The Yoga Store Murder: The Shocking True Account of the Lululemon Athletica Killing [NOOK Book]

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The 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 ...
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The Yoga Store Murder: The Shocking True Account of the Lululemon Athletica Killing

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Overview

The 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?
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Editorial Reviews

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“In the field of true crime you never know what you’ll get – a badly written clip job or thoughtful reportage that goes beyond the crime scene to the impact of crime on people and society.  This book lines up on the latter side. It was one of the best written and researched true crime books I’ve read in quite a while.” –Michael Connelly, Bestselling author

“[Morse] brings a journalist’s instincts to this moment-by-moment chronicle. He’s done impressive research, interviewing more than 150 people, poring over reams of transcripts and documentary records, and even wading through Norwood’s text messages — all 11,000 of them. The legwork pays off … Morse’s book asks all the right questions.”—Washington Post

“A true-crime tour de force, with all of the features that make a whodunit great: a suspenseful, intricately constructed plot; a taut prose style that wastes no words; memorable characters brought to vivid life in a few deft strokes; and of course a dogged murder investigation that leads to a stunning revelation. Readers will tear through the book—as I did—to learn the solution to the dark mystery at its core.”—Harold Schechter, author of Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard of and The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook a Nation

“Dan Morse has written a true-crime thriller that reads like a rip-snorting novel. With a storyteller's flare for the cinematic and a keen eye for detail he has honed as a crime reporter, Morse unveils the fast-paced investigation into a killing that captured the nation's attention. The murder was as brutal as its setting was unexpected: behind the closed doors of a hip retailer in the wealthiest and safest of suburbs.”—Del Quentin Wilber, bestselling author of Rawhide Down, the Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

“With its riveting narrative and precise, unflinching rendering of a murder that isn't what it seems, Dan Morse's The Yoga Store Murder rises to the level of the finest crime novels. Except that it's all true.”—Bryan Gruley, Edgar-nominated author of the Starvation Lake trilogy

“Cerebral and thoroughly frightening, The Yoga Store Murder takes the reader on a moment-by-moment hunt with a group of wily detectives as they sort through a tangle of lies and bloody sneaker prints. It will keep you up way past your bedtime.”—Michael E. Ruane, coauthor of Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers who Terrorized the Nation

An addictive read. Morse provides a stunning view deep inside the lives of the detectives, the victim and the accused murderer in this gripping and exciting book.”—Greg Jaffe, Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter and co-author of The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101601532
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 117,879
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Dan Morse is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who has covered crime for the Washington Post since 2008. Morse reported the Brittany Norwood story since its opening hours and has spoken as an expert on the case for the Oxygen network and Investigation Discovery. Morse has also appeared on CNN, TODAY, Fox&Friends, and NPR to talk about high-profile murders he has covered. He earlier worked as a staffwriter for the Wall Street Journal and the Baltimore Sun and published articles in Sports Illustrated. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Couldn't put it down

    One of the best true crime books I have read in ages. Easy to read but very well written. It held my interest to the very end. Then I had to pass it on to several friends.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    A GREAT TRUE MYSTERY

    Great book! The author did a great job. I couldn't put the book down although very sad story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2015

    Fantastic. I read true crime all the time and this is one of the

    Fantastic. I read true crime all the time and this is one of the most well written I've ever read. I hope this author writes again. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Is this actually a real story?

    I dont believe it but it sounds real enough

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    The Yoga Store Murder is remarkable for its excellance, a stando

    The Yoga Store Murder is remarkable for its excellance, a standout in a field swimming with posers. Through countless generations
    many have attempted but few have pulled off with such aplomb what Dan Morse so brilliantly accomplishes in The Yoga Store Murder.
    Once begun the reader is catapulted  from page to page and from one chapter to the next. Dont miss it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Shocking

    In 60+ years of reading only 2 other books held me so spellbound. So exceedingly well written. I highly recommend this book for readers of true crime.


    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Very good true crime read.

    Reds like an episode of "Forensic Files". Tense, gripping.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Good read

    Good read and account of what happened that faithful night. Morse keeps the reader interested in the case through out the book. Check it out! Four stars because there were some dry parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Good book

    Wish there was more background info, though there may just not be any in this case.

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