Friday, September 11, 2015

Gone But Knot Forgotten {+ Giveaway}

Great Escapes Book BannerI’m delighted to be participating in author Mary Marks’ Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for her latest release, GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN.

This is the third installment in Mary’s Quilting Mystery series, but can be read on its own. The book, published by Kensington, is 288 pages and is available in mass market paperback and Kindle. To celebrate the tour, Mary’s hosting an awesome giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details.

Here’s a brief synopsis of GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN:

        Sorting through the estate of a wealthy recluse may sound like a fascinating task, but when the skeletons in the closets turn out to be real, Martha and her quilting pals wish they'd stuck to basting and batting. . .
        Martha Rose is stunned when she hears that her best friend from high school has passed away. Her shock doubles when she learns that Harriet Oliver made her the executor of her estate. But when investigators determine that Harriet was murdered, Martha recruits her fellow quilters to help find the culprit. She's mastered the art of piecing together blocks to create intricate quilts, but piecing together her friend's murder will prove far more challenging. . .

Includes Quilting Tips From Mary Marks!

Here are my thoughts on GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN……….

Gone But Knot Forgotten by Mary Marks - Thoughts in ProgressWhat better to go with a cozy murder mystery than comfy quilting and all its paraphernalia?

Author Mary Marks blends quilting with suspense and murder in her latest release, GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN, the third installment in her Quilting Mysteries series. While there are quilting tips, techniques and talk throughout the book, readers don’t have to enjoy the craft to savor the mystery.

Marks creates realistic, likable characters readers can relate to. The characters’ interaction quickly draws readers in and the suspense holds them pinned to the pages until the very end.

The close friendship element enhances the story. The author’s rich details adds depth, while her vivid descriptions places the reader among the characters.

Marks supplies all the right pieces for a intriguing cozy murder mystery in this story.

Gone But Knot Forgotten by Mary Marks, A Quilting Mysteries Book #3, Kensington, @2015, ISBN: 978-0758292094, Mass Market Paperback, 288 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Author Mary Marks

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 Mary 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 Readers can visit her at and


This giveaway is for a prize package from Kensington and two (2) print copies of GONE BUT KNOT FORGOTTEN

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Thanks for stopping by today during Mary’s tour. Are you a quilter? Would you bypass a book just because you’re not interested in the craft that’s mentioned in the book?

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  1. Elizabeth S. Craig has a quilting series. Those must be very popular.

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Mason. You know, the first thing that got me was the lovely covers! They're just beautiful, I think, and perfect for the story.

  3. Thank you for sharing - this is a fun series.

  4. Thanks sounds really good thanks for the review.

  5. What a great giveaway and this book sounds like a good read. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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  6. Nice review. Thanks for the giveaway.kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  7. This sounds like a fun read. Mary Marks is a new author for me … I’m looking forward to reading the books in this series. Thank you for the review and the this awesome giveaway.

  8. I loved the first book in this series and have just realized that I missed the second...I had better get on that. Thanks for the chance to win this one. Congrats on your release!

  9. Congratulations to Mary Marks.
    I find quilting intriguing, though my hands will no longer let me play.
    And do love a murder mystery...

  10. I love the pink cover. The bed looks so comfy I just want to crawl in! I have the first in the series. I love the quilting series by Elizabeth Craig. I also like embroidery and knitting cozies. Can't do those crafts except for stamped cross-stitch with the X's on the fabric.

  11. I like when there are good friendships that lead to good characters in a story such as this!

  12. What fun! And she chose a very clever title.


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