. Martha and her besties lucy and Birdie are set to expand their Quilty Tuesdays by inviting newcomer Claire Terry into their group. 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. Welcome to san fernando valley, california, where Martha Rose and her coterie of quilters are enjoying life on the good side of retirement—until murder pulls a stitch out of their plans.
Especially if she wants to stop a killer from establishing a deadly pattern. Though at forty claire's a tad younger than their average age, her crafty reputation could perk up their patchwork proceedings, especially as they prepare for the fancy quilt show coming to town. But when they arrive at claire's home and find her dead inside the front door, and her exquisite, prize-winning quilts soon missing, Martha is not one to leave a mystery unraveled.
. 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.
Knot in My Backyard A Quilting Mystery Book 2
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. What's knot to love? mary marks has crafted another winner stitched together with humor and heart—Martha Rose is one gutsy lady.
Rochelle staab, author of the Mind for Murder mysteries. 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. Baseball may be america's official favorite pastime, but for Martha Rose and her friends, quilting is far more fun.
. 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.
Something's Knot Kosher A Quilting Mystery Book 4
Now martha and her quilting klatch can't rest in peace until they unspool the truth behind the macabre mix up. When birdie watson's husband Russell is killed during a bank robbery, Martha just wants to support her grieving friend. But en route to the burial plot in Oregon, Martha makes a harrowing discovery about the casket's contents--instead of Russell, she finds an unidentified man.
Funerals can be patchy affairs for Martha Rose and her close-knit circle of friends--especially in the case of a missing body.
Knot What You Think A Quilting Mystery Book 5
As martha inches towards the culprit, she learns that wrapping the case up—and living to baste another square—will be trickier than she ever imagined. Gone are the stereotypes of mature women expected to stay at home and knit quietly by the fire. Rt book reviews on gone but knot forgotten “A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list.
Recommend to those who cannot get enough of Terri Thayer, Elizabeth Craig, or Earlene Fowler. Library journal on Knot in My Backyard. Praise for mary marks and her Quilting Mysteries “Characters are brilliantly written in entertaining situations. The newest member of Martha’s close-knit quilting circle has an eye for couture.
But when the designer’s fingerprints are found blanketing a crime scene, Martha must prove that he didn’t have a hand in homicide! Martha Rose is alarmed by the discovery of Dolleen Doyle’s dead body, especially when evidence suggests a fellow quilter committed the crime. Set on clearing her pal, martha searches for answers—but with ties to a convicted fraudster’s stolen millions and a secret office room, the victim’s past raises even more questions.
Gone but Knot Forgotten A Quilting Mystery Book 3
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. But when investigators determine that Harriet was murdered, Martha recruits her fellow quilters to help find the culprit. 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.
Knot My Sister's Keeper A Quilting Mystery Book 6
Praise for mary marks and her quilting Mysteries “A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list. Giselle cole is wealthy, widowed, and lives a glamorous life in West Los Angeles. So martha and giselle team up on an investigation that weaves them through the streets of L.
A. Their father’s hidden love affairs, and into some mysterious unfinished Cole family business. Recommend to those who cannot get enough of Terri Thayer, Elizabeth Craig, or Earlene Fowler. Library journal on knot in My Backyard “Readers will be surprised by the ending. Rt book reviews on Knot What You Think.
. Martha rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. At least her grandmother was a quilter! but giselle can’t answer Martha’s many questions about their father—he disappeared when she was only a child and the few clues left behind indicate he may have been murdered.
In tracing her ancestry, quilter Martha Rose discovers a ritzy half-sister, a stash of family secrets, and a decades-old mystery that only she can unravel.
Knot on Her Life A Quilting Mystery Book 7
Martha’s eager to finish the baby quilt she’s making for her new granddaughter, but she scraps those plans when a young girl rings her doorbell begging for help. When poppy’s doting foster mom falls suspiciously ill, Martha is determined to keep the child safe. But she’ll have to unravel more about Poppy’s parents to stitch a broken family back together again—and prevent another crime cut from the same cloth.
Poppy halaby, the foster child of Martha’s neighbor, is an orphan whose parents were murdered by a killer who was never caught. Praise for mary marks and her quilting Mysteries “A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list. Library journal on knot in My Backyard “A mystery combined with wry humor.
Kirkus reviews on Knot My Sister’s Keeper. While quilter martha rose awaits the birth of her granddaughter, a neighborhood girl appears at her door with a mystery that can’t be pinned down.
Knot of This World A Quilting Mystery Book 8
Now martha must track down the killer and debunk the cult—before it's bye bye Birdie. Praise for mary marks and her quilting Mysteries “A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list. Library journal on knot in My Backyard “A mystery combined with wry humor.
Kirkus reviews on Knot My Sister’s Keeper. While white-robed members conduct a seancé in a glass yurt, their leader—Royal St. Germain—is nowhere to be found. Until, that is, martha and her friends discover him shot in their Winnebago. Quilter martha rose must patch together the clues to solve the murder of a cult leader in the California mountains.
. Before her free-spirited friend makes a huge mistake, Martha organizes a surprise visit to check out the commune. Has martha’s fellow quilter and dear friend birdie Watson become unraveled? Birdie and her new husband have decided to join the Mystical Feather Society, a spiritist group living on a commune in the mountains of Ojai, California.
Quilt or Innocence: A Southern Quilting Mystery
Retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman knows everything there is to know about quilts, except how to make them. Includes quilting tips! . And it’s up to beatrice’s expert eye to decipher the pattern and catch the killer, before her life gets sewn up for good. But with her recent move to dapple hills, she’s learning all sorts of new things—including how to solve a murder… As the newest member of the Village Quilters Guild, North Carolina, Beatrice has a lot of gossip to catch up on—especially with the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop about to close.
It seems that judith, despite being a quilter herself… But when Judith is found dead, wants to raise the rent, the landlord everyone loves to hate, the harmless gossip becomes an intricate patchwork of mischievous motives.
Quilt Trip: A Southern Quilting Mystery
Muriel starnes, an elderly eccentric, has organized a meeting of quilters to pick someone to administer a quilting scholarship. As a quilter, retired folk art curator beatrice coleman likes to have all the seams stitched together—but her plans keep getting tangled up in unexpected ways…Beatrice has never crashed a party but now her fellow quilt guild member, is driving them to a Victorian mansion in the mountains beyond Dappled Hills, Meadow Downey, North Carolina.
And by the next morning, they are one fewer—for Muriel has been sent to meet her maker. With everyone in the house a suspect, it’s up to Beatrice and the Village Quilters to figure out who has a guilty conscience before someone else gets tied up in knots. Includes Quilting Tips! An ice storm sends an old tree crashing across the driveway, leaving them stranded for the night.
The fact that the village Quilters weren’t invited isn’t enough to keep Meadow from speaking her piece. But once the quilters arrive at the mansion, it seems they may never leave.
Knot What It Seams: A Southern Quilting Mystery
As the town’s irascible mail carrier, Jo delivers trouble wherever she goes. And with all that mail at her fingertips, she knows everyone’s business. With beatrice’s blessing, she attempts to weave frequent quilt show judge Jo Paxton into their fold. When former folk art curator beatrice Coleman retired to Dappled Hills, for peace and quiet and quilting, North Carolina, she never expected that murder would disturb the peace.
. Meadow believes someone’s out to eradicate the Village Quilters, but Beatrice isn’t so sure. Soon beatrice wonders if they’ve made the right choice. Dwindling membership has the Village Quilters hanging by a thread, and group leader Meadow Downey is desperate to recruit some new folks. After a car accident sends Jo to meet her Maker, it’s discovered someone tampered with her brakes.
Now she and her fellow quilters will have to piece together the clues, or a deadly killer might strike again. Includes quilting tips and recipes! .