Search Results: "Cricket McRae"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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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THE LAST TRIALS OF CLARENCE DARROW by Donald McRae
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A persuasive, thoroughly winning brief."
A vivid re-creation of the three trials that capped the career of America's most famous attorney. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"After travel to far places, McRae, a contributing editor for National Geographic Adventure gives his impressions time to mull and mold until they're properly digested and ready for the telling."
A top-drawer history of recent forays into the controversial and uncompromisingly wild Tsangpo Gorge of Tibet from traveler McRae (Continental Drifter, 1994). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"While the outcome is known from the beginning, the author's account of the experiments and research that preceded it and his focus on the participants make for a dramatic read."
When the South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant in 1967, his success dashed the hopes of three American cardiac surgeons. Read full book review >

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SHOTGUN MOON by K.C. McRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"In a departure from her lighthearted crafting mysteries (Deadly Row to Hoe, 2012, etc.), McRae pens a darker story filled with repressed anger and sexual tension."
A woman with a past sees it come back to haunt her. Read full book review >

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JAMES & MAC by Cricket Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Certainly entertaining and visually appealing, but the mystery is resolved through chance rather than clear detective work. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
With the appeal of a Saturday-morning cartoon, this app will draw in kids—but leave them wishing for more. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHMORE CIRCLE by Cricket Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2016

"A heartwarming and wholesome commentary on the importance of human connection."
A debut novel follows a young woman who comes to terms with her mother's death by joining a community therapy group. Read full book review >