Thursday, January 16, 2014

Spotlight/Giveaway: Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks

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Forget Me Knot (A Quilting Mystery)
New Cozy Mystery Series
Published by Kensington (January 7, 2014)
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0758292056
E-Book File Size: 1254 KB

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…

Mary Marks Publicity Photo - Copy

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.


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GIVEAWAY: Comment on this post by noon EST on January 20 for a chance to win one of FIVE copies of Forget Me Knot that I have to give away. U.S. entries only.


  1. I love reading mysteries, especially about every day people solving crimes. I wonder who killed Claire...

  2. This sounds like the start of a great new series!

  3. Love crime solving mysteries!

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  4. Seems like more than one prize-winning quilt is missing. Would love to read this cozy. Thanks for entering me in giveaway.

  5. sounds wonderful, would love to win and read

  6. Sounds great, I can't wait to read it.


  7. Knot to be missed. This first novel from Mary needs to be spirited down the drunkards path to grandmother's flower garden and enjoyed. Quilters will 'get it'.

  8. Mysteries and quilts? You have my attention. ;) Sounds like a good one.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds good. =)


  10. Sounds great and I love cozy mysteries. I just saw this at the library yesterday and I think I may have heard of the book before it came out. I've already read one mystery about quilts this year (Quilt Trip by Elizabeth Craig).


  11. this cozy mystery sounds unique and captivating. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. A wonderful cozy and series which interests me greatly. Many thanks. and best wishes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  13. I've always wanted to learn how to quilt. I also look forward to retirement! lol

    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

  14. I LOVE the colors of this cover!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  15. I've been retired for 14 years so I look forward to reading about those around my age being sleuths and solving murders. I love it that these senior quilters have "besties."


  16. I love reading about people who are retired, and the fact that this book is a mystery makes it that much better. I would really enjoy this book. It has a beautiful cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  17. I'm soon to retire so I think reading this book would be perfect for me.

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  19. Sounds like a great new series and it takes place in California. I love cozy mysteries and one that takes place in Southern California makes it close to home.

  20. I have a copy of this book ( so please dont enter me in the giveaway ) --- but I just wanted to leave a quick comment --- that I really enjoyed this cozy! Quilts are one of my favorite items to be featured in cozies!
    I enjoyed the ladies in the group and the story had me guessing who done it.

  21. This series sounds like fun.