Friday, July 31, 2020

Book Beginnings: Knot of This World

Knot of This World
by Mary Marks
Kensington Publishing, July 2020

Opening Lines
"Birdie!" I rushed forward to embrace my friend.
My seventy-something friend had dyed a turquoise streak in her long, white hair, which undulated through the weave of the braid hanging over her shoulder.

About the Book
Number 8 in the Quilting Mystery series. Quilter Martha Rose must patch together the clues to solve the murder of a cult leader in the California mountains.

Initial Thoughts

Here I am, once again jumping into a long-running series without having read a single one of the earlier books. I keep promising myself I won't do that, and I keep right on doing it.

But this series has been pretty easy to pick up on. Not too much detail about prior "cases" and the characters have (for the most part) been fun to get to know. So I'm having a good time reading this one.

One of the nicest things about the book (and actually one of the main reasons I chose it) is that most of the characters are older — what used to be called senior citizens before 2020 when they just started calling us "the elderly." It's gratifying to find a book with a few characters over 70 who aren't at death's door or lost in a fog of dementia. Very refreshing.

Have a good weekend, everyone.
Stay safe. Stay calm. And happy reading!

Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Friday.  As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc.  It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.


  1. I love that description of the character with long white hair and a turquoise streak. What fun! I had a purple streak, but with no access to hair styling these days, no more. LOL.

    The book sounds good!

  2. If I don’t get my hair cut soon I am going to have a long white braid. Yes, I agree about the characterization — I will have to check this out

  3. I'd love to friends with these ladies.


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