Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Knot on Her Life (A Quilting Mystery) 

by Mary Marks


About the Book

Cozy Mystery 7th in Series
Kensington (July 30, 2019) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages 
ISBN-10: 1496720504 
ISBN-13: 978-1496720504 
Digital ASIN: B07K5ZJRYX

While quilter Martha Rose awaits the birth of her granddaughter, a neighborhood girl appears at her door with a mystery that can’t be pinned down . .

Martha’s eager to finish the baby quilt she’s making for her new granddaughter, but she scraps those plans when a young girl rings her doorbell begging for help. Poppy Halaby, the foster child of Martha’s neighbor, is an orphan whose parents were murdered by a killer who was never caught. When Poppy’s doting foster mom falls suspiciously ill, Martha is determined to keep the child safe. But she’ll have to unravel more about Poppy’s parents to stitch a broken family back together again—and prevent another crime cut from the same cloth . . .

 WOW that was exciting. I just finished and my emotions are still running high as I write this review.
While this is a crime story, it is just as much a love story. It is abut family and secrets and hopes and dreams and learning to live when life does not turn out as planned.

When two people marry against their families wishes, the ripple effect is massive. No one could predict all the people affected. Then there is the greed aspect underlying motivations. Caught in the center is a little girl, wiser beyond her eight years.
A deeply complicated mystery involving murder, secret communications, and more than one very determined woman.

Along the way we learn ethnic and religious customs, get some fabulous quilting tips and enjoy delicious food. Some of it has the potential to be heartbreaking yet there is underlying hope.
Overall - EXCITING. And you can follow along even if you have not read previous books in this wonderful series.

About Mary Marks

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.
 She is currently a reviewer of cozy mysteries for The New York Journal of Books at
 Readers can visit her at and
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.


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