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 and Nibble.” The setting for the Knit & Nibble series is a charming New Jersey town rather like mine.The Knit & Nibble theme reflects the fact that I’m a long-time knitter and an enthusiastic cook.

Click on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries tab and then on the individual book covers for details on the books, and links to order.

Knit & Nibble #10, Knitmare on Beech Street, is now out, as well as Kensington’s 2024 St. Patrick’s Day novella anthology, Irish Milkshake Murder, which includes my novella, Murder Most Irish.

Criminal Element’s “Cooking the Books” featured a lovely review of Knitmare on Beech Street by Doreen Sheridan. It includes her very successful version of the blueberry pie I included as a recipe (and a clue), complete with her photos. Click here.

Knit & Nibble #11, A Dark and Stormy Knit–featuring a Halloween theme–will be released in the fall of 2024. Another St. Patrick’s Day-themed novella, An Irish Recipe for Murder, will appear in Kensington’s Irish Soda Bread Murder, coming in 2025, and Knit & Nibble #12, Last Wool and Testament, is now in progress. I’ve also signed a contract for an Easter-themed Knit & Nibble novella.

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, click on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries tab and then on the individual book cover and scroll down on the page that opens. And I recently did a guest blog for Fresh Fiction featuring my recipe for Lemon Poppy-Seed Cookies.

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, including my own projects. I add to it from time to time. And Wicked Authors recently hosted me for a guest blog on my estate-sale adventures: “Rescued Treasures.” Click here to read it–and see many fun photos.

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.

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!

 

 

 

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