Posted in 4 paws, Cozy, mystery, Review on January 21, 2014

forget me knot



Welcome to San Fernando Valley, California, where Martha Rose and her coterie of quilters are enjoying life on the good side of retirement—until murder pulls a stitch out of their plans…

Martha and her besties Lucy and Birdie are set to expand their Quilty Tuesdays by inviting newcomer Claire Terry into their group. Though at forty Claire’s a tad younger than their average age, her crafty reputation could perk up their patchwork proceedings, especially as they prepare for the fancy quilt show coming to town. But when they arrive at Claire’s home and find her dead inside the front door, and her exquisite, prize-winning quilts soon missing, Martha is not one to leave a mystery unraveled. Especially if she wants to stop a killer from establishing a deadly pattern…


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Great start to a new series. I love that the main character is a little older and curvy. I was curious how she could be single and not work but support herself, it was explained about halfway through the book. I don’t know how to quilt but always have been amazed by what I have seen and the amount of time it takes to put one together. There are great explanations about the quilting world.

I don’t know if I’m getting better at figuring out who the killer is, but I had a gut instinct and was glad to see I was right at the end. However, the reasoning was not one I would have expected so that was a nice twist!

Overall we give it 4 paws and if you like quilting and cozies, you will like this book!


About the Author

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.

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