Welcome to my website!

I’m the author of the Knit & Nibble mystery series, featuring Pamela Paterson, founder and mainstay of the Arborville knitting club, nicknamed “Knit & Nibble.” Since I’m a long-time knitter and an enthusiastic cook, this theme is perfect for me.

The setting for the Knit & Nibble series is a charming New Jersey town rather like mine. The first three–Murder, She Knit, Died in the Wool, and Knit One, Die Two–are now out. Click on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries tab for details.

Silent Knit, Deadly Knit is scheduled for November 2019. Yes, there’s a Christmas theme! And A Fatal Yarn, with an Easter theme, will appear in April 2020. The Knit of the Living Dead is in progress.

My publisher, Kensington, has invited me to contribute a novella to a collection to be released for Christmas 2020, with the title The Christmas Card Murders. The novella will include Pamela Paterson and the other Knit and Nibblers.

Click here to buy Murder, She Knit. Click here to buy Died in the Wool. And click here to buy Knit One, Die Two.

The Knit & Nibble mysteries contain bonus material–ideas for knitting projects and recipes for goodies baked by my sleuth. I’m making the knitting projects and baking the goodies. To see photos of them, just go to the Knit & Nibble Mysteries page, click on the relevant book cover, and scroll down on the page that opens.

Like my sleuth, I’m unable to resist thrift shops, estate sales, flea markets–anywhere that cast-off treasures can be rescued. Often these treasures are fascinating projects involving yarn. Click on the “Yarn Mania” tab for a chronicle of my various finds, as well as other yarn-related goodies. I add to it from time to time.

Is your book group planning to read Murder, She Knit? Click here for a pdf with discussion questions.

Is your group looking for a speaker? I’m happy to talk about any aspect of reading or writing mysteries–or click here for some specific talks I’ve prepared. Click on the “Contact” tab to get in touch.

I’m delighted to announce that my work has been added to the Stop, You’re Killing Me! website. If you’re not already familiar with this fantastic resource for people who love mysteries, drop by and take a look. You’ll be amazed.

My first mystery series (two books worth!) was set in the world of a struggling blues band and featured a female blues-singer sleuth, “Maxx” Maxwell. When the first Maxx Maxwell mystery, Sweet Man Is Gone, came out, I launched the project of baking a music-themed pie every month for a year. I left that tab up when I redid the website for Knit & Nibble–because Pamela Paterson herself loves to bake goodies and because … pies!