Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another Quilt Mystery from Mary Marks! + Giveaway

Last week Kensington Publishing Corp. released the second in Mary Mark's Quilting Mystery series, Knot in My Backyard.

Yet another great story with amateur detective Martha Rose. Martha and her quilting cohorts solve another mystery!

From the back cover:
"Baseball may be America's official favorite pastime, but for Martha Rose and her friends, quilting is far more fun...and a lot less dangerous.

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..."

The next in the series, Gone But Knot Forgotten, is due to come out in September, 2015. It's going to be very difficult to wait that long! But, we're lucky because Kensington has asked Mary to keep writing even more for the series.

More about Knot in My Backyard on Mary's site.

Here are more blogs with reviews and some with giveaways.

For a chance to win a copy of Knot in My Backyard,  just leave a comment at the end of this post by midnight EST Sunday, November 16. (That's midnight between the 16th and 17th.) 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 don't want to wait, you can order Knot in My Backyard from Amazon, in paperback or Kindle.

Good luck!


  1. I'd love to win a copy, but I think, win or lose, I will check out this series ... it definitely sounds like books I would enjoy.

  2. Love reading & quilting, so this book sounds like a winner. Thanks.

  3. Dear Debbie,
    Your quilt above is absolutely stunning. We just had our regions annual quilt show last month, named Pacific International Quilt Festival. I have never seen anything embellished in this unique way. Please consider sending one next year. I believe the show is put on by the Mancuso a Brothers from Pennsylvania. This show often has projects from Israel, South Africa, Europe, Australia, Japan, China and so on. Do you have a site where you post these beauties? Thank you for sharing, Barbara Dix,

  4. thank you for the review. Sounds like some relaxing light reading.

  5. This sounds like a book I would love to read, sure hope I win. Now I must look for the previous one. thanks

  6. I would love to read this book and thank you for your review

  7. Maybe I'll be lucky again since I won the last time and loved, loved, loved the book. Really need this for our long, cold winters in Montreal and to pass the time while waiting for the many doctor appointments for both my husband and me. My fingers are crossed!

  8. This sounds great. I would love to win it as I am planning to start a quilt and think this would give great ideas.
    thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    roycedavids at gmail dot com

  9. I will definitely looking out for this author's works in the future. I love mystery stories and have recently taken up patchwork and quilting- a very addictive hobby.


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