Category: News Articles

Cupboards All Bared Release Day!

Cupboards All Bared Release Day!

It’s here! Trumpets sound! *And there was much rejoicing!* That’s right, Cupboards All Bared, Book 2 in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, is NOW AVAILABLE! “Murder, con games, and assassination in 1901 Washington state with the President’s life on the line. Ms. Meredith writes another taut and tightly plotted thriller in the Spokane Clock Tower series, one not …

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Cupboards All Bared Newspaper Articles, Countdown Day 1

Cupboards All Bared Newspaper Articles, Countdown Day 1

Tomorrow is release day! Cupboards All Bared, Book 2 in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, releases TOMORROW!!!! Today I’ll be sharing the final article before the beginning of the events of the book, but these will continue through this week! Today is May 16, 1901… You can find the complete Spokesman-Review edition here.  Be sure to tell your friends …

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The President is Coming to Spokane!

The President is Coming to Spokane!

The year is 1901, the day, April 16. You reach for your copy of The Spokesman-Review and low-and-behold, you read that President McKinley himself is coming to Spokane, Washington! A few days later, Ohio-born Amasa Campbell, jots off a few letters to friends and family: “The President will be out to visit us about the …

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Newspaper Clippings: April 16, 1901

Newspaper Clippings: April 16, 1901

Some of my favorite “easter eggs” to sprinkle throughout the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries are the references to events I found while reading through The Spokesman-Review for the days I’ve set the stories. At the end of one particular day in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, Marian Kenyon sits back and flips through the April 16, …

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Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries Historical Research

Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries Historical Research

Author Patricia Meredith shares a little about the historical research that went into writing the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. The first book, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, a new historical mystery, is available everywhere books are sold in whatever format you prefer! For a complete list of newspaper clippings outlining the building of the Spokane clock tower, …

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Spokesman-Review Newspapers that Inspired Events in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries

Spokesman-Review Newspapers that Inspired Events in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries

The Spokesman-Review and The Chronicle were the main newspapers of 1901 Spokane. Both were owned by William H. Cowles by 1901, who moved them all into the Review Building, which can still be visited today.  As I may have mentioned before, I love traveling down the rabbit holes of researching history, and the best place …

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