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!
An upcoming arts festival in the English village of Belfrey, home to Keeley Carpenter and her vegetarian cafe and yoga studio, is the backdrop for Kelly's entertaining sequel to 2016's Downward Facing Death. When Keeley is asked to allow visiting artist Suzy to exhibit her work in the cafe, Keeley agrees, mostly because rival Raquel Philips is doing the same for Suzy's boyfriend, Christian. When Belfrey's unpleasant mayor, Gerald Buxby, is found dead soon after a heated argument with Raquel, his former girlfriend, Keeley decides to defend the woman, despite their tense relationship. Keeley's boyfriend, Det. Constable Ben Taylor, won't tell her much, and she feels compelled to do a little investigating herself when Raquel asks for her help. Keeley's pointed snooping leads her to more than one likely suspect but also puts her in danger. Recipes and yoga positions, as well as an uncomfortable visit from Keeley's mother, Darla Carpenter, lend spice to this agreeable cozy.