I’m Coming to Spokane!

I’m Coming to Spokane!

This weekend I’ll be in Spokane, Washington! The place that inspired the writing of The Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries! I will be in Spokane these date—be sure to pop by one or more of these events to say hi and learn more about my books! I realize some of these are private events, but I …

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Death of a Christmas Tree Salesman Now Available for PRE-ORDER!

Death of a Christmas Tree Salesman Now Available for PRE-ORDER!

Pre-order your copy now to ensure you get it in time for Christmas! Sam Shovel only comes to life for twelve days a year at Christmastime, and this year, he’s in time to solve a murder mystery at the North Pole. O. Tannenbaum—the world’s largest supplier of Christmas trees—has been murdered, and although Nick and …

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Christmas Cozy Mystery Cover Reveal

Christmas Cozy Mystery Cover Reveal

There’s been a murder at the North Pole! Sam Shovel only comes to life for twelve days a year at Christmastime, and this year, he’s in time to solve a murder mystery at the North Pole. O. Tannenbaum—the world’s largest supplier of Christmas trees—has been murdered, and although Nick and Nora Claus are too busy …

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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 …

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Clued in Mystery Podcast Interview

Clued in Mystery Podcast Interview

LISTEN NOW I had the honor of being interviewed by one of my favorite podcasts: Clued in Mystery! Brook Peterson and Sarah M. Stephen and I had a wonderful conversation about Anna Katharine Green, my newest historical mystery featuring her, all the historical research that went into the writing of it, and more! Tune in …

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Labor Day Flash Sale!

Labor Day Flash Sale!

Games Afoot (our publishing company) is having a Labor Day Flash Sale! Click the image below to head there now! Pick up all of our books in paperback format SIGNED at a great discount! While supplies last!  Historical Mystery by Patricia Meredith: *A Deed of Dreadful Note, first in a new series featuring Anna Katharine …

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Goodreads Giveaway!

Goodreads Giveaway!

To celebrate my one month bookiversary, I’m having a Goodreads book giveaway for A Deed of Dreadful Note! First in a new series, I hope this book will introduce you to a fantastic forgotten female who was an Agatha Christie of her day! Goodreads Book Giveaway A Deed of Dreadful Note by Patricia Meredith Giveaway …

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“Why Human Beings Are Interested in Crime” by Anna Katharine Green

“Why Human Beings Are Interested in Crime” by Anna Katharine Green

By 1919, Anna Katharine Green was well on her way to earning the title “Mother of Detective Fiction” having successfully published 21 novels and two collections of poetry. At the age of 72, she knew a thing or three when it came to writing crime fiction and detective mystery. Below you’ll find one of the …

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Mary Hatch and Anna Katharine Green

Mary Hatch and Anna Katharine Green

When Anna Katharine Green had the dream that would inspire the writing of The Leavenworth Case, her debut novel, the first person she wrote to was Mary Hatch: “The other night I had a wonderful dream, which has impressed a story on my mind.… It is so passionate, so strong, so subtle, so dread, dark, …

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Quotes Incorporated into A Deed of Dreadful Note

Quotes Incorporated into A Deed of Dreadful Note

A Deed of Dreadful Note is a piece of historical fiction, created by blending The Leavenworth Case with Anna’s personal history, recorded thoughts, and relationships since, as she said herself, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” Where possible, I have used Anna’s own words to capture the grace and wit with which she approached the world …

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