Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Tour- Knot in my Backyard by Mary Marks

I am thrilled to be part of this book tour! Mary Marks new book is Knot in my Backyard, it was released on November 4th. Welcome Mary so glad to have you here today! One lucky person will win a copy of this book so leave a comment and email for that chance!

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Knot in My Backyard
by Mary Marks

I enjoyed this book, it is a really good, well written read…get yourself a cup of tea and some yummy kugel then settle in for a good read.
~Tea and A Book
Mary has created some delightful characters that I believe will appeal to all mystery lovers, not just those of us of a “certain age.”
~Booklady’s Booknotes
If I had just picked up the book in a store (because of the pretty cover) and opened the book to the first page, I would have left the store with the book. When I read the first line:
“Yesterday, I joined Weight Watchers for the eighth time.”
— I knew Martha Rose was a woman after my own heart!
~Back Porchervations
I liked this book because the author had the characters disagreeing about the field before there was trouble.
~Deal Sharing Aunt
The issues in this cozy mystery dealing with the homeless was sad but also shows a way too that anyone can do something and if you get a group together can help. She also shows us how greed and corruption can do a lot of damage. I did not put the book down till I finished and look forward to the next book…
22095637Knot In My Backyard
(A Quilting Mystery)

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (November 4, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0758292070

 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…

My Review: 
Martha and the girls are back in this exciting whodunit! Charming and fun, strong characters and a story line that will make you want more. When the schools baseball coach is found dead by Martha she knows she can't get involved but that hasn't stopped her yet. She knows his death wasn't and accident and has to find out what happened. Detective Arlo Beavers is on the case to not only solve it but keep Martha and her friends from getting more than  they bargained for. I couldn't put this book down once I started. It is sure to keep you interested and trying to figure out who the killer is. A fantastic read and quilters everywhere will love it!

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About This Author
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 she 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
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  2. I read forget me knot and loved it would love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway

  3. I loved the first book and I know I will this one, too! Your books have such gorgeous cover art.

  4. I didn't realize we were supposed to leave our email address. It's .

  5. This sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Anything tied in with baseball perks my interest. Even better is the fact that it has a reference to quilting too. Thanks for the review.

  7. This sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  8. What a great sounding book.

  9. Thanks for introducing me to another author that I must try.

  10. I only know of a couple of authors who deal with homelessness in any reasonable ways. Interested to see how it is handled in this series. Ronnalord(at) msn(dot)com

  11. Congratulations, Mary. I read (& enjoyed) Forget Me Knot and am looking forward to reading Knot in My Backyard.

    patucker54 at aol dot com

  12. Enjoy this series. Awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed. :)

  13. Thank you for the chance! I would love to read this book! I love the cover!

  14. Wonder what a baseball stadium would look like if it was designed by quilters???

  15. Thank you all for commenting the winner is Robin Coxen!


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