Dead Man's Pose is a tension-reliever in yoga. Not this time!
A spirited yoga teacher teams up with a dark horse partner (determined to right wrongs); and together they seek closure on the sudden and mysterious death of a friend.
Throw in a cast of quirky characters that includes a savvy outback detective, an eccentric academic, a highly observant (but sight-challenged) witness, an exotic hairdresser, a Falstaffian nomad, crooked officials, and some assorted mob thugs.
Add some heat between the investigators, plus Ric's wry humour and Elaina's smart dialogue, while they both tumble into chase scenes to avoid sharks, cruise through a darkened saloon and conduct late-night spying on a 'high roller' that floats.
Combine that with word pictures of Sydney, one of the world's most picturesque cities (which also has sleazy backstreets and a gummy web of intrigue), and you have the cocktail mix of Dead Man's Pose.
It's a jigger of Agatha Christie's compelling plotline; adding two parts of Cherringham Murder Mysteries; shake in the backdrop of Sydney, Australia which acts as another character and garnish with the mood and tempo of a Michael Connelly's clue-packed charge. Dead Man's Pose has all the classic hallmarks of a whodunit genre … But presented as a gin fizz romantic mystery with extra fizz.
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Excellent first adventure in a promising new series
Dead Man’s Pose is an internationally award-winning and absolutely terrific Crime Noir story, superbly written with talent, wit, and humor by Susan Rogers and John Roosen. This is the first book in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series, and I can happily report that I loved every minute spent with it.
In Dead Man’s Pose we follow a spirited yoga teacher who teams up with a dark horse operator to investigate and find closure on the sudden and mysterious death of a friend. But, as it always happens in such books, and in real life, they step into a dangerous world filled with unexpected situations.
The writing is excellent, the story is captivating, and the characters are colorful, three-dimensional, real, and alive.
I especially love the vividness with which Sydney, one of the world’s most picturesque and exotic cities, is described. While listening to this extremely entertaining audiobook, I felt like I was there, seeing the action unraveling in front of my eyes, walking the streets, running away from bad guys, meeting the characters, and vicariously taking part in their adventures.
Internationally acclaimed narrator Rupert Degas, who has recorded over 400 audiobooks to date, does a wonderful job with his performance of Dead Man’s Pose. Also being British, his residence in Sydney makes him the perfect narrator for this riveting adventure, because he really sounds like a native.
Mr. Degas reads in a pleasantly mellow but deep voice, perfectly suited for this type of immersive storytelling. With his wide vocal range, he manages to successfully bring to life all the characters in the book with multiple accents and personality types.
This review was supposed to be written much later, but as I was drawn to Dead Man’s Pose I thought possible, I decided to give in and finish it as my curiosity got the better of me.
So, if you like well-written Crime Noir thrillers that have also been recognized with international awards, I highly recommend checking out Dead Man’s Pose and keeping an eye out for new releases in this extremely promising series.