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.” 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 four–Murder, She Knit, Died in the WoolKnit One, Die Two, and Silent Knit, Deadly Knitare now out. Click on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries tab for details.

A Fatal Yarn, with an Easter theme, will appear in April 2020, and Knit of the Living Dead, with a Halloween theme, will appear in the fall of 2020. My Knit & Nibble novella, Death of a Christmas Card Crafter, will be part of Kensington’s Christmas 2020 novella anthology. And I’ve just signed a contract for two more Knit & Nibbles.

Click here to buy Murder, She Knit. Click here to buy Died in the Wool. Click here to buy Knit One, Die Two. Click here to buy Silent Knit, Deadly Knit. And click here to preorder A Fatal Yarn.

Or check out the Barnes and Noble website, where Knit One, Die Two is included in the “Buy One, Get Another for 50% Off” promotion–featuring pet cozies!–from January 28 to February 24.

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, including my own projects. 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!