Sunday, August 13, 2017



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 . . .


Things you need in order to write:
A pot of fresh coffee and a clean house.
Things that hamper your writing:
A to-do list of errands to run and an unmade bed

Things you love about writing:
Inventing my own universe where I can get even with the real villains in my life and entertain readers while I do it.
Things you hate about writing:
Having to worry about producing enough words to satisfy my publisher.

Hardest thing about being a writer:
Finding the discipline to write when I’d rather be doing something else.

Easiest thing about being a writer:
Thinking stuff up.

Things you love about where you live:
Quiet, mild climate, beautiful surroundings.
Things that make you want to move:
More space. Wish I had a room for overnight guests, and another room for quilting.

Things you never want to run out of:
Toilet paper.
Things you wish you’d never bought:
An oversized desk.

Words that describe you:
Eccentric, independent.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t:

Favorite smell:
Expensive French perfume
Something that makes you hold your nose:
Cleaning up after my dog.

Something you’re really good at:
Something you’re really bad at:

Something you like to do:
Something you wish you’d never done:
How long a list do you want?

People you consider as heroes:
Women in every walk of life, in every culture.

People with a big L on their foreheads:
People who want to impose their values and restrictions on others.

Last best thing you ate:
Key lime cheesecake.

Last thing you regret eating:
Key lime cheesecake.

Things you always put in your books:

A blonde in a halter top.

Things you never put in your books:
Overt sex, bad language.

Favorite places you’ve been:
Mediterranean and African countries.

Places you never want to go to again:

Favorite things to do:
Write, quilt, watch good TV and movies, read an excellent book, eat
Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing:

Things that make you happy:
Grandchildren, good reviews. In that order.

Things that drive you crazy:
Washington DC.


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.

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