from the beginning and this book stands even above the earlier ones for excellence and intensity. As announced in the blurb, Kate gets a shock when Michael reveals a secret he has kept throughout their relationship, a secret that she is not sure their relationship can recover from. The awesome foursome plus 3 dogs and the twins travel to his home town to address the situation. Kate's body radar is in its usual outstanding and totally depressing working condition but this I have loved this series from the beginning and this book stands even above the earlier ones for excellence and intensity. As announced in the blurb, Kate gets a shock when Michael reveals a secret he has kept throughout their relationship, a secret that she is not sure their relationship can recover from. The awesome foursome plus 3 dogs and the twins travel to his home town to address the situation. Kate's body radar is in its usual outstanding and totally depressing working condition but this time the suspect is not a friend or stranger, but the man that she loves. A lie, or a major untold truth, is more than enough to deal with but now in the midst of a separation of sorts, she must decide how far to work to reveal the true murder when Dale, friend and lawyer, insists that she stay out of it. While the series is cozy, it has a much stronger connection with reality than most lighter mysteries. Watching Kate struggle, Michael's pain, and Bella's confusion feels as real as if it is happening to real life friends.I received an ARC of Pre-Meditated Murder through NetGAlley. I always review books that I love and this one is outstanding. Thanks NetGalley and Midnight Ink for the chance to read Pre-Meditated Murder early, and thank you, Tracy Weber for once again creating a world and characters I love to visit.
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  • Sally Hannoush
    January 1, 1970
    This book is fifth in the series but the first one I read. I loved it. The murder was unexpected- I had someone else in mind. It had drama, love, mystery. This was a very fun read and will be reading more from this author. I love finding new reads!
  • Andrea Stoeckel
    January 1, 1970
    (I received this advanced copy from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it)“I stood completely still, but the world swirled around me like a surreal merry-go-round, as if I were an audience to my life versus a participant.”The carousel that is Kate Davidson’s life is about to kick into overdrive as she and her partner Michael reach a turning point in their relationship. Will he, or won’t he. In the end it all comes down to that. Until it comes out that he hadn’t been entirely forthcoming in the f (I received this advanced copy from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it)“I stood completely still, but the world swirled around me like a surreal merry-go-round, as if I were an audience to my life versus a participant.”The carousel that is Kate Davidson’s life is about to kick into overdrive as she and her partner Michael reach a turning point in their relationship. Will he, or won’t he. In the end it all comes down to that. Until it comes out that he hadn’t been entirely forthcoming in the fact that he had some baggage... he was encumbered... with a wife ...in name only he kept trying to reassure Kate, but knowing her boyfriend, could she trust that statement?The blowup between them affects everyone: their friends Rene and Sam, along with the twin and the labradoodles... Michael’s sister and his friends back in Cannon Beach. Who can they believe? There are as many sides to this as grains of sand on the beach. And then, Bella finds Michael’s wife’s body buried in the sand. That seems to be the last straw as Kate sees potential perpetrators all around as Michael becomes the obvious suspect in the police’s focus. But, did he do it? Can Kate trust him to be truthful? And can they rebuild the life they have together.Tracy Weber continues to amaze and delight with the next chapter in the saga of Kate and Bella. In true form, she weaves yogic truth into what might at first seem a tangled mess, entertaining as well as enlightening the reader as her characters take a convoluted walk on the wild side yet again. This whole series is wildly entertains and recommended.
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  • Robyn
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series, and this is the best book by far! I love Kate, Bella, Michael and the supporting cast of characters. Just when Kate thought things were moving forward in her relationship with Michael, he dropped a life changing bombshell on her that put her world in a downward spiral. When Kate and Bella find a body, and Michael is the main suspect, Kate does everything in her power to prove Michael's innocence. This book kept me glued to the pages, and I couldn't put it down. I experienced I love this series, and this is the best book by far! I love Kate, Bella, Michael and the supporting cast of characters. Just when Kate thought things were moving forward in her relationship with Michael, he dropped a life changing bombshell on her that put her world in a downward spiral. When Kate and Bella find a body, and Michael is the main suspect, Kate does everything in her power to prove Michael's innocence. This book kept me glued to the pages, and I couldn't put it down. I experienced a roller coaster of emotions, and I didn't want this book to end. Tracy Weber is a phenomenal author, and I can't wait to read the next book in this amazing series.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    This is number 5 in A Downward Dog Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone story and you will not feel lost. If you have been following the series, then you will be surprised to find out that Michael is married and not to Kate. Find out about the wife, the separation and why you are learning of it now.Kate needs to clear Michael of murder as he isn’t capable of defending himself. There is sadness, humor, and revelation in this book. Read to see what happens next to Kate and Michael. I rec This is number 5 in A Downward Dog Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone story and you will not feel lost. If you have been following the series, then you will be surprised to find out that Michael is married and not to Kate. Find out about the wife, the separation and why you are learning of it now.Kate needs to clear Michael of murder as he isn’t capable of defending himself. There is sadness, humor, and revelation in this book. Read to see what happens next to Kate and Michael. I received a free copy from Midnight Ink through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Missy VanHoose
    January 1, 1970
    Kate is ready to marry Michael and live happily ever after. Only one thing is standing in her way, Michael's tells Kate a huge secret. He is married to another woman named Gabriella. Kate, Bella, Rene and her family head to Cannon Beach with Michael to talk to Gabriella face to face about getting a divorce. All does not end well though when Kate stumbles upon the dead body of Gabby and all the evidence is pointing at Michael as the killer. Kate and Rene set out to find evidence, anything that wi Kate is ready to marry Michael and live happily ever after. Only one thing is standing in her way, Michael's tells Kate a huge secret. He is married to another woman named Gabriella. Kate, Bella, Rene and her family head to Cannon Beach with Michael to talk to Gabriella face to face about getting a divorce. All does not end well though when Kate stumbles upon the dead body of Gabby and all the evidence is pointing at Michael as the killer. Kate and Rene set out to find evidence, anything that will clear Michael's name.I really enjoyed this book it was very hard to put down. It grabs your attention from the first page and holds it throughout the whole story. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good cozy mystery!!I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley for my honest review.
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  • Debra Menard
    January 1, 1970
    I read this ARC for Midnight Ink& NetGalley for a honest review. This is my first book by this author,always been meaning to read them..Was given the opportunity ,And I'm so thankful for that,their everything I heard about,well written storyline,great cast of characters, I will go back & read the previous books in this series.
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  • Laurie Beemer
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed reading this book. This series has an interesting plat that I have not read before. When something happens to Kate and she realizes her life may not go as planned she has to decide what to do. Will she trust in love or will she fight it? Kate and Michael have been together for a while and just as Kate starts to think things are going her way there is a huge roadblock thrown in her path. What will happen between Kate and Michal? Thank you NetGalley and Tracy Weber for allowing me to rea I enjoyed reading this book. This series has an interesting plat that I have not read before. When something happens to Kate and she realizes her life may not go as planned she has to decide what to do. Will she trust in love or will she fight it? Kate and Michael have been together for a while and just as Kate starts to think things are going her way there is a huge roadblock thrown in her path. What will happen between Kate and Michal? Thank you NetGalley and Tracy Weber for allowing me to read and leave a honest review of this book.
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  • Rhonda
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyable readTracy Weber obviously loves yoga, animals, and most importantly writes a well plotted story.Kate and Michael relationship is evolving but it hits a major hurdles when Michael admits he's married. It's not long after that his wife is murderrd and he's a suspect.Kate is determined to find the real killer. There are satisfying twists and turns all through the book with a number of possible suspects. I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber, is the 5th book in the Downward Dog mystery series. Yoga instructor Kate and her boyfriend Michael are celebrating her birthday at the Space Needle and she's certain he's going to propose. He doesn't, and she discovers it's because he's already married! Their lives are thrown into turmoil and they head off to try and convince his wife, Gabriella, who only married him to gain citizenship, to divorce him. Soon after their arrival in Cannon Beach, Oregon, Kate a Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber, is the 5th book in the Downward Dog mystery series. Yoga instructor Kate and her boyfriend Michael are celebrating her birthday at the Space Needle and she's certain he's going to propose. He doesn't, and she discovers it's because he's already married! Their lives are thrown into turmoil and they head off to try and convince his wife, Gabriella, who only married him to gain citizenship, to divorce him. Soon after their arrival in Cannon Beach, Oregon, Kate and her dog discover Gabriella's lifeless (and murdered!!!) body on the beach. Kate and Rene (her best friend) must uncover the murderer before it's too late, and before they strike again! 5 stars to this fast-paced cozy mystery!
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  • Homerun2
    January 1, 1970
    3.25 starsThis is the fifth entry in the yoga-themed Downward Dog mystery series. Yoga instructor Kate Davidson gets swept up in yet another murder investigation when her boyfriend Michael falls under suspicion in the murder of his wife -- yes, his wife. Imagine how Kate felt when she discovered her sweetie had been keeping his marriage a secret. And no, he wasn't a philandering husband. He married Gabriela in a fraudulent marriage scheme to provide her with a green card and they planned to divo 3.25 starsThis is the fifth entry in the yoga-themed Downward Dog mystery series. Yoga instructor Kate Davidson gets swept up in yet another murder investigation when her boyfriend Michael falls under suspicion in the murder of his wife -- yes, his wife. Imagine how Kate felt when she discovered her sweetie had been keeping his marriage a secret. And no, he wasn't a philandering husband. He married Gabriela in a fraudulent marriage scheme to provide her with a green card and they planned to divorce when she obtained U.S. citizenship. But that all became a moot point when her bludgeoned body was found on the beach.Kate, already a guarded soul, has to decide if she'll ever trust this man again -- but first she has to clear him of murder.Some interesting characterizations and a fairly unbelievable plot. Thanks to Net Galley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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