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Book Review: The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse


I was asked to read and review “The Yoga Store Murder”. I found this book to be very interesting and hard to put down after I started reading it. The writing is excellent and his research into this case was excellent. Once you start reading it, it will be hard to put down. The characters, especially Jayna, will become important to the reader and you care about them. Also, the author was clear and easy to follow. Sometimes true crime books are hard to follow, but that is not the case here. I highly recommend this book.


Dan Morse Blog Tour: New book: The Yoga Store Murder – The True Story

The Yoga Store MurderThe full true story of the lululemon murder and what really happened to Jayna Murray and Brittany Norwood–photos included.

It was a crime that shocked the country. On March 12, 2011, two young saleswomen were found brutally attacked inside a lululemon athletica retail store in Bethesda, Maryland, one of the nation’s wealthiest suburbs.

Thirty-year-old Jayna Murray was dead—slashed, stabbed, and struck more than three hundred times. Investigators found blood spattered on walls, and size fourteen men’s shoe prints leading away from her body.

Twenty-eight-year-old Brittany Norwood was found alive, tied up on the bathroom floor. She had lacerations, a bloody face, and ripped clothing. She told investigators that two masked men had slipped into the Bethesda lululemon store just after closing, presumably planning to rob it. She spoke of the night of terror she and her coworker had experienced. Investigators were sympathetic…but as the case went on, Brittany’s story began to unravel. Why rob a business that dealt mostly in credit cards? Why was Jayna murdered but Brittany left alive? Could the petite, polite Brittany have been involved? Most chilling of all: could she have been the killer?

Bio: Struggling through engineering classes at Vanderbilt University, Dan Morse decided to give sports-writing a go at the campus newspaper. It proved a better fit. In his junior year, he tried out for the football team – going on to write a year’s worth of columns chronicling his trials, tribulations and deep bruises as a slow but poor route-running wide receiver. After graduation, Morse combined his engineering degree with writing and, as if it had been well-planned, took a position at Civil Engineering magazine in New York. Who among us can forget his prescient 1989 piece on waste-water treatment disposal regulations: “Sludge in the Nineties.”

Wanting to know how other things worked – crime, politics, business – Morse sought a reporting position at more than 50 newspapers. Exactly one of them offered him a job, The Alabama Journal, an afternoon daily in Montgomery, Ala., where Morse settled in as a cops reporter. He moved on to that city’s morning paper, The Advertiser, covering state politics and becoming a Pulitzer Prize finalist for stories on the Southern Poverty Law Center. From there, he moved to The Baltimore Sun, The Wall Street Journal, and, in 2005, The Washington Post. (Some of his favorite stories, and the most interesting people he has met, can be viewed here.)

Morse grew up with four siblings in Urbana, Ill., where his parents still live. He is married to Dana Hedgpeth, a fellow Post reporter. They have a daughter named C.C.

Purchasing Links:
Amazon The Yoga Store Murder: The Shocking True Account of the Lululemon Athletica Killing (very good book!)
Dan’s Twitter
Dan’s Facebook Page
Website – The Yoga Store Murder

Jayna Murray murder 3/11/2011 Bethseda, MD *Co-Worker Brittany Norwood convicted of stabbing her to death, at least 331 times; sentenced to LWOP*

Jayna Murray

Jayna Troxel Murray obituary
Facebook page: In Memory of Jayna Murray
Judge in Lululemon slaying rules against admissibility of prosecutors’ account
Autopsy indicates Jayna Murray was alive during beating at lululemon store
Lululemon jurors hear Brittany Norwood’s lies unravel on tape
Defense: Brittany Norwood ‘lost control’ in attack on Jayna Murray in yoga store
Jury To Decide Whether Or Not Brittany Norwood Planned To Murder Jayna Murray At Lululemon Bethesda Store
Brittany Norwood convicted of killing Lululemon co-worker Jayna Murray
Family asks for a chance at parole for yoga-store killer
Remembering Jayna Murray: Friends and family send in victim’s impact statements ahead of Britanny Norwood sentencing
Brittany Norwood Gets Life, without Parole for the murder of Jayna Murray At Lululemon Athletica Bethesda Store
Norwood gets life without parole in lululemon murder
‘On the Case with Paula Zahn’ To Feature Lululemon Murder
Murderpedia: Brittany Norwood

Thou Shalt Not: Fallen Angels
On The Case with Paula Zahn: Unmasking a Killer
Snapped: Brittany Norwood [Episode 118]
Redrum: The Yoga Shop Murder
20/20: Death on Bethseda Road


Last Name: NORWOOD
First Name: BRITTANY
Middle Name: E
Date of Birth: 05/19/1982
DOC ID: 401149
Holding Facility: Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
Address: 7943 Brock Bridge Road, Jessup, MD 20794
Phone: 877-280-1185

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