The Port Oxford Cozy Mystery series is a way for me to express my passions for writing, knitting and travel. Many years ago I wrote for travel magazines and so when I took up knitting is was natural to combine all three. I live in Vancouver with my husband, my laptop and my current knit project. I try to not leave either behind when I get up and go.
Who are your favorite authors?
Agatha Christie is the Queen of cozy mysteries for me. Of the older generation, there are Mary Stewart, Helen MacInnes, Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey to name a few. They all write in a style that I admire and hope to emulate.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I travel and knit. It gives me the most joy when I am doing all three at the same time. This happened during the writing of French Roulette and it was fantastic.
In this sleepy little town near Vancouver, a diverse group of knitters meet to knit and natter. The series begins when a neighbour is killed and the knit group become suspects. Meet Amy, Tess, Minnie, Mariko, Jen and George as they sleuth their way through life, solving crimes along the way.
The Port Oxford Knitting group is back! After solving the murder in Needled to Death, the first book in the series, Amy Stevens grabs her knitting and heads to Paris. Is it far enough away from the dishy Detective Inspector she's left behind? With her friend Meg, she is soon caught up in the food, fashion and romance that is France when they become entangled in the world of corrupt casinos.
On a snowy night in Port Oxford, there's been a shocking murder and the Detective Inspector looks to the local knit group for suspects. As the investigation unfolds Amy Stevens unravels a pattern of blackmail and family secrets in this sleepy little town near Vancouver. Needled to Death is the first title in the Port Oxford cozy mystery series.