Patricia Meredith is an author of historical mysteries. She currently lives just outside Spokane, Washington on a farm with peacocks, ducks, guinea fowl, chickens, and sheep. When she’s not writing, she’s playing board games with her husband, creating imaginary worlds with her two children, or out in the garden reading a good book with a cup of tea.
Patricia’s historical mystery series, the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, is now available! Book One, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, is the first in this new mystery series set in Gilded Age Spokane. It’s 1901 and Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to Spokane, Washington to design the now-iconic clock tower for the new Great Northern Railroad depot. When his talent for creating unique clock chimes connects him with a local patroness, he is thrilled, until she is found dead in the workshop of his new colleague. Her grand home on the South Hill provides ample suspects, as Archie works with his lodgers, Detective Carew and his twin brother, to prove his fellow inventor and himself innocent of the crime. While on the hunt for the murderer, romance crops up when a young lady crosses his path with a mysterious past of her own. Six intersecting storylines create a cohesive look at a convoluted murder that will require all points of view to discover the truth.
Book Two, Cupboards All Bared, releases May 17! In this sequel to Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, we're once again transported to Spokane, 1901. A body discovered in Hangman Creek looks to be the result of an accidental fall, but what begins as a "simple" mystery for Thomas Carew and his twin brother Bernard quickly becomes a lot more complicated, including implications that tie in with the bombings at the Idaho mines, and perhaps even President McKinley's planned visit.
Book Three, coming soon!