Search Results: "Cricket McRae"


BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY ROW TO HOE by Cricket McRae
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"McRae, whose home-crafting mysteries always offer tips in mastering some new area of domestic expertise, spices her juicy mystery with some intriguing veggie lore."
Murder and vegetables—what more could you ask? Read full book review >

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WINED AND DIED by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"McRae's series has covered a wide range of craft projects. Her latest offers a tutorial on mead and a dash of soapmaking, all wrapped around a credible mystery."
A thrift-store bargain turns sinister for Washington State soapmaker Sophie Mae Ambrose and her police-detective husband Barr. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLEU by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Another enjoyable entry in McRae's craft-centered series (Spin a Wicked Web, 2009, etc.). This time information about artisanal cheesemaking supplements the plausible mystery."
Eighteen years after her brother's death, an early-morning phone call brings Sophie Mae Reynolds back home to Colorado to investigate. Read full book review >

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SPIN A WICKED WEB by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"Interested fans can watch Sophie Mae's detecting expertise and her love life develop while absorbing all the information they could possibly want about the joys of spinning."
A police officer and a manipulative artist, both dead, provide a third challenge for sleuthing soapmaker Sophie Mae Reynolds (Heaven Preserve Us, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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HEAVEN PRESERVE US by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Stubborn Sophie Mae's sophomore case provides her with more intriguing opportunities for sleuthing than her debut (Lye in Wait, 2007) ever did."
Is a case of death by botulism a terrible accident or murder? Read full book review >

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LYE IN WAIT by Cricket McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"McRae's debut is mainly lather."
A soapmaker who finds a corpse in her workshop can't control her urge to investigate any better than she can control her inventory of oatmeal-milk bath salts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CRICKET by Jackie Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Winner of the newly renamed Paul Zindel First Novel Award. (author's note, pronunciation guide, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Similar to Pegi Dietz Shea's Tangled Threads (2003), Brown's work describes a Laotian Hmong family's journey and adjustment to life in the US in the 1970s. Read full book review >

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OLD CRICKET by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"The figures in this original tale seem ready to spring off the pages, and the text, laced with creaks and cracks, is a natural for reading aloud. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Wheeler and Goembel follow up their inspired Sailor Moo (2002) with another sidesplitting animal story, this one with a folkloric, Southern flavor. Read full book review >

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CRICKET MAN by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Issues such as student privacy, depression and teen pregnancy are addressed, and while this is not one of Naylor's major works, it is still engaging, pertinent and a good choice for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kenny Sykes is new to the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CRICKET by Eve Bunting
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"The story can serve as simply a satisfying tale of an endearing insect who finds his way or, on a deeper level, as a parable of the faith journey. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bunting (One Candle, below, etc.) shows her consummate talent as a storyteller in this simple but profound tale of a cricket who comes in from the cold to find warmth, light, companionship, and ultimately joy in his own little world. Read full book review >