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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog is proud to bring to you
THE COZY TIMES

This is a weekly online publication focused on connecting cozy mystery readers to favorite cozy characters by way of their town's newspapers. 

The Cozy Times will be available Wednesdays right here on Lisa Ks blog. 
There will also be weekend editions, and special editions from time to time. So keep watch. 

Today The Cozy Times is featuring the 
Seattle Cozy Times
our sister paper!

Murder was the top story in the SCT back in June.  

Check it out!


Prominent Fertility Specialist Found Dead in Local Hospital

Festivities at the grand opening party of Lake Washington Medical Center’s new state-of-the-art birthing center came to a grisly end when the body of Dr. Richard Jones was found in a women’s restroom.  Doctor Jones—a managing partner of renowned fertility clinic Reproductive Associates—was pronounced dead at the scene of an apparent stab wound to the chest.

His body was discovered by local yoga teacher and doula-in-training Kate Davidson, who was touring the facilities on behalf of a client. Ms. Davidson refused to comment, other than to say that she firmly believes the person she saw fleeing the scene was not the perpetrator.

A source at the hospital who asked not to be named commented that “Doctor Dick” had been involved in a number of recent lawsuits and was known to be a serial philanderer.  When questioned about the lawsuits, his business partner Dr. Charles Steinman said, “Richard was a talented physician and his patients will miss him. As for the lawsuits, they died when he did.”

Doctor Jones’s wife, Rachel Jones (who is a nurse at Lake Washington Medical Center) was not available for comment.

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Found: Two six-week-old labradoodle puppies.  One gold female and one black male. No tags, microchips, or other identifying information. Found abandoned in a cardboard box on the doorstep of Pete’s Pets on the evening of June 12th. If you have any information about these dogs or their owner, please contact Michael Massey at Pete’s Pets, 206-555-0127.

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The Cozy Times wishes to thank the editor of our sister paper, the Seattle Cozy Times, for sharing the above articles from their archives.

To see how the murder investigation turned out, and what happened to the adorable pups in the articles above, pick up a copy of

A FATAL TWIST
Book 4 in the Downward Dog Mysteries
by Tracy Weber 


Yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s life takes a chaotic turn once she agrees to not only be the doula for her pregnant best friend, but also play foster mother to two puppies. The chaos gets worse when Kate finds the dead body of a philandering fertility doctor and sees Rachel, one of her yoga students, fleeing the scene.
Kate is convinced her student is innocent, and she sets out to find the real killer before her testimony condemns Rachel to a life behind bars. But her hands are full with caring for three dogs, teaching yoga classes, and gaining an unexpected crime-solving partner. If she’s not careful, Kate’s next yoga pose may be a fatal one.

 About Author 
(and editor of the Seattle Cozy Times)
Tracy Weber


 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. 

Sign up for her monthly newsletter including mystery recommendations, yoga tips, and series news at tracyweberauthor.com/newsletter.html.

Tracy loves connecting with readers! 
Feel free to visit her at TracyWeberAuthor.com
friend her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tracywe
or e-mail her at Tracy@WholeLifeYoga.com.

The Downward Dog Mysteries

BOOK ONE

When George and Bella—a homeless alcoholic and his intimidating German shepherd—disturb the peace outside her studio, yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s Zen-like calm is stretched to the breaking point. Kate tries to get rid of them before Bella scares the yoga pants off her students. Instead, the three form an unlikely friendship.
One night Kate finds George’s body behind her studio. The police dismiss his murder as a drug-related street crime, but she knows George wasn’t a dealer. So Kate starts digging into George’s past while also looking for someone to adopt Bella before she’s sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer nipping at her heels, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real.
BOOK TWO

When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes at the Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity—even if it means enduring the wedding ceremony of the center’s two caretakers. But avoiding the M-word turns out to be the least of Kate’s problems when a wedding guest is found floating face-down in the resort’s hot tub, shortly after a loud, public fight with Kate.
The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she teams up with her boyfriend Michael, best friend Rene, and German shepherd sidekick Bella to find the real killer. They must solve the crime before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime—behind bars.
BOOK THREE

When Seattle yoga teacher Kate Davidson agrees to teach doga (yoga for dogs) at a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, 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 Dharma, a woman claiming to be Kate’s estranged mother, and charge her with murder. To prove Dharma’s innocence, Kate, her boyfriend Michael, and her German shepherd sidekick Bella dive deeply into the worlds of animal activism and organizational politics. As they investigate the dangerous obsessions that drive these groups, Kate and her sleuthing team discover that when it comes to murder, there’s no place like hOMe.
BOOK FOUR

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s life takes a chaotic turn once she agrees to not only be the doula for her pregnant best friend, but also play foster mother to two puppies. The chaos gets worse when Kate finds the dead body of a philandering fertility doctor and sees Rachel, one of her yoga students, fleeing the scene.
Kate is convinced her student is innocent, and she sets out to find the real killer before her testimony condemns Rachel to a life behind bars. But her hands are full with caring for three dogs, teaching yoga classes, and gaining an unexpected crime-solving partner. If she’s not careful, Kate’s next yoga pose may be a fatal one.

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10 comments:

  1. I love this book and this series. As usual, great edition of The Cozy Times.

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  2. I love the news. I tend to follow certain books to many blogs and enjoy the fresh presentation of the material. A Fatal Twist is an awesome book!

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  3. I'm so delighted you enjoyed it, Billie! Thanks for reading!

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  4. I love the Seattle Cozy Times -- great reporting!

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  5. Listened to the first one on audio and really enjoyed it! Fun series!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you give the rest of the series a try!

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  6. Thanks, Lisa. Interesting edition. Hope your Wednesday has been good.

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