Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book 2
 in the Quilting Mystery series
by Mary Marks

Baseball may be America’s official favorite pastime, but for Martha Rose and her friends, quilting is far more fun…and a lot less dangerous.

A diamond brocade pattern is more quilter Martha Rose’s style than a baseball diamond—especially when it comes to the new eyesore of a stadium ruining her lovely San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Martha doesn’t know a bunt from a bundt cake, but when she stumbles upon the battered body of baseball coach Dax Martin, she doesn’t need a scorecard to know it’s foul play. LAPD homicide detective Arlo Beavers is convinced one of her neighbors is responsible. But Martha and her fellow quilters Lucy and Birdie soon discover a whole field of suspects who might have wanted to take the coach out of the game permanently…

Any fan of FORGET ME KNOT, the first book by author Mary Marks, in this Quilters Mystery series, is sure to be a fan of 

 Ms. Marks pens this story with the same enthusiasm as the first title.
Protagonist Martha is back, as are her quilting buddies, Lucy and Birdie. These characters continue to fleshed out as the author spends more time with them.
The mystery aspect of the story is well done and will keep most guessing until the “whodunit” it revealed.

Mixed with the mystery is also angst, and humor. And these characters are very opinionated. LOL They tend to speak their minds very clearly. (Note: If you’re not in to a lot of political talk, this series may not be for you.)

Now, this cozy isn’t as “cozy” as most I read. A little bit of a different feel. There is no doubt Mary Marks is a wonderful author. It will be nice to see how this series grows as it moves forward.

And for the quilters out there, Ms. Marks includes a quilting tip at the end of the book!

releases November 4 
and is available for pre-order.


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  1. Thanks, Lesa. I enjoyed Forget Me Knot and look forward to Knot in My Backyard! I thought the political humor was funny...the character's opinion.

    1. Thanks Pat. I know some people are sensitive about politics, religion, and football. I have never been one to take a character's point of view as the author's point of view. They write many different characters and can't make them all believe the same thing.

    2. Thanks for you comment, Patricia. I'm glad you "get" my humor and hope you enjoy this latest adventure of Martha and her friends.