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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway -- Knot of This World (A Quilting Mystery) by Mary Marks On tour with Great Escapes


Knot of This World (A Quilting Mystery)
by Mary Marks

I enjoyed following Martha and her friends on their quest for the truth. There was just the right amount of humor scattered throughout the tale. Knot of this World is an entertaining cozy mystery
~The Avid Reader

I enjoy the covers of the books in this series. Each cover depicts a quilt that is mentioned or highlighted in the book . . . If your a quilter and love a good Cozy mystery check out this series.
~My Reading Journeys

The writing flows well and is concise. The author’s writing style is fluid and smooth and so easy to get lost inv . . . The entire novel is engaging; never a dull moment.
~Saph’s Cozy Corner

Mary Marks has written a mystery with several suspects, clues, twists and red herrings, that had me quickly flipping the pages to find out who done it.
~Carla Loves to Read

About Knot of the World

Knot of This World (A Quilting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1496720512
ISBN-13: 978-1496720511
Digital ASIN: B07ZPJ5BLM

Quilter Martha Rose must patch together the clues to solve the murder of a cult leader in the California mountains . . .


Has Martha’s fellow quilter and dear friend Birdie Watson become unraveled? Birdie and her new husband have decided to join the Mystical Feather Society, a spiritist group living on a commune in the mountains of Ojai, California. Before her free-spirited friend makes a huge mistake, Martha organizes a surprise visit to check out the commune. While white-robed members conduct a seanc√© in a glass yurt, their leader—Royal St. Germain—is nowhere to be found . . . until, that is, Martha and her friends discover him shot in their Winnebago. Now Martha must track down the killer and debunk the cult—before it’s bye bye Birdie . . .


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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This is the first book that I have read by this author. This book is part of a series - and I did not have any issues following along. I would like to go back and read the other books since the characters were so much fun to read about. The series follows Martha - and her posse of quilters. In this book Birdie returns with her new husband and they announce that they are selling all their worldly possessions to join a group (more like a cult). Martha and the other quilters are keeping busy investigating the cult leaders murder and trying not to fall in any traps. 

This book has well developed characters. It has an original storyline. I did not feel lost with it being the last book in the series. It does touch on psychics. I hope to read more from this author. 

I received a copy of this book through the Great Escape blogging program -- all thoughts are my own. 


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