About Patricia Meredith

About Patricia Meredith

Come for the mystery, stay for the characters…

Patricia Meredith is an author of historical and cozy mysteries. She currently lives just outside Spokane, Washington on a farm with peacocks, ducks, guinea fowl, chickens, and sheep. When she’s not writing, she’s playing board games with her husband, creating imaginary worlds with her two children, or out in the garden reading a good book with a cup of tea.

Patricia’s first historical mystery novel is now available! Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker is the first in a new mystery series set in Gilded Age Spokane. It’s 1901 and Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to Spokane, Washington to design the 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 found dead in the workshop of his new colleague.

In the sequel, Cupboards All Bared, 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.

Patricia’s first book of poetry, Happenings, is now available, as well as her palindrome mystery inspired by Agatha Christie’s real-life disappearance: Murder for a Jar of Red Rum. Patricia’s short story, “Mary, Did You Know” also appears in the Christmas anthology Christmas Fiction Off the Beaten Path.

(Learn more about these projects and others under the “Books” heading.)

Before taking the dive into mystery, Patricia Meredith was a fiction editor working with magazines, businesses, and publishers on a variety of projects from art books (such as The Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire) to fantasy novels (such as Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, winner of the 2013 Scribe Award for Best Original Novel). She has worked with such names as George R.R. Martin, Tracy Hickman, and Graham McNeill (click here for a complete list). She launched the novel department for Fantasy Flight Games, so she also has experience in the behind-the-scenes of publication.