Greta McKennan, aka Peggy McKee Barnhill, lives in the boreal rainforest of Juneau, Alaska with her husband and three children, and works as a paraeducator with preschoolers with special needs. She once worked as a seamstress in a bridal shop in Pennsylvania, sewing wedding gowns like her protagonist, Daria Dembrowski.
Under the name Peggy McKee Barnhill, she writes a monthly humor column for the Juneau Empire, entitled “Gimme a Smile.” She is a member of the Alaska Writers Guild and Sisters in Crime.
In her spare time she enjoys a long walk in the woods on that rare sunny day, reading cozy mysteries when it rains, and sewing the Christmas jammies on her antique Singer sewing machine.
Uniformly Dead is the first book in Greta McKennan's cozy mystery series, A Stitch in Time Mysteries.
Historical seamstress Daria Dembrowski has her work cut out for her as she searches for a killer’s pattern . . .
Daria has come up with a brilliant new plan to expand her seamstress business beyond stitching wedding gowns—historical sewing. And with Civil War reenactors setting up camp in her hometown of Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, she has plenty of opportunities, including one client portraying a Confederate colonel who’s a particular stickler for authenticity.
But soon the small-town peace starts coming apart at the seams as an antique doll is stolen from a Civil War exhibit and the cranky colonel is found impaled by his own bayonet. When Daria’s brother is suspected of the theft and a bridal client’s fiancé is accused of the murder, Daria is determined to untangle the clues to prove their innocence. She needs to get this case sewn up fast, though, before the murderer reenacts the crime and makes her history.