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Lose yourself in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series by Susan Rogers and John Roosen #bookseries #mystery #suspense #romanticmystery

Lose yourself in our stories and the Yoga Mat Mysteries Series. Fall in love with our characters. Prepare to be entertained and travel to other places. Come to the world of make-believe – to believe in afternoons of delight and evenings of being enchanted.


The Yoga Mat Mysteries books and audiobooks are literary, carefully crafted and rely on strong characterisations, the richness of language and the sound and arrangements of words. We always seek to entertain and delight the reader.


Our writing has a fresh approach to storytelling and is unbound by traditional rules or genres. We blend Crime Noir with spicy descriptions to enhance our stories. We are not afraid of being different and breaking the rules … just like our characters.  


As a consequence, anything can happen in our stories and usually does. We push boundaries – we think differently – we challenge the status quo.


Our writing entertains while being introspective. We try and help the reader make sense of the world by exploring current themes and timeless and universal ideas. While our stories are character-driven they always feature intricate plots. A variety of themes are explored, defined and in some cases dissected.


The story plunges the reader into the action but more importantly it strips the characters bare as the reader works through the plot—acting just as a detective in the unravelling of the mystery. We weave our mystery stories with the strands of adversity, evil, romance, love, adventure and change with intricate threads into a golden fabric that envelopes the reader like an amorous lover.


One final note.  As writers we physically ground-truth every millimetre of the locations of our stories. This includes topography, geography, roads, transportation, services, government, physical layout, timing distances and locales and criminal elements.  We deliver fresh realism, and scalpel like accuracy against the spectrum of human emotions.



Book 1 – Dead Man’s Pose     

   Book 2 – Cobra Pose 

   Book 3 – Tree Pose


Authors Susan Rogers and John Roosen


Genre Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Thriller, Adventure


Publisher G-EMS PTY LTD and PS LLC


Book Blurbs




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...


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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Australia is a surfers’ paradise … but this is nefarious surfing on the ‘net’ … and will destroy the global financial system.


It’s not just a rippling ‘scam’ job. Has Australia been infiltrated at levels they’ve never known?


Elaina Williams uses a Cobra Pose in her Yoga studio to boost her energy – she will need it! Elaina’s father, Edward, is in trouble. He’s disappeared.


As a solicitor and now yoga instructor, Elaina drags Ric, a man she’s fallen for, into the bursting web of techno-thrilling intrigue.


Ric Peters has just returned from a disastrous trip to Indonesia. Ric bills himself as a photojournalist. Elaina suspects he shoots more than just photographs. Ric has insight into the journey he and Elaina must take. He knows Elaina isn’t ready for what’s going to happen. There are too many moving parts for him to control.


Time is running out before The Cobra and The Wolf strike with their heist. They are extending their fangs towards Australia’s ‘golden coastline’ to bite into and destabilise financial institutions worldwide.


The sparkling sub-tropical city of Brisbane, Queensland, is the epicentre of this hacking tsunami of the century! But these hackers are good at hiding. They make a living out of it. They are submerged Phantoms leaving no tracks.


Can the burgeoning amateur sleuth Elaina piece this puzzle together before her father’s fate is sealed? How far is Ric willing to go in deciding to save Elaina … or Australia?


Cobra Pose is the suspense-thriller and second novel in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series. This book is filled with a snappy plot, dynamic prose, witty dialogue, and slow-burn chemistry. You’ll love Susan Rogers and John Roosen’s atmospheric whodunit. Click Cobra Pose to stretch your sense of adventure today!







Escape to Tasmania they said … But what was supposed to be a dream for Ric Peters and Elaina Williams has turned into a nightmare.


The Devil’s Island is living up to its name, serving up the ghosts of its dark past, while Ric is haunted by his own demons. The truth is unravelling, and death is closing in from all sides. And now, it's stalking Elaina.


Ric's past is catching up to him, with a vengeful man seeking retribution for a catastrophic blunder in Indonesia. Ric has kept a secret hidden from Elaina, fearing that she will not … cannot, forgive him. That after all they’ve been through, he’s not the man she believes him to be.


In the shadows, a hitman lurks … waiting for the time to strike, unafraid of collateral casualties.


As corrupt officials pull strings and innocents are sold, Ric and Elaina’s life together is threatened. Detective Inspector Jack McMasters races against time to piece together the clues before it's too late.


A sociopath and an anguished man are closing in. As the lightning strikes, the uncertainties remain … revenge, redemption, or devastation?


Tree Pose is delivered hot with twists and turns, mixed with secrets and attractions, tossed with suspense and revenge, then blended with classic storytelling.


The third book in the Yoga Mat Mysteries series takes readers on a thrilling ride through the beautiful and mysterious island of Tasmania, Australia. The story follows Dead Man's Pose, set in Sydney, and Cobra Pose, set in Brisbane.


BUY Tree Pose for a captivating mystery with murders, ghosts, and a past that won't stay buried.


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Author Biography


Susan Rogers


Susan Rogers already knew she was a writer at age six, but as an adult she took a major detour in becoming a commissioned naval officer and  a designated law enforcement officer. She has conducted sting operations, run extensive weapons training programs and directed the restoration of a Presidential yacht. In between, she has written a number of  books. Susan’s work has taken her into  government operations in the United States, Australasia, the South Pacific and the Middle East.  She has  run health and safety operations for multi-billion-dollar projects in Abu Dhabi and worked for engineering and environmental firms in the Middle East on projects across the region.  She also  revamped a South Pacific maritime service with responsibilities for local trade vessels and an international fleet servicing the maritime industry. Susan continues to write: whether braced against the hull of a sailing vessel on a hard tack, during a crossing of the Middle East’s empty quarter in a Mini, or bouncing around in a troop carrier in Australia’s outback. 


John Roosen


John Roosen started his career as a biologist, served as a commissioned naval officer, designated law enforcement officer and environmental emergency specialist in the United States, and has lived and worked in Australasia, the Americas, Antarctica and the Middle East. At a moment’s notice, he would respond to chemical and refinery plant explosions, deal with rocket fuel plant meltdowns and dismantle illegal drug labs.  John worked in the Middle East on a number of projects in Iraq, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and several conflict zones and other locations.  As a change-up, John switched careers to chasing pirates and dueling with a con artist extraordinaire on a remote South Pacific island as the Commissioner of Maritime Affairs. In between, he organised jungle expeditions and deep-sea scuba diving. However, John’s experience extends beyond responding to cataclysmic disasters and includes mastering the intricacies of making soufflé omelettes without burning the edges.


After writing Surviving Paradise about their life in the South Pacific, John and Susan created the concept of their mystery series. Dead Man’s Pose is first in the Yoga Mat Mysteries’ line-up, with Cobra Pose as the second in the YMM series, this was followed by Tree Pose and coming soon is Warrior Pose.


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Thank you for sharing your book series with us!

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