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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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RELEASE DAY for A Deed of Dreadful Note

RELEASE DAY for A Deed of Dreadful Note

Toot the horns and sound the trumpets! It’s RELEASE DAY for A Deed of Dreadful Note I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to finally have this passion project out in the world! I’ll be posting lots of new videos over the next few months, including readings from A Deed of Dreadful …

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10 Days Till Release of A Deed of Dreadful Note

10 Days Till Release of A Deed of Dreadful Note

NEW VIDEO! The countdown to the release of my newest novel begins today! We’re only 10 days away from the release of A Deed of Dreadful Note, first in the Anna Katharine Green Mysteries. This book is the first and only historical fiction ever written featuring the Mother of Detective Fiction! In this video, I …

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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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A Deed of Dreadful Note COVER REVEAL

A Deed of Dreadful Note COVER REVEAL

Coming May 30… A Deed of Dreadful Note, first in the Anna Katharine Green Mysteries, is the first and only historical fiction ever written featuring the Mother of Detective Fiction! And here’s the cover!!!! What do you think??? Fifteen years before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, Anna Katharine Green began writing …

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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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