Agatha Christie’s Birthday

Agatha Christie’s Birthday

Happy birthday, Agatha Christie!

In honor of her birthday, pick up copies of these books that Agatha Christie recommends herself, inspired her own writing, and are written in the style of Agatha Christie!

The Leavenworth Case

Agatha Christie herself mentions The Leavenworth Case in her autobiography, naming it as one of the mysteries that set her on the path to her own writing.

Her review of The Leavenworth Case:

The Leavenworth Case…is admirable…. One savers its atmosphere, its studied and deliberate melodrama. Those rich and lavish descriptions of the golden beauty of Eleanor, the moonlight beauty of Mary!… and there is the maidservant, Hannah, so true to type, and the murderer, an excellent psychological study.” —Hercule Poirot in The Clocks 

The Leavenworth Case with introduction by Patricia Meredith is available as a FREE ebook when you sign up for my newsletter. The audiobook, read by Andrew D. Meredith, is available everywhere audiobooks are sold.

Anna Katharine Green Mysteries

A Deed of Dreadful Note

Fifteen years before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, Anna Katharine Green began writing The Leavenworth Case, inspiring the creation of detectives like Sherlock, Poirot, and Wimsey, as well as almost every device and convention we now recognize as standard in detective mystery fiction. 

When her father’s client is found murdered, Anna takes up the call to prove innocent the young girl accused of the murder. The investigation inspires many of the events, characters, and descriptions that would later be published in her debut novel.

A love letter to mystery and writing itself, A Deed of Dreadful Note is an homage and reintroduction to an author who was the Agatha Christie of her time but a forgotten female today. 

This book is a fictionalized account of how Anna Katharine Green’s first novel may have come to be…

Purchase a signed copy direct from the author here.

The Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, book 1

Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to design the now-iconic Spokane clock tower for the new Great Northern Railroad Depot. When his talent for creating unique clock chimes connects him with a local patroness, he is thrilled, until she is discovered dead in the workshop of his new colleague. 

Cupboards All Bared, book 2

In this sequel to Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, we’re once again transported to Spokane, 1901. A body discovered in Hangman Creek looks to be the result of an accidental fall, but what begins as a “simple” mystery for Thomas Carew and his twin brother Bernard quickly becomes a lot more complicated, including implications that tie in with the bombings at the Idaho mines, and perhaps even President McKinley’s planned visit.

Crazy Maids in a Row, book 3

The insane belong in the asylum. But what if the insane are the only ones who can help you?

The Baker is in the Medical Lake asylum, which means all should be well with the world. But when a string of murders draws Marian, Archie, and the Carew brothers to her doorstep, they begin to wonder if the Baker’s at it again…

Purchase signed copies direct from the author here.

Praise for My Books

“This classic whodunnit gave me Agatha Christie vibes.” —Kirsten, Goodreads

“A mystery worthy of Agatha Christie.” —Andrew’s Wizardly Reads

“All the Agatha Christie vibes anyone could want.” —Bibliobrunette

Happy birthday to the Queen of Crime and inspiration to all mystery authors everywhere!

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