Olivia Matthews

A pseudonym used by Patricia Sargeant

Olivia Matthews is the cozy mystery pseudonym of award-winning author Patricia Sargeant. A voracious reader, Patricia first realized she wanted to be a published author at the age of nine. She’s been inspired by writers such as Walter Mosley, Dick Francis and Tami Hoag, who've put ordinary people in extraordinary situations and have them find the Hero Inside. Her Sister Lou character was inspired by Catholic sisters whose courage, determination and faith have helped build communities and formed rich, lasting legacies. Raised in New York City, Patricia lives in Ohio with her husband. She loves to hear from readers.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Children's Fiction
New Books
Sister Lou Mystery
   1. Mayhem & Mass (2017)
   2. Peril & Prayer (2018)
   3. Alibis & Angels (2019)
Novellas and Short Stories
Olivia Matthews recommends
Murder by the Seashore (2023)
(California Bookshop Mystery, book 1)
Samara Yew
"Samara Yew's Murder by the Seashore is a page turner! A clever mystery to keep you engaged. A wonderful protagonist you can root for, and a fun cast of characters to guide you through the story."
Hope, Faith, & a Corpse (2021)
(Faith Chapel Mystery, book 1)
Laura Jensen Walker
"Laura Jensen Walker's Hope, Faith & a Corpse is a fun and charming adventure. Sister Lou and Pastor Hope could definitely be friends."

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