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…
I absolutely loved this book. It had me hooked from the time I picked it up, till I put it down. Mary Marks did a remarkable job with this cozy mystery. I liked the friendship between Martha, Birdie, and Lucy, I would love to have two friends like that. I was kept guessing till the very end, and there were so many twists and turns, it was impossible to figure out who the killer was and why. But Martha not only uncovers the killer, she uncovers a lot of nasty secrets, family and otherwise. Pick up a copy of this book, you won't regret it. Especially if you love quilts and mysteries. Thanks, Mary, I can't wait for the next Quilting Mystery.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.
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Mary Marks grew up in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. She became an award winning quilter after retiring from an administrative job at UCLA. Her first quilting mystery, Forget Me Knot, was a finalist in the 2011 Malice Domestic competition.
"I always heard that the best stories come from writing what you know, so Martha Rose is loosely modeled after me: a divorced, overweight Jewish quilter of a certain age who lives in the San Fernando Valley." The smart but impulsive Martha Rose is aided and abetted by her best friends Lucy and Birdie and a cast of quirky characters.
The author is an unrepentant Hidden Object game player and Sudoku addict. "Solving puzzles, finding patterns, piecing things together--that's what quilters and mystery writers do all the time," says the author.