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A Killer Retreat By Tracy Weber-Book Tour, Character casting and Giveaway!
Yogi Kate must clear her name of murder in this charming yoga mystery
When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes to wedding guests at the
Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity, even though it means
being forced to endure the wedding ceremony of the center's two caretakers.
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
(and somewhat embarrassing) fight with Kate.
The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she's forced to team up with boyfriend Michael, best friend Rene, and German shepherd sidekick Bella to find the real killer. But they'll have to solve the murder before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime--behind bars."
Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and was 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel. The third book in her series, Karma's a Killer, will released January, 2016 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.
Killer Retreat is a lighthearted mystery starring yoga teacher/sleuth Kate
Davidson, her best friend Rene, and love interest/pet food store owner Michael.
Of course the true star of the series is a German shepherd named Bella, but I
don’t know of any German shepherd movie stars, so I’ll leave her casting up to
for Kate, she has a girl next-door energy. She’s pretty—though not drop-dead
gorgeous—and she has a quirky, self-deprecating sense of humor. Amy Adams has a
lovely, funny energy that she brings to her roles. She’d perfectly portray Kate
and the embarrassing situations she finds herself in.
Rudd would be my choice for Michael. Like Michael, Mr. Rudd is handsome, but in
a relaxed, everyman way. A bonus is that he looks great both with and without
facial hair. My only concern about Paul Rudd is that Michael is six feet tall.
Mr. Rudd will have to wear heels! Still, he is wonderful in comedic roles, and
you can’t help but root for him. With Kate as a love interest, he’ll need all the
help he can get!
is Kate’s drop-dead gorgeous best friend, sort of a brunette-haired Barbie. She
has to be played by Olivia Wilde. I’ve loved Ms. Wilde since I watched her on
House. I can imagine her being sophisticated, nuanced, and loyal, just like
Rene. Plus, Ms. Wilde would look great portraying a woman who’s pregnant with
twins! I can’t imagine her having Rene’s food addiction, but she’s such a
talented actress, I’m sure she’d figure it out.
incorrigible Jack Russell Terrior owned by Monica Crowe. Played by Moose,
the dog that played Freddie in Frazier. (Though he’ll have to wear makeup
to get the black patch coloring around his eye!)
Dale Evans: “Goat Lawyer”
and attorney that represents Kate when she’s suspected of murdering Monica, the
murder victim in the book. Played by Martin Crane. (He played the
father on Frazier.)
Monica Crowe: Murder
victim who was found drowned in resort’s hot tub shortly after a loud and very
public altercation with Kate. Played by Pamela Anderson
Bruce Crowe: Husband
of the murder victim who is also a pediatrician and the father of Emmy, the
bride who’s wedding will be held at the resort. Played by Russell
Crowe. (Last name a total coincidence)
Emmy Crowe: Bride and
owner of Elysian Springs, the resort center at the heart of the story. Played by Billie Lourd
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