Recovering from a failed marriage and a serious case of career burnout, freelance marketing consultant A.J. Alexander is ready for a changebut the news that her beloved Aunt Diantha, a revered yoga instructor and brilliant businesswoman, has been murdered, is not what A.J. had in mind.
So it’s a total surprise when the trip to rural New Jersey with her mother, former British sex kitten Ellie Mason, awakens her spirit to the possibility of a new life. Not as big a surprise, however, as discovering gorgeous police detective Jake Oberlin suspects her of murder...
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"Diana Killian rises above the standard cozy cliches to create a fresh, solid, and most importantly entertaining, kickoff to her new yoga-themed series... As seems mandatory in cozies these days, we also have the possible love interest who is the investigating officer and an embarrassing family... And yet Corpse Pose makes it all work beautifully, turning these old standards into something new. Part of it is the characterization: Killian makes all of her characters three dimensional... But the biggest star is Killian's writing. Not only does she mark a distinctive shift between the frenetic life in Manhattan and the slower, calmer pace of Stillbrook, New Jersey, she peppers the book with little bits that just sparkle, in both dialog and narrative...
Corpse Pose is the best a cozy can be. Even if you're not that fond of yoga, there is plenty to keep you entertained."
-- Linnea Dodson, Reviewing the Evidence
"The character of A.J. is funny, frantic, and a hoot to follow around in this particular new series. Definitely worth the time."
-- Affaire de Coeur
"Killian's light yoga twist enhances a nicely executed cozy."
-- Publisher's Weekly
"The support cast is one of the major reasons that this series is going to be a hit. Diana Killian provides a delightfully entertaining amateur sleuth tale."
-- Genre Go Round Reviews
"With more twists and turns than the most difficult yoga position, Diana Killian's Corpse Pose is sure to leave readers breathless."
-- Madelyn Alt, author of Hex Marks the Spot
"Diana Killian has outdone herself with this first book in her new series. Corpse Pose has it all from well-written plot, sharp prose, wit and humor that had me rolling with laughter and memorable characters who I definitely want to read more about. As aheroine A.J. is delightful, witty and smart. You don'thave to be into yoga to enjoy Ms. Killian's Corpse Pose, but you may find yourself doing thedownward dog before you're finished. Fun, fun, fun!"
-- Michele Scott, author of the Wine Lover's Mysteries
Mantra for Murder #1
2008, Penguin Group
Available in ebook, audio and print.