Today I am reviewing “Knot of this World” the 8th instalment in the Quilting Mystery series by Mary Marks. I am very glad I requested this instalment and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Martha and her Tuesday quilting bee again.
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. Before her free-spirited friend makes a huge mistake, Martha organizes a surprise visit to check out the commune. 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. Now Martha must track down the killer and debunk the cult—before it's bye bye Birdie . . .
Knot of this World is the 8th book in the series and I had no problem reading the book as a stand alone novel. But I recommend reading in order as they are such good books.
Protagonist Martha Rose, is a strong, educated woman, and the side characters are realistic, slightly quirky too like her friend Birdie, Pauline the physic and of course Jazz. The characters are well rounded and enjoyable.
I found myself engrossed in the story and reading it in one sitting. It was entertaining, full of twists and turns as well as a few surprises. I even learnt something about Jewish customs, a lesson in Tarot reading, interpreting aura colour and quilting tips which is always a bonus.
I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.
I requested and received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington Books and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my OWN.
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