Sunday, January 19, 2014

Forget Me Knot: A Quilting Mystery by Mary Marks

Martha Rose enjoys her quilting friends and their weekly quilting day.  When they invite Claire Terry to join their group, she's a bit uncertain about it because of her age difference.  She's much younger than the others, but there's no question about her quilting ability.  Imagine their surprise when they stop to visit with her and talk about the quilting exhibit, they find her dead right inside her door...

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It's being published this month and is the beginning of a new cozy mystery series, so watch for it at your local bookstore.

Martha ends up right in the middle of the murder maze because Claire's mother asks her to retrieve Claire's quilts and look for a message she might have left in them.  When Martha searches, she finds that there is a meaning in the quilting style and the message is in Braille.  As she tries to find someone to read the messages, she becomes the target of a quilt thief/murderer.

This cozy has some nasty secrets from the past as well as a murder in the present.  My favorite part is the three older women who will do what is necessary to follow the clues and find the murderer.  They quibble with each other, sneak around and do things on their own, and sometimes disagree on findings, but they are good friends and it shows. 

Here's a cozy that will keep you guessing.

Happy reading.

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