Wednesday, September 2, 2015


I'm so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for 
author Mary Marks and her new book
Book 3 in the Quilting Mystery series

In the latest from the bestselling author of Plagued by Quilt, Kath Rutledge yarn bombs Blue Plum, Tennessee—and gets tangled up in the mystery of a bumped-off bagpiper.

It’s time for Handmade Blue Plum, an annual arts and crafts fair, and Kath and her knitting group TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber) plan to kick off the festivities with a yarn bombing. But they’re not the only ones needling Blue Plum. Bagpiper and former resident Hugh McPhee had just returned after a long absence, yet his reception is anything but cozy. The morning after his arrival, he’s found dead in full piper’s regalia.

Although shaken, Kath and her knitting group go forward with their yarn installation—only to hit a deadly snag. Now, with the help of Geneva, the ghost who haunts her shop, Kath and TGIF need to unravel the mystery before someone else gets kilt!


Author Mary Marks is back with another delight installment of her Quilting Mystery series.

Please be assured, you do not have to know how to quilt to enjoy this series, not do you need to have read the first to books in the series to read this one. But it is always fun to go back to the other installments to see how it all started.

In GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN, protagonist Martha Rose suddenly finds herself executor to a friend’s estate. A friend she hasn’t seen in twenty years. Things don’t seem right to Martha, and then another body is discovered. Add to that the theft of items worth millions of dollars, and Martha knows she has to get to the bottom of things.

I truly enjoy Ms. Mark’s style of writing. I really liked that she explained some of the rituals of a Jewish funeral. I’m Christian and my grandmother was a minister, so learning more about other religions is fascinating to me.

GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN was a wonderfully crafted mystery. Ms. Marks takes us through a sleuthing at a perfect pace.  There were more twists and turns than a quilt has stitches. More suspects than a few, and questions that felt like there could be no answers to. All leading up to an amazing reveal that had me completely surprised.

I look forward to what author Marks has in store for us next! 

Available Now!

Mary's publishing house, Kensington is giving away this wonderful prize package!

A winner will chosen by random draw through 
Rafflecopter at the end of the tour on September 15. 
This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

About the author

Mary Marks grew up in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. She became an award winning quilter after retiring from an administrative job at UCLA. Her first quilting mystery, Forget Me Knot, was a finalist in the 2011 Malice Domestic competition.

"I always heard that the best stories come from writing what you know, so Martha Rose is loosely modeled after me: a divorced, overweight Jewish quilter of a certain age who lives in the San Fernando Valley." The smart but impulsive Martha Rose is aided and abetted by her best friends Lucy and Birdie and a cast of quirky characters.

The author is an unrepentant Hidden Object game player and Sudoku addict. "Solving puzzles, finding patterns, piecing things together--that's what quilters and mystery writers do all the time," says the author.

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  1. Gone But Knot Forgotten sounds like a cozy I would enjoy reading. I am so glad I don't have to know how to quilt in order to enjoy this book. I am looking forward to reading it.

  2. Excited about the new release! It's always fun to learn something new while reading a cozy!

  3. Thanks, Lisa! This sounds good and I like learning new things, while reading, too.

  4. I love "crafty" stories. I make greeting cards, do needlepoint, etc, so I'm interested in what others are doing. Their experiences make the stories more personal.

  5. I am a crafter and it is interesting to find a book written for the crafter's in us. Thanks for the review. It has definitely provided me with a positive outlook towards this book.

  6. This delightful cozy would be greatly enjoyed and is a treasure. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. I love crafty cozy mysteries. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks Lisa for the intro to this new-to-me author & series! I'm a quilt maker so I always like to read a cozy I can relate to. Congratulations Mary on your newest release! And thank you to Kensington for the give-a-way!

  9. I have the first in the series and would like the others, too. Great giveaway with eight books and a tote bag. I'd be on Cloud Nine if I won! I think there's a few authors I hadn't heard of before.

  10. What an awesome giveaway! Actually I would love to win these, but I really want to get "Gone..." as I have the first 2 in my TBR and Kindle TBR that would encourage me to move them to the READ NOW. Thank you for this great giveaway!!

  11. What a fascinating book! I am a quilter and have added the Quilting Mystery series to my wishlist. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  12. What an awesome giveaway!! Lisa recently introduced me to Mary Marks and I'm looking forward to reading all her books. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.