Saturday, August 28, 2021


I'm so happy to be a stop on the blog tour for
Book 9 in the Quilting Mysteries
by Mary Marks

The ninth installment in the hit Quilting Mystery series by Mary Marks finds sleuth Martha searching for her fiancΓ©’s ex-wife.

One loose thread threatens to unravel Martha’s wedding plans: the groom-to-be married a pregnant teen to save her from scandal thirty years ago—and the marriage was never annulled. Now Crusher’s wife Hadas is coming to LA, along with his sister Fanya. But soon after she arrives, their houseguest goes missing, with her room ransacked and a chloroform-soaked cloth left behind. Could her apparent abduction be connected to her brother’s unsolved death from a hit-and-run six months ago? Martha and her quilting cohorts must find the pattern to solve the twin mysteries and determine if Crusher is still married—or now a widower . . .



3 lucky readers will each win a print copy of


USA only

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Winner will be chosen after August 30 at the end of the tour.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours

Nine books in and author Mary Marks is still going strong!

I’ve truly enjoyed this series so much. It has a great set of characters, a lovely location, and always a first class mystery. KNOT READY FOR MURDER is no different, other than having an even more in-depth storyline. One that drew me in from the beginning.

KNOT READY FOR MURDER was perfectly sewed, with no loose stitches. The patchwork of clues and false leads in this quilt of a mystery, had me zigzagging this way and that, with no hope of finding the pattern.  (Sorry. I could resist the puns)

In all seriousness, there was so much going on is this story. It had so many layers to it, and I loved pulling away at them. However, I have never once guessed a whodunit, whatdunit, or whydunit in any of this author’s books, so I wasn’t surprised when she stumped me again. Brava, Ms. Marks!

KNOT READY FOR MURDER is perhaps the best yet in the Quilters Mysteries. It has something for everyone, so don’t miss out on reading it for yourself!

About Mary Marks

Born and raised in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, Mary Marks earned a B.A. in Anthropology from UCLA and an M.A. in Public Administration from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. In 2004 she enrolled in the UCLA Extension Writers Program. Her first novel, Forget Me Knot, was a finalist in a national writing competition in 2011. She is currently a reviewer of cozy mysteries for The New York Journal of Books at

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. What a pretty cover!
    Happy Saturday!

    Pat T

  2. Thank you for your review on "KNOT READY FOR MURDER" by Mary Marks and for being part of the blog tour.

    Sounds like a fabulous book and one I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read. Love the title and gorgeous cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. oh but this sounds like a wonderfully exciting book. I am a quilter and love to read books about quilting and crafts. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  4. This looks so good! I love cozy mysteries. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great book title and cover! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. You were a busy lady. Our son wanted to be an anthropologist. This is such a fun cover.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  7. I love sewing cozies! jasblue0324(at)yahoo(dot)com