Knot in My Backyard
by Mary Marks
I enjoyed this book, it is a really good, well written read…get yourself a cup of tea and some yummy kugel then settle in for a good read.
~Tea and A Book
Mary has created some delightful characters that I believe will appeal to all mystery lovers, not just those of us of a “certain age.”
If I had just picked up the book in a store (because of the pretty cover) and opened the book to the first page, I would have left the store with the book. When I read the first line:
“Yesterday, I joined Weight Watchers for the eighth time.”
— I knew Martha Rose was a woman after my own heart!
I liked this book because the author had the characters disagreeing about the field before there was trouble.
~Deal Sharing Aunt
The issues in this cozy mystery dealing with the homeless was sad but also shows a way too that anyone can do something and if you get a group together can help. She also shows us how greed and corruption can do a lot of damage. I did not put the book down till I finished and look forward to the next book…
Knot in My Backyard is an entertaining cozy mystery that is a perfect companion for a cold winter night. I like Martha and her quilting buddies…
Mary sure knows how to tell a story. Her writing style is fluid and smooth and so easy to get lost in. The entire novel is engaging; never a dull moment.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Knot In My Backyard
(A Quilting Mystery)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (November 4, 2014)
A diamond brocade pattern is more quilter Martha Rose’s style than a baseball diamond—especially when it comes to the new eyesore of a stadium ruining her lovely San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Martha doesn’t know a bunt from a Bundt cake, but when she stumbles upon the battered body of baseball coach Dax Martin, she doesn’t need a scorecard to know it’s foul play. LAPD homicide detective Arlo Beavers is convinced one of her neighbors is responsible. But Martha and her fellow quilters Lucy and Birdie soon discover a whole field of suspects who might have wanted to take the coach out of the game permanently…
About This 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 www.nyjournalofbooks.com.
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Comments on “Knot in My Backyard by Mary Marks”
Can’t post a comment, today, on Kelly P’s blog. I keep getting a pop-up to log into Google, which I don’t have an account for. So, I will say another congratulations, here, to Mary Marks, on the release of Knot in My Backyard.