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.

The 2022 Kensington Christmas anthology, Christmas Scarf Murder, which includes my Knit & Nibble novella, Death by Christmas Scarf, is now out. Wonder Women Sixty has included Christmas Scarf Murder in the site’s Top Holiday Cozy Mystery list. It’s a list of Christmas-themed cozies both old and new, well worth taking a look at.

I was recently interviewed by Art Kilmer for his Cozy Christmas podcast, focusing especially on my full-length Christmas-themed Knit & Nibble, Silent Knit, Deadly Knit, from 2020. Click here for a link to the podcast.

Death of a Christmas Card Crafter, which originally appeared as one of the three novellas in the 2020 holiday anthology, Christmas Card Murder, is now out on its own in e-book format. It’s not a new book. A few readers have contacted me to say that they are disappointed that my new release is e-book only, so I want to let people know that it’s not a new release and if you’ve read Christmas Card Murder you’ve already read this. It looks new because Kensington gave the e-book its own “cover” design (though not really a cover because e-books aren’t physical objects).

Knit & Nibble #9, Irish Knit Murder–with a St. Patrick’s Day theme–will appear in March 2023.

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

Upcoming projects: Knit & Nibble #10, Knitmare on Beech Street, is in progress, due out at the end of 2023. And I’ve been invited to contribute a novella to Kensington’s 2024 St. Patrick’s Day anthology, Irish Milkshake Murder.

Pina Colada Bars! See my guest blog at Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen for the recipe. Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Pie! Visit “Yummy Recipes and Cozy Mysteries by Peggy Ehrhart” at Fresh Fiction for the recipe. Chocolate-Orange Sandwich Cookies! See my Foodie Fridays guest blog at Mystery Fanfare for the recipe.

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.

Click on the Yarn Mania Tab for “A Very Merry Granny-Square Afghan.”

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!