Tag: research

Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

One of the best resources I discovered for describing life in Spokane in 1901 was the Dear Mother collection of letters. Marinus Crommelin of Amsterdam wrote home during his visit to Spokane 1901-1902. His letters were compiled and translated by a relative into Dear Mother. This week I wanted to highlight some of Marinus’s impressions …

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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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Interview on the Page Turner Show

Interview on the Page Turner Show

Last Friday I had the extreme honor of being interviewed on the Page Turner Show with Annie McKinley at KYRS radio! You can listen to the interview at KYRS.org or right here on my website. Donate to the KYRS pledge drive here to get a signed copy of Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker. I mentioned LOTS …

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Why Are You Dressed That Way?

Why Are You Dressed That Way?

The biggest question I get is not about my new historical mystery, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, but about how I dress! Find out why I love to dress in my 1901 ensembles in this short video. As I mention in the video, all of my costumes are purchased from Recollections. I am not affiliated with …

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Second KREM 2 News Interview!

Second KREM 2 News Interview!

I had the honor of being interviewed a second time by KREM about Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, this time down by the clock tower that inspired the book! You can watch the interview here, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there! I was so excited to meet Nicole Hernandez downtown …

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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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The Campbell House

The Campbell House

And how it inspired the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. It all began with a door. On my first tour of the Campbell House, back in 2017, the docent pointed out this simplistic door, saying it was a wood chute for the groundskeeper. He would chop wood or have it ordered in, and then deliver the …

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News Clippings: Clock Tower

News Clippings: Clock Tower

Below I’ve collected a series of clipped newspaper articles referencing the timeline of the building of the Great Northern Railroad Depot and its iconic clock tower, which heavily influenced the events that unfold in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, beginning with the first book, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker. The clock tower is the basis for …

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History to Mystery

History to Mystery

My historical mystery Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker is the first in a series of murder mysteries set in Spokane in 1901. 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 …

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