Returning to her childhood home and opening a yoga center
was supposed to be relaxing for Keeley Carpenter.
Instead, she finds herself embroiled in her second murder
investigation despite her boyfriend, Constable Ben
Taylor's, objections. Her high school nemesis, Raquel
Philips, is the primary suspect in the murder
investigation and has begged Keeley for help. Meanwhile,
Keeley's mother is in town. Can Keeley maintain her calm
while her world is in chaos?
A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFÉ is the second book in the
Carpenter series. A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFÉ delves
into some sticky emotional conundrums for Keeley
and I wish I had read the earlier book, DOWNWARD
DEATH, first to have a better grasp of the relationships.
Michelle Kelly does a marvelous job at bringing the
reader up to speed but I suspect the emotional impact of
A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFÉ would have been greater had I
already been familiar with the characters and their
However, I love the setting of A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFÉ!
The Yoga Café's unique and welcoming atmosphere makes me
want to step into the pages and enjoy a vegetarian meal
(or perhaps that yummy Summer Fruit Smoothie, recipe
included at the end). The characters themselves add to
the charm of the Yoga Café and I love the inclusion of
the art festival in the town.
A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFÉ is an enjoyable mystery and the
Keeley Carpenter series is one I want to visit
with a bit more in the future. Descriptions of yoga poses
(along with their contraindications) and delicious
sounding recipes and foods are interspersed throughout
the storyline. I look forward to seeing what happens next
in Michelle Kelly's charming cozy mystery series!
Keeley Carpenter has found her center. After returning to
Befrey, the traditional English village she called home ten
years ago, she’s opened her dream yoga café, which doubles
as both a yoga studio and a delicious vegetarian café. Even
better, Keeley is dating handsome Detective Ben Taylor, and
things are beginning to look serious.
Too bad things never seem to run smoothly for long. Eager to
get involved with the local community, Keeley sets up a
booth at the annual Belfrey Arts Festival, along with her
nemesis, fellow small business owner Raquel. Preparing
herself to play nice, she’s shocked when Raquel’s boyfriend,
Town Mayor Gerald, is found dead after a public spat.
Despite Ben’s strict warnings to stay out of it, Keeley
isn’t going to let an innocent woman take the blame for the
murder—even if it is glamorous, spoiled Raquel.
Now Keeley must balance a precarious murder investigation
with the demands of her growing business and now-strained
relationship. But when the killer takes a personal interest
in Keeley, can she find the culprit before she gets bent out
of shape? Charming and delicious, Michelle Kelly's A
Death at the Yoga Cafe features recipes from Keeley’s
café and is perfect for fans of cozy mystery lovers everywhere!