Tag: history

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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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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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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Anna Katharine Green and the History of Mystery Fiction Timeline

Anna Katharine Green and the History of Mystery Fiction Timeline

When writing historical fiction, one of the most important things to keep straight is the timeline of events. While writing A Deed of Dreadful Note, I wanted to track not only the events in Anna Katharine Green’s life, but events around her that would have affected her writing. For example: When was the publication of …

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Book Club Discussion Questions and More

Book Club Discussion Questions and More

Has your book club read one of my books? Wondering what to discuss when you meet? Here on my website, I’ve tried to provide a plethora of background information for those interested in learning more about the research behind my historical mysteries. To assist in Book Club discussion, here are some questions and resources that …

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Live Antiquarian Books Chat

Live Antiquarian Books Chat

Do you love old books? Vintage books? Book restoration? Then this is the chat for you! Join me and Leah Humenuck as we discuss antiquarian books LIVE tomorrow at 1:00pm MST! Leah spends her days restoring vintage books! I’m so excited to take a look at her personal collection and to learn more about classic …

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Bake-Along Live with Amy Marie

Bake-Along Live with Amy Marie

Today at noon MST I go LIVE with fellow BookTuber Amy Marie! Join me and @bookswithamymarie as we bake lemon-rosemary muffins straight out of Mrs. Curry’s cookbook! (Mrs. Curry is my cook character featured in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries.) Find the recipe here! Subscribe to my YouTube channel! If you enjoy baking, check out …

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