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 . . .
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 www.nyjournalofbooks.com.