Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book #Review: Knot What You Think (A Quilting Mystery, Book 5) by Mary Marks #CozyMystery

Knot What You Think 
A Quilting Mystery, Book 5 

Cozy Mystery


July 25, 2017

Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages 

ISBN-13: 978-1496701824 
E-Book ASIN: B01M8OZL19

About the Book:

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. 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 . . .

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Martha, Birdie, Lucy, and Jazz are back in Mary Marks' 5 book in her Quilting Mystery series.  Jazz is a murder suspect when one of his friends, Dolleen Doyle, is found dead.  Jazz's prints are all over the murder weapon and inside Dolleen's home.  Knowing he isn't a murderer Martha begins her sleuthing to help clear Jazz's name.   Her beau, Crusher, supports her as she puts clues together and creates a murder board.  Her ex, Arlo, isn't nearly as big of a fan.  

As the murder investigation continues, Martha discovers that Dolleen had some skeletons in her closet.  As she gets closer to identifying the suspect, much to the chagrin of the real detectives, things heat up.  Add in a boyfriend and an ex-boyfriend and the murder of Dolleen isn't the only thing heating up.  Danger mounts as the mystery unfolds - and there is more than one story line that takes place in Knot What You Think.

Martha Rose is the typical heroine - totally not a crime solver/fighter but makes it her duty to dive in head first whether there's water in the pool or not. Martha Rose puts herself into vary precarious situations and breaks a lot of laws in her quest to find the killer. Birdie and Lucy are great sidekicks and I enjoy theirs roles in each Quilting Mystery.  The women quilt together, providing a bit of murder mystery down time 

Mary Marks does another wonderful job building up the mystery and keeping the responsible party a secret. The truth of the situation is revealed at the perfect time and the person responsible is not the person I thought it would be.  The writing flows well and is concise.  The author's writing style is fluid and smooth and so easy to get lost in.  The romantic elements of Knot What You Think are subtle and don't overshadow the mystery.  The entire novel is engaging; never a dull moment.

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