Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Book Review: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, by Mary Marks.

What happens when quilter, turned amateur sleuth, Martha Rose discovered her best friend from high school lay dead on her mansion floor for ten months before someone found her body?

Not only that, the friend, a wealthy recluse, decreed Martha executor of the estate, including several items of staggering worth and incredible historical value. Martha takes to the task with her usual vigor and enthusiasm, but a myriad of puzzling problems crop up, calling for Martha and her ever-adventurous quilting partners and best friends Birdie and Lucy to solve them. Along with help from a police dog and Martha's boyfriend Crusher they tackle the crime, determined to get to the bottom of who killed Martha's friend--and why.

You don't have to be a quilter, or even sewn a stitch in your life to get a kick from this engaging mystery. This book is filled with strong and interesting characters—human and animal—and is sure to satisfy. Laughter, history, thrills and chills with delightful twists and turns and a bit of American History weaved throughout, make this book a fun read.

Mary Marks has really hit her stride and honed her craft with this book. I look forward to reading more. In fact, any fan of mysteries should be a fan of Mary Marks and her quilting series. The third book in the series, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN is now available and highly recommended.