Monday, January 6, 2014

Quilt Mystery Book Review and Giveaway



January 7, 2014 is the big day for new quilting mystery writer Mary Marks. That's the day her first mystery, Forget Me Knot, is due to come out.



Forget Me Knot is the first of a new series. It was a finalist in a national writing competition in 2011.



FORGET ME KNOT is the adventure of Martha Rose, a sassy, sarcastic woman of a certain age and her two quilting friends Lucy and Birdie. The trio discovers the corpse of another quilter and days later the victim’s prize winning quilt is stolen. Martha is enlisted to draw on her knowledge of quilting to decode the secret messages the victim left behind. But the deeper she digs, the closer the killer gets to stopping Martha permanently.



“Mary Marks had me on pins and needles and wanting to wrap myself up in a warm quilt while reading her cozy debut!”

—Lee Hollis, author of Death of a Chocoholic



“Mary Marks has stitched together a very clever plot with a cast of engaging characters in this funny, fast-paced debut mystery. I loved Martha Rose and her posse of crime-solving quilters and can’t wait to read what they’re up to next!”

—Laura Levine, author of Killing Cupid


Mary Marks became an award-winning quilter after an early retirement from her job in administration on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles. After twelve years of sewing twenty four/seven, she came up for a breath and started writing about some of the nearly one hundred quilts she’d created.      Read more about Mary here.



I do a lot of my reading while walking on a treadmill. How much time I spend on the treadmill is often related to how good my reading material is. I got a lot of steps in while reading the advance copy of Forget Me Knot! It was a difficult book to put down!



So, the title of this post says Giveaway, right? Kensington Publishing Corp. has generously offered to send a copy of Mary Mark's Forget Me Knot to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment at the end of this post by midnight EST Sunday, January 12. (That's midnight between the 12th and 13th.) Please be sure I have a way to contact you. Either by having your email address in your blogger profile or by leaving your email address in the comment.



If you write about this giveaway on your blog, and leave a second comment with a link to your blog post, you can receive a second entry into the contest.



If you don't want to wait, you can order Forget Me Knot now from Amazon.



Leave a note of congratulations on Mary's Facebook page!



Good luck!

Debbie

22 comments:

  1. I love a good mystery and this one sounds fun!

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  2. I love mysteries & I love quilting. Thanks for the chance to win this great new book.

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  3. What better way to start the new year-quilting and reading! Thanks for the opportunity in your giveaway.

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  4. Mysteries and quilting- a good start to the New Year. Thanks

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  5. Thank you Debbie for hosting this giveaway. I hope people will enjoy the first book in my new quilting mystery series. Happy new year to all.
    Mary Marks

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  6. Two of the things I love - quilting and mysteries - combined into one? How could it get better?

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  7. Sounds like a good book. Always good to discover a new author.

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  8. The attraction of any book always increases if there is a quilt included! Mary Marks new book sounds fun and I'd love to be included in the giveaway.

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  9. I love a good mystery. This one sounds so interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. would love to read that , thanks for the chance

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  11. thanks for this chance.
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  12. Thank you for the giveaway.. hehe
    I love this mystery book.. It's looks interesting..
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  13. I shared the giveaway on my blog..
    This is the link http://ayanomori-hime.blogspot.com/2014/01/quilt-mystery-book-review-and-giveaway.html

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  14. Wow, this book sounds amazing! I want to read it! Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  15. reading keeps me sane while waiting in the doctors' offices for the multitude of doctor appointments for both my husband and me. they have no respect for our time so I need something to do and this will keep me on the end of my chair! my e-mail is rozagulnik@gmail.com.

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  17. I love whodunnits! Thanks for the giveaway ;)
    My e-mail is vengagirl18@hotmail.com

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  18. this book looks like an amazing read to me! Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  19. Quilters do get into the oddest circumstances! Sounds great.

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